Sun and Planets to scale - with accurate Saturn rings

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Sun and Planets to scale - with accurate Saturn rings by conorokane Jul 1, 2017
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This is a remix of Tony Cervantes' Sun and Planets. I've modified Saturn's rings so that they are printed separately which allows for a space between Saturn and the rings. The rings slot into the base (the sun). I've also hollowed out the interior of the model so that it prints much faster (about 1/3rd the time of the original).

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After printing the smaller planets were improved with some filler. They're so small that they are likely to print messily and need a little sculpting to get them round again. The model was then painted with acrylic paints.

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Looks great, but where's Mars?

You can see it in the second picture.

I can - be 'eck it's tiny!

What an awesome remix & realistic painting detail

Thanks! I saw one of yours on Reddit a few weeks ago and that gave me the idea to make my own. Great concept!