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Sun and Planets to scale - with accurate Saturn rings

by cokane, published

Sun and Planets to scale - with accurate Saturn rings by cokane Jul 1, 2017
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Summary

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).

Print Settings

Printer Brand:

Wanhao

Printer:

Wanhao Duplicator i3 V2

Rafts:

No

Supports:

No

Resolution:

0.2mm

Infill:

15%

Post-Printing

Painting

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!

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