Julius Caesar (Improved) Pen/Pencil Holder

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Julius Caesar (Improved) Pen/Pencil Holder by derailed Sep 16, 2017

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Ancient Rome

Educate Yourselves

History of Julius Caesar

Gaius Julius Caesar, one of the world’s greatest military leaders, was born into a senatorial, patrician family and was the nephew of another famous Roman general, Marius. After the death of Marius and the rise of Sulla, Caesar’s life was for a time in jeopardy, but in the early 60s b.c. he launched his own successful political and military career. Rising rapidly, he campaigned successfully for the consulship in 60 b.c. and struck a deal with two of Rome’s leading figures, Pompey the Great and Crassus. Together the three of them became known as the First Triumvirate and controlled Rome throughout the 50s b.c., until Caesar and Pompey, after Crassus’s death, went to war against one another in 49 b.c.

Did You Know?
Unlike in the Shakespeare play, Caesar's last words were not "Et tu, Brute?" ("And you, Brutus?"). Instead they were reported as "You, too, my child?"

During the heyday of the First Triumvirate, Caesar devoted his energies to the conquest of Gaul (modern France). After serving as consul in 59 b.c., Caesar became governor of Cisalpine and Transalpine Gaul (northern Italy and southern France, respectively). In 58, when the Helvetii in Switzerland attempted to migrate into central Gaul, Caesar decided that they would be a threat to the Roman province, and in a great battle he stopped their advance and sent them back into their homeland. In the meantime he had become friendly with the chieftains of central Gaul, and they urged him to protect them against a German invader from across the Rhine, Ariovistus. So, in the summer of 58, after defeating the Helvetians, Caesar marched against the Germans and drove them out of Gaul.

Caesar was by then inextricably involved in the affairs of Gaul. Over the next several years, in a series of brilliant campaigns, the Roman general conquered all of Gaul and made it a Roman province. The conquest required several difficult battles in northern Gaul and the crossing of the Rhine over a trestle bridge constructed by Roman engineers. In the summers of 55 and 54 b.c., Caesar sailed across the English Channel, thereby securing his northern flank along the Rhine in Gaul by precluding a Celtic attack from across the Channel, though Britain did not become a Roman province for another hundred years. After dealing with a major revolt by Gallic chieftains, including Caesar’s famous siege of Vercingetorix’s bastion at Alesia in 52 b.c., the Roman leader brought resistance to an end in 51 and 50 b.c.

Early in 49, as his command in Gaul was coming to an end, Caesar began civil war with his old associate, Pompey the Great, who had allied himself with the Roman Senate against Caesar. In a surprising blitzkrieg, Caesar invaded Italy and drove Pompey into Macedonia in less than seventy days. Since Pompey had a fleet and Caesar did not, Caesar decided to attack Spain, where Pompey had strong support, while Caesar’s men constructed warships. Victorious in Spain, Caesar then sailed to Macedonia, but he could not dislodge Pompey from his base at Dyrrhachium (modern Durazzo). Caesar finally raised the siege, fell back into central Greece, and defeated Pompey, who had pursued him, at the Battle of Pharsalus in 48 b.c.

Caesar was then drawn into an affair with Cleopatra in Egypt and finally had to fight two more battles with the Pompeians, one in North Africa (Thapsus, 46 b.c.) and another in Spain (Munda, 45 b.c.). Triumphant all over the Mediterranean, the great general was assassinated by political rivals on the Ides of March in 44 b.c., as he prepared an invasion of the Parthian Empire. His generalship was characterized by boldness, decisiveness, and a sometimes reckless willingness to move ahead of his supply lines.

(From History.com)

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I love this, and so does my wife (a classics scholar who has forgotten more about ancient Rome than I'll ever know). I printed it at 80% scale on a Creality CR-10, and 0.2mm layer height, and maybe 60-80 mm/s speed, about 50% infill. The infill was probably overkill. It took maybe 18 hours.

I activated supports "everywhere" (to make sure his face was supported), but that put infill in the back holes. If I had been braver about the max angle for support I might have avoided this (maybe 75 degrees? Seems extreme). And it's not a problem because I cleaned out the holes with a long-bladed slot-head screwdriver.

I might try this again, but printing tilted waaaay back. More than 180 degrees. The goal would be to get the face and chest facing straight up and the holes nearly vertical. Supports only on the back... easier to sand down the contact points, and connections only deep down in the holes, not on the sides. Hopefully easier to remove. I'll let you know if I try it.

Either way, a bit fussy to remove supports but totally worth it, and it's gorgeous. Thanks for the design.

Obvious wink at Brutus backstabbing... lol

I printed it i 85% scale and it looking great ;)

I've never printed anything before and was excited for this to be my first piece, unfortunately Cura estimated this would take 70 hours to print, which is much too long on a shared printer. :(

I'm sorry to hear that. Where are you located? I could possibly print and ship one to you if you're not too far

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:980541/#files no hate, just maybe post it as a remix rather than one of your creations

Julius Ceasar

Why would u accuse someone of plagiarism, by failing to list as a remix, without first checking to see if it was in fact listed as a remix?

It is posted as a remix...

Not sure it's remix if it wasn't modelled, just scanned.

love the idea though, too bad my build volume is small

About the tipping request... ideas worth more than work.
Plus the original 3D model might only be a 3D scan of someone else's work.
With that said I fucking love your idea, it's genius!

Thank you for the kind words, but this was merely the adaptation of the idea that has been around for a while. The farthest back I can trace this idea was from a meme of a photoshopped picture of Caesar with pencils in his back on a desk. After that, it just evolved, and I saw something similar one day and decided to make this and post it. So thank you for the kind words, but I cannot take credit as the first person to think of this idea.

Infamy! Infamy!

They've all got it in for me!

Ok this is what I have to say. I don’t know why you guys are giving the designer so much trash talk.

First of all, I just want to let you, for those saying the original designer did a lot more work and deserves to be paid, the original designer did not have to do ANY design work.

The ORIGINAL work is an actual sculpture in the Met. It was made about 500 years ago by Andrea Ferrucci. The original file was merely a scan of this original piece of art. And last I checked, that uploaded did not credit or say anything about the original sculpture.

The designer “Derailed” here, on the other hand, took the time into his/her hands to perfect this scan into something funny, educational, and uploaded it for all of us for free! And I mean look at those photos, that’s some professional quality work that took TIME! For goods sake, the uploader that scanned the statue couldn’t even bother to take a screenshot, but rather took a picture of the preview on his slicer’s preview screen as the photo. Wouldn’t it be fair for derailed to ask for some tips?

And he/she’s not begging for money, he/she is just a not-really discovered artist. Just by glancing at his/her other designs, I can already see that that are all original designs, and he/she is a very talented artist.

Lastly, how would he have known that it was going to be featured? He didn’t choose to be, someone from MakerBot Thingiverse just decided based off the thumbnail that it was a noteworthy design, which I agree with.

I’ve printed this model many times for friends and family thanks to derailed and I’ve gladly shown my appreciation by leaving him/her a tip.

Why so hateful? Show some love to our designers here on thingiverse.

Just going to add in that instead of he/she him/her you can use the word they to indicate a person of unknown gender

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Nice idea. You better do the kitchen knife holder remix now, before someone gets in there before you :)
I have to say, in terms of work involved, i think speedtwin69 would be the more deserving of any tip.

First sentence: begging for money. And featured (a simple scan and holes for pens).

Shameless begging for money since this is based on some others much more intensive work on the original model.

I credited the original designer in the credits

fyi, i learned about julius caesar in seventh grade.(did i misspell that?)

Do you have this model without the holes for the pens?

I would like to print this as a normal bust instead of a pen holder.

how much is this tall? the 100% size of the model is about 19cm, seems a bit big

I printed my copy at 74%, 148mm tall. Pencils still fit.

What exactly are the improvements over the original?

What scale does this need to be printed at? 100%?

How did you get the supports out of inside the holes? Almost all the holes connect and its a real pain to get everything out.

I had the same problem, but used small screwdriver to get it all out.

In cura 3.2.x : activate support interface with pattern 'lines' in 0.6mm thick (3layers) for bottom AND top interface activated , together with activating option 'distance from xy walls' (you have to experiment, I use 0.6) and activating distance from Z (I use 0.4) ..
not comming out of burning bushes with my stone tablets here: thats just MY solution to this without buying expensive S3D.. when I REALLY -not here for certain- need ome manual supports I just use the (also free) slicer Craftware

I used custom Simplify3D supports

what resolution and infill should i use for this? also, does it need supports?

Yes I used supports at 0.2mm and 10% infill