Who doesn't want their own Han Solo, frozen in carbonite, to keep their books from falling over? It's the perfect present!
This Solo has been remixed from Geoffro's wonderful model, building up more detail to further match our beloved Solo, forever frozen in agony, as seen at the end of the space documentary "The Empire Strikes Back". In addition, his box now holds a secret compartment that you can access either by pulling on Solo's wee foot or popping his prone body out with a pencil through the secret hole. Shove his box onto a generic metal bookend and you've got yourself the perfect "holder up of books"
There are two STL files:
- WeeksB_HanSolo.STL - is of Han Solo trapped in carbonite
- WeeksB_Box.STL - is the carbonite container, hollowed out and attached to a sleeve that can be placed over a generic bookend
I recommend that WeeksB_HanSolo.STL be printed at the highest resolution possible on your machine. The image shown is printed at 0.1 mm and lying down. (Higher resolution and detail capture would be possible if printed upright)
Whereas the WeeksB_Box.STL can be printed at a larger and faster resolution. The box shown was printed at 0.3 mm. I also used a very sparse support fill for the bookend sleeve.
At full-size and the mentioned resolutions, HanSolo took about 4 hours and Box took about 8 to print.
Used a knife to remove the support from inside the sleeve and performed a light dry-brush technique with a silver enamel paint over the black PLA to obtain that carbonite-looking effect. Sealed the paint with a few layers of translucent spray fixer. Then shoved the entire thing mercilessly onto a black metal bookend. Viola.