angel ornament

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angel ornament by cerberus333 Nov 19, 2012


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A simplistic model of an angel

Part of a series I am going to do of tree ornaments.
I just started using PLA and the 'natural' looks almost like glass.
I did a santa and thought it would make a nifty ornament, and that made me decide to do a few specifically with tree ornament as the intended use.

Modeled in tinkercad
mod it yourself here


0 % infill,
1 shell
230 degrees
no raft!
top of the head gets a little rough,
not a big issue for me, but it might be for some.

the idea is to make a fast print for showing off
the printer, for visiting family and make a item
in under 1/2 an hour to print
that the kid can take home.
detail is minimal for the intended size and
the intent is to make it look like a blown glass
ornament without the issues with glass.

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I'd like to see a "Hell's Angel". 

 What would that look like?
grungy biker?

Little Horns maybe and a pitchfork.  

 oh ok
not a problem on the link.
hmmm on the devil,
was kinda going for the whole Christmas theme. Not sure the devil fits the bill.
but it's a ultra basic model so easy enough to  mod
i'll post the link.

Thanks for posting the link hopefully people will make some interesting things from your design.

Cool stuff but this one has a lot of faceting.

 Yeah i modeled it in tinkercad,
and used the standard primitives
(sphere, torus etc)
the intent was to go small in transparent PLA
and give the impression of glass.
so, faceted glass is kind of the look i am going for.

I want to try PLA. We're newbies and only have tried ABS so far. I luv the glass faceted look you got! Does it make a difference which brand of PLA natural? I was looking at eSUN's on Amazon. The natural doesn't seem transparent to me...but I've never seen\used PLA before! Also I was wondering if you printed this raftless? I tried an ABS rafted version with minimal infill (I never did just a shell before and figured a little inside support couldn't hurt in an opaque color) and something went wrong around the middle with the folded hands and wings. I can post a picture if you want.

Honestly I mostly use ABS. the PLA i used (for this print) was "natural" but i don't recall the manufactuer.
I have had good luck with 0% infill (with models that have steep inclines and flat tops)
PLA seems to be the new "standard" as it has better performance in regards to
not curling and splitting on the larger prints.
There also are some clear ABS filaments, but I personally have not tried them.
also taulman's t-glaze
has a good look and prints well (in my limited experience) (did some test prints with it a while back).
regarding the print failure issues,
the only point i have issue with the angel print is the bottom of the top of the halo sags a bit.
I printed a bunch of these back when i first modeled it and had only one delaminate(split) mid body.

Ahhhhh, that makes sense.  Good stuff.  :)