This model has been popular for many years because it is simply nice.
After moving to new flat, I was looking for something original on the bathroom mirror.
I printed the original and ... His arms fell off quickly. So disapointent...
My wife said she only smacked it slightly ... Yes, of course. I belive ;)
I decided to improve the structure. And so began the adventure with Fusion 360 to create an almost whole project from scratch.
EDIT 18.07.2019 - I changed wrong old part "arm.stl' to "new_arm.stl". Thanks to Scraty.
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Do not rush. It is simple.
This model requires high accuracy, so leave high speed for other projects. I did not exceed 50 mm / s, and sometimes I printed even slower.
The smaller the model, the lower the temperature and the speed.
Instead of describing everything, I decided to take more pics. There you have shown what, how and in what order to assemble.
Some holes require calibration with a drill - this is pretty normal.
You can use files and small upholstery knives.
I tried to give good tolerances but I do not guarantee matching the parts straight from the printer. It is simply impossible.
Aha, something else...
Personally, I did not stick my arms and hands to the main body.
I made them pressed, so that they can easily be replaced after breaking.
I have printed parts in many colors with the 'change filament' function in Cura.
Mean 'solar panel', 'front door' and 'b_w stripes'.
It's much easier than - for example - fitting a yellow star into the hole of solar panel.
All parts ready to go
Start to glue adds
The suspension is glued from two parts in a mirror image. In the set you have only one.
Black and white stripes are the first printed part with a change of filament.
We attach the previously connected suspension with the caterpillar to the main body
On both sides the same.
Now the time has come to imitate the channel for shifting the arms
We attach the top fillings. We attach the top fillings. There are holes in the buttons to paste pieces of filaments to make them colorful.
1.75mm filament as buttons...
After cutting, a white cutting mark remains on the surface. It can be easily remedied. Just use a heater or a gas burner.
After screwing the neck on the sides, we attach the screw caps.
The model has ready holes for gluing insulation from wires to imitate cable connections.
We turn the head hinge with resistance.
Then we stick the masking caps.
Now a bit of gym to keep a good shape ... And I'm ready to work :)
Why and how did I make modifications?
The author himself pointed out that this is his first project. That's why I decided to do a lot of parts from scratch that contained errors that made printing difficult.
Then came more and more new elements, just to make the model look cool and more similar to the original.
In total, I made 21 parts. Only caterpillars and circles remained from the original. It was nice fun :)