Life-size Bust of a Female Deity - Cupcake printable

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Life-size Bust of a Female Deity - Cupcake printable by techknight Jan 28, 2013


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I've scaled up Steeve Becker's cropped version of David Neff's 123D Catch scan from the Met MakerBot Hackathon to (almost) life-size and sliced it into pieces for the MakerBot Cupcake.

This is my second life-size sculpture print. The whole thing is 38.4cm tall assembled.

Two sets of files are available: One for stock Cupcakes (26 parts, untested), and one for tall Cupcakes like mine (16 parts). (Zydac's Z-axis upgrade at thingiverse.com/thing:4716 is very easy and highly recommended.)


||| Production Notes |||
Sliced and printed using ReplicatorG 37 + Skeinforge 35 with raft & exterior support enabled, no shells, 10% infill, .4mm layer height, reduced raft footprint.

The parts were split into sections using Netfabb Studio.

A few parts use way more support material than they would if optimized a bit, but for simplicity I preferred to print them all "standing up" in their final orientations.

||| Downloads |||
deity_scaled_stl_tall.zip and deity_scaled_stl_stock.zip
Contain the full set of STL files for each version, tall Cupcakes (16 parts) or stock Cupcakes (26 parts).

deity_scaled_gcode_tall.zip and deity_scaled_gcode_stock.zip
Contain gcode for each set of STL files. Save time if you're using a Cupcake MK4 and heated build platform.

Contains three Netfabb Studio project files, for the unsliced, stock, and tall versions of the sculpture.

Contains my Skeinforge 35 profile for this project if you'd like to use it. Same one as from my Cupcake Alexander.

A spreadsheet that sorts the parts by group and lists each one's printing time. Has two worksheets: one for tall Cupcakes, and one for stock Cupcakes.

||| Printing |||

  • Print parts in groups according to the spreadsheet.

  • Label each part with some duct tape and a marker.

||| Cleaning |||

  • Carefully remove rafts and support material from each part.

  • Stringy bits left by non-stepper extruders can be plucked manually, or "shaved" off by quickly running a craft knife over an area several times.

  • Remove stubborn raft bits and do touchups with sandpaper as necessary.

||| Assembly |||

  • Work with groups of parts according to the spreadsheet, starting from the bottom layer and working your way up.

  • Bond parts together using Gorilla Super Glue or your favourite adhesive. (I normally fuse ABS parts together with Plastruct Bondene, but I'm not satisfied with how it performs on large, low-infill parts.)

||| Finishing |||

  • I applied a few coats of Krylon "Make It Stone!" white onyx spray paint.

||| Links ||| (in progress)
Gorilla Super Glue:

Met Hackathon:

Krylon "Make It Stone!" textured spray paint

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Wow, that's awesome!!!!!

seeing this statue in real scale is amazing : Thanks
thanks to name me :) my participation was very very low, your job is great,