Waiting on my MK3 to arrive and printing other stuff first I had visions of printing his original Voltron at 200% scale for a ~34" piece of awesome. Running it all through Slic3r, however, woke me up to the realities of print speed limitations as I am not interested in spending the next ~400 days printing it all out
I settled on having a nice bust for now while I wait on his new version to be complete (Red and Green are done and he is working on Blue now). So here is Voltron's head at 300% scale printed with the 0.4mm nozzle with a 0.1mm layer height. I still have a lot of work to do, however, as I intend to sand it down smooth and paint it up proper.
The head piece (forgot to get a print of it when it was done printing) took 55 hours, the face/jaw/pin took 19 hours, and the horns/neck took 29 hours.
Interesting points (for me anyway):
- Tip to tip the head piece is 220mm long
- The head was almost unrecognizable due to the volume of support material which took a few hours to remove
- The top inside of the mouth showed me what bad air temp control can do to a print (it was maybe 30mm off the bed printed on supports and there is lots of thread separation)
On to the important part!