First attempt at 3D Printed Bucket


New Hunter
This is my first attempt at 3D printing a Mandalorian helmet. I printed it on a Tronxy 3XY with PLA filament. After printing, I had to do a little sanding and filling some minor gaps. It was primed with a filling primer and painted with flat spray paint. My color scheme was something I came up with myself (not to mention that it was what I had in my shop already).

There are several problems with the print. The lower part of the mandibles is shifted, like the whole piece moved during printing. At any rate, I am dissapointed that after 2 1/2 days it turned out like it did. I am in the process of printing a new bucket. I reduced the size by 3% and I am not using any supports. Keep your fingers crossed!


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I like to use a custom support structure with zero infill for helmets. It saves on time and still gives some internal support.

I'm using Cura 4.4. This isn't every detail involved, but here are a couple screenshots of what I'm talking about.

It takes a little 3d modeling, but nothing too fancy. Here is my helmet with the support in Blender.

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You then select Per Model Settings, and enable these settings for the support object.
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