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Mad Hatter

3D model description

Mad Hatter, a character from Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

In the story, Hatter explains to Alice that he and the March Hare are always having tea because when he tried to sing for the foul-tempered Queen of Hearts, she sentenced him to death for "murdering the time". At the tea party, the Hatter is characterized by switching places on the table at any given time, making short, personal remarks, asking unanswerable riddles and reciting nonsensical poetry.

No supports are required. If you have the proper filament colors, no painting is needed.

The assembled model is 260mm tall.

Enjoy!

3D printing settings

Printer: FlashForge Creator X
Rafts: Doesn't Matter
Supports: No
Resolution: .2mm
Infill: 10%

Notes:
Refer to the notes below for helpful printing and assembly instructions.


Building the Model
Colors (there are no multiple printed pieces)

Black:
sign_letters
eye_black_right
eye_black_left
mouth_black
..
Red:
tongue
mushroom_top
..
Dark Blue:
shoes
hat_middle
shirt
..
Light Blue:
pants
hat_top
hat_brim_front
hat_brim_back
tie_left
tie_right
..
White:
sign
collar
teeth
hair_top
hair_bottom
eye_white_right
eye_white_left
eyebrow_right
eyebrow_left
..
Flesh of Beige:
head
hand_right
hand_left
..
Yellow:
jacket
tea_cup
..
Transparent/Clear:
tea
tea_drop
..
Bronze (eSun):
teapot
..
Natural:
mushroom_bottom
..
Any color (hidden pieces):
pins


Printing and assembly tips

Printing tips
1-No supports are required.

2-I printed all the pieces without a brim or raft, however the hat_brim_front and hat_brim_back pieces need to adhere to the base extremely well to avoid lifting at the corners. You might want to consider a brim or raft on these pieces even if you normally do not print with a brim/raft.

3-The parts should fit nicely when printed cleanly or with a slight first layer squish. The only 'tight' parts are the eye_blacks if you have too much of a first layer squish.

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Assembly tips:
1-Some parts could accidentally be put in backwards, so be sure to double check against the diagram and my pictures. I find my areas that could be a bit better as I put my model together
-The pants should be positioned to have the belly bulge facing front
-The eye_whites should have the slightly larger bulge facing the nose.
-The left/right feet are slightly different but fit either side and can rotate to any angle.

3-Take care when inserting the left hand into the jacket. It fits perfectly but it is an odd angle. Just keep rotating it until it fits into place.

4-The teeth fit into a slot in the head but with fat fingers like mine, I needed a pair of tweezers to place them in position.

5-The teapot handle should snap into the hand_left, no glue needed. I strongly suggest gluing the tea_drop to the teapot as the last item of the model. You want to ensure that it hangs straight down.

6-Refer to the assembly diagram for putting the model together. The model is meant to be glued.

  • 3D model format: STL

Creator

Retired software engineer, learning CAD design and 3D printing. When creating models, I strive for support free designs and fun creations.

License

CC BY


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2 comments

Thank you for the kind words.

I model in Blender (free download). I retired a few years ago and the first thing I did was to purchase a 3D printer and download Blender. The tutorials on the web are fantastic, but you need to take it slow and get the right tutorials to start with.

If you'd like some direction or help, do not hesitate to ask.

FYI-No real life artistic skills are required, just patience.

Teamwork,
Steve

What software did you use to make this? Im really impressed by the designs and assembly.