Hobbes, from the comic strip by Bill Watterson.
The comic strip Calvin and Hobbes follows the humorous antics of Calvin, a precocious, mischievous and adventurous six-year-old boy, and Hobbes, his sardonic stuffed tiger.
The full model is built using individual models of Calvin and Hobbes, therefore I created three separate Cults3D uploads:
For the final build using the individual Calvin and Hobbes models see:
For the Calvin model see:
For the Hobbes model see:
https://cults3d.com/en/various/hobbes (this upload)
The fully completed model is 250mm tall after assembly.
Note: Hobbes is 240mm tall and is designed to fit into the log from the final build. His foot is flat on the bottom but he cannot stand by himself without the log.
FlashForge Creator X
See below notes for some very minor supports that are required
Building the model
Colors (there are no multiple printed pieces)
h_stripe_1 through h_stripe_32
Any color (hidden connectors)
Printing and assembly tips
1-Very minor supports are required for the following pieces:
. h_face requires supports only under the lowest portion of hair
. h_fur requires some very small supports by the collar
2-The stripes are designed to be a single layer thickness of .2mm, or less as long as they print solid on your machine.
3-Be sure to clean any first layer squish if you have any problem joining parts. The parts should fit nicely when printed cleanly.
-'Stripes! There had to be stripes!' I avoided creating this model for quite some time due to the stripes. I finally settled on a design:
. The stripes are printed flat, one layer high
. The parts that the stripes are glued to contain indents for stripe placement.
. Most of the stripes are slightly curved to help wrap around the surface.
-*Important: To make it simpler to glue flat stripes to a round surface, take a moment to curl the stripes like you would with a piece of ribbon. Using a flat edge, pull the stripe along the edge to make it curl. Pay special attention to the very ends and ensure the ends curl.
-Test the length of each stripe before gluing, due to printer differences, stripes may need to be trimmed a bit.
-Optionally, instead of using the 3D printed stripes, the stripes can be painted on using the indents as a guide.
-The diagram below will help in assembling the model and is quite straightforward.
-The model is meant to be glued together. I use E6000 glue. It is a nice clear tacky glue allowing for easy part positioning. The longer you let it sit before joining parts, especially for the stripes, the tackier it gets until it fully sets.
-The Hobbes model fits the log using the Cults3D links provided in the introduction
Retired software engineer, learning CAD design and 3D printing. When creating models, I strive for support free designs and fun creations.