Would I print this in every colour?
Would I design a stand for my collection?
Insert thinky-face emoji here! Right, so, those kinds of questions were behind this design, because this is intended as an entry in the Stratomaker mascot contest. Let's think about what that really means for a 3D printer:
More specifically, Stratomaker asked for something fun, and something that could be positively associated with their company, products, and brand in general.
And so it was that after meandering through many other concepts, I finally found one that excited me - paper planes! Gliders, darts, call them what you will. They embody a sense of dynamic fun and creativity, of freedom, exploration and achievement. Also, the whole "strato" bit seemed to fit well with that, too :P
Some design thoughts:
Most importantly, though, I really enjoyed the design process on this - it's really satisfying when finally coming up with a concept that's worth pursuing, and seeing it through!
Designed for the Stratomaker Mascot contest.
Easy print! Make sure you orient the plane so it's standing on its tail, and away you go! There should be nothing difficult about this print at all.
You could possibly skip infill altogether if you wanted to - in fact, you could even print this in vase mode! (well, the tip of the nose might suffer a bit). I printed with 15% infill, and it was pretty rigid!