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Tintin and Snowy

3D model description

Tintin and Snowy are comic strip characters by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. Tintin is a reporter and adventurer who travels around the world with his dog Snowy (French: Milou).

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

The completed model is 263mm tall, 203mm long and 100mm wide (including the base) after assembly.

Don't let the lengthy notes below concern you, I just want to ensure I give as much advice as I can to make building the model fun.

Enjoy!


Print Settings

Printer: FlashForge Creator X
Supports: No
Resolution: ,2mm
Infill: 10%

Notes:
See below for helpful printing suggestions. My basic print settings include 2 shells. In addition, I print small parts at 50% infill.
Building the model

Colors (there are no multiple printed pieces)
Beige/Skin:
head
nose
arm_right
arm_left
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Black:
eye_right
eye_left
eyebrow_right
eyebrow_left
snowy_nose
snowy_eye_right
snowy_eye_left
snowy_eyebrow_right
snowy_eyebrow_left
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White:
collar
mouth
socks_right
socks_left
snowy_body
snowy_head
bone_a
bone_b
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Brown:
pants
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Dark Brown:
shoe_right
shoe_left
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Light Blue:
sweater
sweater_right
sweater_left
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Orange:
hair
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Gold:
base
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Any color (hidden parts)
bone_bump (optional)
body_bump (optional)

Printing and assembly tips
Printing Tips:
1-No supports are required.
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2-I used a brim on a few pieces, use your discretion based on your own preference
-arm_right has a small base and steep part angle.
-the bone pieces are tall with small bases
-nose has a small base and larger top
-body_bump has a small base and larger top
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3-All the black pieces are small and I do not think it would be wise to try scaling the model (warning!). They all print very cleanly without a brim, however you must ensure that and first layer squish is cleaned up for the best fit.
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4-The mouth is sized for .2mm layer height. The part should be a bit flexible.
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5-When printing small parts that are hollow at 10% my printer has issues, so I always print small parts at at least 50% infill. The snowy_body part is large enough that most of it printed fine but the ears become 'small pieces' for my printer. I did not want to print the whole piece at 50% so I used Simplify3D to set only the ear portion of the model to 50% infill. I'd be interested in finding out how other printers handle this piece.
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6-All pieces were printed and fitted using a .4mm nozzle. In my slicer I verified that a .5mm nozzle should still work with the small pieces.
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Assembly tips:
1-The diagrams in the pictures section will help in assembling the model and is quite straightforward.
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2-For the small black pieces,
-I kept small jars handy to store them and keep them sorted since some of them look quite similar.
-In case you mix up the pieces, Snowy's eyebrows and eyes are thicker (taller with flat side sown) than Tintin's.
-For both Snowy and Tintin, the thicker part of the eyebrows point to the middle.
-Left and right eyes are very similar and most likely can be swapped, but from a purist point of view I created separate parts since that is how I modeled it.
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3-The mouth is flat and attached to a curved surface in the head. Since the mouth is only two layers thick, I manually bent it a bit before trying to glue it to the head. Be sure to get a bit of a bend in it first.
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4-The base contains just an outline, as opposed to an actual depression of where to position Snowy and Tintin's feet.

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

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6 comments

Thank you for this really nice thing. As I printed just with white filament I have to do some paintwork.

NeoPrint3D, Great print! Thank you for sharing, I really appreciate seeing other builds.

Justinwiggins, can't wait to see yours as well. Be sure to post!

Thank you sooo very much for this! Been printing for a couple of hours and it looks jaw droppping good. So awesome!

Thank you very much. I hope to see some prints of this from the community.