CATASTRONAUT

Author: iShouldReallyGetOutMore, published on 2015-04-12

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Summary

NEW: WATCH THE VIDEO OF HOW CATASTRONAUT WAS CREATED: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWEL20pHax8

Many tell of the fabled CAPTAIN JONAH: Space adventurer, hero.


His many daring missions are passed on to each new generation of Space Cadet – each aspiring to be one-tenth of the Cosmonaut the legend of Jonah became…

But what did become of him?

This model at last depicts the unfortunate demise of the astro-legend, in all of its unlucky glory.

MISSION NOTES:

  • DESIGNED TO PRINT IN HIGH RES WITH SUPPORTS
  • CREATED FOR MINIMUM 150mm x 150mm PRINT AREA
  • Component parts push together to build the figure
  • Basic moving joints
  • Can be made in 4 colours (suggest Black, Silver, White and Clear)
  • Can also work in one colour
  • Figure can stand alone (Display Stand is optional)
  • Holes built-in for addition of atmospheric mini electric lighting (not included)
  • Air-hose pieces can be configured in many ways for different display

Good luck, Astro Cadet.

Instructions

You can learn more at http://www.ishouldreallygetoutmore.com

I’m an illustrator and Art Director working in London. I’ve dabble in using 3D printers at work, but only to run out simple models.

This is my first serious attempt at making a custom 3D model kit. It took several months and a lot of learning!

It was designed to be built at HIGH RES – I have not tried to print this at low res, so I don’t know how the joints will work at that quality.

Its designed to be pushed together, and allow for a little posability from the figure. I created it with colours in mind – but ultimately it can be anything you like!. The clear parts ‘ have to be clear – they can be printed in any colour and it will still work just fine.

I created the 3D model using AutoDesk 123D – which is a fantastic program to start learning how to create a 3D model. With its simple tools I was able to make everything you see.

When I started designing it, I didn’t even have a 3D printer of my own! I used a commercial print company to run off a test model – this was all in one colour, but I wanted to learn how the parts would fit together (or not at all as it turned out for version1!)

I learned a lot about how a model may work on-screen, but when you actually make it for real there can be a need for adjustments or different thinking.

Later when I eventually got a printer of my own, I learned yet more about the orientation of the model parts and howe that can affect printing. Also supports, and how to get the best out them – hopefully all of my learning should be transferred into the model, and as long as you use SUPPORTS and HIGH RES to print, it should come out just fine when you put it together.

But keep some sandpaper and tools to hand! I can’t predict how your print may come out, (as I often couldn’t for my own) so you may have to expect some fine-tuning.

I’ll be creating a video showing a little more about how the model came about – you’ll be able to find it via my blog at http://www.ishouldreallygetoutmore.com

License: Creative Commons – Attribution – Share Alike

Tags: Action_Figure, astronaut, build, components, Cosmonaut, dead, display, figure, kit, movable, multi-color, parts, pieces, posable, sculture, space, stand