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The Sorceress

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This is the Sorceress. She is a stylus/pen holder and an ornament in her own right. She was a great deal of fun to sculpt and a challenge to ensure details and expression would translate to a 3D print. I've tried to design her so anyone can achieve a decent result even if they don't have access to a top end printer. I hope I've been successful.

Her structure is solid enough with sufficient definition and detail that she scales up and down well. In my mind, her perfect height is 18cm (gold and red models, holding the stylus), however she has been printed as small as 11.5cm (silver model) and 10cm. I would love to see a really large print of her.

I have included two files. one scaled at 180mm and the other at 11.5cm. However, there are applications like Netfabb and Meshmixer which will allow you to scale her as you wish.

She prints WITHOUT SUPPORTS!

She was printed on an Original Prusa i3 MK1 with a 0.4mm nozzle. I have not tested her with a larger nozzle.

Hawk 3D proto(a UK based supplier of 3D printers, consumables and filament) kindly tested her for me on a Zotrax V10 and ZYYX+. I am very grateful that they were able to help me. Go say hello:

@HAWK3DPROTO

and check out their stuff:

http://hawk3dproto.co.uk

http://www.youtube.com/c/hawk3dproto

She has only been tested with PLA and HTPLA V3, although she should work well with other materials.

Golden Sorceress

Height: 18cm
Filament: Atomic Gold 1.75mm PLA
Layer height: 0.15mm
Infill: 22%

Red Sorceress:

Height: 18cm
Filament: Atomic Dark Cherry Red 1.75mm PLA
Layer height: 0.2mm
Infill: 22%

Silver Sorceress:

Height: 11.5cm
Filament: MeItink Silver 1.75mm PLA
Layer height: 0.2mm
Infill: 22%

This is my first public release "pay for" model. Don't worry, I will still design and release free work and by purchasing the Sorceress you will enable me to devote more time to that.

The license for the Sorceress is for personal not commercial use. However, if you wish to use the Sorceress commercially then contact me via Twitter (@loubie3d) and we'll work something out.

3D printing settings

She does print without supports but you will need plenty of cooling(if printing with PLA). Her main danger areas are her bottom, hands and chin.

I would not recommend a layer height greater that .2 at the standard or smaller scale as she has lots of nice detail which benefits from finer print settings.

I recommend that you print with at least 3 perimeters/shells to ensure a good surface. She has lots of wide curved surfaces and you want to avoid holes. Related to that, a reasonable infill should be used (I used 22%).

This model uses a lot of retraction and the smaller you print her, the greater that will be, particularly with her fingers so bear that in mind

  • 3D model format: STL

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British techie (now 3D artist and designer) living in Texas since 2013. Owner of various open source printers. Love of assemblies, automata and support free models.

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Thanks Loubie for this lovely design, printing one right now. Hope it turns out fine. Will sure post some pictures later.
It will be a gift for my sis new passion, painting. She has been asking for something useful for her new hobbie and I think this will hold her brush in a very beautiful way.

Sorry if there are some grammar mistakes, greetings from Argentina.

Martin S

Thanks Loubie, for the reply.

your 'beauty' is being printed with very much care; no. 1 to 4 are taken care off :-)
I also tried 2 different slicers. (Cura and Simpify 3D)

Thing is: The print is well attached to the (heated, 60celcius) bed. Bed leveling is ok and i use hairspray.

My error is: on a certain height, i hear a crackling noise and when i check the print is torn loose from the bed.

It looks like the nozzle crashed into the print.
i had a weak spot on print no. 2 in the mids of her waist ( Not enough filament feeded because of a tangled and stuck spool.)
When this print crashed it broke on this weak spot. So the base was still firm attached to the printbed.

It might be my printer. I'm going to have to print a object with the same height to check if this is the problem.
Keep you informed..

Regards, Ron.

Dear Ron,

Thank you for purchasing the Sorceress, I do appreciate all the support and I am sorry you are having problems.

The Sorceress has a comparatively small print bed "footprint" (just her shins and tops of her feet), mainly because I didn't want to add in a base for aesthetic reasons. To add to this, the region around her head and arms is "retraction city" which means your print head is going to be moving a lot.

This does mean a few things need to be considered(I am going to assume you are printing her at one of the supplied sizes):

1) Print bed leveling - if this is even slightly off, it will make it easier for her to get knocked off.
2) Use an adhesive like Elmer's glue or certain brands of hairspray to help secure her to the bed.
3) Heat the bed (if you can do this).
4) Use a brim to increase her print bed footprint. I would recommend 5-10mm for 2 layers.
5) Check your speed - I have used a default printing speed for 40mm/s and slower (depending on the level of detail) - however, this will depend on your printer

Good luck

I'm trying to print this beauty, but...... twice the print is being knocked over bij the hotend. Almost at the same height. When the arms are just starting to form. Any suggestion anyone ??

Regards, Ron.

I want to thank you for such a beautiful model. It's one of your best, but I have liked most of your models.....again thank you.

You should submit it to Joel Telling (the 3D Printing Nerd), he loves printing things huge ;)
If he does not, I will, and post a timelapse on my pro channel, promise.