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Hobbes

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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:
https://cults3d.com/en/various/calvin-and-hobbes

For the Calvin model see:
https://cults3d.com/en/various/calvin

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.

Enjoy!


Print Settings

Printer:
FlashForge Creator X

Rafts:
Doesn't Matter

Supports:
No

Resolution:
.2mm

Infill:
10%

Notes:
See below notes for some very minor supports that are required


Building the model

Colors (there are no multiple printed pieces)
White:
h_face
h_fur
h_left_foot
h_right_foot
h_left_hand
h_right_hand
..
Orange:
h_head
h_tail
h_body_top
h_body_bottom
h_leg_left
h_arm_left
..
Black:
h_ear_right
h_ear_left
h_nose
h_tail_tip
h_mouth
h_toe_1
h_toe_2
h_toe_3
h_toe_4
h_eyes
h_stripe_1 through h_stripe_32
..
Any color (hidden connectors)
h_head_bump
h_body_bump


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.
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Assembly tips:
-'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

  • 3D model format: ZIP

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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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