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A Gothick Folly

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3D model description

It recently occurred to me that the Gothic architectural style is particularly suited to 3D printing, as the typically pointed arches conveniently solve the problem of spanning open spaces without supports. A medieval cathedral seemed a little daunting, so I designed this folly. It is the kind of structure that might be found in the grounds of a large Victorian country house. However, it is an entirely imaginative design, and not based on any specific building. The statue inside may be of the young Queen Victoria, but there is also a version without the statue if you prefer it.

The larger model is too high to fit my Makerbot Replicator+ (that's an AA battery in the photo,) so it is printed in two parts. However, there are pegs and sockets to help with positioning, and a little Superglue will fix them permanently in place. The smaller model, with or without the statue, is printed in entirely in one piece. Neither model requires supports.

The models in the pictures were printed with a raft, at the default settings of 10% infill and a layer height of 0.2mm.

Large model:
Width - 14.7cm
Depth - 12.7cm.
Height - 21.0cm.

Small model:
Width - 9.8cm.
Depth - 8.5cm
Height - 14.0cm.

Large model:
Main part (with statue) - 10h.
Main part (without statue) - 9h. 23m.
Top part - 5h.28m.

Small model (with statue) - 6h.20m.
Small model (without statue) - 6h.

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3D printer file information

  • 3D design format: STL Folder details Close
    • Large_main_part_no_statue.stl
    • Large_main_part_with_statue.stl
    • Large_top_part.stl
    • Small_model_no_statue.stl
    • Small_model_with_statue.stl

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  • Publication date: 2021/02/04 at 11:42





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