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Articulating Koi Fish - Koi Fish Fidget, Flexible Print in Place (No Supports)

Creation quality: 4.4/5 (8 votes)
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  • 1 comment
  • 4 makes

Licence CULTS - Private Use
Last update 2022-03-04 at 06:22
Publication date 2022-02-24 at 00:32
Design number 647815
3D design format
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  • ta3d_v1_articulatedkoi.stl
  • ta3d_v2_articulatedkoi_no_whiskers.stl
  • ta3d_v2_whiskers.stl

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3D model description

The Articulating Koi Fish

13 Piece Articulating Koi Fish that prints in place with no supports needed. It has been scaled to fit most common print beds (Ender 3 and bigger), but may not fit on smaller models.

There are 2 Versions:

Version 1: This version has the whiskers sculpted into the side of the. Probably most appropriate if the Koi Fish will be handled a lot and you worry about the whiskers breaking.

Version 2: This version has the whiskers print separately, and then glue into place afterwards. Has a better 3D look, but they may be likely to break if it will be handled a lot. Great if the print will just be on display.

This design is uploaded with a non-commercial license. Purchasing this file does not grant you the rights to sell commercially.

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3D printing settings

Here Are the Settings I Used to Print:

Nozzle: 0.4
Layer Height: 0.20
Supports: None

Scaling: The model can be scaled up as big as you'd like, but may not work too well if scaled down much. I haven't tested it yet, but the articulations aren't that big so scale down at your own risk. I may work to create another version that can be scaled down if there is enough interest.

Both versions print in place with no supports needed. If you print version 2, just insert the whiskers into the holes in the side of the head afterwards. If they are a little snug, trim down with flush cutters to fit. Rather too snug than not tight enough.

2/24/2022: Initial Upload
3/2/2022: Updated files uploaded with general improvements (Thicker articulation points, more space for fin articulations)


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