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Majestic Sea Dragon - Fully Articulated

Creation quality: 5.0/5 (3 votes)
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3D model description

It isn't just the air and land where you will find dragons, but you'll also find them in the seas as well! This particular sea dweller will make its way landward to escape the sea life and bask in the sun.

This dragon was created with some girth in the middle to give it a more natural look, and each segment has been individually detailed (No two segments are alike!).

This item is basically print in place, but with the addition of a separate mandible that prints separate from the body, but easily simply snaps in place. Take care not to over flex the jaw while installing it.

I used a ball joint for the flippers to give them a much great range of motion over hinge methods.

The main STL file (curled up version) measures 210mm x 220mm, and produces a 26" Majestic Sea Dragon! This prints with NO SUPPORTS!

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3D printing settings

Tabs have been added to the underside of the ball joints (the flippers) to help prevent them from wiggling loose during printing. Even with these tabs in place it is still important that you have good adhesion, and this is especially true as the part nears completion. The flippers are tall and have more leverage that can be used to break them free with all the print moves. These tabs will need to be broke loose before moving the flippers around, but do not rely on the flipper as leverage to break the tabs loose from the body or you will likely break the flipper off. Whatever method you choose to use to remove the tabs, please practice safety, and wear the proper safety equipment for the task, and be gentle.

About the files:
Majestic Sea Dragon - 210x220mm - 30mb.stl
This is the main file for this creation, and this file has been tailored around some of the most common build plate sizes like that of the Ender 3 and Prusa MK2/3 style printers. This file in its unscaled form produces a Majestic Sea Dragon at the approximate length of 26"!

Majestic Sea Dragon-Straight-33mb.stl is a straight version of the main file so it has more clearance around the connecting rings since the pieces aren't rotated.

Majestic_Sea_Dragon_Belt_Printer_Version - 650mm.stl (Below settings do not apply to this file)
This file is has not been optimized for belt printing, but modifications have been made to the flippers to reduce the need for supports. Some supports are necessary to print this on a belt printer. If you decide to print this very large (3ft+) I would recommend also increase the outer wall thickness/perimeters accordingly to ensure the structural integrity is maintained.
If your build plate is uneven, or your not confident you're not confident you won't have any adhesion issues I'd recommend using a raft, or just a brim should if your bed is level. Better safe than sorry!
Good adhesion is necessary, especially where for the ball joints/flippers. This item has 40 parts, and although they're linked together, they're still independent of one another and it just takes one coming loose to ruin the whole print.

No supports are needed for the first two files listed above.
0.2mm layer height
3 perimeters
10% gyroid infill
15mm/s first layer (It's slow, but we want a good first layer)
40mm/s outer perimeters
25mm/s small perimeters

Please let me know if you'd like to know about other settings. I've added these here for reference

3D printer file information

  • 3D design format: STL Folder details Close
    • Majestic Sea Dragon - 210x220mm - 30mb.stl
    • Majestic Sea Dragon-Straight-33mb.stl
    • Majestic_See_Dragon_Belt_Printer_Version - 650mm.stl

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  • Last update: 2022-03-30 at 07:47
  • Publication date: 2022-03-25 at 08:31





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