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Plague Doctor bust

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In 17th century Europe, Plague Doctors were hired to help Black Death plague victims. The bird-like beak of the mask was filled with herbs and spices to fight the smell of plague victims and corpses, and to protect the doctor from the disease (without much success). My version of the Doctor is more inspired by the popular culture, modern costumer makers and Steampunk than appearance of actual, historical character.
See [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plague_doctor] for more information.
The Plague Doctor is modelled in Sculptris and pre-print processed in Meshmixer.

3D printing settings

There is four downloadable STL files:
1. The full figure. All parts are together, supports are needed. Use this if you don't like to glue parts together, not mind supports, wish to resize the Thing or want to do you own plane-cuts for your liking.
2. The body without hat and mask/beak. Should print nicely without any supports. Includes pilot holes (2mm nominal, use pieces of 1.75 filament) for mask/beak part. If you scale, notice that pilot holes will scale too.
3. The mask/beak. Should print nicely without any supports. Includes pilot holes (2mm nominal, use pieces of 1.75 filament) for body part. If you scale, notice that pilot holes will scale too.
4. The hat.The model is a bit rough to make it look like hand made. You could use some supports for the center and in some parts of the brim (rim?). Automatic supports should work fine.

The height of the print (full figure or assembled parts) is about 14 cm scaled 100%.
I have printed only the parts, not the full figure. For me, all parts fitted together nicely straight out of the printer. This, however, is printer dependent. If the hat does not fit properly, you may have to do some sanding or re-print the hat scaled tiny bit larger.

Final touches
I hate sanding! So I didn't sand much - just some parts of the hat which I had to smooth with filler putty to get rid of excess layer lines.
The model was primed with spray-on plastic primer. Painted with cheap acrylics and sealed with matt varnish.
Oh, I hate to take photos too!

  • 3D model format: STL

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