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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:

For the Calvin model see:

For the Hobbes model see: (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.


Print Settings

FlashForge Creator X

Doesn't Matter




See below notes for some very minor supports that are required

Building the model

Colors (there are no multiple printed pieces)
h_stripe_1 through h_stripe_32
Any color (hidden connectors)

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.
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 file format: ZIP



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Wow, thank you for the upload. I see the options. One or the other. I may try to manually realign the stripes on the body segments as you had them originally divided. Its not that I want to scale the model but trying to curl the stripes just sounds so fragile and difficult. If it isn't then I'll try it as is.

Normally I do not load my models in their relative positions due to the way I model. However, since you requested it, all the pieces can be found here in their original positions:

Please note:
-I simply zipped my parts from the modeling program in their original positions.
-I cannot guarantee this model as is, since I have not printed it myself.
-The pieces will need to be scaled up to the size you need.
-Each part is modeled to fit into the other parts, so there may be gaps that your slicer could have issues with. Carefully look at the slicer actions to ensure it can handle parts like this.

Personally, other than the stripes (which some people paint on) the model is simple to print individually. I purposely size my models so that the smallest pieces can be printed properly. The pieces are designed specifically with 3D printing in mind to print easily and with no supports or rafts needed. The only reason I can see for trying to use a multi-color printer is if you want to scale the model down considerably. Be sure to post your make.


Your designs are beautiful but very challenging. I see there are a lot of stripe and super thin pieces like mouths/eyes. My printer can print two colors and being able to use the two colors would save a lot of gluing and make this model even easier. All thats needed is for the parts to be exported with their relative positions preserved. Any chance I can talk you into trying for Calvin and Hobbes?

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