When I saw the Zheng3 3D printed Barbie armor and Tardigrade models, I knew I had to print them.
Many hours of print time on our LulzBot Mini with Flexystruder, TAZ 5, and TAZ 6, and we had one sweet Barbie Tardigrade! Barbie’s clothing is printed in grass Ninjaflex, and the Tardigrade is printed in black ABS and Pink PLA. Tip: don’t mix 2 materials as they expand and shrink at different rates and cause the joint fit to be uneven. PLA was a bit too brittle for this as well. nGen or another polyester filament probably would have been ideal, but we had a bunch of PLA and ABS, and pink/black looks cool!
We’ll be displaying them at the Loveland CreatorSpace booth at this weekend’s Denver Mini Maker Faire, stop by and say hi.
Bonus: cameo by famous cosplayer Bindi Smalls