Beauty is in the eye of the Beholder.
 

Beauty is in the eye of the Beholder.  

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Frankincell
(@frankincell)
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I printed a Beholder for my office at work.  It's about 7" (175mm) in diameter and floats about 10" (250mm) off the desk.

I used 1' x 1/2" (304mm x 12.7mm) acrylic rod purchased from eBay

Just added to the Prusa site...  https://www.prusaprinters.org/prints/25872-beauty-is-in-the-eye-of-the-beholder

Please note that the layer lines (almost looks like layer shifting) don't appear when you look at the model in person... only when you take a close-up picture of it.  I think it has something to do with the Mystic Green Prusament.

I love this Prusa Mini!

 

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Posted : 19/03/2020 1:48 am
Robert-mm200
(@robert-rmm200)
Noble Member

Nice job!

Not sure I could take looking at that thing all day - or have it looking at me.

I think it would chew it's way into my dreams.

Posted : 19/03/2020 4:05 am
Mary Tillios
(@marry_till)
Eminent Member

The work is very high quality. I like. This thing looks awesome. I think that I would not risk spending the night with her. Great idea for a night light. I already imagine the faces of half-asleep people)))

Posted : 19/03/2020 11:04 am
Matteo Cristini
(@matteo-cristini)
Reputable Member

Congrats Frank 🙂

Your prints are always stunning, and confirm that the mini is indeed a great printer 🙂

Posted : 19/03/2020 6:20 pm
geoper2
(@geoper2)
Estimable Member

Thats pretty cool!

2 questions come to mind. Were those supports a pain in the ass to remove?

Can you share more details about numbers? Like weight and cost according to filament use.

Thanks! Keep up the great work your prints look awesome.

Original Prusa Mini + Smooth PEI
Prusa Slicer 2.2.0
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Posted : 21/03/2020 11:02 am
Frankincell
(@frankincell)
Estimable Member

@geoper2

Yes, those supports are a terrible pain to remove.  It takes a good hour of slowly removing layer after layer very carefully.

I recommend printing the beholder first (3 days) and then you can remove supports while the base prints for the next 13 hours.

It uses half a spool of filament and weighs about 1 us pound or 0.5 kg.  I printed it in Mystic Green Prusament so with shipping it probably cost around $15 for the beholder and another $5 for the base, plus the $5 for the acrylic rod and you've got a week's worth of printing and $25 in materials to create this thing.   This is only for people who REALLY want a Beholder on their desks... heh

You could probably use a cheap filament, shorter acrylic rod, and only spend $12.50 to print one.

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Posted : 21/03/2020 8:56 pm
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geoper2
(@geoper2)
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@frankincell

Ok thanks for the info. It is really interesting for someone who is just starting with 3D printing to know the actual numbers behind all these cool prints!

Hopefully mine will arrive in 2 weeks and I will be able to keep my own records 😛 

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Prusa Slicer 2.2.0
https://www.instagram.com/3dprintedgr/...
Posted : 21/03/2020 9:29 pm
Frankincell
(@frankincell)
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@geoper2   The one from the set of pictures above finished this morning...

This is one hour into the support removal...

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Posted : 21/03/2020 9:57 pm
geoper2
(@geoper2)
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@frankincell

😱Haha ok! Now you need a shredder and a filament creating machine to get back that filament haha

Original Prusa Mini + Smooth PEI
Prusa Slicer 2.2.0
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Posted : 21/03/2020 10:00 pm
gutenbar
(@gutenbar)
Eminent Member

Nice job! The beauty is in these images too. 🤩  

Perhaps it could be possible to reduce the support structures designing the tentacles to be printed separately and glued after.
Also, the head could be cut in the horizontal plane and the lower part rotated.

Posted : 23/04/2020 6:17 pm
Frankincell
(@frankincell)
Estimable Member

@gutenbar  I split it and printed it half a dozen ways...  nothing looked as good as doing it in one piece with a ton of supports.

 

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Posted : 23/04/2020 11:54 pm
smoking_rubber
(@smoking_rubber)
Estimable Member

Outstanding print quality.  I've downloaded it and it's definitely on the list.  I think the only thing I'm changing is the acrylic tube.  I think it would look better on a rusty pike or something.  Imagine it as a sword stand (everyone needs one of those now days).

Posted : 05/05/2020 6:25 am
mteilgard
(@mteilgard)
New Member

Wow, this looks awesome! As someone just getting in to printing DnD minis, do you have any advise to share on support generation settings, and how to best remove them? Like tools and techniques?

Posted : 13/07/2020 11:33 am
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