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Just a few images from my album of stuff I have printed with my new Ultimaker 2!

These were all printed with the roll of PLA that shipped with my printer from the factory. I use a temp of 210C for the head and 60C for the bed. Glue stick works great for me at holding the models to the build platform, but I have stated using brimm on the smaller footprint models for better adhesion. Have been trying different print resolutions and speeds to see what effects I can get as well.

I modeled the Cylon head in 3Dstudio max and used Zbrush to perfect the mesh. The piano and robot were downloaded, the rest were modeled by a friend and printed by me.

UM2 robot

PLA Skull

Grand Piano

The Final print



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Been busy printing the Venus De Milo at 19" in PLA! Took me around 3 days of printing, but I didn't print while I was sleeping. Also scanned my face with a Next Engine 3D scanner and printed a small head. Eventually planning on making myself into a bobblehead.


Venus De Milo 19"

Venus De Milo

Head shoulders and torso

3D print of my face


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How do you fill the seams where you have glued the parts?

After the primer the seams are gone. Is this only by the primer or do you have used some filler before?


I use an epoxy putty called Propoxy20. It comes in a grey tube and you slice off small pieces then knead them together to activate the epoxy. You have to work fast and press the putty into the seams with a putty knife... fill the seams, but try and get as much off as you can, otherwise you'll be sanding it forever when it dries. The primer helps to show where you missed and gives a nice base coat for the paint. I feather it out onto the statue about 3-5mm to either side of the seam so I can blend it better.


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Munchkinomicon book

Shoulder Dragon

Mask printing

Mask on Minifig

Rat On A stick


Minifig with accessories

DW Snaredrum

Some recent prints I've done in PLA for my friend's Kickstarter campaign. He creates custom Lego accessories for minifigs and sells them at Lego conventions and online. These prints are for showing at the Lego convention in Chicago next month. The Snare drum is something I am doing for myself. I am attempting to re-create my entire DW drumset in miniature so I can create myself as a Bobblehead playing them! Will post pics as I do more.


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I modeled this replacement part for a friend's Land Rover door lock mechanism. When the original part broke, the alarm system disabled the ignition and the car would not start. Research found that the part was not available by itself, my friend would have had to buy the entire door lock mechanism for over $200 US! Thank goodness for my Ultimaker 2, about an hour of my time and he was back on the road!



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Have you also documented how the replacement / mount in the Land Rover went?

I thought that is what I was going to watch following your youtube link ;)


Sorry about that, I printed out about 5 copies of the part and my friend took them to his mechanic. It was a day or so before I got a phone call back that they worked on the 1st try. I did use the original broken part (the black one in the photo) to take measurements to model a replacement, but beyond the modeling and printing of the part, I was not involved in the install.

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