Now for my most ambitious project yet: The giant Bull Ant from Fallout: New Vegas. I am a fan of the fallout series, as any decent story-driven and open-world explorer should be. To be fair, its hard NOT to be a fan as bethesda has been making these types of games for longer than ive been alive. Something about their quirky, broken ragdoll physics, random glitching objects that ignore the laws of physics, and just off-the-wall antics and encounters just draws me in. Im sure if I ever got the opportunity to tour bethesda studios, Ill find different objects and plants imbedded in the walls, floors, and ceilings, if not just hanging through. And of course I expect everyone working there to continue on about their business like an npc from one of their games like its normal and not out-of-place. ANYWAYS, back to the original reason for this post -> G I A N T A** A N T
Sorry for the photo dump, but I figured Id get yelled at either way for either creating too many posts or for dumping them all in one go so here we are. Bed adhesion on this was definitely a pain in the ass, I basically spent like 4 hours watching just the brim layer going down and adding more glue as necessary to ensure nothing came loose and remained in place. After that, it was just watch and wait for 3 and 1/2 days to complete. It wasn't without issue, as I printed the support density way too high and wasn't able to remove the supports without breaking the legs off by accident. Luckily, I have quick curing uv plastic resin on hand that allowed me to glue the legs back on, albeit not perfectly. Still beats holding each leg inplace for like 10 minutes with superglue only for it to break while attempting to glue another leg. The front pincers also did not adhere correctly, and one of them fell off entirely during print. The other one managed to remain intact, although it did have some stringing and loss of print quality. Other than that, I am absolutely thrilled with how it turned out! The print bed, on the other hand, I was not too excited to have to
de-grunge and clean.