I wanted to build a cool gift for my nephew. We have always been huge Fans of Pokemon so i figured why not a 3d printed Pikachu?
Step 1: First, Find Your Sketch
I found this online. It is a Pumpkin carving stencil. I chose it because it was detailed enough to model, but not too much that it wouldn't print well.
Step 2: Design the 3D Model!
Sketch out the Stencil features. I chose to make the Model around 4 inches and .250 Thick. Each color i made a different Height for easy painting later. When Finished save a copy as an STL
Step 3: Open Your 3d Printing Software
I have a Solidoodle 2 and use Repetier Host. I placed the stl model centered in the table. I printed this with the stock settings and it came out great.
Step 4: PRINT!!!
Heat up your Buildplate and get to printing. It printed easily and without issues. Took around 20 Minuets to Print at 3mm layer height.
Step 5: Paint and Enjoy!
I used a small paint brush and Painted the different colors. Started with the lower levels so any mistakes will get painted over. Once happy with it, apply Clearcoat and enjoy!