Step 4: Printing and glueing model together

After planning, modeling, cutting, and many sleepless nights I was ready to push the literal button on the 3D Printer. This one throne dock took about 4 print jobs. All printing was done down to .2 mm level of detail which increases both the level of detail and the amount of time printing.  Print job #1 took about 24 hours of printing. Print #2 #3 #4 totaled to about 18 hours. So basically the print job took a very very long time. However, the wait was worth it!! The amount of detail on this dock is incredible!!.. you can see the gems on each sword handle!!

The final step was to glue the parts together, sand, and prep for painting.

Since my printer uses ABS plastic (not PLA), I glued the parts by melting small pieces of ABS in a cup  using acetone. This makes a very fine and sticky paste that is brushed on using small brushes. As the acetone evaporates and dries out... the paste becomes solid and fuses both pieces together. This process gives excellent results that leaves a seamless effect.  Everything else like crazy glue, two part glue, plastic glue, etc are all horrible and leave very bad seams and discoloration.

<p>Very cool. Do you happen to have an Sti file you could share?</p>
<p>Its incredible</p>
<p>anyone know where to download this stl?</p>
<p>anyone know where to download this stl?</p>
<p>anyone know where to download this stl?</p>
<p>new instructable with bigger and better throne </p>
<p>Since the download is not available anymore and some people downloaded... would some of them be willing to share it? I really would like to print it to my iPhone.</p>
<p>btw rafaelbraz7@gmail.com</p>
<p>Very impressive. Though if you have kids around, especially boys that won't stay a docking station for very long.....</p>
<p>Thats cold</p>
<p><br>Thats astonishing<br></p>
<p><br>Its incredibly good :)</p>
<p>BEST ONE</p>
<p><br>Thats terrific...</p>
It's like an affordable version of the life-sized one sold by ThinkGeek. Great work modelling and painting it!
thanks!! it was a lot of work but i'm very very happy with it.
its like seeing princess leia in a bikkini all over again
<p>Its splendid :)</p>

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