Introduction: 3D Printed Miniature Milk Holder and Bottles
This is a little birthday present I made for a friend, it has been designed in Fusion 360, 3D printed on Ender 3 Pro in black PLA+ and hand painted.
Grit 320 and 1000 sand paper
Step 1: Print the Parts You Need
The set has 6 bottles, one bottle holder, one handle bar on top and 2 side bars.
I used 0.2mm layer resolution to print the bottle holder and its parts, and 0.12mm for the bottles as I wanted a better finish straight out of the printer.
Step 2: Prep the Prints for Painting
Clean the prints with the 320 grit paper to sand the layer lines, then use the 1000 grit to make them really nice and smooth.
You can use wet and dry sand paper or the normal one, usually a little bit of water helps in the process.
When you are happy with the result, wash the parts with cold water and let them dry.
You can apply masking tape on the bottles to the lid line, this will help you to have a nice straight line when you paint them.
Step 3: Painting
Last but not least, we have to make it nice!
I used a first layer of white paint to get the wood effect, don't cover up the black too much, this will give you the deep and old wood colour.
When the white paint is dry, apply a second dry layer of brown paint. Dry layer means you use a dry brush with a very small amount of paint.
Keep going until you have the wood effect you are looking for. You can add more white (3rd layer) if you want a "shabby-chic" effect.
Assembly the two side bars and the handle bar into the holes of the box.
The side bars connection pins are offset on one side, keep the pins on the bottom when placing them in position. This is to match the shape of the bottle holder.
My printer did an excellent job in printing the parts, so when I assembled them I didn't need to use any glue to keep the together.
Finally paint the bottle lids with chrome paint (or any colour you like!)
When everything is dry, place the bottle into the holder and your set will be ready!
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