Day 1 of the Trooper Planter build. This is my first time really trying to make an effort of documenting every step. I obviously won't be showing every minute of every step. Even day one of sanding took over an hour.
This step was printing the helmet (it has a few strategic fillers and holes in it) then sanding down to make it smooth. This model was not as smooth as I might have hoped, so it will take a bit more work than it could have. It actually took about 20 hours to print and is about 500g (1 pound) of plastic. For those that are interested it is 2 walls, 10% infill, printed at .32 layer height and 80mm/s. Supports only for the dramatic overhangs at the bottom of the helmet.
If you are wondering, the fuzzy looking thing is a fan with a washable filter I use in my office/workshop to try to reduce the overall dust and cat hair. I sat in front of it to try to help keep the finer dust under control.
Next update will
probably be filler, primer, and more sanding
modifying the print with various tools and techniques.