My girlfriend wanted a gnome for the garden. There aren't a whole lot of options available and this was one of the best I found on Thingiverse. We wanted him to be full sized though. With a 200mm bed, just scaling him up was not an option. So, I split him into three pieces. To align the parts, you can either use a 3/8" wooden dowel cut into 49mm lengths (which is what I did) or you can print four of the pins. His overall finished height is 15" tall.
After much priming (with automotive filler/primer), sanding, filling (with wood putty), priming, wet sanding and more wet sanding... the clothes were painted with exterior house paint, while the face and hair was painted with Plaid FolkArt acrylic paints.