I love pirates, theres something about them so when choosing my design category I decided that it was a pirats life for me.
What I have done here is a little bit of a pun by making Pirate Rats it just seemed right! so meet my scaliwag of a crew of cutthroat and addorable Pirats,
So form Left to right dere be Pack Rat if it not be nailed to da deck den it'll end up in him sack, den we has Big Boi hes da biggest burliest a rat en loves ta drink a hot timble of cheese on a cold night and he never too far from him friend beetle nibblet, den we havs Captain Cheddarr himself, ye take care rund him cuz his name be sayin it tall he'll do aneting for da "cheddar", nah we really mean cheddar he just cant get enuff ah da stuff and den finally but de least Bonnie Brie, watch out cuz she'll stab ye in yer back wit her tack or get ye stickin to da deck wit her cheese bombs.
Design and Pirnting
-- I printed all 4 figures in 1cm size and I also printed Brie 50% larger just to see how she would turn out. You can see the 4 figures there with the mm ruler for size comparison.
-- I used Fusion 360 to design the characters and cura and perusa slicer to design and print the minis.
-- I am using an FDM printer with a normal .40 nozzle with a .040, 40 micron layer height. They printed really well, I used tower supports for the Capatin Cheddarr and the rest I decided to use SLA tree supports which is a new thing for me but I find it worked really well on these small models and I feel like they printed as perfectly as they can with my setup.
Ive provided both normal files and the files I used to print with tree supports attached.
I used the Perusa editor to add the supports its very easy and worked well exported to my FDM machine. I used hatchbox PLA which I really love at a temp of 195c with a 55c bed temp and a raft.
-- If you have any more questions about process then please ask, also I didnt use anything special setting about 60% infill but I didnt find it made much of a difference on the infill regaurdless.
Thanks and I hope you enjoy my pirats!