Colors (there are no multiple printed pieces)
Flesh (I use beige):
c_stripe_1 though c_stripe_9
Any color (hidden connectors)
Printing and assembly tips
1-No supports are required.
2-The stripes are designed to be a single layer thickness of .2mm, or less as long as they print solid on your machine.
3-Be sure to clean any first layer squish if you have any problem joining parts. The parts should fit nicely when printed cleanly.
-'Stripes! There had to be stripes!' I avoided creating this model for quite some time due to the stripes. I finally settled on a design:
. The stripes are printed flat, one layer high
. The parts that the stripes are glued to contain indents for stripe placement.
. Most of the stripes are slightly curved to help wrap around the surface.
-*Important: To make it simpler to glue flat stripes to a round surface, take a moment to curl the stripes like you would with a piece of ribbon. Using a flat edge, pull the stripe along the edge to make it curl. Pay special attention to the very ends and ensure the ends curl.
-Test the length of each stripe before gluing, due to printer differences, stripes may need to be trimmed a bit.
-Optionally, instead of using the 3D printed stripes, the stripes can be painted on using the indents as a guide.
-The diagram below will help in assembling the model and is quite straightforward.
-The model is meant to be glued together. I use E6000 glue. It is a nice clear tacky glue allowing for easy part positioning. The longer you let it sit before joining parts, especially for the stripes, the tackier it gets until it fully sets.
-The Calvin model fits the log using the Thingiverse links provided in the introduction.
Calvin stripe assembly