Wow. Thanks for uploading. Guess I had a pretty naive view of how 3d printing works seeing how much effort goes into producing the model particularly removing all the support work.
No problem! Thanks for the feedback. The supports aren't always necessary, nor do prints always take this long, but yeah it's as much an art as it is a science trying to get the best results out of the printer. In the case of this model, it actually came with instructions (a major rarity) on the optimum print settings. I followed all of them aside from the print size - adding another inch in height would have added 6+ more hours to the print. An example of the my own fiddling making its way into this print would be that I printed it at 235 degrees C rather than the recommended 220. The blue dye in the plastic makes it not melt quite as easily or uniformly as some of the other colors I have.
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