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Printed the Dome
… and let me tell you, compared to R2, the BB8 dome was kind of anti-climatic. Took about 5 days to print the whole thing (only one re-print) - compared to the 6 weeks or so it took to print the R2 dome.

Print was done with carbon fiber PLA at .15 layer height.

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When you compare the domes side by side, you can see why the BB-8 dome is so much faster to print.

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Now I'll put a coat of primer on it so it doesn't absorb any moisture while waiting for the rest of the parts to print.

Attached Files
.png   skirt.png (Size: 1.24 MB / Downloads: 31)
.png   dome_front.png (Size: 823.48 KB / Downloads: 32)
.png   dome_left.png (Size: 989.54 KB / Downloads: 31)
.png   dome_right.png (Size: 968.41 KB / Downloads: 32)
.png   dome_compare.png (Size: 828.26 KB / Downloads: 32)
.png   finished_dome_1.png (Size: 1.06 MB / Downloads: 51)
.png   finished_dome_2.png (Size: 1.08 MB / Downloads: 32)
.png   finished_dome_3.png (Size: 1.1 MB / Downloads: 31)
Yeah it doesn't take long. I have already started printing BB9-e as all the bb8 parts are done.

I have started to plastic weld the parts as I don't want this one to crack. I suggest when you put the inner sphere together make sure you have g clamps as it can be tricky and you will need a bit of help/force to get it all together.
Having fun in 3d

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