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Printed the Dome
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… 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.


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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.
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