I find myself printing Zomboe‘s Snake model essentially every time I calibrate a bot or want to offer a quick wow to someone who hasn’t experienced 3D printing before. That model is truly one of the most popular hits of the T-verse as printed in the BotCave.1
Seeing his outstanding Thing9 yesterday it occurred to me that I haven’t been singing my praises for his ThingSeries, which he has been adding to for nearly a year now. Now, here is a modeler unafraid to let his imagination run wild and to keep pushing the limits of what he can model and print on a regular basis. I find myself challenged and inspired by this series. And while he didn’t design these for the Thing-O-Matic, the latest developments with the Stepstruder MK6 on a Thing-O-Matic allow for more satisfying scaled-to-build-envelope prints of Zomboe’s pieces than were previously possible.
Somewhere between tech experiments, contagious nightmares, and cute and cuddly Tim Burton-esque figurines, Thing1 through Thing9 are worth examining again in the order of release to get a sense of the progress of his experimentation. I can’t get enough of Thing9 — it feels to me like a set-piece for a stopmotion HP Lovecraft children’s movie.2 These models are also great tests for tweaking Skeinforge : Reversal settings. Or try turning Reversal entirely off for a few of these to create models that actually benefit aesthetically from stringing.
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