Thursday, April 6, 2017

A Quidditch Pitch in a Jar


I made this wee Quidditch pitch as a friend's birthday present, using an inverted candle jar as a display case. The model began as a 3D print.


I should have chequered the lower oval gallery, but as I was almost cross-eyed from painting the ten towers I hope I'll be forgiven for leaving it as a buff tarp.

The goal posts are cut down sewing pins.
Below is a pic of some of the rough parts, straight from the printer. It was a fun, whimsical project, reminding me that I need to continue reading the series (I think I'm only as far as book 4) - Sacre bleu!


Next up: Landsknechts!

18 comments:

  1. Oh dear Lord, that is amazing! This 3D printer of yours is turning into the most wonderful distraction.

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    1. Thanks very much Michael and, yes, I'm having waaay too much fun with the printer. :)

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  2. Glad to see you're having fun with the 3D printer and what a fabulous gift :)

    Is that Landsknechts playing Quidditch up next?

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    1. You know, Landsknechts would look very fitting playing Quidditch...

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  3. The very definition of whimsy - all popped nicely into a little jar ;) this is absolute genius, certainly made me smile. There is a place for fun amongst the guns, swords and 40 foot tall robots we usually spend time on!

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    1. Delighted you enjoyed it Jamie. You're right, it's nice to take a break from all the toy soldiers from time to time.

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  4. That is really neat, I can see you really are enjoying your printer.

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    1. Too much at times, I think but it is a wonderful distraction.

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  5. That 3d printer sure is a truly great addition to the hobby!

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    1. Yes! Fiddly as hell sometimes, but when they work it's pretty magical what you can come up with.

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  6. That's really a fantastic gift! Well done!

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  7. You're becoming a truly 3D printer Jedi!
    Lovely model and wonderful gift for your friend

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  8. Very funky dude! And will likely make painting your Italian Wars stuff seem easier :)

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  9. Lovely stuff, I can see why you were going cross eyed! Looking forward to the landsknechts.
    Best Iain

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