3D Printing: Gold Elephant Request

in print3d •  15 days ago 

What's up everyone?

I've been experimenting with some new settings for my timelapses and also experimenting with different filament. A friend requested I print her an elephant because she saw my previous timelapse. I printed this one with gold PLA+ filament and I'm really happy with the results. It isn't perfect, and that's exactly what makes it perfect.

goldelephant.jpg

goldelephant2.jpg

I slowed down the timelapse

I know, I finally slowed them down drastically. I took feedback from comments in my previous posts and extended the length substantially. I'm considering extending them a tad more. What do you think?

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  ·  10 days ago (edited)

Thats cool.
How much does something like that cost?
The printer that is, and to run roughly how much did that elephant cost you in filament?

3D printers range anywhere from $150 into the thousands. I have the Geeetech Mecreator2 2 and paid about $200 for it. I have a Filament cost estimator and I believe this gold elephant cost roughly around $1 worth of Filament.

Damn, that's cheap!

I remember the first color laser printers the printing cost was about $1/page and the printer itself was like $5,000.

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