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On this week’s episode of Batwoman Fanart we tackle the Lecherous Layer Lines.
SAND!! PRIME!! SAAAAND!! PRIIIIIME!!
So apparently there is a CW Batwoman show staring Ruby Rose that I was unaware of. Between repeated problems with my DVR and airing disputes, I’m quite behind on multiple DC Arrowverse TV shows. I purchased this model from Bruno Figueredo de Sousa via Kubhub.net when it was first created.
The figure’s pose, attitude, and simple c olour scheme appealed to me. Besides Batwoman, Bruno also has created a Supergirl Fanart (LINK), Duckpool Fanart (LINK), Vegata Fanart (LINK), Mystique Fanart (LINK) as well as several character busts. Why not check out Bruno’s Artstation gallery. I will have a review of his newest figure Mística/Mystique eventually.
Batwoman’s Cut and Key Details
This Batwoman Fanart model is cut and keyed for easier printing, painting and assembly. All of the joints are complex and hidden at costume seams. The full bundle included 17 STL files. Here is a break down of the components.
- Base – 2 pieces – Top piece’s peg is pointing down – Be creative or use supports.
- Batwoman – Waist/Legs, Boots (2), Upper Torso, Arms (2), Right Hand
- Head – 2 Versions – With or without main hair bundle attached.
- Hair – 3 Pieces – Small bangs and side piece require care when removing supports
- Cape – 1 Piece – Great fit – Add extra support to prevent tipping/rocking
Batwoman Fanart’s quality is high, with many fine details. The overall bat-suit has a light texture with several segmented plates and layers. This will allow for different paint colours, sheens and highlights. The gauntlets contain sharp hooks. Her bat-belt looks are full of useful gadgets. Bat-boots are based on work boots instead of stiletto high heels.
Batwoman’s face is feminine yet stern. Her hair is long and wavy blowing in the wind with visible stands as well as iconic bangs. Although the cape is cartoon-ish, it is thick and rigid for easy printing. The two-part base has included a bat-symbol and plenty of rock texture. Unfortunately, the top piece’s key peg is pointing down. This will require some creative printing, use of many supports or combining the parts for printing. I chose to combine the base pieces (after failed separate prints).
Batwoman Fanart’s Printing Goals
This Batwoman Fanart figure was my first model from Bruno Figueredo de Sousa. I usually do not rush when printing detailed figures. With the project, I used a new profile with a new printer. This lead to extra layer lines, which almost look like fabric wrinkles on the suit. BAM!! Additional printing details are below. Besides the new profile, I also wanted to finish printing Batwoman so I could start on Mistica/Mystique also from Bruno. I will cover her details in a future article.
Regardless of my deadlines or how fast I print a project, I always have personal goals for the print. Here were this model’s plans:
- Complete the prints and write a timely article – PRINT!! SAND!!! SNAP!! TYPE!! SEND!!
- FDM Print model at 1:6 scale – Success! HOLY Hair Strands Batwoman!!
- Create parts that need minimal post-printing processing (i.e. sanding and repair work) – HMMMM
- Test new printer and faster profile – Profile created layer lines – Wrinkled Bat Leather?!
- Share my insights and printer settings – Welcome back to the Bat Channel.
This Batwoman model was printed using contrasting colours that photograph well before priming. Additionally, my supplies and colour options are getting low. Please note, the visible layer lines are not symptoms of any of the filaments. I was experimenting will a new printer and a high-speed profile.
- Pastel Blue: 3D Solutech PLA @ 205° C – Body and Head
- Yellow: CCTREE PLA @ 205° C – Weapon Hand, Cape and Base
I continue to use my 3D Solutech and CCTREE rolls. Both have excellent adhesion and overall quality control.
Bat-Slicing and Printing
All parts were printed successfully with minimal cleanup required. The two small hairpieces require extreme care when removing their supports. Extra manual supports were added to the cape to reduce vibrations and the chance of it tipping over. To reduce the number of glued joints, I combined the boots, waist and upper torso into one piece using AutoCAD Meshmixer.
- Base – 0.24 Layers – 80mm/s All Walls – Combined top and bottom pieces
- Cape – 0.08 Layers – 80mm/s with 20mm/s Outer & Custom Support Blocks
- Body Parts – 0.12 Layers – 80mm/s with 20mm/s Outer – Torso & Legs Combined – Layer Lines
- Arms – 0.12 Layers – 80mm/s with 20mm/s Outer & Custom Support Block – Layer Lines
- Right Hand – 0.10 Layers – 60mm/s with 20mm/s Outer & Custom Support Blocks
- Head and Hair – 0.08 Layer Height – 80mm/s with 20mms/ Outer & Custom Support Blocks
- Small Hair Pieces – 0.06 Layer Height – 40mm/s with 20fmms/ Outer & Custom Support Blocks
- FDM Slicer Software – Cura
- 3D Printer – Anycubic Chiron
The base pieces were combined. Unfortunately the upper base piece’s peg is pointing down. This made it a very difficult and support heavy print, which I was unable to clean up fully. Perhaps you have more patience and different support techniques I haven’t tried yet.
Batwoman Fanart Eye Candy
Here are my printed parts of Batwoman Fanart with the supports removed and minimal sanding
Batwoman Fanart Cliffhanger
Once again Plastic-Fans I leave you with another cliffhanger. This week we end our article with an unpainted Batwoman. Perhaps one day, I will be quick enough to publish & paint while fighting evil layer lines! This fanart piece was fun to print. The cuts and joints make for an excellent fitting assembly that will be a breeze to complete. Batwoman’s outfit is essential, yet the sculpt has plenty of detail to highlight when adding various shades of black and red. The thick FDM friendly features of the cape and hair are appreciated and are also present in Bruno’s other models. I highly recommend this model and the designer.
Here are some bonus pictures. The Supergirl, Vegeta, Mystique/Mistica and Duckpool Fanart were also released by Bruno. Mystique has been printed, and a full review is planned. Supergirl has been examined in MeshMixer and my slicers. Duckpool is on my wish list. If you are interested in any of these figures, be sure to check out Bruno’s CGTrader.
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