Slaying Bad Guys and Dancing for Tips at the Club
This Deadpool Flashdancing Fanart 3D model review has been on my back burner for months now. Dennis Xawery Moore 3DFigurePrints released the design. It’s an older design, but it still checks out. Ha Ha – I made a Star Wars reference. Seriously though if you decide you want to acquire this diorama contact Dennis Xawery Moore directly on Facebook.
Currently, 3DFigurePrints models are viral. They are “pre-sold” on Facebook for a low and fair price. Dennis typically releases additional bonuses or “stretch goals” for the collections, as the number of customers a.k.a. “backers” increase, for the same initial price. The stretch items may include alternate faces, outfits, weapons, bases and recently Chibi figures. After a few months, the pre-sale ends, and the price increases dramatically depending on the number of bonuses that were created. So buy now! Operators are standing by. Who am I talking to? Oh, Hi there!!
The Deadpool Fanart is an older model released by Dennis 3DFigurePrints back in 2018. Due to lower sales numbers, only two bonuses were created. This included the alternative head (fully masked) and new right hand holding a sword. When I contacted Dennis privately on Facebook, we made a fair deal for this older model, and it’s bonuses. If you want an older model or maybe just an individual Chibi figure, don’t hesitate to ask him about the current price. It sounds like somebody has a designer crush. Dang look at all those models he’s purchased – STALKER is more like it.
Fanart at the Club
This Deadpool Flashdancing Fanart model is officially named “Dead by Pool” and features our anti-hero killing a bad guy on a strip club stage. The base model was designed with his mask pulled up as Deadpool air licks his fingers while looking at his fans. As mentioned above, the bonus parts created were the fully masked head and the right hand with a second sword. Although the model was not designed for it, some customer has placed LEDs into the stage’s spotlights for that extra custom touch.
This design includes many cut and keyed pieces for easier printing, painting and assembly. The full bundle included 32 STL files. Here is a break down of the components.
- Stage Base – 11 pieces – 4 Base parts, 4 Pins, 1 Full Pole and the pole, split into 2 pieces
- Bad Guy – 5 Pieces – Head, Left Hand, Right Hand, Legs and Torso
- Deadpool – 14 Pieces – Head, Arms, Hands, Hips, Torso, Legs, 2 Guns, Sword, Scabbard and a Plain Bra
- Bonus Parts – 2 Pieces – Fully masked head & Right Hand with the sword.
The quality and detail level of all the parts is high. The light fabric texture is applied to Deadpool’s outfit. His second sword slips into its scabbard on his back. The guns are keyed so that they can be painted then glued to Deadpool’s legs. The stage shows its age with damaged tiles and empty beer bottles. The bad guy has been dispatch by our anti-hero I think He should have worn his brown boxers. The alternative parts are equally detailed and fit into the existing body.
This model and every other model I have acquired from 3DFigurePrints are released in the 1:6 – 300mm – 12inch scale range. Some of the newer sculptures appear bigger and may have cartoon-ish proportions, but they are indeed based on the same 1:6 size. Check out my comparison picture below and see how the Venom-sized characters keep getting bulkier while retaining the base scale.
Deadpool Fanart Printing Goals
This Deadpool Fanart was my first model from 3DFigurePrints. When I printed this model, my Creality Ender 5 was still stock. Being new to the hobby, I was quite shocked by the print times required. Eventually, I printed all of the main components and sprayed some of them with a sand-able filler primer. Then the diorama and this article got put on the back burner. Looking back and at my print results, I need to recreate those printing profiles. The results are better than some of my current projects. Beginners luck?!
Regardless of my deadlines or how long ago I started this project, I always have personal goals for a print. Here were this model’s plans:
- Complete the prints and write a timely article – Yeah well life happens.
- Print model at as-published 1:6 scale using FDM printers – Success!
- Create parts that need minimal post-printing processing (i.e. sanding and repair work) – OK.
- Minimize the plastic used to create this set – Satisfied at the time
- Share my insights and printer settings – Is anyone reading this??
For this project of Deadpool Fanart, I used a variety of PLA filament that I had available
- Pastel Blue: 3D Solutech PLA @ 205° C – Bad Guy + Most of Deadpool
- Blue: SUNLU PLA @ 205° C – Deadpool Heads
- White: SUNLU PLA @ 205° C – Base
I have used 3D Solutech and SUNLU PLA for many projects. Both have excellent adhesion and overall quality control.
Hardware, Slicing and Printing
The majority of the Deadpool Flashdancing Fanart project was printed on my Creality Ender 5. A few of the parts were 3D printed on my newer 3D printer Anycubic Kossel Linear Plus. Also, I used an older version of Cura to slice the pieces with custom support cubes and tree supports. Additionally, my slicing profile was based on the one published by Chuck Hellebuyck aka CHEP on YouTube for the Ender 3.
All parts were printed successfully with minimal cleanup required, except for the bra. Every attempt to print the lingerie was successful, yet the piece kept breaking when I removed the supports. This part will easily succeed on a resin printer. When I eventually paint this project, I will try FDM printing once again using a profile designed for miniatures. Below are the highlights of my slicer settings.
- Base – 0.24 Layer Height – 60mm/s – A bit ugly but acceptable for a base after sanding
- Bad Guy Figure – 0.2 Layer Height – 60mm/s – Looks good for a dead guy
- Deadpool Body – 0.12 Layer Height – 60mm/s – Good quality
- Deadpool Heads – 0.08 Layer Height – 30mm/s – Looks excellent before and after primer.
Support removal varied on these parts. The tree supports typically pop right off after wiggling the branches a little. The custom cube supports I used to “cocoon” the pieces are a bit harder to peel off. I had stopped using this basic profile and support combination. However after comparing my current prints to these older prints with thicker layer heights, I definitely need to revisit this setup.
One of the base parts was sliced using LuBan to better fit my print bed.
Deadpool 3D Printed Eye Candy
Here are my printed parts of Deadpool Flashdancing Fanart with the supports removed, minimal sanding and some primer paint applied. I forgot to print the assembly pegs for the base, so it is just assembled in place for the photographs. Also, be VERY careful about removing your supports from the stage lights. Most of the mine broke, but they fit the diorama’s theme.
Here are some bonus pictures. Dennis Xawery Moore 3DFigurePrints also released the Spiderman Fanart Bust and Baby Yoda Fanart for free. I placed all of their Venomized characters into a single file within Meshmixer for size reference. If you are interested in any of these figures, be sure to check out the 3DFigurePrints Facebook group.
Thanks for coming. I will be back with more figure reviews and other topics.
- Here’s my first model review of Zsculptor’s Heman Skeletor, which has more slicer setting details.
- I know I use my Longer LK4 Pro every day, see what Casey thought of the updated Pro version.
- With IPA supplies in short supply at the moment, find out if Elegoo’s Water Washable Resin is up to the task.
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