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Spongebob Squarepants Pineapple House

Are you ready kids?
Aye-aye captain.
I can’t hear you…
Aye-aye captain!

OooooOOooo Who lives in a Pineapple under the sea?

That’s quite enough of that… I wanted to make something fun for my daughter as a Christmas pressie for her Uni flat and stumbled across a planter in the shape of Spongebob Squarepants house on Thingiverse and thought that would be a good idea. Sadly, I can’t remember which one I used and there are several on there if you search.

To put in the top, I ordered a pack of Ikea fake plants called Fejka and then took measurements of the pot size.

FEJKA apparently. Ikea’s finest

Once I had that worked out I was able to edit the mesh I’d downloaded so it would fit into the print. I also removed the chimney as I didn’t want that printing at the same time. My original plan was to print that seperatly and paint it before gluing into place but I ended up making one from scratch out of metal tubing and Milliput.

Then I kicked off the print.

printy printy

And watched it print.

And it kept printing.

And still it printed.

Until it finally finished over TWO DAYS LATER!

I’d made a bit of a rookie error and not adjusted the print setting much. I wanted the insides to be quite rigid as it may end up with a real plant in it but I may have not worked out my setting properly. Still, it worked out well without any problems with the print.

Finished at last

It worked out fine in the end but needed sanding and cleaning up.

To paint it, I first primed it then sprayed it yellow. I didn’t like the solid yellow so tried orange. I didn’t like solid orange so sprayed it from above to get a zenithial yellow/orange combo.

3D printed Spongebob Squarepant pineapple house
The final 3D printed Spongebob Squarepant pineapple house with scratch built chimney

The final piece came out well, but I keep seeing little things I wish I’d spotted when I was sanding it but you don’t notice unless you squint up close.

Indiana Jones Fertility Idol

Oh dear, over a year since the last post. Thats pretty poor going. Nevermind, heres an updated project I just finished, its a 3d printed replica of the fertility idol at the start of Indiana Jones and the raiders of the lost ark.

The main model was a 3d print sent to me by an uni friend and I was going to paint it up and be done with but. researching about the original prop I discovered that the model had eyes which tracked Indy as he skipped over the traps at the start. I also discovered that its a female figure giving birth. Hands up if you thought it was a male figure with a… erm… happy outlook on life.

Not one to turn down a challenge I smoothed out the 3d print with some XTC-3D resin and then set to sanding. Once smooth I cut the back of the head off and inserted some eyes made from brown contact lenses before adding the head back and sculpting over the join.

The base was made by 3d printing a base (in-between being sent this and finishing it I got a 3d printer of my own, more on that another time maybe?) and covering it in milliput before painting and drybrushing to look like stone.

Build photos are below.

3d printed original

primed grey after sanding and coating in XTC-3D


back of the head removed

fake eyes made with contact lenses

sprayed gold before the eyes are added

close up on the eyes

finished Indiana Jones Fertility Idol

More pics in the gallery linked below.

Google images gallery link