Nobody is perfect and neither are these figures.
I try to make sure my figures are printable before I share the STL files, but there are no guarantees that every figure will print correctly for everybody on every machine every time.
Different machines use different types of filament, nozzle sizes, layer heights, temperatures, infill percentages, print speeds, support structures, et al. all of which can contribute to the success or failure of a print.
As I print exclusively in SLA resin these days, even if the figure works perfectly for me, the alternate PLA versions (which I rely on other people to test) may have their own issues I haven't accounted for.
So, if your print keeps self-destructing,
appears to be missing a part, or has other structural issues, feel free to pop on over to the project's Facebook Group or tag @troyryanwood on twitter, mastodon, or instagram and share your tales of printing woe.
Depending on what problems you're having, I might be able to offer some sage advice, or at least some friendly commiseration. And if a figure prints out perfectly for you, I also enjoy hearing about your successes as well!
All figures posted here are "finished," but some figures are more finished than others.
The file links listed below are catagorized as either Beta or Finished.
Beta links go to Google Drive zip files containing all the individual STL files needed to print a complete version of the figure... but the design hasn't been fully tested and may require some slight adjustments to improve scale, range of movement, or support for optional extras like LED lights or motors.
Finished links go to the same Google Drive zip files, but I consider the design 100% complete and enough people have successfully test printed the figure (in both PLA and SLA) that I'm confident the figure should work as intended for most people on most machines.
You may also
occasionally see figures revert back to Beta status. Although rare, if this happens, it's usually because I'm in the process of updating the design and have altered it significantly enough that I feel it needs to be fully tested again.
(Ex: the Chumblies, which I rebuilt from scratch in early 2021)
If you are paying a 3D printing service to print a figure for you, it is *highly* recommended that you only print from Finished links, or Beta that you've seen other people print successfully before you. As the 11th Doctor would put it: "Do the smart thing... Let somebody else try first."
All figures are designed to be printed at standard 0.1mm (100 micron) layer height on regular PLA filament printers or at 0.02mm (20 micron) layer height on SLA resin printers unless otherwise noted.
The chart below indicates what print materials each figure is currently desinged to work with. Most figures will print out of both filament and resin, but there are some exceptions, especially if the figure is quite large, has incredibly small or fragile parts, or ones that must be printed completely transparent.
If you are resin printing, I highly recommend using a flexible resin
like 3D Materials Superflex (preferred, if you can get it) or Siraya Tech's Tenacious as an additive to make them stronger and prevent them from snapping or breaking if accidentally dropped. While flexible resins are usually quite pricey, you only have to use a small amount (usually about 20-25% by volume) to get the desired strengthening effect.
A few figures require flexible resin in higher concentrations to create flexible parts which will be noted in the Print Recommendations section of the figure itself.
Most of my figures require 1.5mm wide brass rods for knees, elbows, and other pivot joints. These can be found in most craft/hobby stores with a model airplane section or simply purchased online. Brass rods are ideal because they're cheap, sturdy, and easy to trim to a precise length with a standard pair of wire cutters, however, in a pinch, you can substitute a bit of wire coathanger, nail, or even wooden toothpick.
Additionally, several of the figures come with optional mounts for low-cost LED string lights, LED bricks, motors, springs, or remote control elements
that can be used to turn your figure into something truly special. In most cases, these toys can still be enjoyed without these additional parts, but given the choice, who doesn't want a Rutan or TARDIS console that lights up at the press of a button?
Note: If you don't see what you're looking for here, check out the Guest Designs & Remixes section for figures created by other artists.