Recently inspired by some 3D printed rockets lamp, I thought maybe it’s a good occasion to start the exercice myself from scratch.
As a child, reading the Tintin ‘Destination moon‘ adventures really expand my dreams and I still enjoy reading this comic. The iconic red and white rocket has not too complicated shapes, but still interesting. Of course the rocket it is yet modeled, and plenty of 3D files can be found over internet. However the most accurate in my opinion is the work of Gregory V.
So I started Fusion360 with some contraints in mind.
- As accurate as possible shape from the comic
- A size up to 50 cm tall
- Assembling without extra parts
I used the same solution as Gregory for the alternating red and white parts, but the structure rods are printed with the two central pars.
And the assembly looks like the following :
Lets start the lovely Prusa i3 and be patient. The rocket is printed in three times. For a total of approximately 45 hours and 480 grams of PLA.
To generate a dynamic plume of smoke effect, this time I used 3D Studio Max and its ‘meta-particle’ system :
Few white LEDs connected to the USB port of the computer gives a result which I’m quite satisfied!
Thanks for reading and if you’d like to go further, this repository might interest you.