About the Design

The Mount Rushmore model was a great starter, but it took some cleaning up. I used a combination of Blender, Meshmixer, & MeshLab to get the final product. Washington’s clothing is somewhat improvised. I added the lens frames to Roosevelt and they’re too thin to print well, which turns out great for one of the few times in 3D printing! Only fragments of them slice and print on most FDM printers, so the print winds up looking much like the real Mt. Rushmore in that respect. Go with it! 😀 I quickly added in some eyes and put a mouth on Jefferson, as well as repairing the top of his head, to try to bring him up to speed and get him closer in sculpting to the other models he’d be next to. I mottled his skin a bit, too.

No supports needed- our favorite kind of print for PLA or ABS!

Thanks to PrintableScience, BrianPalmer, RunningUtes, DSaunders, & ScanTheWorld archive at MyMiniFactory for their models!

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