3D Print – Church

I love old buildings, especially churches.  They have a lot of character and details you do not find in modern buildings.  My first major 3D design project was not modeled after any one particular church building, but after numerous churches I have seen through out my lifespan.

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The building was created in 3 main sections:  The foundation, the walls, and the roof.  I wanted the ability to put furniture inside the building.  I also wanted the doors to open, but the 3D print was too small to support hinges that actually worked.

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The foundation include the steps, simulated wood flooring, and the cross display.  It contains groves in the foundation to hold the walls in place.

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The walls contains simulated wood siding, the windows and the doors.

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The roof contained the bell tower with simulated wood shingles.  The cross was printed separately and placed in the hole bell tower.

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The furniture was originally designed on a larger scale and shrunk down.  But, it had to be tweaked at the small scale since any support not being at least 1 mm did not print correctly.

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Foundation:

Print Time: 6 hours 53 minutes
Filament: PLA – 3.76 meters 30 grams
Layer height: 0.1 mm
Shell Thickness: 0.8

Object Size (W, D, H): 64.001, 140.8, 36.5 mm

Walls:

Print Time: 3 hours 18 minutes
Filament: PLA – 1.69 meters 13 grams
Layer height: 0.1 mm
Shell Thickness: 0.8

Object Size (W, D, H): 64.474, 113.752, 32.252 mm

Roof:

Print Time: 10 hours 28 minutes
Filament: PLA – 7.12 meters 56 grams
Layer height: 0.1 mm
Shell Thickness: 0.8

Object Size (W, D, H): 89.501, 117.201, 65.217 mm

The estimated print time for the entire building as one object is 21 hours 19 minutes.

Pew:

Print Time: 8 minutes
Filament: PLA – 0.04 meters 0 grams
Layer height: 0.1 mm
Shell Thickness: 0.8

Object Size (W, D, H): 19.252, 5.453, 8.993 mm

Pew:

Print Time: 16 minutes
Filament: PLA – 0.11 meters 1 grams
Layer height: 0.1 mm
Shell Thickness: 0.8

Object Size (W, D, H): 16.801, 5.745, 16.213 mm

Podium:

Print Time: 16 minutes
Filament: PLA – 0.11 meters 1 grams
Layer height: 0.1 mm
Shell Thickness: 0.8

Object Size (W, D, H): 16.801, 5.745, 16.213 mm

Communion Table:

Print Time: 10 minutes
Filament: PLA – 0.09 meters 1 grams
Layer height: 0.1 mm
Shell Thickness: 0.8

Object Size (W, D, H): 15.001, 7.858, 8.5 mm

Holy Family Shrine

The Holy Family Shrine is in Gretna, Nebraska, which is locate outside of Omaha.  During my trips to and from Omaha I saw this awesome building sitting up a on hill.  I immediately wanted to visit it.

Later, while looking for places to visit in Nebraska, I saw this building listed and learned its name and found its website: Holy Family Shrine.  After many months, with travel arrangement changing,  I finally made a trip to the Nebraska Crossing Outlet Mall and a visit to the Shrine was only five minutes away.

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There is a fountain in the gift shop with water trickling down.  A stream runs from the fountain, out the doors, down a path, and through the Shrine.

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The Shrine is located on a hill surrounded by fields.

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It was beautiful. Even on the cold, cloudy, gray day when I visited the Shrine.

Inside the Shrine wasn’t fancy. But, who needs fancy when you have such a magnificent view.

Natchitoches – The City of Lights

Today, my travels took me to Natchitoches, Louisiana.  It is called the City of Lights because at Christmas time they light up the city with thousands of lights.  Last year, 2014, they celebrated their 300 birthday.

They have a wonderful park located on the Cane River in their downtown historical district.  I walked by the shops, but many was closed today because of the Labor Day holiday.

Many Bed and Breakfast establishments are located in Natchitoches, but I choose to stay somewhere else.  One day, I will stay at a Bed and Breakfast.  But, it will be longer than just overnight and in either a Plantation or Castle.

Rogue House - Natchitoches

Rogue House – Natchitoches

Cane River

Cane River

Water Fall

Water Fall

Lunch was at Maglieaux on the Cane.  You can check out the review here: Maglieaux’s Review

Christmas Village – Part 1

This obsession started in 1990, I was walking through a store (which I will not name) and notice the unpainted houses.  I thought, I bet my sister would like those and purchase three and gave them to her as a gift for Christmas.  My husband response was “That looks nice!”  So, the obsession began.

5and10

5and10

Antique Shop

Antique Shop

Apartments

Apartments

Bakery

Bakery

Barn House

Barn House

Barn

Barn

Beacon Hill House

Beacon Hill House

Beauty Shop

Beauty Shop

Big Church

Big Church

Book Store

Book Store