3D Print: Winged Victory of Samothrace R&D

Winged Victory of Samothrace R&D

WINGED Feture

1Story: So my Partner in Craft “Whitey” has a thing for the Winged Victory of Samaothrace sculpture that is currently being housed at the Louvre in Paris, France. She loves it so much she even wants to 3D print it on a clutch. Ok, <shrugs> whatever, to each his own…or her own in this case. At any rate I told her that we should at least do a test print for R&D purposes. I’m glad we did be cause we learned a lot from doing it.

44420The Winged Victory of Samothrace or the Nike of Samothrace as it is also known is a marble sculpture that was at the bow of an old Grecian warship, that’s kind of bad ass if you stop and think about it. After it’s time in the navy, the sculpture was set in a grotto on a hillside over looking the Sanctuary of the Great Gods on the northern Aegean island of Samothrace.

As per the University of Missouri’s Museum of Art and Archeology: “The winged goddess Nike (victory) was the daughter of the Titans, Pallas and Styx; her siblings included Zelos (rivalry), Kratos (strength), and Bia (force). After helping Zeus banish the Titans from Mt. Olympus, the supreme god honored Nike, and she then earned her title as the goddess of victory. The image of Nike is prominent throughout Greek art and was traditionally associated with victory in war, athletics, and even poetry contests. Her presence invoked a spirit of celebration and commemorated the arête (physical and moral excellence) of gods and men.”

To learn more about her check out this page, it is where I got this information.

WINGED Feature. Before
Tools: Cura and the Bukobot Vanilla v2
Cura Nike

Closing Thoughts:
Nike Ruler
Standing just under 3 inches tall, our little Nike is a small victory for us…see what I did there? Winged…Victory? Nike?

Nothing?!  Really, why do I even bother. <smh> Click on the picture to enlarge.

We printed her in ABS which is a departure from our usual PLA. There were many things to be learned from making the jump. We spent an entire day and lots of material just trying to figure out how to make an object stick to the Kapton tape that lines the headed bed! We learned so much printing her that even though there are many obvious imperfections, but taking into consideration all the learning we did, we are completely satisfied with the results. In the end we learned how to approach a model that is this organic so if we wanted to print it at a larger scale we would be able to do it in confidence. Live and learn!

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Check out my professional portfolio at:
Check out my Culture Website: AlienCyborgs.com

“To have something you’ve never had you have to be willing to do something you’ve never done.” 

 

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