Here is about 3/4 of the Second (Herodian) Temple in First Century Jerusalem. I still have to print the “fore court” - but this is enough to be worth showing. The Roof of the sanctuary took 6 hrs 40 mins to print. There rest was done as a single print and required almost 119 hrs.
Things I’ve learned about doing long prints: Don’t do long prints. This took longer than it had to because I haven’t had time to learn how to slice up a model into manageable parts (which I will now learn to do) - thus the support structures for the overhangs had to be built all the way up the sides of the walls. Probably accounts for 20% of the build time, even though those were set to print fast.
Other things: It was very difficult removing the support structures from in between the temple and the walls. The temple section needs to be printed as a separate structure (in about three layers.)
On the whole, Snapmaker did a pretty good job with this. The pointed structures atop the roof and the middle gate (Front in this picture - as I mentioned, this isn’t the whole thing) are the same but on different scales and Snapmaker printed them both quite well, with little cobwebbing. Some of the lines are down to me. I could not run this continuously and had to start and stop over several days.
I could not get the AMOLEN Marble White Filament to print on my glass top (which I really would have preferred because the aluminum bed just isn’t level enough for prints with a larger footprint.) I will finish this with the marble filament, but I will come back top this model in the future. To get color right, I am going to need to use White PLA and paint it with model paints. . I will definitely separate out the sanctuary (it’s too big anyway and needs to be scaled down about 18-20%) and cut everything into layers to minimize waste from support structures.