Welcome back to Part 2 of Rick & Morty diorama build by 3D Lombs. In Part 1, we have shown you in detail how you can easily create your own Rick very easily using 3Dsimo MultiPro. In Part 2, we will focus on the assembly of Morty and completing the diorama.
Have the head, body, legs, and arms prepared before you start the assembly. The assembly of Morty is done using the 3Dsimo filament to hold the parts together. Using filament instead of glue ensures the connection is strong, because the filament melts together with the objects you are trying to join, instead of just sticking together.
Each part can be created using filament in the color you want the finished product or can be drawn and painted later. Use whichever method fits your needs. The advantage of filament in the final color is quicker total project time, the advantage of coloring is the ability to use, for example, the leftover filament of any color, but make sure you use the same type (ABS, PLA..) of filament and correct temperature profile for the whole project.
Finish the Morty with a nice head of hair and put two tiny dots on the eyes. Congratulations! Your Morty is complete!
Now for the Portal connecting our diorama all together. Start with drawing a big circle on your drawing pad. Then, fill the circle in, higher feeding speed will help you a lot. After your portal is mostly covered, smoothen the surface with the Burning tool to fill any holes, but keep the surface a bit rough, to keep the texture of the portal authentic. Finally, lightly sand the surface to remove any excess bumps and to help the color stick.
The next step – Coloring. The best type of color type for PLA is Acrylic paint, since it does not react with the filament and dries pretty quickly. First off, color the outer third of the circle with the lightest green, then the midsection with medium and the center with the darkest green color last. Take your time, as the rough surface has a lot of nooks and crannies and you want them all covered by paint.
Continue by adding a spiral shape in the color of the midsection, reaching the center of the portal. This will give it a 3D effect and bring the portal alive. The addition of white and yellow spots, as seen in the TV series, brings the look of the portal to another level.
Prepare the portal for attaching the figures by drawing small spots of filament exactly where the figures touch the portal. Bigger the spot, the better will the figures hold on the portal, but masking them will be harder so choose wisely.
Attaching of the figures usually goes like this: draw on the portal, use the heated up nozzle of the 3Dsimo MutiPro’s 3D attachment to create a hole in the middle of the attaching spot, draw a small marble of hot filament onto the part you intend to connect and press the part into the hole. The faster you are able to do this, the better the connection is, as the hot filament fuses the 2 parts together. When you attach both figures, use the Burning tool to melt the filament of the “spot” to the touching point of the figurine. Doing this correctly will ensure a strong connection and better longevity. Finish the diorama with a bit of yellow paint to hide the connection points. Congratulations, Your diorama is finished.
I hope you like this project, if you have any ideas, suggestions or you would like to show us your creations, you can do so on Facebook, Instagram, through email or in the comment section below. Have a good one.