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Assembling the castle : level 3

2020-11-25 by David

We're almost there now! One more level (the 2nd level) is currently printing, so here's an assembly guide to the 3rd level of the castle.....




Assembly starts like many of the other levels; in four quarters. As for all the parts from this level, none of these sections require print supports. Each section's model is marked with letters to show where they go in the arrangement, and you'll need to pay attention to this or the floor supports won't be in the right places.

 

Once the four sections are printed, you'll also need to print the corresponding floor supports. These are also marked with letters, so it should be an easy job to slot those in the correct place, as shown. A couple of overhead beams fit into place in the alcoves for extra strength.





There are also two roof sections for each quarter, which can all be printed without supports. Carefully glue those into the correct place around the outside.





Now we start to get onto the fun stuff - the interior of the 3rd level. There are three rooms on this level, plus a hallway, so you should start by printing the walls and the wooden floor section. For those of you with larger printers, there is a combined version of the wall sections, too.





Next you should print the doorway pieces, which slot into place between the floor of each room, and plenty of tatami mats.

 

TOP TIP: Leave one row of mats unprinted for now, and dry fit all the tatami mats before gluing. You might find (like I did) that the fit was very tight in places, so I found it easier to print one row of tatami mats 1mm shorter than normal, so they would fit more easily against the wall. That seemed easier than sanding down 1mm from several mats.



Add in some sliding doors, a handrail and the staircase, and the 3rd level is complete!

 

Time to put these together....


 

Wow!! Getting enormous now!

 

The last level should be printed and assembled in a few days, and then we can take a look at the completed building!

 


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