3D Printing the Idol of Many Hands from Monkey Island

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This model is a quirky inventory item from one of our favorite retro games – The Secret of Monkey Island.

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And it’s this little beauty which you’re supposed to nick from the Governor’s mansion. The fabled Idol of Many Hands as the look of it suggests!

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So firing up Sculptris for a quick sculpting session. One does realize quickly that more regular and hard edges are a little tough to create but, hey, close enough.

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Switching to the gold texture gives a fast look at how it would be when all shined up eventually. Looking not too shabby so far. Given that the top and bottom edges are meant to be completely flat, these were later processed with Plane Cuts in MeshMixer.

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Next up – time for a 3d print of this piece. This one is scaled to be 10cm in height.  Unfortunately, the filament we used was a little old and hence the surface finish wasn’t the best in the world (as shall be seen in a bit).

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Now for our favorite smoothing treatment using Smooth-On XTC-3D. It quickly gets rid of the layer lines but the downside is that you still have to wait for it to cure. Which is plenty fine since we get to multi-task into some other projects on hand too.

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Waiting for the XTC-3D to cure – at least 4 hours here. But really we just leave things to set nicely overnight, so it’s not a biggie.

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And here we go! Of course after the requisite black primer and gold spray paints have been applied. Bling bling 3D printed Idol of Many Hands ready for the next pirate-wannabe to prove himself or herself in the Quest for Thievery!

Yo ho ho and a bottle of GROG for all at the SCUMM Bar…

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  1. I teach technology at an elementary school in Texas and we have a 3d printer. One of our kindergarten teachers asked me if I could print out this idol o’many hands for her.

    would it be possible to send me the .stl file for this? I would be eternally grateful.

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