Zak – Fern Gully

Zak – Fern Gully

Hey Sparky People!

Today’s the day! I’m stoked to unveil Zak, the last fantastic face in our Fern Gully 3D adventure. Imagine him, all chill, one hand in his pocket, the other reaching out for a friendly handshake. “hi, I’m Zak”. That heart-warming smile is all for you!

In bringing Zak to life, I’ve trialled a new way of keying parts together, and it’s worked like a dream for me! I’m eager to know how it goes for you. Your feedback is invaluable as it helps enhance the 3D printing experience for the entire Sparky Squad. So, don’t hesitate to share your assembly experiences and show off your finished Zak models! (remember to tag me so I can see your photos @sparkyface5 , #wildSparks)

Together, we’ve breathed 3D life into Batty, reveled in Crysta’s grace, and now we wrap it up with Zak’s cool charm. It’s been a ride full of magic, memories, and Australian allure, just like our favorite Fern Gully tales.

Join the Celebration!

Eager to complete your collection? Swing by to download Zak or read more about the Fern Gully series on the project page and welcome Zak into the fold with Batty and Crysta. Here’s to celebrating the joy of creation together, and to many more adventures ahead!

Thank you, for being a spectacular part of this journey. Keep those creative sparks alive and stay tuned for more wonders ahead!

Crysta – Fern Gully

Crysta – Fern Gully

Hey Sparky Fam!

Remember the entrancing world of “Fern Gully”? It holds a special place in many of our hearts, especially with its vibrant characters. Well, I’ve taken the leap and crafted my first-ever human-like 3D model, inspired by none other than the enchanting fairy, Crysta.

I’ll be honest; this was a challenging endeavour. Humanoid figures, or fairy figures in this case, come with their unique complexities. But when I saw the final product, I felt an overwhelming sense of pride. Crysta emerged beautifully, mirroring the spirit of the film and her character’s essence.

Crysta’s story in the film resonated with so many of us. It’s a tale of personal growth, discovery, and most significantly, the strength of character and self-expression. Through the eyes of the smitten Zac, she was a “totally bodacious babe!” But what’s striking about Crysta is her oblivion to such labels. She’s free-spirited, optimistic, and carries an infectious curiosity about the world around her. Her nurturing and empathetic nature just adds layers to her allure.

In this 3D model, I aimed to encapsulate that very essence. The pose is more than just a stance; it’s a narrative. It speaks of magic, wonder, and that burning curiosity which drives Crysta throughout the film.

For those of you who’ve been following along, you know I’ve also ventured into the Fern Gully realm with Batty Koda. If you’re keen to bring a slice of Fern Gully magic into your space, both these models, including our lovely Crysta, are available for download on my Thangs page for all members.

Dive back into the world of Fern Gully with me. Let’s relive the magic, one print at a time!

Stay sparky!

Click the image below to download and 3d print Crysta

Learn more about the Fern Gully series of 3d models on the project page click:

Batty Koda – Fern Gully

Batty Koda – Fern Gully

If you’ve ever searched for a “Batty Koda 3D model” or just reminisced about the iconic “Fern Gully characters”, you know that this one bat stands out from the rest. Batty Koda, with his unforgettable antics and heart, brings back so many memories for many of us, especially given that he was voiced by the legendary Robin Williams (my favourite actor ever!)

When I started introducing the 3D model of our quirky bat friend around the 3d printing communities I was met with a plethora of positive responses. So many of you mentioned how much you or your loved ones cherished Fern Gully. Many suggested any Robin Williams-voiced characters were just always the absolute best. And honestly, who could argue? It seems there is a deep underground fan base for this classic 90’s movie and myself among them I couldn’t be happier to find you here!

If you are unfamiliar, let me introduce you: Batty Koda is a kooky bat from the movie Fern Gully (a movie set in the Australia just like me !) his brains are scrambled from all the animal testing he had endured and he was voiced by one of my fav actors Robin Williams! So you can already imagine his character right? Hilarious, spontaneous, a little crazy.. but also caring, kind and loyal, always ready and hoping to put a smile on your face regardless of the situation. he was a great personification of Robin himself.

While creating the model, my goal was to encapsulate not just Batty’s look, but his essence, the spark that Robin gave him. A tribute to the bat whose brains might’ve been a tad scrambled but whose heart was always in the right place. I’ve loved hearing your feedback. It’s been a heart-warming trip down memory lane, sharing stories, laughs, and the pure joy that comes from reminiscing about the good old days.

If you’ve printed Batty, I’d LOVE to see how he turned out. And if you have any Robin Williams favourites or Fern Gully memories, do share. Let’s keep this delightful nostalgia trip going!

Click the image below to download and 3d print Batty

3d printed batty koda from Fern Gully, voiced by Robin Williams. Printed in Siraya Tech navy grey resin.

Learn more about the Fern Gully series of 3d models on the project page click:

Sleeping Pokémon Challenge!

Sleeping Pokémon Challenge!

Greetings, fellow Pokémon and 3D printing enthusiasts! Remember the rush of finding that rare Pokémon card or catching an elusive Pokémon in the wild? Well, I’ve embarked on a new journey, and I’d love for you to join me.

Recently, I crafted a Sleeping Sandshrew model. A sleepy, adorable rendition of a classic Pokémon – a stark contrast to its usual alert demeanour. Though Sandshrew wasn’t my first pick in the games, the sculpted design of this curled up, snoozing critter has surely won a special place in my heart. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s available on Thangs.

Click an image below to go to download SLEEPING SANDSHREW

Here’s the fun part!

– What if, as a community, we embarked on a collective quest? I’m throwing down the gauntlet to fellow 3D artists: design your favourite Pokémon, but in sleep mode. Imagine an entire Pokedex of slumbering Pokémon models, ready for 3D printing! AND If we each link back to at least 2 other artist’s models it should leave a nice trail of discovery and show support for each other.

The beauty of this challenge? As 3D printing enthusiasts search for these sleepy Pokémon models, they’ll stumble upon a diverse array of talented artists within our community. It’s a win-win: a delightful treasure hunt for the printer and a great way to spotlight artists’ unique styles and contributions.

My buddy Ryan from Inspyr3D has already crafted the original trio starters catching some Zs in a pile. It’s a fantastic start! #imINSPYR3D
Click an image below to download Sleeping Starter Pokemon.

So, Who’s up for the challenge?

Let’s reinvent the world of Pokémon in 3D form, one sleeping creature at a time! Share your designs, link to fellow artists, and let’s make this the most epic 3D printing Pokémon quest ever.

Want to see more? Check out the project page which I will be keeping updated as more sleeping pokemon join the pile!

#3DPrinting #SleepingPokemonChallenge #PokemonNostalgia #CollabChallenge

The Journey Behind The Otter Family

The Journey Behind The Otter Family

Life is often full of unexpected twists and turns, even in areas where we least expect it, such as a seemingly simple 3D printing project. In my latest creation, “The Otter Family,” I found myself grappling with such unforeseen challenges that ultimately culminated in a uniquely enriching journey.

This 3D printing project began as an innocent endeavour—a cute otter inspired by Finding Dory as a heart-warming surprise for my husband who adores these playful animals. It seemed straightforward enough, but as I embarked on the design process, I was met with an unforeseen torrent of frustration.

As the project progressed, each shape seemed off, every alteration fell short, and even after five iterations, I couldn’t shake off the feeling of dissatisfaction. My morale dwindled, my confidence wavered, and despite others praising the work-in-progress model, I found myself overwhelmed by the glaring flaws I perceived. We all have days like this right?

In need of a reprieve, I took a break from the project and devoted a full day to my family. Unplugged and offline, we spent a refreshing day filled with bike rides, tree climbing, a quest for banana bread (there was none to be found anywhere! Apparently we are in the middle of the great banana bread shortage of 2023!), we explored the local shopping centre, tried the massage chairs, got haircuts and more. This brief pause served as the rejuvenating breath of fresh air I didn’t realize I needed.

Re-energized, I returned to my project with fresh eyes and a new perspective. This time, instead of a lonely otter, I saw an opportunity for a family. My family, loving and supportive, mirrored in these cute, squishy otters. In the face of frustration and stress, a beautiful transformation took place, and “The Otter Family” was born. Each otter in this model symbolizes resilience, transformation, growth, and most importantly, the boundless love within a family.

Today, I am excited to share this journey and creation, born from challenge and love, with you all. This supportless model is available for download via thangs.

Read more: Click the image below to go to the project page