While we’ve seen 3D prints of characters from Howl’s Moving Castle and other Studio Ghibli films before, we’ve never seen the castle itself as a print until now.
User “Mag-Net” is to thank for this impressive design which, we’ve been told, took only three weeks to model in ZBrush. Mag-Net isn’t sure exactly how many hours went into it, but they did watch through two seasons of Andromeda in the background.
The printing was done in PLA on a Prusa i3 Mk2, taking around 54 hours. From here the pieces were sanded and glued together with gaps filled in with a mixture of baby powder and super glue.
Three coats of spray-on primer were added before the colours were done with simple acrylics. The finished model, which you can see in the gallery below, stands 194 millimetres tall, so it’s quite the hefty display piece.
To make your own start with the files available on both MyMiniFactory and Thingiverse. While you’re there make sure you check out the rest of Mag-Net’s uploaded designs, as there’s a lot of impressive stuff available.