Who needs a creepy, baby tree creature sidekick on their desktop? Oh yeah! I see those hands going up. I do too, but not just any creepy, baby tree creature. I needs me a BABY GROOT up in har!
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is hittin’ theaters May 5th, so that gives you plenty of time to download this super sweet, super detailed model of Rocket the Raccoon’s muscle… or eventual muscle, BABY GROOT. Oh, and you KNEW there was gonna be a baby Groot in the sequel when you saw that adorable little potted stick with hands dancin’ at the end of the first one. GROOT. The best.
This version was designed and modeled by Byambaa Erdene in ZBrush and first printed using a Makerbot Replicator with a 20% infill. There’s a lot of great detail in this model and he’s provided a high-res version with “several million polygons” to bring it all out in your print. This is the first version of the model which has received a lot of praise online so far. Enough that Byambaa plans to bring out additional models, including new heads, a new body and more.
Byambaa has made the high-res version available as a free download here on Inov3D, but you can also grab it (or here on Thingiverse.) He’s also provided the low res version for download on Thingiverse as well.
The painting? I’m sure you can take that on just fine, but if you would like a reference, The Model Maker (maker of the lead image above) has a great write-up on the printing and painting of the model, down to the print specs, primer and paint numbers.
The Inov 3D Facebook Group also has LOADS of examples of people who have already printed this model. Here are some images from the group:
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