Santa's Fortress of Solitude

by Kai on
Santa's Fortress of Solitude  - 3D design by Kai

As cold and darkness spreads across the land a hero rises to dispense joy to all! This omnipotent figure with a luxuriant beard and funky red suit completes a super human miracle but once a year. Where does he go after Christmas? What does he do? He retires to his fortress of solitude in the frigid wastes to prepare for the next year of course!

So any way I took inspiration from the Vectary snow globe idea and went with it. I tried to imagine Santa as a super hero and designed him a Superman style grotto in the tundra. I imagined him using his festive magic to summon an ice fortress from the ground like a giant ice crystal.

I printed it on the high quality setting and I used a flash forge finder. It had an infill of 10% and I used white PLA with no supports. Once printed I painted the trees using green acrylic. I then masked off everything but the grotto and gave it a light spray with silver spray paint.

I then used epoxy resin to glue it into the lid of an olive jar. I then poured some water into the jar, plus a table spoon of glycerine and a tea spoon of silver glitter. I screwed it together and bam a DIY snow globe.

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Competition Christmas Snowglobe
Snow Globe
Santa's grotto
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