I Made A Sparkly Gargoyle

I downloaded this model from Thingiverse, and instructed my Makerbot to create it while I slept.

Sparkly Gargoyle Closeup Sparkly Gargoyle

It’s beautiful and sparkly, it looks great on the shelf next to my Maltese Falcon, and so far, it hasn’t even come to life and tried to murder our faces!

For the 3D nerds: I sliced it using Makerware, set infill to 5%, used 2 shells, and .1mm layers. It took 6h43m to build. The filament is the sparkly black stuff from Maker.

EDIT: A few of you have pointed out that this is not actually a Gargoyle, but is actually a Grotesque*. I had no idea there was a difference, or that a Grotesque was even a thing. TIL!

 *Grotesques are often confused with gargoyles, but the distinction is that gargoyles are figures that contain a water spout through the mouth, while grotesques do not.

26 thoughts on “I Made A Sparkly Gargoyle”

  1. *medieval nerd hat on*

    Gargoyles were placed on churches to ward against evil. They only come to life if a demon is threatening their home.

  2. I can’t help thinking that it would be really cool to have life size models of the heads of people I’m felting hats for. Talk about custom fit! (And then there’s the added benefit of being able to tell them what I think without them knowing what I think.)

    Sorry, I can’t help it. I’m a hat wonk.

  3. Bigger nerd hat on…

    Technically that’s a grotesque, not a gargoyle. A gargoyle would have a water spout in its mouth.

    Anyway, just rememebr the magic words if it does come to life, “Jenkins. Chap with the wings there. Five rounds rapid.”

  4. You realize now you have to make a little Wil Wheaton, right? I mean you sell a stuffed Wil . It’s really only a matter of time before there is a Wil action figure series.

    Or wait… that probably gets old after you have them mass produced for you in your youth.

    And have an iconic sitcom character fight over it.

    Hmmm…. maybe you need to make one… it might create a singularity.

  5. Dude, a gargoyle will never eat your face. He’s a protector – he will prevent evil forces from entering your house to eat your face. This is one of the best things you could have made for your family’s sake! 😉

  6. “One thousand years ago, superstition and the sword ruled. It was a time of darkness. It was a world of fear. It was an age of…grotesques?” Nah, just doesn’t do it for me. 😉

  7. That sounds like a great idea actually. I’ve never had a custom fit hat, but I often can’t find hats my size in regular stores. Well, except baseball hats.

  8. That is both awesome and finally explains the title of that X-Files episode Grotesque about the serial killer and the gargoyle (I mean grotesque) statutes

  9. I see someone else in the comments asked when you’re going to create your own game and print the miniatures for it. I think that totally needs to happen. Just saying.
    Also I had no idea about this grotesque vs gargoyle business and I’m a little miffed I didn’t learn about it in one of my four art history classes (art major, hence the overkill) and now my overpriced piece of paper feels even more overpriced. Which is saying something because the word overpriced really doesn’t even cover what I have to say about that stupid thing.

  10. Glad people pointed out that Gargoyles are not evil. They ward against evil. On the flip side if you try and trick a gargoyle into doing your bidding they will turn on you and rip you to pieces. They only respond to pure intentions like being concerned about the well being of your family.

    1. If that thing is hollow, you could drill a hole in its mouth and somehow put pressurize water in at the bottom and it will be a gargoyle. Even if it isn’t currently spouting water, the capability of it spouting water probably still makes it a gargoyle. Unless gargoyles are like weeping angels and quantum lock into grotesques when they aren’t actually spouting water.

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