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fuchsr
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Recommendations for donut colored filament?

Any ideas for a color that might pass as a donut? Material type doesn't matter.  I have a sample of Paramount ivory PLA come in next week that looked sorta similar. But not really. I just bought a donut at Dunkin' just to have a reference but I have a hard time describing its color. Somewhere between cream, pink, and brown. 

Posted : 21/04/2022 2:26 pm
Diem
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Wat are you setting up?

I would use paint to get the colour and, whilst still wet, sprinkle with silver sand to represent sugar dusting...

Cheerio,

Posted : 21/04/2022 2:41 pm
fuchsr
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RE: Recommendations for donut colored filament?

Boardgame props. Sure, painting is plan B but I'm not too keen on painting hundreds of 20mm donuts. My thinking was a donut colored base and then a filament swap to a different color for icing, toppings, etc. 

I certainly like the sprinkle idea! Could give them a quick spray with Polyurethane and sprinkle colored sand on it, as you suggested. 

Posted : 21/04/2022 3:01 pm
Swiss_Cheese
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@fuchsr

 

What flavor?

 

For best color selection, once again I have to direct you to paramount3d, they have what they call skin colors in PLA and ABS as well as a couple in PETG they are the closest I'm aware of. If you were to lean towards the PLA and then print it a bit on the cool side you could achieve a matte finish, then top off with another color for icing and a bit more heat for some shine, as I think about it I would probably do them in to pieces, donut then icing so it could look like it was running down the side.

Overture has a 2 or 3 colors that might be decent for this also, and they have them in matte.

 

Good Luck

 

Swiss_Cheese

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Posted : 21/04/2022 6:40 pm
fuchsr
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RE: Recommendations for donut colored filament?

I like your ideas! Will post a picture of my results hopefully next week when the Paramount filament has arrived. 

Posted : 21/04/2022 7:11 pm
Swiss_Cheese
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RE: Recommendations for donut colored filament?

Can't wait to see.

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Posted : 21/04/2022 7:36 pm
Chris Laudermilk
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RE: Recommendations for donut colored filament?

My immediate thought was also "what flavor?" 😜 

For a basic cake donut probably Jessie PLA in tan would work. I went through most of a spool on a Baby Groot planter for my wife and a really nice Root organizer.

I think the multi-part print is a good idea. You could make them interchangeable, too. But how to do the all-important sprinkles? 🤔 I guess those would have to be painted.

Mini+ (kit) - Revo Micro

Posted : 22/04/2022 1:37 pm
fuchsr
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Okay, I'm going to share some intimate details... Maple-frosted it is! But I wouldn't say no to Boston Cream. And a bonus tip: if you ever make it to the NC Outer Banks, do yourself a favor and stop at Duck Donuts. 

I did a test print of a two part donut yesterday. I feel I need supports for frosting part but at this scale (18mm diameter) it didn't come out great. May actually incentivize me to try to get that friggin Palette finally to work...

I may also give it a try with a 0.25 mm nozzle.

Posted : 22/04/2022 2:13 pm
Swiss_Cheese
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RE: Recommendations for donut colored filament?

@fuchsr

 

If you made it out of ABS it would be very easy, the main donut would just print as is. the icing would be printed top up but on top of supports, that would hide any support related blemishes, and Sprinkles? no problem just use a file and make them from filament, any or many colors. then a quick acetone bath and wa la.

 

If you make them from PLA same process but maybe use a 3d pen to do something like this.

 

Just spitballing here.

 

Good Luck

 

Swiss__Cheese

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Posted : 22/04/2022 7:25 pm
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