One of my favourite sources of intricate 3D models is a company called Artec. They make high-end 3D scanners and show them off by uploading models to their web gallery, and to Thingiverse.
This past weekend, Thingiverse user Zomboe uploaded a more-easily-printed version of Artec's Birth of Pegasus scan, and I decided to 3D print it.
It took about six hours to print the three sections on my MakerBot Cupcake, and required a bit of cleanup work to finish it. These are the main two pieces:
When put together, the edges on one side were not quite flush. So I used some extruded filament to fill the gap and then seal it with a solvent:
Finally, after some touch-ups with an exacto knife and more solvent, the piece is finished:
The original sculpture is by Alexander Bourganov and sits in the Moscow State Museum Bourganov House.