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In this instructable, i will present you exactly how to do two different versions that the feather duster native Beauty and the Beast that have the right to be supplied for cleaning.

You could be wondering why ns am not making use of her surname in the title. The problem is that she wasn"t offered a name in the initial Disney movie. She is dubbed Marie (in the comics), Babette (in the musical and also House the Mouse), Plumette (in the 2017 live-action remake), and Fifi (in the midquel movie Beauty and the Beast: Belle"s miracle World). Even though the prequel is nowhere near as great as the original movie, we space going to speak to her Fifi in this instructable. Mainly since (in contrast to the various other adaptions) she look at the very same as in the original movie.

After the town hall Beauty and also the Beast because that the about hundredth time ns felt really inspired and also wanted to lug her to life. Ns absolutely carry out not prefer cleaning and never believed that a cleaning utensil could bring me so lot joy, but I for sure love it and also hope girlfriend do, too.

So let"s acquire started.


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Filament Swiffer (I used this one) or a smaller ostrich feather duster (like this* one) Optional (for smoothing): Filler inside wall (e.g. This* one) and wet sandpaper (e.g. This* one) primer (I supplied this* one) repaint (white, black, gold, or brass (i offered this* one), red (for the lips), grey, and also brown) glue 2 mm subject (at least 16 centimeter long) end up (+ optional an anti-shine spray paint. Ns am making use of this* one) Masking tape, once you are going v the feather one


3D printer Paintbrushes and optional one airbrush energy knife saw (If you are going to use ostrich feather duster)

* Affiliate link. Ns earn native qualifying purchases. Many thanks a lot for the support!

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Step 1: The Design


I went into Inkscape (it is a totally free program, you can discover it here), included a photo from the movie and one indigenous the head, and also drew the outlines. I likewise scaled the pieces to a size that would certainly fit the feathers and also the Swiffer.

There are various programs you can use to rotate the sketch right into a 3D model. I typically use Fusion360. Simply enter the "Design" workspace, pick "INSERT", "Insert SVG", "Insert from my computer", choose the right document and then pick a plane. Sadly, usually, the component isn"t scaled right.

The Autodesk assist says: "SVG systems are display screen units, i.e. Pixels. A 1:1 mapping of an SVG record into fusion 360 will certainly not be accomplished unless the SVG translator support mapping logical devices (in, mm, cm, etc.) to screen units (pixel dimensions, which differ on the offered OS and its version). Also with the units being set in the third-party software, the worths will it is in converted right into points by saving. The size of a allude is device-dependent and application-dependent."

Luckily this can easily be fixed. Just measure the imported part by choosing "INSPECT" and clicking on the top and bottom lines. Together you have the right to see in the 2nd picture, in my situation it is 32.444 mm. Due to the fact that it is claimed to be around 123 mm, I have to use a scaling factor of around 3.79 (123 mm / 32.444 mm).

Simply click on "FINISH SKETCH" (you deserve to delete it later) and also reimport the SVG paper ("INSERT", "Insert SVG"). Then usage the scaling element in "Scale aircraft XY" (it might be called differently depending upon the airplane you have selected), like I am showing in the second picture. Prior to finishing the sketch, girlfriend will have to include a line in the middle over the sketch and also one the goes with the middle of the sketch.

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Step 3: Finishing the Handle


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Step 10: painting the Handle

If you look at the illustrations of Fifi, you can see the there isn"t any space for the quills of the feathers, which is essential in genuine life. I chose to paint the bottom the the take care of black come hide the it essential to be way longer than in the movie.

Once i was done airbrushing it and placed the onto the feathers, ns realized that black was too dark and didn"t watch good. So, I had actually to usage masking tape again and went v a dark brown, together you deserve to see in the 3rd picture. Ns am happy ns repainted it since it looked a lot of better.

Don"t forget to repaint the gold rings.

You don"t have to paint the bottom of the Swiffer handle, yet the rings at the top and also the bottom must be painted golden.

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Step 11: applying the Finish

The mob lid is smoothed the same way as the various other parts. Friend don"t need to worry about its inside because it can"t be seen later (As you have the right to see, mine is still an extremely rough).

Once the is smoothed, just spray repaint it white and also paint the inside of the brim grey, as shown in the an initial picture.

In the second picture, you have the right to (once again) watch the difference in between a end up without (left) and also with (right) one anti-shine layer.

Once the finish is done, cut the 2 mm thread come a size of around 16 cm. Ar it with the holes and also tie a knot on the inside. Make certain that it can"t come loose, due to the fact that you won"t have the ability to fix it later. I provided a square knot.

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Step 13: Glueing

Now all that is left to execute is come glue whatever together.

Start through gluing the mob lid to the head, however be careful because there is a direction and if girlfriend don"t gain it right, it won"t be sit on the head properly.

Next, we space going to adhesive the take care of to the head. Together you have the right to see in the 3rd picture, the top and also the underside the the Swiffer watch different. So, friend will have to decide, i beg your pardon one friend would choose to show. I made decision to usage the underside together the front. Make sure you save your decision in mind while gluing the piece together.

As you deserve to see, I used a lot of glue to glue the feather to the handle. Make certain that there is enough contact in between the glue and also the 3D-printed part.