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Longhorn Cowfish (Lactoria cornuta)


Realistic 3D-printable Longhorn Cowfish model. Exclusively available through Bring it to life with a 3D printer and some paint.

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Longhorn Cowfish (Lactoria cornuta)

3D print your own Longhorn Cowfish and bring the ocean to your home! This downloadable file includes everything you need to create this vibrant and unique fish with your own 3D printer.

The Longhorn Cowfish (Lactoria cornuta) is a species of boxfish found in the western Pacific Ocean. It is known for its distinctive, horn-like protuberances on either side of its head, which give it its common name. The Longhorn Cowfish is a small fish, typically growing to be about 10-12cm long. It is known for its hard, armored body, which helps to protect it from predators.

We designed our Longhorn Cowfish model with precision and attention to detail, ensuring that your finished print will be as lifelike as possible. However, the model does require some painting in order to achieve its full, colorful appearance. This makes it a great opportunity to practice your painting skills or try out new techniques.

Use your Longhorn Cowfish model as a standalone figurine, educational tool, or incorporate it into a larger diorama or creative project. Add a touch of the ocean to your collection today with our Longhorn Cowfish model.

The 3D printable, digital files are in STL format. They’re scaled to life-size and ready for you to print and paint them. We include two different printable versions of the model so you can choose how to print it. One version is a unified solid version of the whole model, the other is split into parts including the body, and individual fins.

This Longhorn Cowfish is about 10cm long, which is within the average size range for an adult.

Our tested print settings: Resin

We have not yet test printed this model but if we were to print it, we’d print it in resin using the following settings:
  • Layer height: 0.05mm
  • Hollowed: True
    • Wall thickness: 2mm
    • Infill: 10%
    • Two 3mm drainage holes on the underside of the model that would eventually be filled and sanded.

We’d print it in clear resin and be careful to retain some of that transparency when painting the fins.

Feel free to use these settings as a guide or use your own preferred settings. They’re just the settings that we’d use when printing.

Due to the nature of resin printing, you will have to determine your own exposure settings because they are different for every brand of resin and printer.

Additional information

Sculpt artist

Lincoln Savi