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Sword of Feast and Famine (3D print)

I posted all the parts and directions you need for your own 3D print here: www.thingiverse.com/thing:1779…

Design:
- Based off of Steve Belledin’s update on Sword of Feast and Famine from MtG KLD’s Masterpiece series.
- This is a 9-piece print made using the max dimensions on a Makerbot Replicator5…the whole thing measures 1.03 meters in length (see image for scale)

Making it:
- Print the parts with the sword sticking straight up (see image from Makerbot software for reference).  It’ll make the surface of your sword nice and clean!
- There’s holes alone the axis to attach parts using wooden dowels (the Ikea furniture method).  You can find those here www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000… or at your local hardware store.  They add axial strength, and when you use them with wood glue they will expand and fit nicely.
- I printed mine in ABS at 15% infill (was ~$10 worth of filament plastic).  There was some warping, but since it’s along the edges it wasn’t too bad. If you cluster your pieces densely as in the picture there will not be a lot of perimeter on the raft to lift and warp :)
- Glue and/or putty the joints smooth and secure, add some rattan straw, floral wire, and ivy (www.amazon.com/Bird-Fiy-Artifi…)

Enjoy!

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Sword of Feast and Famine (3D print)

I posted all the parts and directions you need for your own 3D print here: www.thingiverse.com/thing:1779…

Design:
- Based off of Steve Belledin’s update on Sword of Feast and Famine from MtG KLD’s Masterpiece series.
- This is a 9-piece print made using the max dimensions on a Makerbot Replicator5…the whole thing measures 1.03 meters in length (see image for scale)

Making it:
- Print the parts with the sword sticking straight up (see image from Makerbot software for reference).  It’ll make the surface of your sword nice and clean!
- There’s holes alone the axis to attach parts using wooden dowels (the Ikea furniture method).  You can find those here www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000… or at your local hardware store.  They add axial strength, and when you use them with wood glue they will expand and fit nicely.
- I printed mine in ABS at 15% infill (was ~$10 worth of filament plastic).  There was some warping, but since it’s along the edges it wasn’t too bad. If you cluster your pieces densely as in the picture there will not be a lot of perimeter on the raft to lift and warp :)
- Glue and/or putty the joints smooth and secure, add some rattan straw, floral wire, and ivy (www.amazon.com/Bird-Fiy-Artifi…)

Enjoy!

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Chandra Gauntlet
Chandra Gauntlet:
I posted all the parts and directions you need for your own 3D print here:
www.thingiverse.com/thing:2029…

Design:
-Based off the Chandra Funko figures and Chandra's style sheet.
- This is a 33.5cm (13 inch) two-part gauntlet made from six pieces (plus the push-light)
- Important: the front part is sized to fit a medium sized male hand.


Making it:
- Print the parts (mine took ~24 hours total for all pieces going at 0.15mm layers)
- There’s holes alone the axis to attach parts using small metal dowels (Amazon: tinyurl.com/hhgnwbj).  Or if you're bolder you can just epoxy/hot glue/superglue 'em together too (though that's less stable if you were to drop it).
- I printed mine in ABS at 18% infill.  The walls are ~4mm thick so it makes a nice, hearty armor shell!
- Glue and/or putty the joints smooth and secure. Join the two parts of the pipes into the bottom, then join both together with the center piece.  This was probably the trickiest assembly bit, but turned out fine with some hot glue and patience.
- I left some mounting holes in the design to screw in some straps. I used polypropylene webbing (1 inch), velcro, and D-rings.
- Finally my favorite part, just stick on the push light (Amazon: tinyurl.com/jpgvof5) onto the front part.  You can even change the batteries!  Wooo!

Enjoy!
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Aether Riveter
Watch it move! www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5MMIW…

Design:
- Based off "Aether riveter" concept art by Cynthia Sheppard. Though in reality riveters most often use pneumatic pressure to shoot pieces of metal, this is a rotary tool used primarily as a drill.  Shine bright, bolts tight--and keep those pesky gremlins outta your aether!
- This is a handheld version that can be clipped to the belt of a Renegade inventor. Additionally, it's modified for greater durability, hand size, and ability to hold (and change) batteries and lights.  Since it's a handheld version, there's also a mounting area in the back for an aether storage canister.

Making it:
- Thingiverse link to 3D parts: www.thingiverse.com/thing:1778…
- Print the parts with support, flat sides down.  I used ABS filament at 15% infill. (Warning: remove support material carefully on the filigree surrounding the tube since filigree is delicate!)
- Use your choice of smoothing method (auto body filler-primer, sandpaper, XTC mixture etc.) to smooth out the surface
- Paint
- Blue polycarbonate tube (www.tapplastics.com/product/pl…)
- Screw parts together using 4-40 screws and securing nuts.

Optional section for lights and motion:
6V DC motor (www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C…)
6V battery holder (www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00G…)
SPDT switch (www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007…), LED string (www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00M…)
- Screw the switch into the slot on the front handle, place batteries into the hollow part of the front handle, secure motor to motor mount, glue front spinner into the red motor tip, solder wires to motor.
- Wrap string of lights in bubble wrap or the light diffusing material of your choice and insert into the lighting tube.  Make sure the battery pack's switch is exposed so you can turn it on and off.

Enjoy!

Design:
- Based off of Steve Belledin's update on Sword of Feast and Famine from MtG KLD’s Masterpiece series.
- This is a 9-piece print made using the max dimensions on a Flashforge Creator Pro...the whole thing measures 1.03 meters in length (see image for scale)

Making it:
- Print the parts with the sword sticking straight up (see image from Makerbot software for reference).  It'll make the surface of your sword nice and clean!
- There's holes alone the axis to attach parts using wooden dowels (the Ikea furniture method).  You can find those here www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000… or at your local hardware store.  They add axial strength, and when you use them with wood glue they will expand and fit nicely.
- I printed mine in ABS at 15%.  There was some warping, but since it's along the edges it wasn't too bad. If you cluster your pieces densely as in the picture there will not be a lot of perimeter on the raft to lift and warp :)
- Glue and/or putty the joints smooth and secure, add some rattan straw, floral wire, and ivy (www.amazon.com/Bird-Fiy-Artifi…)

Enjoy!
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:iconaluminn:
Aluminn Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Student
Woooooow, your works are GREAT ! You're really so skilled °-°
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darquiel Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Happy B-Day!
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YojimboJones Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No images of your Ral Zarek costume??
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slymonet Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Professional Filmographer
i like your special fx on your costumes. the lights are nice but the machinics are great.
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SikarosLP Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016
Happy Birthday:happybounce: :happybounce: 
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ajb-2k3 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015
Love the cyberpunk costume 
What happened to the technical information and WIP's?
I would have loved to have seen a build log.

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Lab604 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015   Artisan Crafter
I want Prints!!!!
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Spazztik Featured By Owner May 4, 2015
The fact that your costumes light up add another level of badassery to them
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Uratz-Studios Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for Watching! We should Team up. I got both Traditional Sculpting skills and 3D printing on my side. Together we can destroy them all
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gentleEvan Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
Your drawings are awesome and your costumes are amazing. I'm sure you hear this a lot but you are very beautiful and you have lovely eyes.
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