3D Printing Props and Costumes
Punished Props is learning modeling for 3D Printing. Follow along with our videos and create your own models–it just takes practice! We take the printed pieces even further by cleaning them up and even molding and casting copies.
Our current 3D printer is the Dremel Idea Builder. It’s a “plug and play” reliable workhorse that uses PLA filament. The Idea Builder’s built-in printing software is limited, so we invested in is Simplify3D, which has improved our print quality greatly.
We encourage everyone to try modeling their own prints. Once you learn how to model, you can print anything you want! Here’s a list of modeling programs below. If you’ve never modeled before, we recommend learning 123D Design, which keeps things simple, but is also limited. We’re currently learning 123D Design’s big brother; Fusion 360, which is awesome!
3D Modeling Programs
As the Boolean Gemini scout rifle prop nears completion, Bill goes over why he prefers to sand all of the parts manually instead of using acetone vapor smoothing to remove the print lines.
The model for the Boolean Gemini is completed and Bill is furiously printing the remaining parts. Follow along as he adds the stock to this Destiny rifle.
Finally Bill starts putting together all of the parts for his 3D printed Destiny scout rifle; the Boolean Gemini.
Learn some basic 3D modeling techniques in Fusion 360 for prop and costume making and 3d printing. Bill shows you a couple of basic operations to make parts for the Boolean Gemini scout rifle from Destiny.
Bill made a ton of progress on the Boolean Gemini gun prop from Destiny! Three more parts were modeled and printed. Check out how he fixed a couple mistakes on the prints and learn how to fill in some unwanted texture using super glue.
Bill, Britt, Barnacules, and Xaqaria team up to build Reinhardt’s epic helmet from Overwatch. The piece was 3D modeled, printed on Ultimaker printers, and finished by this team of supreme badasses!
Learn a couple of simple techniques for gluing together your 3D printed prop parts. Then blend the seams so that you’ll never know there was any kind of gap. Also, magnets!
Not satisfied with the stock tires on his radio controlled car, Bill sets about modeling and printing his own custom tires using the Form 2 printer and a flexible material.
To prove that the gun is scaled properly, Bill decided to model and print the handle next and see how it fits in his hand. Check out some 3D modeling skills in Fusion 360.
Bill and Bindi talk about several types of 3D printing techniques, printers, and materials for use in creating some of her amazing Overwatch costumes.
We had a chance to borrow the Form 2 3D printer to play with and see what sort of things we can make for our prop and costume making projects!
Bill gets started on this new 3D printed build, the Boolean Gemini scout rifle from Destiny. All of the parts for the prop will be 3D printed and this small scope piece serves as a proof of concept and standard bearer for the rest of the project.