3D Printing Props and Costumes
We use 3D printing for all kinds of projects here at Punished Props Academy. Whether we’re printing an entire prop for clean up, molding, and casting, printing small parts for a larger project, or even printing the casing for a mold, we’ve found a multitude of uses for this technique that we’re eager to share with you!
We encourage everyone to try modeling their own prints. Once you learn how to model, you can print any prop or cosplay piece you want! If you’ve never modeled for 3D printing before, we recommend learning Fusion 360. The program is free for students and hobbyists. Follow along with the tutorials on the Fusion 360 website to learn the basics. The program looks intimidating, but you only need a few of the tools to create simple items. To get a 3D model ready for printing, a slicing program is needed. Cura is the free slicer that works with the Ultimaker. For finer control, we invested in is Simplify3D.
3D printing, molding, and casting the Bladerunner Blaster.
3D Printing Han Solo’s Lucky Dice
More 3D Printing Videos:
The 3D Printing Nerd has invaded the Punished Props shop! Bill and Joel answer questions about… 3D Printing! Cheap printers, ABS versus PLA, nozzles, favorite printers, finishing printed parts, beginner projects for kids, and more!
Bill converted an automatic airsoft pistol into the Dead Man Walking sidearm from Destiny 2! This video covers finishing and assembling the 3D printed parts.
3D Printing with ABS filament can be challenging. An enclosure can help keep the temperature inside the printer nice and even. In this video, Bill shows you how he built an enclosure for his Ultimaker.
The time has come to start assembling the Star Wars Tank Trooper helmet that Bill printed on the Anet A8, low budget 3D printer!
Bill learned a valuable lesson about leaving your 3D printed props in a hot car. Unfortunately the Boolean Gemini Scout Rifle was forfeit.
It’s time to kick off the cheap 3D printer prop helmet project. Follow along as Bill shows how he printed all of the parts for his Star Wars Tank Trooper helmet on the Anet A8.
Now that we’ve made our Anet A8 3D printer safer, it’s time to add some upgrades that will make improve the print quality.
Cheap, DIY 3D printers can pose a significant fire and safety hazard if not used with extreme caution. Bill shows off the safety upgrades he’s made to this machine so that he can print his helmet with confidence.
Flexible props can make amazing stunt and convention ready weapons! Follow Bill as he 3D models and prints Genji’s shrunken on the Lulzbot Taz Mini with the Flexystruder.
Bill and Britt start their low budget 3D printer adventure by putting together the $165 Anet A8 kit.
While at Matterhackers, Bill teamed up with Alec to show how the Destiny Boolean Gemini scout rifle prop is assembled from plethora of 3D printed parts.
Bill and Ali Williams teamed up to bring the Nuka Cola Thirst Zapper prop to live! Together at the Matterhackers shop, the duo assembled and painted the prop gun.