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Offline Kaldr

3D Printed DS and Arm Cannon
« on: June 15, 2016, 07:03:22 PM »
Apologies if you have already seen this on r/berserk, but I thought I would share in slightly more detail my build of Guts' dragonslayer and arm cannon.







The blade took about 8 days of non-stop printing.

Used bondo for the raw iron texture.





Figured out how to attach the chain link without cutting it open.





Mock up to see how everything looks together. I thought the pommel was a little small so I resized it and got it ready for molding.







Shot of the hilt detail.



The cannon is coming together slowly but surely. I'm self taught when it comes to modeling in Maya, so organic geometry is very difficult for me. Some areas (like the thumb joint) will be sculpted by hand with apoxie sculpt.

As much as I would love to use this for cosplay, it's meant to be just a display piece, as there is no way to wear it while keeping it 1:1 scale without actually lopping off your forearm.






Thanks for taking a look at my work!

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Re: 3D Printed DS and Arm Cannon
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2016, 07:13:31 PM »
Looks great so far, impressive work!

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Re: 3D Printed DS and Arm Cannon
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2016, 08:57:07 PM »
Jesus! Thats a very nice piece! Good work! I'll be checking that thread for the final results.

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Re: 3D Printed DS and Arm Cannon
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2016, 10:10:51 PM »
Holy shit this is some awesome work! :ubik: I didn't realize you printed the DS. Can't wait to see more from the arm!

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Re: 3D Printed DS and Arm Cannon
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2016, 02:29:10 AM »
Man oh man that is really awesome, can't wait to see some more pictures of this project.

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Re: 3D Printed DS and Arm Cannon
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2016, 11:23:51 AM »
I think this is one of the best DS replica I've ever seen, or at least it has started extremely well !

Now I want one... lol

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Re: 3D Printed DS and Arm Cannon
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2016, 12:54:42 PM »
 :ubik: Looks fantastic mate! Keep up the good work.

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Re: 3D Printed DS and Arm Cannon
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2016, 08:14:54 PM »
Thank you all for the kinds words! I have a friend coming to visit me this week where she'll help me mold the blade. I've got a few nibbles from people on reddit who would like a casting, and if that's the case here, I would be honored to do a run for all of you. Price would depend on the number of people interested. Right now its looking around 450 USD.

I will post progress of the mold next weekend (and hopefully have a finished dragonslayer by then).
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Re: 3D Printed DS and Arm Cannon
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2016, 01:45:49 AM »
Thank you all for the kinds words! I have a friend coming to visit me this week where she'll help me mold the blade. I've got a few nibbles from people on reddit who would like a casting, and if that's the case here, I would be honored to do a run for all of you. Price would depend on the number of people interested. Right now its looking around 450 USD.

I will post progress of the mold next weekend (and hopefully have a finished dragonslayer by then).

Hmm I am quite intrigued at buying one, no idea if it's a certainty though. But yeah so far it looks great, can't wait to see the finished product  :guts:

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Re: 3D Printed DS and Arm Cannon
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2016, 12:41:25 AM »
It looks amazing!!!

Please keep the pictures coming  :guts:

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Re: 3D Printed DS and Arm Cannon
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2016, 10:54:37 PM »
Finished the clay flange around the perimeter and need to print out a few more registration keys (the yellow things) for the mother mold. Then I have to layer half an inch of clay over the entire sword. This will be the thickness of the silicone that will be poured after I have completed the mother mold.

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Re: 3D Printed DS and Arm Cannon
« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2016, 12:31:00 PM »
Holy hell! that's beautiful! good job!
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Re: 3D Printed DS and Arm Cannon
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2016, 05:58:54 PM »
Update:

Finished claying up the top of the sword for this half.

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Re: 3D Printed DS and Arm Cannon
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2016, 04:02:42 PM »
Mold Progress:

Mother mold on the left.
Detail coat of rebound.





Mold star in blue, first half done.



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Re: 3D Printed DS and Arm Cannon
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2016, 06:42:10 PM »
Truly amazing  :guts:  its coming a long awesomely  :ubik:

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Re: 3D Printed DS and Arm Cannon
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2016, 06:58:07 PM »
Truly amazing  :guts:  its coming a long awesomely  :ubik:

Thanks Mogen!

I ended up running out of silicone for the second half, and will need to buy more tomorrow, but I should be able to make my first casting Monday afternoon, fingers crossed.
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Re: 3D Printed DS and Arm Cannon
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2016, 05:05:04 PM »
Looks fantastic so far. Really interested in how the first casting will go. I have seen a lot of replica Dragonslayers and I don't think any of them got the raw iron texture right, but yours looks fantastic. Good luck!

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Re: 3D Printed DS and Arm Cannon
« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2016, 02:19:33 AM »
Looks fantastic so far. Really interested in how the first casting will go. I have seen a lot of replica Dragonslayers and I don't think any of them got the raw iron texture right, but yours looks fantastic. Good luck!

Thanks mate! I redid the texture probably 3 times until I was happy with it.

So the good news is that the mold turned out great. Everything cured the way it was supposed to with no air bubbles.

I did a "cleaning cast" which got rid of all the left over primer from the master and here are the results.



The detail was picked up really well by the thin layer of plastic I painted on the inside of each half before I put the two halves together and filled with expanding foam.



However, some areas did not get enough resin and resulted in this funky "spider web" effect. Glad I discovered the right amount of resin to use on the test sample.



It has been an exhausting weekend+monday, as I have basically worked non-stop on this mold for the majority of my waking hours. I'm going to take a few days to recuperate and then bust out a proper casting to have painted by the end of the weekend.  :guts:
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