I’ve been printing a lot lately but not posting much. I’ll try to get back to a regular routine. The biggest thing I want to talk about is the progress on my full size R2 unit! I’ve had the new printer running almost day and night working on the dome and I’ve been reading a
I finally pulled the trigger and bought a 2nd 3d printer. I’ve been eyeing it for a while and saving up money from various printing commissions. This one is similar to the one I have but has a lot of advanced features that should make for faster and cleaner prints. To save money I bought
As most of you probably know I’m a HUGE Star Wars fan. From April 11th – 15th I went to Chicago with my wife Jessica and our best friends who are also big Star Wars fans for Star Wars Celebration. A 5 day convention for all things Star Wars! Going was a bucket list item
It’s been almost 2 months since I’ve updated. Life had gotten pretty hectic for a while. I had a family issue that needed my attention for more than a month (good new things are looking up), then I went on vacation to Chicago for Star Wars Celebration! OMG it was so amazing. Couldn’t have asked
I am pretty excited this morning. My helmet is printed! Well… minus to minor parts that sit inside the helmet to hold the tinted visor. But I can start to assemble the helmet to ensure everything fits together. I plan to do a dry fit, using the square tabs the masterful 3d artist who made
The weather has been rather cold as of late. That means my basement is at uncomfortable temperatures to be doing anything productive in it. While I’ve done a bit of sanding on the Sith Mask, I’ve not made much progress. I’ve sanded stuff upstairs in the past… it’s messy… so I try not to do
While I am still moving projects forward there isn’t much exciting to share. My Mando helmet is around 75% printed, which is exciting. I’m having some problems with cracking in prints, I’ll share what I’ve been doing to fix it in a later post. I’ve started the process of filling and sanding the Sith Mask.
First I want to thank everyone who voted in my poll. It is really encouraging to know people are reading and interested in my projects! Surprisingly the Sith Mask was the winner. I thought for sure it would be Han’s blaster. I started the Sith Mask as part of a cosplay idea for an original
I’ve mentioned a few times I have a problem starting projects then not finishing them. While I’m making good progress getting my Mando helmet printed (more on that in another post). In the mean time I’m looking to get something that is already printed finished. I just can’t make up my mind what to do.
The All Metal Hotend was another upgrade I got from my wife for Christmas of 2017. I sat on it until the other night when I finally got up the nerve to install it. While fairly simple to install it does involve fully taking apart the extruder (the part of the printer that feeds the