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
One of my favorite games over the last couple of years has been Star Wars Destiny. It is a card and dice game from Fantasy Flight Games. A great group of people get together every other Thursday to play at Heroes’ Beacon. As part of our regular tournaments I’ve decided to start making Alt-Art Foil
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
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.
One of the many projects I started and would like to finish this year is Han Solo’s Blaster. A modified DL-44 that the character has carried with him in every movie. I find it to be as iconic as any lightsaber! Last year I finished printing it out. The sanding and painting process is a
After a convention a couple of years ago I decided I wanted to join the Mandalorian Mercs. It’s a costume club for fans of Star Wars, specifically Mandalorians (like Boba and Jango Fett). In addition they are a non-profit who raise money for great causes. Our local group is full of wonderful people I’ve met
One of the hard parts of 3D printing is getting a nice smooth surface. Typically an print has tiny lines where the layers and layers of plastic have been build on top of each other while printing. These are commonly called “Step Lines”. Until recently I’ve been printing with PLA while you have to sand