Get a layer fan for your 3d printer.

 

I do not know why but some 3d printer do not come with a layer fan. In my opinion, layer fans are must haves in every printer. The reason is it once the molten/melted pla is deposited on a layer it will tend to ooze if it Is still warm. Oozing plastic will result in bad layer construction in 3d prints.

in the video you can see the drastic difference in print quality with and without a fan.

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From Concept to Prototype – Marie’s Mjolnir From Soul Eater

This is one of my projects I am working on. Someone asked if I could create Marie’s Mjolnir and I said “yep, I probably could.”

To start out, I used fusion 360 to model the hammer. Then I 3d printed it to scale for my bodychan so i can show it to my client via video or photo. the body chan gives them a good reference of the object to the human body.

I am still waiting for my client to give me any suggestions before I actually start designing the life size hammer. I will probably use plywood and the laser cutter to make the hammer cause I want it to be cost effective, high quality, and light weight.

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you can also follow my youtube channel where I try to make videos about my work. I try….

 

Thanks again! enjoy some dorky 3d prints.

 

I am also thinking about using my laser cutter to make wallets and pursure. of course they will be geeky and pop culture influenced.

 

Thanks… bye

 

3D Prints Showreel #2

 

Baby Groot: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2038965
I left my wood burning tool on him while I was going to the bathroom. melted his head off on accident

Mjolnir, Thor’s Hammer: Can be found in Facebook group #D Printed Props. Model created by Nathan Light

His model was meant for cosplay and is lifesized. I decided to scaled it down 1/4 of its original for fun.

Lugia Pokemon: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1037220

beautiful model but requires lots of supports.

Kawaii Octopus: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1935427http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:524179

Very fun Print and very printer friendly.

Goku: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1241778
sand or Melt, his hair would have taken ages to clean up

Let me know what I should print next.

Punished Props Shares the Same Birthday as me!

dI have been following this youtube channel for a while and they are one of my driving force for all of my projects.

They just posted a video today about Bill’s (the host of Punished Props) birthday and YAY! he shares the same birthday as me. It would be great to meet these guys in real life one day. Maybe, one day . Oh well I will keep working on my props and post occasional videos and blogs and maybe just maybe we will meet one day.

Please visit their channel and download their free E-book celebrating their birthday…. our birthday.  *cough* their birthday.

3d print showreel #1

 

I used a soldering iron to clean the anime girl. Tracer’s model came out with a million holes and I tried to fill them all with the soldering iron. yea she didn’t come out well either. If i were to reprint her i would probably scale her up and add more supports. he model was rendered weirdly and isn’t very printer friend.

Thanks for watching.

http://www.pandariot779.com
Enjoy!

music: http://nocopyrightsounds.co.uk/video/waysons-eternal-minds-ncs-release/

anime girl: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:259884

elephant: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:257911

rose: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:663065

oddish: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1935427

Tracer: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1566811
Tough model to print. needs lots of supports

Lasered some worbla and tested my turn table

Hey I asked a friend to save her armor pattern so I can testing my laser cutting worbla idea and I gotta say it came out great. And also test out my table turner I built.

I asked my friend to send me photos of her patterns and used photoshop to trace her pattern:

I then transfered the trace on to the laser cutter and got this.

The pieces came out great but putting them together was tough. I actually ruined my mannequin by melting the worbla on to the mannequin on accident. Aso I need to shrink my hands to make the armor. it was tough attaching the tiny worbla pieces together.

And finally test the table turner. Here is a link to a video test of my model on the table turner.


special thanks to : https://www.instagram.com/ektrix/

for letting test out my idea with her In Progress Cosplay. 


Having a laser cutter is great! if you have many tedious pieces in your cosplay play, you should consider contacting a maker space in your city to laser cut the pieces for you. normally it would take me an hour to cut those tiny pieces but the laser cuts it out in lets than a minute.

If you have any questions please shoot me an e-mail.

If you enjoy my work and want to support me shoot me a follow. I do plan on using my table turner to show off more cosplays and 3d prints.

I need to order a new mannequin…. dang it….

Maker Making Tools Youtube Video. I should start making my own.

 

Hey Punished Props made a video of one of my favorite tools. Maybe I should start making videos of my favorite tools for cosplay making and maker making. Yes I am going to coin the term, “Maker Making”

 

I used the extremely accurate 123 blocks to measure and weigh down my drafts and prop work all the time. it comes quite in handy.

Made my Own Body-kun/Body-Chan for testing

For experimental purposes, I measured a Body-Kun and test printed it for 3d modeling purposes. My guess Is I can make 3d printable armor pieces and test them on body-kun then scale them up human size.  So far I got a pretty good scale print of body-kun which proves I can use the model to make

I got a pretty good scale print of body-kun which proves I can use the model to make armor to fit her.  The print was in 10 percent infill and I used an iron to melt off the supports… that is why it looks odd. Without that taken into consideration, It looks pretty good and it makes a good reference in my 3d modeling programs also the armor pieces can be scaled up to life sizes and as long as you are 5-6 feet tall you’ll fit into the armor no problem.

I am getting pretty excited cause I been wanting to do this sort of thing ever since I saw Felicia Day’s 3d printed armor designed by Mellisa Ng. This is just a step towards creating my first design and showing it off to you guys. Hopefully sometime in the near future I can print these designs for real people…. but for now, I will stick to creating them for body-kun…. cause I am poor….

If you enjoy my work and want to support me please consider helping me out via my patreon or paypal here: Donations and Contact Information

Thank you for reading and have a wonderful day.

Currently working on Tali’s helmet, female Alarak, and a howling banshee. Once I finish my first set of armor I will make one of them youtube videos that are not crappy like the rest of my videos.

Again thanks for reading, bye.

Took some Photos at a Cosplay Meet up, and lets Blog a little about some issues that bother me a little.

Yup met some mighty awesome cosplayers at Nor-Cal’s Gathering and here is a link to the photos.


Some Read if You care stuff: About stuff I see at cons


 

Sometimes at conventions I get somewhat annoyed when I see people left out based on their appearance. It especially ticks me when someone talks about others in rude ways. I remember a photographer once told me he only charges money to cosplayers who do not look good and I also remember hearing people verbally make fun of some cosplayer’s image. This is extremely insensitive and hurtful to the person and I hope you are bothered as much as I am.

I do not think body shaming is good for any community, you would be the worst jerk if you made fun of weak and fat people at the gym. It is equivalent to healthy people making fun of wheel chairs in a hospital. Maybe a bad metaphor, but you get what I am trying to say, being a dick is not cool. It creates a negative aura when cosplayers are given less positive and more negative attention….. even the lack of attention could be taken as a negative.

unfortunately,  I have to admit,

I myself have a bias towards who I take photos of. I look for cosplayers who grab my attention, they may have intricate looking designs or look kawaii enough for me to come up and ask if I can take a few photos. At the same time, I ignore those who do not stand out. I see this as a problem cause it shows I am being picky and leaving a number of cosplayers out which may be offensive if people knew this.  Also it does not agree with what made me continue doing cosplay photography.  When I began posting people’s photos online, I got comments about how my photos boost their confidence and made them feel good about themselves. This made me feel great, cause what I did was somewhat influential in a good way.

But after noticing I am being selective with my photos, I believe I need to be more conscious when I go out to events for photos also be more aware of who I ask. It annoys me when I see people alone….. maybe my photography can change this, maybe… Just hope I continue with my original objective or else I will be annoyed with myself.

Yeah…. sum things up, I act dismissive and I know it would suck if someone dissed me or brushed me off.