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Hi All,

 

Wanted to capture this build I am doing for my 5 year old that is a 3D printed FOTK.

 

Now I have reviewed the 3D printed files and they are not 501st approvable without some modifications but the aim here is the kiddo wants to be a stormtrooper and the files are good enough that it will meet that goal and still look really good.

 

The file is from CG trader

 

https://www.cgtrader.com/3d-print-models/hobby-diy/other/stormtrooper-armor-first-order-from-star-wars

 

I purchased it for about $30 as it was a good base to build for him and my 3D modeling skills are still far from being anything respectable.

 

 

For my printer I have a Tronxy X5S that has been modified to linear rails in the X and Y axis.  Heat Bed at 24 volts and a duet 2 wifi board.

 

Most of the parts I am currently printing in Inland White PLA 1.75mm using a 0.6mm Nozzle and a 0.15mm layer height.

 

I am also using Armorsmith program to get the scale correct to the kiddos frame.

 

In Armorsmith, you get an avatar and with body measurements you can adjust the avatar to a decent model of your body.  This greatly takes a lot of guess work out of scaling a print to size.  

 

Below you can see the forearms and biceps have been completed in the print.

 

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I'll update more as the build and print come along.  Currently printing out the shoulders now.

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6 minutes ago, TheSwede said:

Some serious Dad-Points beeing scored here:duim:

I try to get them to the dark side early on B)

 

He is already saying as he grows I need to make new parts for him lol

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10 minutes ago, StrmTRPR85 said:

He is already saying as he grows I need to make new parts for him lol

He has my support - you really should:D

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Awesome start. I can’t show my kid he’ll want me to buy a printer.


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Nice work Jeff, your boy must be so excited.

We have a 3D section on the forums where you can also share this info if you desire.

https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/forum/201-3d-parts-and-technical/

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18 minutes ago, Sly11 said:

Nice work Jeff, your boy must be so excited.

We have a 3D section on the forums where you can also share this info if you desire.

https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/forum/201-3d-parts-and-technical/

Hes excited for now, we will find out in a few months what his attitude is once we get him suited up lol

 

Since it was more a build I wasn't sure if the 3D section was a good spot to capture that piece.  And since I purchased the files I did not want to post the files for sharing (plus they are not quite 501st approvable so I did not want that to be confused with anyone.)  Thought I could document the build and show what goes into finishing the 3D printed parts here.

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1 hour ago, Frank75139 said:

Awesome start. I can’t show my kid he’ll want me to buy a printer.


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Oh the printer is more for me, and him getting a FOTK costume is more practice for me before I start doing my own.  I want to tackle the Sean Fields Shoretrooper for myself and possible Inferno chest and back armor as I already got the bucket.

 

Plus the printer is sooo cool! 

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7 minutes ago, StrmTRPR85 said:

Hes excited for now, we will find out in a few months what his attitude is once we get him suited up lol

 

Since it was more a build I wasn't sure if the 3D section was a good spot to capture that piece.  And since I purchased the files I did not want to post the files for sharing (plus they are not quite 501st approvable so I did not want that to be confused with anyone.)  Thought I could document the build and show what goes into finishing the 3D printed parts here.

All good, I meant perhaps just some photos of the parts and when done a finished product image :)

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3 hours ago, Sly11 said:

All good, I meant perhaps just some photos of the parts and when done a finished product image :)

Oh for sure!  That way it can be a visual reference of the 3D files then and show what is inaccurate for it for 501st approval

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Shoulder bells are done.  I think they could be a tab bit larger (who doesnt need bigger shoulder bells?) but I can reprint them later on if needed.

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The fun part of the print so far has been the chest.  The file came with the back yoke and the chest all in one piece

 

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No easy way someone could probably put that on without causing something to break or let alone get stuck.

 

To fix this I downloaded meshmixer (free software) and proceeded to remove the portions that are not needed.

 

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I still have to smooth out a few portions where the "cuts" where made.  Digital cuts are so much easier that real cuts :) It was a great crash course in learning how to use Meshmixer.

 

Quick question does anyones FOTK kits have those green tabs/indents on the left and right side near the back?  I'm thinking of filling these in for when I make the files 501st approvable.

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Yes they do.


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its been a minute since I have been able to work on this, with moving homes recently and unpacking and getting a proper workshop back up.  Glad to announce finally got the chest pieces figured out and have begun printing

 

 

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I did have to cut the parts to fit the build surface of the printer but this will save time on the print as well as printer material.

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