So… the month of July has been quite hard on me. A lot of commissions to do with a lot of heatwaves that made the 3D printers go haywire due to extreme temperatures and some blackouts due to storms… Also, phone lines have been affected by high wind and internet has been shut down for a few days…my phone line is still not working at this moment, I’m working using a 4G dongel…
That being said, let me show you the goods I’ve been working on! You may remember that I talked about a project of mine: the M7S Caseless SMG from Halo 3 ODST, well this was the current status of the project:
The prototype was functional and overall good, but the sizing was slightly off. So I tweaked it and scaled it up. I also changed the way the prop was sliced based on a few new tricks I learned in the past months. I used to like pegs but I’m designing more and more with intricate parts that interlocks in one another. I still use pegs to align mirrored parts but the interlocking parts makes the prop easier to assemble and more sturdy. Only downside is that it uses more support material while 3D printing and it require a tiny bit more time but I prefer to make my 3D printer works a few extra minutes instead of me having to clean/fill/sand more haha!
Here’s a 3D render to show you guys how the prop is sliced. It’s missing the magnets and the bolt/nuts but I didn’t wanna waste 10 minutes modeling and placing them accordingly.
After some struggles due to the heatwave that made my 3D printer’s steppers overheat and the breaking of my fifth’s 3D printer power source (160€ to replace it, ouch), I was able to print everything. Post processing could finally start! Not much to say about this part except the usual: Cleaning, sanding, glueing, filling, sanding again, filling, etc…
And here’s the final result:
I’m quite happy with how this project turned out! For more information about my current projects, don’t hesitate to check my Twitter, Facebook page and/or Instagram account where I post almost daily about what I’m doing!
Now off to make more stuff! Thanks for reading and see you soon!
PS: I’m trying to improve the website and possibly adding a store, let me know what you think!
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