Hey folks,

I would like to show you my 3D printed lightsaber.

This has been the first big project with my 3D printer.
I started with a Prusa i3 I got online and since I saw that video of Jacky aka Valcrow I wanted to print this awesome lightsaber! :slight_smile:

It represents the version of Obi Wan and it comes in two different versions:
A simple version (4 parts) and a complex version (14 parts). They are both available on Youmagine.com.

I chose the complex version since it shows much more details and I was curious how far I can go with my Prusa i3

White PLA was used for the print. I knew I was going to use airbrush to give it a cool look I thought the color was ideal for painting it.

The natural look looks nice (Ken proved it already @) but I wanted to have this old rusty look like Valcrow showed in his tutorial video. So I grabbed my brother´s airbrush pistol, bought some paints and gave it a try. I must say this was my first try ever and it is not that easy to handle it.

Here is a list of tools and paints that were used:

- Airbrush with compressor
`- Seasalt (crushed - the larger the variety of size the better)\- Standard hard bristle brush for dry brushing\- Standard brush for water application\- toothpick or stick`

(paints are all acrylic based)
`- dark grey surface primer\- white\- Dark Brown \- Red\- Gold\- Silver\- Black`

- airbrush thinner
`- Water `

You see there were used some extraordinary tools like salt or a toothpick. You don´t believe that? Check out the whole video.

My result is quiet satisfying but I am sure you can do it better! :wink:
You can see there are endless possibilities with a 3D printer and some paint.
Coloring your print makes a huge difference and turns your model into an eye-catcher.
Spending time on details can even compensate a medium quality of a 3D print.

What is your experience with painting your 3D prints?

Best regards

Alex

https://www.3dhubs.com/stuttgart/hubs/zippi/

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Great work!

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So awesome!

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Wooooow, really nice! Thanks for sharing @ :slight_smile:

Interesting how different this style is from yours @ and cool in a very different way, right?

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Yeah @´s lightsaber looks awesome! I wished my prusa printed it so well! I like how simple and clean it is.

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This is amazing! Good job @! Did you build your Prusa that you printed this on?

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Thanks @toymaker2 !

yes i got a prusa i3 kit and built it

meanwhile I’m using a Ultimaker 2 though

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Wow, this is amazing! This was made on the Prusa? That’s my printer, I could do something like this!

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Yes @cecile_vanderwa, why don´t you print it out and we post it on instagram with the hashtag #3dprintedlightsaber :smiley:
We can make a huge collection

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Sweet job man, here’s one I made my dad for this past fathers day

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Sweet!
Did you print it on your UM2?

Nice! We’re almost there with the Prusa, just the extruder to go :wink:
Send any tips you have my way!

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Absolutely! This would be a great gift for my boyfriend!

Thanks for sharing!

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Great work all around. I got inspired from the tested story. Mine is the 4 part version, but I’m still pleased over all. Made on a flash forge dreamer.

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Alright, that’s it! I need to design one myself!

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Yep

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Yep

Sweet!

Nice work!