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joshuarkendrick

Lightsaber Display Stand

by joshuarkendrick Jan 30, 2016
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I have printed the arms and 2 different bases and the arms do not seem to want to fit into the base? Is there a trick to printing these so they fit together nicely? Not sure if it matters, but I laid the parts down so they are flat on the bed.

They should be printed laying down. Not sure why yours isn't fitting. I have printed three of them for my extensive lightsabers collection. All I can suggest is clearly out the edges on both the base and the support legs. It should be a tight fit.

thanks! I will give them each another shot.

Do you think this could handle a bit of scaling down, the base only just reaches the very limits of my printer.Was thinking of going down to 80%, should still hold the sabers do you think?.
has anyone else tried scaling down?

You can scale down, but I would only scale down to the point in which it fits your printer. The reason is that the holders for the lightsabers have very little room for scaling. Feel free to scale it to what works for you. If you are using Cura, scale it to 0.9 first.

Thanks for reply Joshua , appreciate it, I'll give it a go, when I've got through some other projects.,so dam addictive this 3D printing lark lol.
Cheers

It is addicting. I'm working on the mark 45 suit from age of ultron. I've been printing constantly for four months and still not even half way through all the parts.

Wow sounds great, I'm still just getting into the prep/paint, and stumbling a bit, can't seem to get metallics off, and biggest bugbear right now, just can't get a good varnish/shine to my finished pieces.
They look good but just not spot on.
So any finishing tips/products appreciated.
Cheers
J

Actually yes. I found the best way to get a screen accurate finish is to fiberglass the inside, body filler on the outside. Sand everything down starting at 80 grit and go all the way to 500 grit. That will give you the best surface for prime and paint. But I don't paint mine myself. I take my parts to an auto body shop and have them use automotive primer, two coats of hot rod red and two coats of clear. When it is done, it's like glass and automotive paint has an additional hardener in it that also help reinforce the parts. Just make sure that they use the paint for bumpers, it's flexible so it won't crack or chip off, plus you can wax the crap out of it when it's done for a super shine. Good luck.

Cheers mate, appreciate the tips, have to say sanding is a pain, and something I neglect, I guess I best just face it has to be done

I have not gotten my 3D printer as of yet. Do you or do you know of anyone who is making this for sale? I need like 3 of them.

i'm currently printing it right now, great model! I may be able to have time to make more if it's ok with the author as a commission job for the time and materials it takes to print it.

I'm fine with that. Share and share a like. Cura calculates that given the material used with a 20% infill, should only use about $6 of material. As long as you don't charge more than $10 each + whatever shipping costs, I'm cool with it.

Unfortunately I don't at the moment. I'm currently printing a full size mark 45 iron man suit. Feel free to ask around but until my second printer is built, I don't have the time.