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Halo Blaster V2

by dan0nator Apr 1, 2013
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I am having a little problem the clip is too big for the grip it won't fit in at all.

It is totally DOPE!!!!!! Looks great and is really cool!!!!!!!! I have yet to print it.

When I open the stl with meshmixer, the size of the frame piece is around 220mm long, I was wondering why or what I need to do to get the scaling % down to real size?

I think that is actual size, or near it. My "Frame" in Cura shows up as 251mm x 56mm x30mm. I had to print my frame diagonally to get it to fit on my bed.

Hey there, thanks for sharing the model. I just wanted to say it's amazing and can't wait to print it.

The Rear_sight.stl file is not working when attempting to download, it pulls up a page with some like coordinates and stuff anyway you can fix it?

I tried redownloading the file but I don't see the back half of the laser sight

I can not select the rear sight stl, every time I click it, it opens the code not the 3d model in simplify 3d any suggestions?

have you made a pin for the trigger?

no, but i did not seem to need one with my print

Do you recomend any kind of spring for the mag?

Can I get a model file for this.

sorry i only provide the STL files.

how do you split the object into smaller parts to print on a smaller bed?

how big is your bed. i spit the parts to print on my small 100 x 100 printer.

Ya the frame STL doesn't fit. I used meshmixer to cut it in half though.

It's 120x120. I downloaded it and opened the slide and the frame in Cura. They both hung over the blue printing area. I just got the printer so this will be my first print. Thank you so much for your response

Your files look good, can't confirm as I won't print an incomplete file... I've noticed a lot of people have mentioned this in the past but the back of the smartlink scope or as most people call it the laser, is still missing when I download the file.

you might need to grab the file by its self. its called laser_sight_back. for some reason it does not get included in the zip file all the time.


I have never noticed the thing files tab before... Well, that's somewhat embarassing, thanks for getting back to me.

i cant open this is Cinema to make some modifications and modify some parts, very strange. It doesn't recognize the file format, even though stl is supported in Cinema. It's a shame because I would love to use the handle and magazine for another project :(

Hey dan0tator, this is a great project, but where is the back of the red dot right on the front of the gun? The file either doesn't open or it doesn't show up. Please respond ASAP. Thanks!

its there, you just need to download separately. for some reason it is not in the zip file.

how is the trigger held in there is a small hole and no pin to be printed

could u plz make a tutorial video?

If I could make one suggestion, it would be screw holes to hold the sides together.

Can you size this for a makerbot min

the laser sight back is still not there

hi... this is an impresive and detailed model of a halo magnum, i bought a 3D printer last week and i´m learnig to use it...

i´m printing this model and, i´m wondering how to assamble it... do you have an instrucction manual, or a video of the propper way to assamble it?

which halo is this from

How long does it take to

hey Im not getting the back of the laser sights and every time I try and re-download it, I never get it

What a great design. I am currently printing this model and having great success. Im just wondering how you get the clip to be springloaded, as it seems this will also actuate the trigger. Also, what kind of glue did you use? Ive printed this in PLA. Thanks :)

when I download it on to tinker cad it messes up the the file but it does not when i put it straight on the 3d printing software its just too big so I have to make smaller peices

download them and then import into ONSHAPE.COM you can slice them up there. i have been using onshape to draw V3 of this gun.

why does the frame i downloaded look different then the one in the picture

Not sure, first time i have had anyone say the frame file was messed up.

I'm thinking a 3D printed Mold of this... that way I can use a resin or rubber material to make each part many times! anyone's done this yet?

im working on a new version with that in mind.

Oh that's awesome! looking forward to that

The back half of the laser sight isn't downloading with rest of the parts. I'm getting everything else though

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I'm missing the back half of the laser sight too. Where did you find it?

Anyone else having trouble with the frame? I might be doing it wrong. I had to cut it into two pieces to get it to fit, but it still prints out as several pieces, where it shows really thin connections... not sure if this is intended? I am using Cura.

you can slice the frame into sections and then print the sections vertically. that is how i did it on my small printer.

Okay, how many sections did you chop it into? Did you use supports? I might try it again.

5 parts about 1.75 to 2 inches long. support as needed.

awesome, I will give that a go. thank you!

Awesome print! Just finished it and it came out pretty good. Had some issues with areas that needed support. it was all stringy... Any ideas. Anyways the other issue I'm having and wondering if anyone had the same issue is the clip being to big to slide into the grip. The two main top pieces were no problem but the clip and rear sights printed to large to the slots. Anyone else having this issue or know how to fix?

several people printed the clip at 95 percent and that fixed the problem. might do the same with the rear site.

yes this is what I had to do. the exact size change that fits tightly is 96.3 percent

Should support material be used for some of the parts?

maybe for the grips

Can I really firing bullets ?

really, its plastic. if you try to fire a real bullet you will be up for a darwin award for sure.

I don't think so. Lol

working on a new version. This one will have some new details based on what i have learned.

is this supposed to be around a foot long?

mine is about 10 inches i guess.

why i cant load this the computer writer its not appropriate for certificated...

i have no idea what your question is.

Had to scale the mag down to 95% to make sure it would go in and out properly. Pretty sure it isn't my printer since calibrations have all come out okay, but the amount I've modified it you never can tell. Awesome model otherwise, really sweet prop. Thanks!

Any tips on printing this without it peeling off the printing table? This keeps happening to me

sure here are my tips

1 - increase bed temp
2 - use kapton tape
3 - wipe bed off with acetone
4 - reduce cooling fans until several layers have finished
5 - use superglue while printing if the edges start to pull up
6 - use a wider brim

takes time to give basic 3d printing tips to a fellow maker
you da man Dan.

I'm using a Ultimaker 2, Is it safe just to put these files as they are into cura or should i do some slicing?

Nice. Scaled this to 50% so it would be more "kid-sized" and allow me to fit all the pieces on the bed for one big print, worked great. Don't forget to enable support material, pretty much impossible to print some of these pieces without it.

I've started trying to pint the frame on a MB 5th Gen - it seems to be curling on the end. Short of adding a heated build plate, any suggestions on dealing w/ this? I'm pretty new to this, so any basics I may have missed?

Use rafts, it helps (i have a MB 5th gen as well)

what have you guys been using to view and edit the files just looking to see if any one has any pointers for a beginner

The frame disappears when i try to slice it

Update on yesterday's question. I put the frame part into netfabb then sliced and optimized it and whatever error my printer was creating disappeared. The print should be done by this evening. Thank you again for such an amazing model.

Hey bud. Already printed out most of this project and this is my first printing job EVER! I'm stocked. Just one thing...my printer seems to be having issues with just the frame when it comes to getting ready for print. Is there a setting you found better to print the frame without issue?

Has anyone modified these files to print without supports yet? I'd rather glue together 20 pieces then sand for hours.
Got the front and rear sights printed. Everything else I need to chop up but I cant open .stl from Autocad :(

Dan, This thing awesome. I sliced it up a bit to fit my printer. Everything is done except the mag and it looks great.

I'm stuck on the magazine (clips). I'd like to lop off the bottom part, so I could print it separately. This way I could print the large portion flat on me bed. I normally would be able to slice it, but the orientation of the file isn't where the base is flat. And I'm too much of a novice to sort it out (but I'll keep trying). Can you lend a brother a hand, and just post the mag part with the bottom level, or tell me how to orient them. I've got NetFebb and Meshmixer

Ah I think I have it. Can you please tell me the rotation angle to make the base flat.

How do you get the slide to return or do you have to do it manually? If you do have to do it manually then how do you keep the slide from falling off.

some people use rubberbands. just saw a slot in the frame and affix the other end to the slide.

Sweet model, I played a lot of Halo back in the day and I used to make halo guns out of wood in middle/high school. I'll have to print this! Just FYI, the "clip" is actually a magazine -- a box that holds/loads bullets/cartridges into the gun. A clip is an open ended structure used to temporarily hold cartridges for loading into the magazine. You use stripper clips to load AR-15 magazines faster, for example. The M1 Garand is loaded with clips into its internal and non-removable magazine. Sorry lol but it bothers me when people run around calling mags clips when a clip is something else entirely.

I havent printed the slide yet; should i use this other slide file you uploaded instead? http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:52101http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...
Other than that are all the other files good to print?


no that is a smaller version for smaller hands. they are not interchangeable.

how is the spring supposed to work?
Also had some problems with printing the back of the frame. the rail isnt connected to the main part for some reason?

some people use a rubber band.

can you use MakerWare to print it on a maker bot?

you should be able to.

How many cubic cm of material would you estimate this takes?

What program was used to model this?

i used autocad inventor

autocad inventor

Is this 1:1? It seems pretty big but could almost be a better fit at 90% size. I'll try and see!

it was scaled to fit my gloved hand.

I wasn't planning to add anything new to this model. I just wanted to print the pistol for my kid. I hope I could find a solution to the problems with the frame and maybe group up those clip- pieces and try to print it as one piece. I've already printed all other pieces but clip and frame.

will you be doing any of the other attachments for the M6 pistol?

I made a remix for an odst front end.


ODST front for Halo magnum

i do have some other attachments in the works.

Would it be possible to post those Inventor models here. I have some issue with frame part. I can't make it work even with netfabb. Tried to fix it and cut it, but somehow my Slic3r won't recognize that part as whole. It prints only a small piece of it. Thank you for very nice model!

sorry you are having issues, but im not going to post my inventor models.

Any tips for printing ammo clip? Do i need to add support or something? Side A and Side B print higher areas first, then go back over open spaces. It makes the clip curved

Definitely had to re-orient some of the pieces, such as the slide and grip for the printer bed. I got great results on the Replicator 2 without supports for the grip only, once I oriented it with the bottom-down onto the build plate. I also noticed some of the pieces are too tight or do not fit well together. I adjusted the scale along one axis in most cases to compensate. Overall though, this is a terrific model! My little brother loves this gun. Thank you for posting it!

Would you guys be willing to upload your STLs of halved parts? Would be nice to be able to download, throw into Slic3r, and print. Looks super cool!

you can use netfab to slice any way you like.

How did u get the trigger and the mag spring to spring back? I didnt see any way to add a spring.

there are 2 posts in the clip. they will hold a rubber band and push the plunger back out. and that pushes the trigger.

does the trigger move?

Can anyone cut the frame across its width using NetFabb (I don't have it) so that I can print the frame on a Solidoodle? Based on Repetier Host, no matter how I rotate the frame, it is too big for the 8"x8" bed. I tried standing it on its end, but that just makes it super unstable in print and its too tall. I thought about scaling down, but to fit the frame I would have to scale down to 60% which turns it into something too small. Also, if anyone knows of something that is free or lower cost than NetFabb to edit/cut the STL please let me know.Thanks for any help.

the free netfabb can slice the object

if you want to print this on a Gen 1 Replicator you will need to scale it down.

slice it with netfabb. the free version will slice STL's

Im new to all this but how do you prevent the structr of say the grip caving in as the magazine well is hollow, surely the plastic would fall into the gap and not make a layer?

well, you can rotate the part to reduce the issue of gap spanning. or you can print using support material that you later remove. most slicing programs include this feature.

Ah thank you, that was anouther question I had in mind, it great to know that some slicing programs automatical put that in. Is that also true with filling in a model, instead of it being solid it uses less materials if you know what I mean.

yes you set it as a ratio from no fill to complete fill

Cool thank you very much =]

How big of a print bed would i need for this?

mine is 140 x 140

what's the situation with support? some look like they need it...

I sliced mine so that no support was needed. just glued the parts back together.

What program do you use to cut the .stl in to printable parts?

i use netfabb to rotate and do simple slices. for complex items, i use autocad inventor 2013

did you print them in the orientation shown in each file, or rotate them? For instance, I was thinking the handle would print with no support standing straight up?

no, i did rotate them around to reduce the need for support.

is there a part for the back of the laser sight? There only seems to be half of the sight shown in the picture.

Thank you, this is awesome, I just printed your other halo gun for my friends kid, he loves it.

glad to hear it. that is why i made these, my kids love running around with them.

where is the clip file?

clip files are up now

oops will upload in a sec