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 3D printed Pre Vizsla style helmet WIP (with pictures)

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Since I have a 3D printer at my disposal, I decided to give printing a helmet a whirl. Thanks to member "Liquid Sun" for making and posting the .Stl files for this Pre Vizsla style helmet!!

First stage that I decided to take a picture of, first coat of bondo on the dome is sanded, now fusing and bondoing the upper and lower half together.


First coat of Bondo + printed Original ears


Second and third bondo coat done and primed


Spot putty!



Modified brow piece attached and bondo'd over. Lens came in from T-Visors.com!



First coat of colour applied!


Details!



Minor interior padding


3D printed Lens clips


Some battle damage with the 3D printed ears designed by MemorY!



stripped all the original paint off... restarted with metallic base for proper weathering technique


Metallic with black overspray


Back to the green and red! unmasked, as well as new simpler lower profile ears done again by the masterful MemorY!





Final stages methinks!




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Re: 3D printed Pre Vizsla style helmet WIP (with pictures)
« Reply #1 on: Jan 10, 2016, 06:33 PM »
Very nice!

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Re: 3D printed Pre Vizsla style helmet WIP (with pictures)
« Reply #2 on: Jan 11, 2016, 09:59 PM »
Second coat of bondo done and sanded. Also printed the Ear pieces and vent.



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Re: 3D printed Pre Vizsla style helmet WIP (with pictures)
« Reply #3 on: Jan 12, 2016, 01:30 AM »
Words fail me at the awesomeness that appears before me.

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Re: 3D printed Pre Vizsla style helmet WIP (with pictures)
« Reply #4 on: Jan 12, 2016, 02:30 AM »
Words fail me at the awesomeness that appears before me.

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Re: 3D printed Pre Vizsla style helmet WIP (with pictures)
« Reply #5 on: Jan 12, 2016, 08:36 PM »
Third and (hopefully) final major bondo coat was sanded tonight. Sprayed it with a high density filler primer to bring out the low spots and scratches so I can fill in with Glazing putty.


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Re: 3D printed Pre Vizsla style helmet WIP (with pictures)
« Reply #6 on: Jan 12, 2016, 10:01 PM »
Spot putty on and drying... Looks like it's got a nasty rash!
Before

After Sanding

Little bits more to fill and smooth out... I've never been this meticulous on finishing a 3D printed piece as this helmet.

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Re: 3D printed Pre Vizsla style helmet WIP (with pictures)
« Reply #7 on: Jan 12, 2016, 10:11 PM »
Hey that's looking pretty good! What are your plans once you finish it?

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Re: 3D printed Pre Vizsla style helmet WIP (with pictures)
« Reply #8 on: Jan 12, 2016, 10:18 PM »
Hey, I'm trying to print this helmet as well. I'm having some trouble with the orientation on my printer. How are you doing it?

Looks awesome by the way!!!

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Re: 3D printed Pre Vizsla style helmet WIP (with pictures)
« Reply #9 on: Jan 12, 2016, 10:21 PM »
Hey that's looking pretty good! What are your plans once you finish it?


I'm still working out the color scheme specifics.. I'm really doing this whole thing very "by the seat of my pants" so to speak.. no major plans. My original was this
with some additional striping and detailing

But after time I've moved closer to this overall design

I love my greens and earthy colours... but I want to include some red in there too.

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« Reply #10 on: Jan 12, 2016, 10:22 PM »
Hey, I'm trying to print this helmet as well. I'm having some trouble with the orientation on my printer. How are you doing it?

Looks awesome by the way!!!

Thanks! I'm printing with a flashforge creator pro.. so the way he had his models cut and oriented, they were too large for my build plate. I took them into Netfab Basic and chopped them up a bit more to my liking.

Re: 3D printed Pre Vizsla style helmet WIP (with pictures)
« Reply #11 on: Jan 12, 2016, 10:25 PM »
Thanks! I'm printing with a flashforge creator pro.. so the way he had his models cut and oriented, they were too large for my build plate. I took them into Netfab Basic and chopped them up a bit more to my liking.

Ok. I have an Ultimaker 2, and I can fit a whole piece on my build plate, it's just hard to print it without using a ton of support. So I'll probably do something similar to you and use Netfabb to slice the models into more pieces.

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Re: 3D printed Pre Vizsla style helmet WIP (with pictures)
« Reply #12 on: Jan 12, 2016, 10:27 PM »
Gotta love nettfab for its slicing and dicing and fixing of holes!

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Re: 3D printed Pre Vizsla style helmet WIP (with pictures)
« Reply #13 on: Jan 12, 2016, 10:30 PM »
yeah, either that or just try to change the way they sit on the plate. Just remember that you can kind of afford to sacrifice some support on the internal overhangs just because it may droop for the first few layers but then after that if kind of catches up and finishes how it should on the outside.. maybe be messy on the inside but that doesnt matter too much.

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Re: 3D printed Pre Vizsla style helmet WIP (with pictures)
« Reply #14 on: Jan 12, 2016, 10:30 PM »
Gotta love nettfab for its slicing and dicing and fixing of holes!

Netfab is my best friend... I'm not exactly skilled at 3D design at all.. it helps make things so easy..

 


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