I’m a HUGE Star Wars nerd.. in case that wasn’t obvious. With Rogue One coming out next week, I’ve been consuming every bit of Star Wars info and photos that I can get my hands on. Early on in the movie promotion, they released an image of three new storm trooper helmets that would be featured in this new movie outing. All three were cool, but one really caught my eye.. the Shore Trooper. I’ve been really interested in making props lately, so making a Star Wars prop seemed like a pretty logical next step.
Since I already made the Batman helmet using eva foam, I decided to make this one with 3d printing. This also gave me a really good reason to learn Fusion 360, which I’d been keeping at arms length until now. All said, I probably put in 40-50 hours of modeling for this project and I still see lots of things that could be improved in the model to make it more accurate. As with all projects, there could always be more time spent modeling, sanding, finishing, polishing. Regardless of that, I’m EXTREMELY happy with how this thing came out. Honestly, the photos and videos don’t quite do it justice in my opinion. This MIGHT be my favorite thing I’ve ever made!
Go check it out!
I know people will ask for me to release the 3d files, but I currently don’t plan on doing that.
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- Orbital Sander
- Dremel tool
- CA Glue (medium)
- CA Activator
- Air brush with compressor (mine is Harbor Freight)
- Bondo glazing putty (good for small spots & seams)
- Bondo body filler
- Bondo spreaders
- 3M Flexible sand paper (150 grit)
- 3M Flexible sanding sponge (220 grit)
- Pin stripe masking tape (0.25″)
- Silhouette Portrait (vinyl cutter)
- Ultimaker 2 Extended 3D printer
- Ultimaker 2 extrusion upgrade kit
- All filaments, 3d printing supplies from MatterHackers
- Heat Gun
- Respirator & Filters
- Eye protection