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3D Printed 3DM Gear: Left Grip WIP by ClothBender 3D Printed 3DM Gear: Left Grip WIP by ClothBender
Blank of the left grip of my 3D printed three dimensional maneuver gear.  Some tweaks have to be made, but I am relatively satisfied with the result.

Modeled by: ClothBender
Modeled in: Blender 2.69
Printing Technology: Polyjet
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RIGAM0RTI5 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
gotta love people who put effort into cosplay
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CrystallineX Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is ingenious! I am trying to replicate the removable blade, and am considering using bike brakes, but that's all I've got. I don't suppose you'll consider explaining the mechanics of the removable blade part?
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ClothBender Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well, it's pretty simple: the blade just slides in and out!  The fit is tight enough so that the parts stay put.
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AngelicArtCreations Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Student General Artist
This is amazing, I hope I can save up enough to get a 3D printer it would make cosplaying so much easier.
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:iconclothbender:
ClothBender Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
3D printers are great for cosplay.  You can work on your costumes while your printer makes your prop!  I love it.
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Ignitec Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
Wow, this came out beautifully! Great job :) 
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:iconclothbender:
ClothBender Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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bcillustration Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
Would it be cheeky if i asked for the 3D file you used to print these?
Cheers. 
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Cheshire--Fox Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Technology is amazing XD Actually, I don't have a 3D printer or anything but do you think that brakes taken from a bike could work? *hides in a dark corner*
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ClothBender Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeah, bike handle breaks will work.  I've actually seen people use those on their 3DM handles before.

(No need to hide haha)
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Cheshire--Fox Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! And what about... a bike handlebar for the part that is around the hips? ^^' (I swear, I'm gonna dismember a bike these days XD)
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WhiteCrowMoon Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I thought 3d printers were expensive? How'd you manage to do it?
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ClothBender Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's a long story haha.

(And yes, 3D printers are expensive)
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Xerxan Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i always thought 3d printers would be perfect for cosplay creations
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1HikariNaito1 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah o.o it looks so detailed!

I'm assuming that the blades are detachable for this one? I'll be making a Levi cosplay really soon and I'm interested to know how you plan to attach the blade. :3

Ah, and if you don't mind... may I use this picture as a reference to build my own? This is the most detailed grip that I've seen so far :O
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ClothBender Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes, the blades are detachable.  There is a slot in the grips to slide in the blades and two holes where posts will hold the blades in place (hopefully this will work...)

I don't mind you using this as a reference.  Good luck with your cosplay!
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1HikariNaito1 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting... can't wait to see the blades in action!

And thank you :) When I get my blades started, I'll share the link with you too :D
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Alexander941 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
Will the Blade be of Metal?
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ClothBender Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No.  The blade will be 3D printed as well.
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Alexander941 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
Will you spray it with spray paint that looks like chrome, or something else?
It would probably be much cheaper to laser-cut it from steeel, but i dont think the grip could handle the weight ;-)

btw: How much was that grip? Must have been at least 80€, or did you print it at home?
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ClothBender Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I am going to either use water transfer film or sanded airbrush paint to create a brushed steel effect.  As for the steel, it would probably be cheaper, but I would imagine that much of the detail would be lost (unless it was made up of multiple layers and assembled like a LOM 3D print).

I did print this with my own printer, so I am not sure how much it would cost to print through a printing service.  However, your cost estimate is probably right; I could easily see this costing over 80 EUR.
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Alexander941 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
What printer do you have?
The Replicator?
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:iconclothbender:
ClothBender Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I actually have three printers: a Mendel Prusa, a Makergear M2, and an Objet30.

This piece was printed on my Objet30.
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Alexander941 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
Which one do you think is the best for printing prototypes and scale models of such?
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ClothBender Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The Objet is by far the best of the three for practically any application.
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MimiPony Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Shut up and take my money !
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DarkMuse112 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Omg, that's awesome!
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Robinaa Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
love it!
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Martijn10000 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
awesome 
well made
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