Props Needler Build - 3D printing/resin

Zachary

Member
Hey everyone, i've started a project I wanted to do for the longest time. It's the Halo 4 Needler. for this project i used the 3D files that can be found in thingivers by EthanNewhouse. but I didnt really like the look of the 3D printed needle so i decided to print only one and make a mold and cast them in resin.
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One of the top section printing with a shell tickness of 0.8mm (2 peremiter) and 3% infill, and yet, it's still takes a LOT of filament due to it's size.


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The Needle that I prep for molding, I did a heavy 100 grit sanding, then 2 good coats of spray paint, then i did a wet sanding with a 600 grit, but i still had a small amount of deep scratchs on the model so i did an other 2 layers of paint then an other wet sanding in 600 grit.


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the Needle in it's mold box


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the Needle is out of the mold, I had to cut a section of the mold to release the master


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The current state of the 3D print of the needler. more updates comming soon as i work on it. but at the moment im gonna be working with Felipe06 on the 3D printing of the Halo 3 Security helmet
 

FunFrostbite

New Member
Hey everyone, i've started a project I wanted to do for the longest time. It's the Halo 4 Needler. for this project i used the 3D files that can be found in thingivers by EthanNewhouse. but I didnt really like the look of the 3D printed needle so i decided to print only one and make a mold and cast them in resin.
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One of the top section printing with a shell tickness of 0.8mm (2 peremiter) and 3% infill, and yet, it's still takes a LOT of filament due to it's size.


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The Needle that I prep for molding, I did a heavy 100 grit sanding, then 2 good coats of spray paint, then i did a wet sanding with a 600 grit, but i still had a small amount of deep scratchs on the model so i did an other 2 layers of paint then an other wet sanding in 600 grit.


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the Needle in it's mold box


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the Needle is out of the mold, I had to cut a section of the mold to release the master


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The current state of the 3D print of the needler. more updates comming soon as i work on it. but at the moment im gonna be working with Felipe06 on the 3D printing of the Halo 3 Security helmet
Lol im creating a halo 4 needles for my upcoming project too! But isn't halo 4 awesome!
 

Zachary

Member
Needles update! a few needles done, i can cast 2 per day, so it's gonna take a while to make 14 needles! but hey, looking good if i do say so myself!
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A fresh needle of of the mold, im wearing a glove to make sure i leave no fingure prints as this resin remains tacky for a few days even cured.

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A test on the needler body to get a sense of what it's gonna look like!

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A light test in the dark of a needle, it's a lot more diffused in personne and a lot more pink, all in all, im happy about the result for a first resine casting experience!
As im still working on the Halo 3 security helmet for Felipe06, there is no update on the needler body as of now
 

Vexzuhr

New Member
Thanks! And not only that, im gonna salvage an adafruit audio board and audio amp from a failed project to instale in it. More details of that in future posts!
That sounds really cool, I look foreword to future updates on your needler. Best of luck with the build, keep up the great work. (y)
 

Zachary

Member
That sounds really cool, I look foreword to future updates on your needler. Best of luck with the build, keep up the great work. (y)
thanks! it's gonna take a small little while, it's a bit more complexe and expensive then i had plan for, but slow and steady wins the race!
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quick little update, 6/14 needles, It's using a fair bit more resin then i tought, but lets keep this train moving, 2 needles a day!
 
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