First part of the Keyblade is ready

We have a blade!

Okay.  So the Blade, Grip, and Pummel are all in this picture, but I named it all blade in the STL files for simplicity sake.  All together this took about 12 hours to print at 60 mm/s.  I printed with 1.2mm top/bottom/walls and a 10% infill.  They came out really nice.  You can’t see it in this photo, but there is a slot in the bottom right hand piece to insert the bit when that is ready.  Everything still needs a good sanding, filing, priming, sanding, priming, sanding, priming, painting, gluing, but I think it is going to turn out awesome!

We also have the Chappe!


This was fun to put together in Fusion 360.  I basically had to create a sphere form, flatten it, then cut all the pieces out.  The Jack Skellington face is a little on the simple side, but I think that’ll look nice in the final product.  Again, hard to see in the photos, but the back side of the chappe has slots for the guard.  That is some interesting geometery, because the guard has spines that need to fit inside this piece.  That part printed a lot better than I though it would, but is still going to need a lot of TLC before I can start dry fitting.

Next week, I should have the guard and bit ready to show off.  As this is a personal project, I don’t really have a lot of time to dedicate to it on the printer, but every piece I get to print is extremely exciting.

Have a magical day!

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