I started this thread over on the mando mercs forum, but seeing that there seem to be a lot of people interested in making a Bo Katan costume here that I would cross post some of my progress. http://mercs.firespray.net/forum/ind...0508#msg880508
I am on a mission to 3D print all but the helmet, backplate and jetpack for my Bo Katan, and I will make the models free to download for anyone else who has access to a capable 3D printer (or friend with)
Im doing this primarily because I want the armor to fit my body correctly as I am a plus size girl.
All my designs will be uploaded to the thingiverse: About AprilStorm - Thingiverse you are free to download and print, derive, copy my designs licensed under the Attribution - Non-Commercial - Creative Commons license.
I started with gauntlets, because members of my clan in Melbourne Australia needed gauntlets more than anything else so Im printing a small number for them at the same time
Right Gaunt Reference:
Note there is no visible seam on the outer side:
Right Gaunt Model, I oriented the opening so that it took no more than 50 degrees so it will not be visible on the outer, and rather than rely on fiddly piano hinges or velcro, I designed the latch to be printed into the gauntlet.
First printed prototype:
The door closes flush, and because its printed in ABS, the clip actually works to lock in the side as it looks like it should.
Left Gaunt Reference:
Printing the missiles proved a bit challenging but still doable:
Then it was a case of sanding off the print lines and painting, because they are printed in grey/silver abs, this made weathering much easier:
I have made it so the knife will retract, but have left this to be manual rather than spring loaded as to keep with our requirements.
Personally think the nozzles are a tad to big, but I can just scale it down the next time I print
I still have to design and print the disc things that sit on her right hand gauntlet.
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Reference Picture. note the squareness of the "ears"
This is the model I made to represent the screen used knees, I have decided to print removeable "buckles" that slide into the knees. This will eliminate the need to use velcro or other attachments. An elastic belt can be sewn in and slide through button wholes in the flight suit.
This was the first prototype I printed: