Many...MANY hours went into sanding it. I bought an oscillating sander, which helped a lot. I ended up coating the dome inside and out with fiberglass resin. When I got it to a smooth enough point, I sent it to a guy to finish it up and paint it.Nice work RedBeard! How many hours did that take? I have the model printed as well but have yet to begin detail work...afraid of the sanding part.
I'm new to the forum.
Just cam across this post. All I can say is WOW!!! I own (2) 3D printers (FDM & SLA) and do some 3D modeling and am a prop builder. I can say from experience that there is an extreme amount of time and patience required to do this.
I want to build a Fett costume and troop with the 501st. This may be a way to get started.
Thank you RafalFett
I really do want to print it out in one piece.... that's my aspiration. My reality may be different. Lol. Thank you for the adviceThe printing time of 4 days at normal quality is approximately right. You want to print the helmet in one piece?
I would advise you to print the helmet in several parts and then glue them together. Unless you trust your printer ;-)
During such a long time errors can always occur (power failure, SD card defective, error in the filament etc.).
For anyone who has printed out any of these (amazing, thank you) files, what scaling did you use? I'm an average 5'11" guy and I find the scale is too small for me. I've compared the initial prints to wizardofflight's large (6') templates and find the printed parts too small. Thanks in advance.