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My Shapeways 3D Printed Sword of Omens Model by JamesVillanueva My Shapeways 3D Printed Sword of Omens Model by JamesVillanueva
Merry Christmas to me. I finally decided to 3D print my prototype of my Sword of Omens model kit. I started sanding a some of the pieces today to prep them to paint outside if I get some nice weather. Now that I have seen the parts I'll make some revisions especially around the tabs. Sorry about the crappy pics my camera is real old and my cell camera is worse. More pics to come of assembly before paint.

The Sword of Omens (c) Rankin Bass Animated Entertainment & Lorimar Telepictures.

NOTE: This is only a display piece, not recommended for fighting Mumm-Ra The Ever-Living.

3D Model of The Original Sword of Omens Model Kit by JamesVillanueva  3D Printed Sword of Omens Model II by JamesVillanueva Sword of Omens at Rest Model - Painted by JamesVillanueva Sword of Omens Extended Model - Painted by JamesVillanueva

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Skywarp181 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015
This thing is great! were you able to update the handle to add gem stones to it?
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JamesVillanueva Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I had made a test print using 3D printed gems. If you wanted to add plastic or glass gem stones the problem would become what size and would the size be uniform and available to everyone ordering the kit.
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Skywarp181 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015
Oh okay, how did the 3d printed ones come out? Do u have that one listed on shapeways :) 
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JamesVillanueva Featured By Owner Edited Oct 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I found it, this was my version 2 3D print of the grip and pommel with printed gems.

sta.sh/02166qfd9glj

Of course the current version is 9 with more accurate grip and pommel detail.
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Skywarp181 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015
I'd like to try that one,  I can't seem to find it on shapeways, do u have it uploaded on there? 

Also so do u do commissions? 
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JamesVillanueva Featured By Owner Edited Oct 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Or I could sell you the hilt, pommel and gem parts I have printed already.
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Skywarp181 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015
How much for the pommel :) 
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JamesVillanueva Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Here is the cost for the pommel with sockets and the printed gems separate www.shapeways.com/search?q=soo…
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JamesVillanueva Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I had only printed the test prints from the picture I linked but had no made it public. I could reload the file with the gem pieces if you are inter\ested in purchasing them. As far as commissions I have not been doing many recently, it would depend on the project.
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Skywarp181 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015
Oh okay,
I wanted to get that image you have of the sword in 100 pieces, in color so i could print it in a poster size, and a tshirt :)
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JamesVillanueva Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry not taking requests at this time. Also I tried the model in color and it looked horrible.
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jessthemullet Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
I would love a chance to print some of these parts and build one of my own. Do you have any plans to release/sell the model files?
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JamesVillanueva Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Not at this time since I have them up on my Shapeways shop. Links below.
Sword of Omens 1985 www.shapeways.com/search/tag?t…
Sword of Omens 2011 www.shapeways.com/search/tag?t…
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KindGenius Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, what an interesting site! My friend might be interested. I wonder if they ship to Belarus and Ukraine, as they said they don' t ship to Russia, but under the term Russia people sometimes mean Ukraine and Belarus as well.
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JamesVillanueva Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Now that it's getting warmer outside I will try to finish painting the sword at rest and post the pics. Doing the details on the grip before I spray the blade chrome.
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bob-the-odd Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Want!
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Bryano37 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
This looks totally AWESOME!!!!! I think the best replica I have ever seen! Where can I get them?
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JamesVillanueva Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. I am waiting on a revised grip and pommel with "gems" and sockets that I had printed on shapeways.com to check my modeling. If all looks good I might setup a shop on shapeways and offer them, although 3D printing is not cheap. I think I might be one of the few crazy enough to buy a set.
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Bryano37 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
I might be right there with u depending on what material it's made of ( I just want it to be sturdy and not brake if droped) and of course the cost is an issue too. Everything I've see so far looks GREAT!
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JamesVillanueva Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well I went with shapeway's Strong and Flexible Plastic for it's properties, detail and affordable cost. That revised grip and pommel shipped and I should have it on Monday. I might browse the bead stores too and see if I can find some aqua glass or plastic gems for the grip and pommel. Hopefully something that is available easily across the country.
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Bryano37 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
Sounds good, can't wait to see more progress!
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clayman1976 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
It would probably be much cheaper and more cost effective for you to take the original printed pieces and have them molded in silicone then cast in resin than to print each one separately if you were to sell these as kits. Cast resin kits might cost anywhere from less than $100 to $200 or $300 vs the most likely in the $1000+ price tags that often come with 3D printing. I know of a few people and several forums where you can find people to do the molding and casting for you if were to go that route and needed somebody to do it for you.

I'm a big fan of the Thundercats and this looks amazing. If you went the molding and casting route vs the 3D printed route you could cast the eye pieces in clear resin which could then be backlit with an LED inside the sword to make them glow and/or shine.
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Andruril93 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really cool. How much did it cost?
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JamesVillanueva Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Too too much. Lets put it this way if I were married and my wife found out what I paid, I would be sleeping in the car.
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Andruril93 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my God! That Really explains it.
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silverbeam Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
cool! How well do the "eye" pieces snap on? Do they come off and off easily?
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JamesVillanueva Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes I made them to fit the opening snug without getting wedged in there. I was thinking of heading to RadioShack and getting some of the small earth magnets and placing it in the center of the eye and the crossbar to keep them in with out falling out.
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silverbeam Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
go online to [link] they have the cheapest, and strongest magnets around. I have bought from there and gotten many other recommendations.
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JamesVillanueva Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the info.
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