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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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:iconkindgenius:
KindGenius 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 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 Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Want!
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:iconbryano37:
This looks totally AWESOME!!!!! I think the best replica I have ever seen! Where can I get them?
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JamesVillanueva 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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:iconbryano37:
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 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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:iconbryano37:
Sounds good, can't wait to see more progress!
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:iconclayman1976:
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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Andr-uril Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really cool. How much did it cost?
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