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September 11, 2014 AT 12:00 pm

Todd Blatt – “3D Printing and the Replica Prop Community” Presentation #3DThursday #3DPrinting

Check out designer and replica prop fabricator Todd Blatt’s half-hour speed talk through dozens of past replica prop projects he has created, with behind the scenes details about how he solved many of these tricky builds as well as a great introduction to what it is like to participate in TheRPF – the Replica Prop community!

Todd Blatt – 3D Printing and the Replica Prop Community.

A world exists where talented makers create replicas of props seen in film and television. Let Todd Blatt walk you through the creation of over a dozen prop replicas in all made possible by 3D printing. This talk focuses on the recreation of the Sonix Victory 75 radio for the Star Wars SandTrooper Backback, miniature replicas of Han Solo in Carbonite, Green Lantern rings, and many others. Come for a glimpse at how 3D printing is actually used by makers, and the details that people go into when creating movie prop replicas

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