3D Printed Blaster from Star Wars Rebels #3DThursday
Star Wars Rebels only premiered on Disney XD last Friday, but fans are already working on costumes and prop replicas. Actually, I saw an entire family dressed in Rebels costumes as early as last April. Replica Props Forum user zenix is nearly done making a 3D printable replica of one of the lead character’s blaster. Kanan Jarrus carries a DL-18, and zenix is designing the prop so that it will have 9-10 pieces that snap together. He’s even designed the weapon so that there’s space to include electronics and to power those electronics.
Keep an eye on The RPF to learn when the final files are ready.
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