3D Printed Stormtrooper Armor (not screen accurate). Feel free to tweak and improve these files. I printed the whole suit of armor for Halloween 2015. I scaled everything to fit me. I’m 5′ 6″ tall and weigh 150 pounds. I have had to do some trimming and adjustments to the printed parts to make them a little more comfortable to wear and more form fitting but they worked great for what I wanted. You will have to bondo them if you want them to be perfectly smooth. I put a thin layer of bondo on everything before painting to take out the print lines. The forearm and shin pieces needed a little more bondo to take out the angles on them. I’m very happy with how this turned out. I created some of the pieces and others are modified from files I found online used for pepakura (I would put up a link but I can’t find them anymore). The helmet is from http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:391664
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