0

#3DPrinted 300 Gladiator Shield

300 shield 1

A gladiator costume inspired by the film 300 isn’t complete without a shield. However, the idea of carrying around something so heavy at a convention probably isn’t so appealing. That’s where lightweight materials like foam or plastic come in handy. Redditor lord_of_vader went the 3D printing route to craft his shield with a goal of keeping it light but strong. It was designed in Magics Pro by his friend — right down to the dents and divots. He shared some building details:

The part was built on a production-level printer in two pieces that had dovetail joints used to join the halves. The joint runs from the top to the bottom of the part. Total machine time: ~160 hours. Material used is standard ABS material, about 180 cubic inches total.

The paint finish was done with Rust-Oleum Hammered Bronze and a mix of shiny gold. He applied a black wash mixed from water and black acrylic paint and applied it to the shield until he was happing with the level of weathering and aging. He sealed the paint with a clear coat.

300 shield 2

300 shield 3

via Reddit


Join 7,000+ makers on Adafruit’s Discord channels and be part of the community! http://adafru.it/discord

CircuitPython in 2018 – Python on Microcontrollers is here!

Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Follow Adafruit on Instagram for top secret new products, behinds the scenes and more https://www.instagram.com/adafruit/


Maker Business — The many, many manufacturing processes listed on Wikipedia

Wearables — A bevel illusion

Electronics — Don’t float!

Biohacking — Optimizing the Warm Up

Python for Microcontrollers — CircuitPython 3.0.0 released!

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !



No Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.