Another Destiny weapon for 3d print, The Ice Breaker exotic sniper rifle

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  1. laellee

    laellee Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I've been looking for a side project to tinker on during my breaks and stuff, so over the weekend I asked some of my Destiny peeps what they'd like to see made up. My only stipulations were a) that it wasn't something that had already been modeled for 3d printing (or at least modeled well, not the low-poly game rips that are out there), and b) that it was something that at least 3 or 4 would agree was popular enough to be appealing. Now keep in mind, I don't really play Destiny, so I opened myself up to agreeing to whatever came down the river (guns, armor, etc...) as a popular suggestion without knowing exactly even what the item looked like.

    Well, votes came in, Ice Breaker was suggested, and without looking it up I (exact words) responded "WORKS FOR ME.....:thumbsup"

    Then I looked it up.:lol:lol:lol This is not what I imagined when I heard the words 'sniper rifle':

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    Definitely not what I expected, but OK it does look pretty cool, with a District 9 feel. I'm using Bungie's original concept images for reference, and would expect the final printed weapon to be about 4 feet long. Enough jibberjabber, here's progress so far:

    Barrel section, with movable flaps and full barrel:

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    Work on the main body. A lot of little details in the concept art that I don't think ever even are visible in the game, but whatever I think it looks cool:

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    A lot of work to go, but it's moving a lot faster than I expected. As soon as I figure out what I'll do with this when I'm done, I'll let everybody know here. Thanks for looking!
     
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  2. msleeper

    msleeper Sr Member

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    Sweet jesus that is a great looking model.
     
  3. laellee

    laellee Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Getting there. :) Onto the rear assemblies, starting with the grip and trigger mechanism. Trigger, safety, and fire selectors will be actuating, and I'm modeling in channels and a control box in the upper bulkhead for electronics. About 1/2 done:

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  4. GhostMinion

    GhostMinion Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Holy crap. I'm glad I'm not the one trying to print that mammoth!
     
  5. laellee

    laellee Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yeah I know. :) But I've got a few cheats too. When I modeled out the Crota sword (that beast is 4 feet long), I added pipe channels and oriented the print parts so they could be skewered together onto a PVC pipe core. Stuff like that cuts down the print time by a bit, and also helps to align parts during assembly. Also, the guy I work with just got the new printer in, and it can run 16x18x16.... INCHES. Gotta love that.

    Progress:

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  6. GhostMinion

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    Very clever idea. I'd imagine that would make things easier to assemble.


    And yeah, bigger is better when it comes to build plates. Glad to hear you got a bigger one to work with (or your buddy does I mean). One of mine has a 12x12x10 inch build volume, and I love it. I'm sure you'll love bigger prints too. :thumbsup

    Anyways, keep kickin' *!
     
  7. laellee

    laellee Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Getting there.... :)

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  8. The Schlitzie

    The Schlitzie Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I absolutely love this sniper rifle in the game. It's nice to see someone tackling something other than the hand cannons.

    You said you modelled the sword of Crota as well?!
     
  9. laellee

    laellee Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yup, Crota was fun, just crazy organic bone/stone/whatever it is:

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    Onward and upward! Upper shroud and scope fore section completed... Just have the aft scope eyepiece and metering to do:

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  10. Wes R

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    The first and only sniper rifle i have had in the game. Ugly as sin, kicks like a mule, and way too small a magazine but it works well. Love the sword of crota too. Pretty soon you'll be able to make 3D modeled action figures of people's characters lol
     
  11. laellee

    laellee Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Dude you have no idea. I already do character heads modeled after people, both famous and not. I used my neighbor as a test rat when I first got into it, so now I've got 3 versions of him and the results are pretty uncanny. Well, a hell of a lot better than Goldeneye and such anyways :lol

    Speaking of anyways, DONE. Well, done with the modeling and the geometries for 3d printing, still gotta work out the individual print sections but that's cake. Sorry for poor light rendering, but I ground out the last of it this evening and didn't want to be bothered with hi-def renders just yet. :)

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    Thanks for looking! I'll get my plans for these file sorted out shortly, and hopefully have a print on the way in a bit. :thumbsup
     
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  12. Wes R

    Wes R Legendary Member

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    You're making me really want a 3d printer lol.
     
  13. The5thElement

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    Looks amazing...well done!
     
  14. Tuckanator

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    Awsome work! Just wondering, what modeling software are u using? Its not solidworks is it?
     
  15. laellee

    laellee Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks!

    Blender.

    Dooooooo itttttttt
     
  16. laellee

    laellee Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Chop chop, hack hack, this part sucks.

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  17. laellee

    laellee Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    FINALLY... All cut up for a 7" bed dimension printer....

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  18. Mike J.

    Mike J. Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    If you don't mind me asking, why are you printing all the 'fins' rather than casting them?
     
  19. laellee

    laellee Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Now that, sir, is an excellent question. I do eventually plan on offering this up to one of the free online 3d print archives, so this configuration lets someone who has nothing but a printer and a few pounds of filament to get the rifle completed. If I was looking to sell this beast, I'd definitely just be printing one of all the duplicate parts and then cast from there. Incidentally, that's also why the components above are all cut within the 7X7X7 parameters; just making sure that down the road most anybody should be able to print the parts.
     
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  20. ataris121

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    7x7x7........drat my printrbot is 6x6x6. lol looks good though
     
  21. laellee

    laellee Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yep I guarantee the parts wouldn't fit in a 6X6X6, but they could always be cut down more :lol

    For anyone interested in printing this, the files should be available free to download shortly. Just need to get a print out first to make sure everything is working the way it's supposed to...
     
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  22. SuperiorSvyat

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    Wow. This model is ridiculous! I'm really looking forward to attempting to print this bad boy on my own. Laellee amazing work as always!
     
  23. Mysticrose276

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    Beautiful replica, I can hardly wait to see the files. Now I need to find out about the 3-D printers at the TechShop. Fingers crossed that they're at least 7x7x7. :)
     
  24. Sean

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    Very sweet rifle. fantastic work on that! :thumbsup

    oh if i just had unlimited resources. GUNS everywhere... hehehe
     
  25. laellee

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  26. wakoquacko

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    Sir you have just saved me god knows how many days. Doing a Destiny cosplay and I really wanted this gun and couldn't find anything for it. Why I didn't look on here is beyond me. Now all I have to do is try to make this into an mdf/foam pattern. No access to a 3d printer (yet). By any chance could you upload the uncut model? Was thinking of doing a log/guide type deal with this and I'm not too savvy with 3d modeling programs. If not no worries I'm sure I can figure it out. And congratulations on a job very well done!

    EDIT: Also what is the full size measurements on this? One heck of a beast.
     
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  27. laellee

    laellee Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I actually don't have an uncut version, it would be entirely too big (and complex) for my machine to run it. As for the finished size, I'd say 48" (fairly sure of that measurement).... It is 1:1 scale matched to the actual game size.
     
  28. mrdude42

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    You did a really great job on this! Thanks for sharing :)
     
  29. laellee

    laellee Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks, dude. This is a great group of people here, and I know I'll still never be able to pay back for everything I've learned on this site... But I'll try. :)
     
  30. made007

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    I wish i could do my own models, i purchased blender books to see if i can learn something, great models
    love them
     
  31. Thiraart

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    would ultimaker 2 be able to print this awsome sniper rifle? Great job on this! :)
     
  32. laellee

    laellee Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    An ultimaker 2 could definitely print this! You'd want to run the parts at at least .3mm resolution for the detail, and 10% infill. Fair warning though, the Icebreaker is 1:1, a beast, so you're looking at a bit over 2 kg of filament, and about 125 hours of printing (with above settings). If you decide to tackle it, let me know; I've only seen a couple printed. :thumbsup
     
  33. Thiraart

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    To be honest, im wandering into unknown territory. Im fresh to 3d printing. Dont own a printer (yet). Ive been looking into reviews and the Ultimaker 2 and 3d systems cubepro printer seems great. What printer are you using? Have you printed this beast yet? Hows the operation and downloading 3d printing files gonna be? Just download, click print and wait 125hours lol? Is it possible to have it pause in the middle of the print and turn the power off, then on and continue where it stopped? Or do i have to run it all night XD
     
  34. laellee

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    Printing this thing is literally 5 days of printing, but it is sectioned up into parts that will take a lot less time each. I am working with a Formlabs Form 1+ to get this reprinted, but I believe the first print of this was actually run on an Ultimaker 2; it's a very good printer. I don't print much at all these days, mainly model on commission.

    As for your other questions, your best bet is to read the reviews on different printers and check the operator manuals. Different printers run different features, have different capabilities, and I am by no means in a position to point out the subtle nuances.
     
  35. TK6810

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    I can recommend the Ultimaker2, good little printer.

    Anyway, that being said, here's a shot of what 150+ hours of printing looks like.
    Bit of a multicoloured afair. As it will take well over 300metres of filament, I'm using up everything I have lying around.

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  36. B Wo

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    laellee I love your 3D renderings of Destiny guns, so much.

    Taken King expansion comes out in 2 weeks...TONS of new guns....If you model a Sleeper Simulant, I will crap my pants.
     
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