Destiny Ghost Build

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Skigoddard, Aug 12, 2015.

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  1. Skigoddard

    Skigoddard New Member

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    Hello!

    Over the past few days, I have been building a model of the Frontier Ghost Shell from Destiny. I started with a 3D print in PLA. There were lots of rough stepping lines, so I gave it a few coats of Rustoleum Primer Filler then sanded it smooth for several hours. In order to keep my sanity, I had my iPad with Netflix on me and rewatched a few episodes of Doctor Who! I find sanding is a lot easier when you're listening to music or watching a video. Once it was smooth, I hand painted it with acrylic paint. Once that was done, I weathered it to make it look less like a cheap wooden birdhouse, and more like something that could help conquer the Fallen. I made a mistake at the end in using a matte clear coat to finish the piece. It completely dulled the metallic sheen in all the weathering details. Next time, I will be sure to use a glossy coat!!

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    Twisting the handle part on the back turns the lights on and off
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    That's it, hope you enjoyed!
     
  2. dhunpael

    dhunpael Active Member

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    looks realy nice :)
     
  3. Withers

    Withers New Member

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    That's fantastic!
     
  4. Wes R

    Wes R Legendary Member

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    Looks much better than the one i was trying to scratch build based on the Ghost Edition one I have.
     
  5. Skigoddard

    Skigoddard New Member

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    Thanks guys!
     
  6. dhunpael

    dhunpael Active Member

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    how did you go from something in a game to something you can print in 3D?
     
  7. Skigoddard

    Skigoddard New Member

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    I can't say for sure who modeled the ghost, but I bought the print from a guy named Brian Westgate, on Etsy as GeekJunkTrader. Here's the link to his store. I'm sure everyone has a different process, but ripping a model straight from the game usually yields terrible, blocky results.
     
  8. Van Von Hunter

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    I purchased a generalist ghost from Brian a week ago but I've been putting off finishing it since I've never completed a 3d print before. A few questions: How many coats of filler/primer did you use? What grit sandpaper? How did you manage to keep the the fine line detail with the filler and sanding?
     
  9. Gimpdiggity

    Gimpdiggity Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Dang it.

    Every time I come to this site I find something else to spend money on. :lol

    Ghost looks great. Hopefully YOUR ghost has better acting skills than the Dinklebot in the game.
     
  10. Skigoddard

    Skigoddard New Member

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    I added a light initial coat, sanded some, added a heavier coat, sanded a ton, then repeated. So, 3 coats total, but it may vary depending on how well it cleans up. I used 320 grit paper, and a pad for the center sphere so it would conform to the geometry a little better. The back of the sphere still had a few pits from the stepping lines, so I brushed on some primer/filler then sanded wherever needed. I made sure to retrace the fine lines with an Xacto knife after every coat and sanding to keep them from being filled in. Good luck with your build!
     
  11. Skigoddard

    Skigoddard New Member

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    Thank you, Gimpdiggity!
     

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