Qui Gon Jinn lightsaber 3d print

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  1. Psych0ticmisfit

    Psych0ticmisfit Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Since finishing the work on my Obi Wan tpm saber, I needed a new project. Trying to decide between Ahsoka, gods or qui gon. Decided to go for qui gon since I’m in a prequel mood and it looked simple. (Definitely not simple)

    Here is what I have after a couple of hours of work. Still need to add some guides to strengthen the sleeve and keep the grip innards straight. But before I do that I need some input on overall looks and dimensions. If you guys could help me out, that would be great.

    Tell me what you think!

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  2. bluebolt

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    Really like it! How are you planning on doing the chrome finish? Working on a resin cast one right now and I've got no idea, was thinking of a powder though
     
  3. Psych0ticmisfit

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    Not really thinking that far ahead right now. I’ve just been in a modeling fit lately. Not really worried about actually finishing and painting them. I’ll leave that up to whoever downloads and prints them.

    I may be wrong but I don’t believe Qui Gon’s saber was chrome. Isn’t it just bare aluminum?





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  4. RVeldhuyzen

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    Looking good so far :)
     
  5. Psych0ticmisfit

    Psych0ticmisfit Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Finished some more work on the qui gon lightsaber. It’s ready for prototyping stage. Unless anyone familiar with the Qui Gon lightsaber can tell me if anything looks wrong.


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  6. bluebolt

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    Oh I see, I thought you were producing the full print. It is aluminium like you said but the closest thing to replicating that in paint would probably be some sort of "chrome" paint or powder, only question is what
     
  7. Psych0ticmisfit

    Psych0ticmisfit Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yes, I will print it. Once I hit the prototype stage, I will print the parts as many times as it takes until I can print them with no problems and assemble it without issues. But thats as far as I will get for sometime. lol Mainly, because I will move on to new modeling project.

    If I were to paint my saber models, I would probably use Alclad Laquers.




     
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  9. Psych0ticmisfit

    Psych0ticmisfit Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Here’s a few updated images. I’ll begin printing tonight.

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  10. jcroscigno

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    Nice! I'd be interested in printing this one if you're going to share the files
     
  11. parfaitelumiere

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    the design is wrong, especially on front part, I think the pommel has some wrong details too.
    depending on versions the ring under red button is grey or black, but you can more choose black.
    the silver color is roughly polished aluminum, as is the front ring, the flat front disc is nickel plated 1,5" iron ring and 3/8 (?) threaded rod in the middle.

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  12. yodadawa

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    Hi,
    Review the ring under the red knob.


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  13. Psych0ticmisfit

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    Thank you for the images of the prop. I was having a tough time finding some good shots. These images definitely clear up some geometry for me. I will make the changes soon.

    The pommel is difficult, at least for me anyway. Since it is black it is hard to see the details in the grainy, poorly lit images of the prop.

    I knew I had the button ring thing wrong, I was just hoping someone would point it out and tell me what was wrong. lol Now with these new images, I see what I need to change on it.

    so the changes I can see are... Pommel shape, button ring shape, slight step down on neck just before the emitter, emitter face? See anything else?


     
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  14. Ackbar16

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    As a fan of Qui-gon, thank you for tackling this project! As much as I love the OT sabers, there's always been something about this hilt that stands out to me. It's hands down my favorite, and it's just nice to see it getting some love here. Looking forward to seeing your progress on this thread!
     
  15. Psych0ticmisfit

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    Ok. Update time. I modified the pommel. I modified the neck just before the emitter. I also modified the piece under the button.

    Anything else that I missed?

    Thanks for the critiques

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  16. Psych0ticmisfit

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    Sleeve is done printing. Looks pretty good. Excited to print the rest.

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  17. Psych0ticmisfit

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    Printed the neck and it fits into the sleeve beautifully.

    Next is the grip.

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  18. RVeldhuyzen

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    Looking good so far :)
     
  19. kickman88

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    Can't wait to see the final product! Now if I could only get my CR-10s going...noob issues and all.
     
  20. Psych0ticmisfit

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    Printed the main grip section. Not a fan of all the support material and how it wouldn’t come off well. Need to re-think how I print it for next time.



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  21. Psych0ticmisfit

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    Prototype done. Made some changes and will pass it on to one of my beta printers. He was looking forward to a qui gon saber.

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  22. Cbstudios

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    Thats turned out seriously freaking well! Brilliant work modeling on the whole project!
     
  23. yodadawa

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    Probably the sleeve is too thick compared with metal version.

    Appart from that, why do you print body in white? Maybe you would save in black.

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  24. Psych0ticmisfit

    Psych0ticmisfit Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Sleeve is only 2mm thick. Any thinner and it’ll be too weak for 3d printing.

    I printed it in white because that’s all I have. Lol




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  25. yodadawa

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    Now you can put that pattern in a metal tube and cut it with Dremel and patience.
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  26. thd9791

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    Actually, that's not a bad idea.

    I think the real prop had a mix of metal and resin parts... if you were to... expand the outer sleeve? It could literally be a template for cutting the shape out of the correct metal tubing!

    Either way, these are remarkable. Nice sculpting work!
     
  27. Psych0ticmisfit

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    Finished printing a final version of the Qui Gon lightsaber. All the parts fit together nicely and with a little bit of sanding and some paint I think this would look amazing.

    I may put this kit and an obi wan tpm kit up for sale soon, so if you’re interested check in the junkyard later.



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  28. Shinki-Ro

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    Amazing work !
     

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