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    May 14, 2018, 5:25 PM - Qui Gon Jinn lightsaber 3d print #1

    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 Iím 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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    May 14, 2018, 5:40 PM - Re: Qui Gon Jinn lightsaber 3d print #2

    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
    Psych0ticmisfit said: View Post
    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 Iím 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!

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...be544bffa3.jpg

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...97018fab89.jpg

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...0acb3e3422.jpg




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    May 15, 2018, 1:07 AM - Re: Qui Gon Jinn lightsaber 3d print #3

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

    I may be wrong but I donít believe Qui Gonís saber was chrome. Isnít it just bare aluminum?


    bluebolt said: View Post
    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



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    May 15, 2018, 1:12 AM - Re: Qui Gon Jinn lightsaber 3d print #4

    Looking good so far
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    May 15, 2018, 1:12 AM - Re: Qui Gon Jinn lightsaber 3d print #5

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


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    May 15, 2018, 1:18 PM - Re: Qui Gon Jinn lightsaber 3d print #6

    Psych0ticmisfit said: View Post
    Not really thinking that far ahead right now. Iíve just been in a modeling fit lately. Not really worried about actually finishing and painting them. Iíll leave that up to whoever downloads and prints them.

    I may be wrong but I donít believe Qui Gonís saber was chrome. Isnít it just bare aluminum?







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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
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    May 15, 2018, 2:11 PM - Re: Qui Gon Jinn lightsaber 3d print #7

    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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    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
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    May 15, 2018, 2:56 PM - Re: Qui Gon Jinn lightsaber 3d print #8

    You might consider the Molotow Liquid Chrome paint too. It can have a very convincing polished aluminum appearance - take a look at some of the later pages here:

    https://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=272691
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    May 15, 2018, 3:06 PM - Re: Qui Gon Jinn lightsaber 3d print #9

    Hereís a few updated images. Iíll begin printing tonight.










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    May 16, 2018, 2:19 AM - Re: Qui Gon Jinn lightsaber 3d print #10

    Nice! I'd be interested in printing this one if you're going to share the files
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    May 16, 2018, 2:41 AM - Re: Qui Gon Jinn lightsaber 3d print #11

    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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    May 16, 2018, 3:03 AM - Re: Qui Gon Jinn lightsaber 3d print #12

    Psych0ticmisfit said: View Post
    Finished some more work on the qui gon lightsaber. Itís ready for prototyping stage. Unless anyone familiar with the Qui Gon lightsaber can tell me if anything looks wrong.


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    Hi,
    Review the ring under the red knob.


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    May 16, 2018, 9:27 AM - Re: Qui Gon Jinn lightsaber 3d print #13

    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?


    parfaitelumiere said: View Post
    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.

    Click image for larger version. 

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    May 16, 2018, 10:50 AM - Re: Qui Gon Jinn lightsaber 3d print #14

    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!
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    May 16, 2018, 3:08 PM - Re: Qui Gon Jinn lightsaber 3d print #15

    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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    May 16, 2018, 10:57 PM - Re: Qui Gon Jinn lightsaber 3d print #16

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






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    May 18, 2018, 6:35 AM - Re: Qui Gon Jinn lightsaber 3d print #17

    Printed the neck and it fits into the sleeve beautifully.

    Next is the grip.






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    May 18, 2018, 10:07 AM - Re: Qui Gon Jinn lightsaber 3d print #18

    Looking good so far
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    May 18, 2018, 1:35 PM - Re: Qui Gon Jinn lightsaber 3d print #19

    Can't wait to see the final product! Now if I could only get my CR-10s going...noob issues and all.
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    May 18, 2018, 8:34 PM - Re: Qui Gon Jinn lightsaber 3d print #20

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










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    May 19, 2018, 2:53 AM - Re: Qui Gon Jinn lightsaber 3d print #21

    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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    May 19, 2018, 3:47 AM - Re: Qui Gon Jinn lightsaber 3d print #22

    Thats turned out seriously freaking well! Brilliant work modeling on the whole project!
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    May 19, 2018, 4:15 AM - Re: Qui Gon Jinn lightsaber 3d print #23

    Psych0ticmisfit said: View Post
    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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    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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    May 19, 2018, 8:56 AM - Re: Qui Gon Jinn lightsaber 3d print #24

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

    I printed it in white because thatís all I have. Lol




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    May 19, 2018, 10:59 AM - Re: Qui Gon Jinn lightsaber 3d print #25

    Now you can put that pattern in a metal tube and cut it with Dremel and patience.
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    Sleeve is only 2mm thick. Any thinner and itíll be too weak for 3d printing.

    I printed it in white because thatís all I have. Lol




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