Thursday, February 28, 2019

Skeletor 3D Print Timelapse!

Here's a quick 3D print timelapse of Skeletor!

I initially saw this print on WildRose Build's channel and wanted one for myself because I was totally impressed at how this prints without supports!

This is printed on my Prusa I3 MK2.5 with Proto-Pasta Galactic Empire Metallic purple HTPLA at .15mm layer height.

Here's a link to the model on MyMiniFactory.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

LEGO D.Va Build

LEGO D.Va is pretty awesome! Here's a build video I made where I also tried some stop-motion. Spoiler alert, it's hard to do!

And here are some pics!

LEGO D.Va and Reinhardt are available at Walmart & Target for the cheapest price I can find!

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Friday, January 4, 2019


Lithophanes basically look like topographical maps but when they are backlit, a picture appears.  They have been around for hundreds of years, but I've only recently discovered them and that they can be 3D printed. So I took a couple of photos, one of the Ghostbusters, and one of myself with Michael J Fox and converted them to lithophanes.

I learned how to do these from YouTube channel RCLifeOn.

The basic process is picking a photo and going to to have a printable lithophane file created. Make sure your Model Settings Thinnest Layer is set to 0.4mm.

And make sure your Image Settings are set to Positive Image.

I then upload my picture, choose Outer Curve as my model, run the program and download my STL file which I then send to my Slicer program.

I printed these at 0.1mm layer height with no support, 100% rectilinear infill, 1 top, 1 bottom and 1 perimeter layer, and a 5mm brim to help it stay attached to the build plate. Obviously, you can play around with these settings, but that's a good place to start. These prints took about 4-5 hours at those settings.

Monday, December 31, 2018

2018 nerdy views in Review

2018 was another fun year of going to conventions and making stuff! Here's a look at some of the things I did this past year!

My second year at Emerald City Comic Con was so much fun! I got to see so many amazing cosplayers and makers there!

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Anime NYC 2018 Cosplay Music Video

This was my first time at Anime NYC and I will freely admit I didn't know 80-90% of the characters being cosplayed there. In fact I had to contact a friend to help me identify the characters in this video. Regardless, there was still some awesome cosplay there, and here are some of the cool ones I saw!

Many thanks to these amazing cosplayers! And if you can help identify any of them, please let me know!

Voltron and Paladin

Astolfo from Fate/Apocrypha

Nergigante from Monster Hunter World

Seto Kaiba from Yu-Gi-Oh

Giovanni from Pokemon

Newt Scamander

Cloud from Final Fantasy VII

Priss from Bubblegum Crisis

Nero from Devil May Cry

Fullmetal Alchemist
Roy Mustang
Alphonse Elric
Edward Elric

All Might from My Hero Academia

Saber from Fate / stay night

Genos from One Punch Man

Maid 4 U Cafe

And here's some of the cool things I saw on display at Anime NYC!

Thursday, November 15, 2018

The Tesseract!

Stan Lee left behind an amazing legacy of characters, and is responsible for many of the popular heroes in Marvel today. He also co-created the Cosmic Cube also known as the Tesseract in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Jack Kirby. Here's my attempt at making one.

Items used in this build:

3.5 inch Photo Cube

Blue LED fairy lights

Wax Paper

Fine Grit Sanding Sponge

And check out Uncle Jesse's Tesseract video which inspired me to make mine.

While I'm happy with how this turned out, the frosted spray paint that Uncle Jesse uses is probably the better alternative to sanding. I might go back and do that.

But this is a quick and easy project that anyone can do!

And thank you Stan Lee for allowing all of us to play in your universe.