Back at the start of the year, I worked with a freelancer on some video work and we got chatting about CG work and how we both used Cinema 4d. He shared a render of a design he had come up with for a mashup of a Nintendo Zapper and the DL-44 that Han Solo uses, calling it the Hantendo. I had to have a go at 3d printing it.
A chunk of the files needed to be edited so they’d print correctly, I also had to work out the best way to split the design up so it would print easily. I thought the best way would be to split it by colour and then break down each of the pieces as needed. Hacking the pieces apart in my copy of Cinema 4d and then running them off on my printer took a little while but the pieces started to come out one at a time.
I had one piece fail for some reason. A main body piece slipped mid print, but I rotated it and it worked fine the second time.
All the pieces came out perfectly and it was time for the dull part… Sanding.
So much sanding. Getting the print lines out of each piece was a case of sitting with them and just sanding over and over. I used needle files, wet and dry paper and even a scalpel to get the pieces cleaned up. Once all the pieces fitted together in a test fit I started to paint them.
Several coats of paint later I had the final pieces ready to stick together.
One Hantendo Zapper, all ready to hunt some ducks.
The 3D files are available on Thingiverse if anyone wants them.