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I have been 3D printing for a while, and one of my overall goals has been to 3D print Kanohi and other BIONICLE components. 

 

BEHOLD!

 

A fully 3D printed krana za. I think the detail is acceptable, and I have 2 shapes to work with. Pretty soon I will have more colors to work with, including different colors of translucent. 

 

Sometime I might be able to take requests for parts, but I am afraid it takes quite a bit of my time and I will not be able to take many requests at a time. I also have a limited capability to modify parts, therefore I might be able to put small logos or emblems in masks or krana. Feel free to send me ideas or something cool you would like to see!

 

 

 

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Looking for one of those prototype bohrok faceplates with the magnifier.

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I have printed a few more, with a couple new developments. Firstly, I believe it is possible to do a dual color krana by switching colors during the printing process. While I have not had much luck with this, I have a friend that has done it successfully. I have also painted a replica krana, allowing for a smoother and overall pleasanter feeling texture. BEHOLD ONCE AGAIN!

 

These are pretty accurate shape-wise, not color-wise. But I have a question, are these good? Maybe good enough to sell?

 

 

 

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Looking for one of those prototype bohrok faceplates with the magnifier.

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I don't know what your printer resolution is, but the prints do seem to be a little soft on the details. Is that purely from your printer or is that from the model? A few edges could be sharpened to define the details more. The eyes also seem to be a little on the small side, but perhaps that's from your painting. It does seem that they fit a Mata head, which is always the hard part, so good job with that.

 

The promise of trans-, multi-color, and customizable Krana certainly sounds promising. I look forward to seeing more designs from you!

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Thanks for the reply! I have a single extruder FDM consumer-grade 3D printer that perform decently well for the price. Most of the soft qualities come from the model itself. I have improved the model slightly, adding the "vents" on the sides and for the most part fixing asymmetry with the eyes. (Imgur) I have also been working on a glow-in-the-dark variant, but I forgot to take pictures. Still no luck on multi-color.

 

 

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UPDATE: 

I made a tumblr, so I can keep updates flowing without double-posting here. LINK

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Looking for one of those prototype bohrok faceplates with the magnifier.

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