Here I proudly present my fully articulated B2 Super Battle Droid from the upcoming game Star Wars Battlefront 2!
Click here to watch what it took to make this thing!
This was definitely one of the hardest models I've EVER done in Solidworks as it took me just about the whole month to do totaling to over 70 hours to complete. And in comparison to the 2 Destiny guns I’ve done, this model was actually harder to model in terms of the complexity of the surfaces, so that’s saying a lot.
Now with this design, I wanted to make it as close to the original B2 Super Droid as possible while also allowing for the figure to be fully articulated (Shoulder, Elbow, Hip, Knee, and Foot). On top of that, hiding all the pins and making it all work within the 90 x 100 x 120mm space was a huge challenge, but after going through many different joint iterations, I finally settled with what I believe to be the best possible joint mechanisms for the Sinterit SLS printer.
As for printability, I was able to print the figure on my FDM printer, but because it lacks the precision, strength, and freedom of supports that the Sinterit SLS printer has, many of the parts either broke from becoming fused together. That, and also many of the details came out pretty rough from trying to print it all in one piece (which is only really suited for an SLS printer).
All in all, I am extremely happy with the way it turned out, and no matter what happens, I’m glad I spent the time to make this thing. If you would like to see how exactly I made this model, check out this cool video I made here:
Among the 3 files I included a version without the bottom foot detail so you don’t have to use a raft if you would like to try and print it on your printer. I also included a "High Quality" version if you don't mind the extra file size. Enjoy!
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