“Skull Wars” 3D Printed Star Wars Skulls (3DKitbash)
Back in May of 2016, I wrote a post about the Skull Wars Kickstarter campaign created by 3DKitbash. The idea was to create some Star Wars-inspired skulls that people could either order physical copies of, or if you had a 3D printer you could just buy the 3D models and print them yourself. They had a number of Jabba’s Palace characters (although no Jabba), so naturally I was interested. Since I do have a 3D printer, and printing them yourself allows you to print them at more or less any size, I decided to back the campaign and get some of the 3D models for myself. It took a few months, but they did deliver and I have the models for 9 different skulls. These include a Gamorrean Guard, Rancor, Salacious Crumb, Bib Fortuna, Wampa, Tauntaun, Ewok, Ackbar, and Bossk.
I printed several of these before having some printer issues, and you can get a closer look at them in this video:
After getting my printer back up and running, I made a second video covering the remaining skulls:
I printed most of these at the standard (100%) size, which is 3-4 inches tall. But with the Tauntaun I also tried printing it as large as my printer could handle, which ended up being 190%. I thought it looked very impressive, so I decided to go back and print several of the other models at the larger size as well. The large versions are a lot bigger than you might think 190% would be. The rancor in particular is huge and very heavy (1.5 pounds).
Check out the video below if you want to see more about the large versions: