The fantastic Middle-earth world created by Tolkien has long gone beyond the pages of books and screen scenes. Today, every LOTR fan can recreate their favourite fictional scenes in the backyard using a 3D printer. Annie Moberg, for example, 3D printed Lord of the Rings action figures, Hobbit miniatures and statues to exhibit in her driveway in Sweden. The impressive diorama with cool 3D prints attracts much attention. It can be visited by you even if you live in another corner of the world.
Not only kids dream about adding a Star Wars AT-AT Walker toy to their collection. Adults who love the franchise also collect articulated figures. But they often prefer 3D printing action figures rather than purchasing a factory piece, just like Tom Anton did. This hobbyist 3D printed articulated action figure of AT-AT Walker, impressively painted this 3D print and applied fantastic Star Wars crafts skills to recreate the explosion inside the model.
Noble, honest and just, Roman general Maximus Decimus Meridius became a hero of his time. And now he can become the hero of your collection of models and figures printed on a 3D printer. Arnd Dorn’s project can inspire you to new hobby exploits. This gifted enthusiast turned the STL files of the Gladiator 3D model for printing into a colourful figurine that can decorate any home.
Back to the Future films of 1985, 1989 and 1990 became an international phenomenon and favourite movies of several generations. The fantastic invention of the eccentric scientist Emmett “Doc” Brown, a DeLorean car turned into a time machine, can be a part of your 3D printed collection. Hobbyist Carlos Diaz worked hard for approximately nine months on his printed and painted DeLorean 3D model. His masterpiece can now wow everyone and motivate you to start the same 3D printing project.
Fans of kaiju films rank Godzilla as the number 1 most iconic monster ever created. This big sea monster can be a part of your 3D printed collection if you also love kaiju characters, watched numerous Godzilla movies and enjoy the 3D printing hobby. A talented Gambody enthusiast, Kenny Kurtz, has already made a realistic 3D printed bust of Godzilla 2000 with LED lights. And he is happy to share his unique experience with anyone interested in painting 3D prints.
Fans of Final Fantasy 7 and Remake remember a playable character, beautiful FFVII Aerith Gainsborough. This pretty Flower Girl’s alternative name is Aeris. She is tender, magically gifted, joyful and carefree. No wonder the adorable Final Fantasy 7 Aerith figurine for 3D printing is so popular among the collectors of 3D printed video game models.
When you are a 3D printing enthusiast and fall in love with your hobby, you can devote many hours a week to learning, practising and sharing your knowledge with others. Two Gambody hobbyists, James Rooke and Michael Webb, started an impressive YouTube 3D printing channel with useful information. Here, they explain some 3D printing basics, review affordable 3D printers and showcase their fantastic models.
Fans of the 1972 crime film The Godfather who enjoy 3D printing can add an impressive Don Vito Corleone figure to their collection. While painting human faces could be a real challenge, you can follow the tips shared by Gambody enthusiast Garry Ogden. As if he waved his magic wand, this talented maker brought to life a realistic Godfather 3D print that resembles the famous movie character so much.
3D Printing Fantastic Matrix Sentinel Model with Flexible Tentacles: Interview with Quentin Machiels
In the world where self-aware machines dominate, it is hard to survive. Luckily, this world is virtual and simulated by the Matrix, so you have nothing to fear when you choose to bring the Matrix Sentinel figure to life right at your home. A talented hobbyist Quentin Machiels worked hard on 3D printing, painting and assembling the Matrix Sentinel model which now decorates his shelf. Quentin is happy to share his secrets on how to paint the 3D printed model and make its tentacles flexible.
Crowned in steel, the faceless Witch-king of Angmar was well-known for bringing only ruin and death in Middle-earth. He turned hope to despair after being corrupted by one of the nine Rings of Power. He served Sauron, but he now obeys a talented hobbyist Tuğbay Yağcı. This maker created a fantastic Nazgul 3D print and is now willing to share his tips for painting this impressive Lord of the Rings model.
The unforgettable adventures in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series are filled with romanticism, sword fights and beautiful scenery of the Seven Seas. The main protagonist of the series, one of the nine Pirate Lords, is an iconic fictional character that continues to live even outside the movies. A fantastic Captain Jack Sparrow 3D print can decorate your shelf or collectable ship because he knows how to captain the Black Pearl or another supernatural vessel.
Anyone who has played StarCraft remembers zerg units, which are represented by different forms. The basis of any zerg army is the hydralisk. Suppose you wish to create your fictional arm forces from your favourite video game. In that case, you can make StarCraft Hydralisk figure on a 3D printer.
One of the things you can watch over and over again is the space opera created by George Lucas. We wish to recollect some of the most incredible characters that become top Star Wars models for 3D printing. One of Gambody enthusiasts, David Ventola, loves to 3D print upscaled models from this iconic universe. We are sure you will adore his Boba Fett 3D print, R2-D2 astromech droid and Darth Vader figurine.
His name is whispered with fear. His destructive power and will to serve the Old Gods bring terror to all residents of Azeroth. He is known as the Destroyer, and he can be turned into spectacular WoW Deathwing 3D print by you.
The first readers of the Tales to Astonish #13 fell in love with Groot character back in 1960. And 60 years later, nowadays, the emotional tree-like creature still attracts much attention of fans of comics, movies and 3D printing. Bringing Groot 3D print to life can give you many moments of pleasure. Hobbyist Jose Antonio, for example, had much fun because he recreated Groot life-size figure which is 150 cm tall.
Isn’t it fantastic to use the Force at home while observing the iconic 3D printed Star Wars models on your shelf? Always trust your Jedi instincts like Martin Thesen. This talented hobbyist picks up fantastic projects on Gambody – Premium 3D printing marketplace and turns them into a reality.
Are you ready to “Rip… and… tear?” A famous playable character of Doom video games can come to life on your 3D printer. Talented hobbyist Krystian Granatowski recreated an inspiring PLA version of Doom Slayer figure on his Prusa i3 MK3S printer. He is willing to share his tips and tricks on printing and painting the Hell Walker with Gambody readers.
Bringing home an incredible 1:1 scale life-size figure is fantastic. Not everyone can make such a dream come true. Still, if you have a 3D printer, nothing is impossible to you. You can scale up your favourite 3D printing character! For example, 3D print life-size Iron Man statue that captures everyone’s imagination and brings so many positive emotions to its owner. Talented hobbyist David Maeseele is happy to show the photos of his fantastic Iron Man 3D print that is 191 cm (75 inches) tall and talk about its creation.
Fantasy stories devised by J. R. R. Tolkien introduce us to the incredible Middle-earth world. Beneath its Sun, you can see the most extraordinary creatures walking. Giant Treebeard is one of the oldest living things in the Lord of the Rings universe, and it looks incredible as a figurine. Maker Seppus Endertus created a fantastic Treebeard 3D print and agreed to share his tips on printing, painting and decorating the Fangorn diorama with Gambody readers.
The stunning Varian Wrynn 3D print made by hobbyist Gareth Lee is a must to see. This WoW figurine boasts so many details, has such beautiful bulky armour and Shalamayne sword that working on this project is a real privilege for many fans of 3D printing technology and modern video games. Gareth agreed to share his painting tips and reveal some secrets that let you turn a 3D printed figurine into a real masterpiece.