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    Seeking Help for 3D Printing Armor for the Battle of Grunwald Reenactment

    Greetings History Enthusiasts and Fellow Reenactors!

    I trust I will manage to find some help here. Year after year, my brother and I participate in the grand Battle of Grunwald reenactment, one of Europe's most significant historical reconstructions. As the main rehearsal day before the main event approaches, we're planning a surprise for our friends that will surely make this year's event unforgettable.

    Each year all of the reenactors dress up as different characters, and practice the reeancactment dressed up like that. You can see pirates charging Smurf's positions on horseback, or Trailer Park Boys using the mortars. But here's the twist: next year, we want to surprise our friends by appearing in full Uruk-hai armor, inspired by our love for epic fantasy tales. The only hitch is that the authentic metal version is way beyond our budget. So, we've been exploring the idea of 3D printing our own armor, which we believe could be both cost-effective and visually stunning. However, we're complete novices when it comes to 3D printing, and we need your guidance.

    Our primary concern is finding or creating 3D models of Uruk-hai armor that we can use as a blueprint for our printing project.. If you're passionate about history, cosplay, or 3D printing, we'd greatly appreciate your insights. Here are a few questions we have:

    1. Do any existing 3D models of Uruk-Hai armor that might fit our vision already exist? We'd prefer to start with existing models if possible - free ones preferably, but we're open to creating our own if needed.
    2. If we need to create new models from scratch, could you provide guidance on where to seek help? Are there recommended people or ways that could help us bring our vision to life?
    3. Considering the historical context of Grunwald, what materials and 3D printers would you recommend for creating armor that's both good quality and visually striking? We aim to achieve something sturdy and lasting.
    4. Any additional advice or tips for novice 3D printing enthusiasts like us, especially when it comes to crafting armor for historical reenactment? We're eager to learn and appreciate any insights you can share.

    We're genuinely excited about this project, as it merges our love for history, fantasy, and the incredible Battle of Grunwald reenactment. With your support and expertise, we hope to make a memorable impact next year. Thank you in advance for any assistance and guidance you can provide, and we can't wait to share our progress with this amazing community.

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    Join Date
    Jun 2022
    The great state of Texas
    If you go to printables website they have the helmet and on thingiverse website they have a few other piece parts.

    Just a heads up. Depending on what filament you use it will not be cheap or fast but best of luck. Project should be a ton of fun.

    Would be also a lot of fun to make the models from scratch. Fusion 360 (CAD) hobby or Blender 3d (art focused 3d modeling) are free to use.

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