Jan.25, 2014

Oblivion is a 2013 American post-apocalyptic science fiction film based on Joseph Kosinski's Radical Comics-edited unpublished graphic novel of the same name. Oblivion stars Tom Cruise as Jack Harper, a drone repairman, who is one of the last repairmen on Earth.

The film received mixed reviews. The acting and visual effects were praised, while critiques of the story were mixed. But the most awesome character in the film is Drone 166. This drone keeps showing up all throughout the movie. When later in film Jack gets himself stuck down a cavern with a bunch of space aliens about ready to tear him a new one, Drone 166 shows up and saves his life by blowing the aliens to pieces.

After seeing the movie Oblivion, a Chinese maker printed all the parts out on a Makerbot Replicator 2. He assembled, polished the model and then colored it, though it looks bit rough, still it is really awesome. Check out below a set of photos showing the process.

Applying Putty on the surface

To create your own Oblivion Defender Drone you can find all the 3D files created by BrandonW6 on Thingiverse. BrandonW6 modeled an Oblivion defender drone based on some photos he found online. You can download them here and print your own.


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Brandon wrote at 5/16/2014 2:06:48 PM:

Wow, this is amazing work! I actually was the one who did the 3d design work for this model. I never expected people would take it this far! Excellent Job!

Phlawx wrote at 3/2/2014 2:07:04 AM:

Great work, this is awesome!

jd90 wrote at 1/27/2014 1:27:23 AM:

Maybe this person printed an existing drone part design and super detailed & weathered it? http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:83193

Anja wrote at 1/26/2014 10:18:21 AM:

@Bill C: No more info is available about this maker. That's all we have now.If later we find something more, we will update it here.

Bill C wrote at 1/26/2014 5:36:01 AM:

Is there a link to the Chinese Maker's site? The zol.com.cn is a very generic place to start looking for it.

TK wrote at 1/25/2014 6:03:15 PM:

I think making toys you've seen or particularly ones from your own imagination is awesome. Great job. I bet hollywood merchandise and retailers are afraid of this very thing, however home use of design skills and equipment is power to the people to create. Keep going, create more from various scenes and such. I bet before too long, hollywood will realize that they could sell 'print at home' objects from media such as drone 166.

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