Mar.13, 2014

Jim Rodda of hobbyist 3D printing community Zheng3 has launched Faire Play, a 3D printed medieval armor that's compatible with the Barbie Fashionistas line of dolls on Kickstarter.

Jim's goal is primarily to distribute digital files for this armor, and the Kickstarter funding will enable him to design and produce the next iteration of the prototype armor.

The current model was inspired from Jim's four-year-old niece that he wanted to print something unique for her next birthday. So he photographed the doll from multiple angles and then used the photos as reference images to create the model in Maya. The armor was then printed on a Makerbot Replicator1.

The armor will be distributed under a Creative Commons License so you're free to share and remix them or use them for commercial purposes as long as you credit Zheng3.

If you have a 3D printer you can download a copy of the Athena Makeover Kit, including spear, aegis and winged boots for Barbie here on Zheng3's website.

Like the 3D printed medieval armor? Head over to Kickstarter for more info or pledge your support.


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Cults. wrote at 3/14/2014 8:15:12 PM:

You can also download the digital files here on Cults.

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