Jan 25, 2016 | By Kira
London-based gamer, designer, and 3D printed prop-making legend Simone Fontana is back with yet another excellent 3D printed video game weapon replica that you can easily make at home thanks to his free 3D files and instructions. As a treat for Fallout 4 fans and cosplayers, Fontana has designed and 3D printed a working Furious Power Fist that packs some serious punch.
The Furious Power Fist is a unique, powerful weapon from the popular action role-playing game, Fallout 4. A sort of hydraulic-robotic add-on, the Fist offers either a straight punch or a heavy underhanded thrust, with a driven piston that greatly increases the damage capability of unarmed attacks. What makes the Furious Power Fist even more desirable within the Fallout 4 universe is that the only way to possess it is to defeat Swan, a hammer-wielding, super mutant behemoth that makes for a pretty monstrous opponent. Whether you’ve managed to squash this psychopathic villain within the game yet or not, you can still own a working Furious Power Fist thanks to 3D printing technology.
Fontana began by designing a 3D model of the Fist in Rhino 3D, with a bit of help from Ricardo Salomao who took care of a part that needed more precise detailing in ZBrush. Looking for a bit of a challenge, Fontana even went ahead and designed spring-loaded pistons that allow the front part of the robotic arm to move realistically, just as they do in the game.
Screenshot of Fontana's 3D design livestreaming
The entire 3D designing process was streamed live on MyMiniFactory TV, and captured in an excellent time-lapse video, which you can watch at the bottom of this article. The next step after 3D designing was to get to 3D printing. After about 55 hours and using 550 grams of filament, each individual component was ready for assembly.
In order to reduce the post-processing time as much as possible, Fontana 3D printed the parts in either gray or yellow, keeping them as close to the actual video-game version as possible without having to go over and paint them afterward. While this means the final version isn’t totally accurate, it’s pretty darn close—and besides, fit and functionality are more important in this case. Cosplayers looking for a more authentic Fist could always paint the final 3D printed parts as desired.
The second half of Fontana’s time-lapse video shows him assembling the 3D printed components, using either glue, screws, or by simply snapping the pieces together. The final, 3D printed Furious Power Fist is lightweight, functional, and can be adjusted to fit a wide range of arm sizes.
As with Fontana’s previous 3D printed video game replicas, including this 1.3-meter-long, 3D printed light-up Fiora Sword from League of Legends we wrote about last year, the free 3D files for this Fallout 4 Power Fist weapon are available on MyMiniFactory. Fontana has uploaded the 3D model with an MMF copyright, meaning it is completely free to download and make, but cannot be sold or uploaded through other websites without his permission.
We’ve also seen some other great 3D printed Fallout 4 projects recently, including a 3D printed Codsworth action figure, and a T45-D Power Armor Helmet, yet in terms of functional design, wearability, and uniqueness, Fontana's take on the Furious Power Fist is a definite keeper.
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