Oct. 28, 2014

London based product designer Kirby Downey has a passion for 3D printing. He has created an extremely cool replica of the Thunderlord exotic gun from the brand-new Destiny video game in real life.

Destiny is a first-person shooter released in early September 2014. The game features a whole arsenal of different weapons, of which the Thunderlord machine gun is one of the most well known weapons due to it's usaged during E3.

Thunderlord is an exotic machine gun. It can be obtained from a chest in the Vault of Glass raid, as a reward from the Weekly Nightfall Strike, or as an end-of-match reward from the Crucible. Thunderlord was demonstrated in Bungie's E3 2013 gameplay demo.

Earlier we reported that a fan 3D prints an impressive 3D model of Conduit F3 Fusion Rifle here. Downey is another fan who has an eye for detail and have many experiences in 3D modeling and printing.

His Thunderlord model consists of 45 parts all printed with three different materials, PLA, Ninjaflex and carbon fiber. The main body is produced with grey PLA at 0.2mm resolution, 15% infill, the flexible parts which are the pipes, the but stock, the bullet belt are ninjaflex at 15% infill 0.15 mm resolution. The site and site rail are printed in Carbon Fiber. "You can just use surgical tubing, cable and filament as the pipes if you cannot print with a flexible material." notes Downey.

It took Downey 196 hours to complete the printing. The largest part on the model is the cartridge, and the gun measures 135cm x 33cm x 23cm.

Downey shared his design for free through here so you can download and print it with any 3D printer.

Posted in 3D Printing Applications

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