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Low-Poly Darth Vader

by FLOWALISTIK, published

Low-Poly Darth Vader by FLOWALISTIK Dec 2, 2015

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First of all, I want to dedicate this model to all the geek people and specially to my friends that haven't stopped talking about Star Wars since Star Wars: Episode VII was announced.

This Darth Vader model is 130mm height and consists of three different parts: head, body and connector. There are two different versions of the body, one with cape and the other one without (I'm Edna Mode's best fan!). As all my low-poly designs, it doesn't need support material to be printed (I consider support material an evil creation of the Dark Side adepts).

The model from the pictures was printed in less than 2 hours using white PLA (0.2mm layer height). The post-processing consisted on spray painting and sanding. I did this because I ran out of black filament, but I found the final result pretty good and old-fashioned.

I hope you enjoy with this model and may the force be with you!

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I love them mate, im printing all 4 right now

What is the connector for please?

The head lol

What is the connector for please?

Does this need a raft and support material?

No support material needed. But yes I used a raft.

That isn't really low poly

i unfortunately cant get this to print either.. the legs keep getting messed up, no matter what i try to do and its a good amount of product to try and get to the point of failure :(

It's your printer mate, this thing is golden. Just printed 200%. Super clean.

Does this need a raft because every time I print it the legs come loose from the build plate and fails the print

I used a raft.

thank u so much best print ever you may need a screw driver to get the head on

This is a really fun print. Just being able to rotate the head helps bring this little print to life.

Thank you!

I have printed few your Pokemons as test prints (multiple times), but this is the cleanestprint yet. Although this has to be printed in few separete parts, pokemons are single piece prints. I had no problems with legs nor cape and I did print the body scaled down to 50%.

Argghhhh legs keep breaking

the hands on the caped vader didn't slice well, so I ran it through netfab. The hands on the storm trooper sliced just fine. Awesome model!

Darth Vader Low Poly netfabbed_fixed
by ramai

Thank you!

Thats a really nice model of Darth Vader! :) Thanks for sharing the file.

Came out great as did your low poly storm trooper. If you're thinking of doing any more I request Kylo Ren and Darth Maul.

I'm waiting for the Low-Poly Yoda...

I'm currently accepting commissions, so if you want, you can have it in less than a week. Send me a message if you're interested.

When do we get low-poly batman? I NEED!

I used a lighter on the join pin and melted it to the body then the head to the pin.

Jan 14, 2016 - Modified Jan 14, 2016

I made a big headed Darth Vader, No body

It turned out perfect and I love it. I'm not a huge Star Wars fan, I've only watched the original movies. The Low Poly of Darth Vader looks awesome and came out nice! I Love it!


Low-Poly Darth Vader

Would you suggest that I use 100% infill the legs are quite frail?

I used 20% worked like a charm, only issue i had was that leggs wobbled a little right before connecting at the top

Jan 9, 2016 - Modified Jan 9, 2016

slic3r doesn't like to put infill inside the cape... The only option to print with cape is to print at 0% infill.
It will be a problem for the hole, but lets see...

3 Failed attempts trying to print this without a raft =( luckily I caught them shortly after it happened. Now i have one going with a raft and it seems to be going at a much better rate this time. I tried printing in black 2 times but i wanted to try this new green hatchbox pla, so thats what im using now. we'll see how he looks in a couple hours!

I use brush-on super glue instead of the connector.

A good gift to give!

I am having trouble with the connector, i have tried printing it 3 times with different settings it seems that it is to thick for the helmet and body, more for the helmet.

If a 3d printer is not perfectly calibrated, there may be some problems with the connector, as it needs to be perfectly printed. Instead of changing some temp/speed settings, I'd recommend you resize it (80-90% of the original size). Give it a try and let me know!

80% worked perfectly. Thank you !!

do have to print in low poly

Dec 28, 2015 - Modified Dec 28, 2015

I was able to get this printed and it turned out great! had some issues with the storm troopers as they came out a little sloppy, so I adjusted the temp and infill and it made a night and day difference. I would post a pic but the site wont let me post it for some reason. Anyways great job on the VADER.

Can you print at 0% infil??

I don't recomment it. In my low-poly pokemon I know it's possible, but in this design the top part has a connector hole and there may be some problems if you print with 0 infill.

what kind of filament you used on the one made in the pictures?
I see some metalish flare

Check the description, there's info about that. It consists of white filament + black spray paint + a little bit of sanding.

These are so great, and I like the reasoning behind using a separate connector vs. embedding it in the head or body. I printed this on Dremel 3D Idea Builder and it came out beautiful! Took 3 hours + 8m of filament. No supports or rafts. Used inexpensive Sharpie oil-based acrylic markers for highlighting (see my make for photos).

  • .2mm layers
  • 3 top / 3 bottom layers
  • 2 shells
  • 50 mm/s printing speed

This looks so awesome. I'm gonna try print it now. I'm curious why you made a connector piece instead of making a hole in the head and then a matching nub on the top of the body?

I've already tried that method before, but if the matching nub on the body breaks, the whole part is useless. Using the little connector you make sure that if it breaks, you just need to print another one and everything will be on the correct place again.

It is long, and the connection is loose in my case.

The connector is too long? I tried the ones from the ST, it fits BUT I just realised there is still a tiny gap between the head & the neck/body.

I'm going to slightly modify the connector (1mm shorter), but if you just can't wait for it, I recommend you just to modify the shape of the connector to make it shorter (in Cura and Repetier it's really easy, just adjust the Y axis length to 80-90%).

No worries =)

I used the ones from the StormT ones & it works. Thanks again.

lol, good move ~

Muy buen trabajo, si señor

A tip of the hat to you, good sir :)

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