Test-fit before gluing. Assembly guide may have wrong order of steps, so use it just to understand orientation and what goes where. Feel free to post and share your finished prints with the rest of us!
Updated pictures to include printed and painted DL-44 by BobaMaker. Check him out! https://www.thingiverse.com/BobaMaker/about
Some users give useful tips in the comments. Printing handles vertically give better finish. Support is recommended for Parts 20, 21, 29, and 32. Part 11 (grip pin) might be 4 mm too long. Part 18 (crossbar pin) may be too thin. A quick fix for these pins is sanding or adding tape.
This is a 3D-printable replica of Han Solo’s DL-44 Heavy Blaster from Star Wars: A New Hope. Through my extensive research and effort, this is the most accurate 3D-printable DL-44 replica designed for ease of print and fine detail. In the images above is a comparison between this 3D printed design and one of the few existing reference materials for the screen-used DL-44.
The stl files are already oriented correctly, but make sure to download and read the included ‘3Dprinted_dl44_assemblyGuide .pdf’ for all the print settings and assembly instructions. For those of you who do not own a 3D printer, check out local printing services near you through 3D Hubs.
-Accurate replica of Han Solo’s DL-44 from Star Wars: A New Hope
-Visual Assembly Guide PDF containing full print settings and assembly instructions IKEA-style
-Designed for ease of printing and painting
-Seamless design – no need for body filler or putty to cover up seam lines!
-Working Trigger (rubberband mechanism) as seen in this gif: http://imgur.com/DbCOpMu
-Interior space for embedded electronics
Most at 0.1 mm layer height
Default speed (60 mm/s)
205C hotend temperature, 60 bed temperature using Hatchbox PLA (Black)
80+ hours (on Ultimaker 2 200 x 200 x 200 mm bed)
- Some support for a few parts (check in assembly guide)
Some acrylic paint and foam brush was used to give the final print some color.
The screen-used DL-44 was built using many World War 2 components like the Mauser C96 “Bolo” variant, German Hensoldt & Wetzlar Ziel Dialyth 3x sniper scope, and MG81 aircraft-mounted machine gun flash hider. All of these real-world components are rare and cost thousands of dollars and inaccessible to many of us, so I poured hundreds of hours to capture accurate details on Google, AskMisterScience’s extensive guide on Mauser C-96s, and the Replica Prop Forum.
The parts press-fit together and are cleverly designed in Autodesk Fusion 360 to be seamless without the use of body filler. Superglue (cyanoacrylate) will ensure the prop stays in one piece, especially for cosplay purposes. This model also comes with a working trigger mechanism that uses a standard rubberband.