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1942 MarkV Diving Helmet (an impression)

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1942 MarkV Diving Helmet (an impression) by 3daybreaker Oct 13, 2014
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Don't Download: just collect or follow. Some parts still missing.
Please LIKE before collect :-)
2017-04-08: Added pedestal
2016-04-05: Different parts of the Drip-tap
Driptap-hevel (included a split version for easy printing)
2016-03-28: Added file 'MKV-wartel' which are the wingnuts that mount the collar sleeve. Print a bunch of them for glueing
2016-03-28: Added airhose tubes (print 2) with flanges, in one piece or in 2 parts
2014-10-30: Prints of front looking glass door and protector
2014-10-24: First parts printed ..... the portholes :-)
2014-10-24: Added complete collar section
2014-10-23: Added the glas protectors on the top and side windows
2014-10-16: Added collar and flange (with help of RHMorrison for Openscad commands)
2014-10-15: Added topside overflow valve
2014-10-14: Added frontal overpressure relief base & Relief tube
Sorry: I accidentally hit the publish button. This design is not finish yet. Some parts are still missing, I am working on them. Unfortunately I don't know how to unpublished.... So please wait and follow. I will tell when ready. Thomas
Being a PADI dive instructor, I have a replica of the famous MarkV in my living room for decades. I thought it was a nice exercise to try and replicate it in OpenScad.


Work In Progress: Don't download yet, as parts are still missing!
Beware, this is not a print job, it's a project !
Please scale to your taste.
Don't print the mock-up files unless you own a powder printer :-) They are for decoration only.
Be prepared to get your fingers stuck because you'll need some cyanoacryllate glue.
Depending on your printer specs, your support capability and your courage, you can choose different approaches. Some parts I have published in one piece as well as in small sub-parts that need glu. Your choice!
Some parts may print better up-side-down, so less support is needed. Mind: the rings and flanges have the sphere shape cut out off them on the back side.
I think, this model is best printed after which spray painting for the parts in brass and/or silver might improve it.

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This looks like so much fun! Any idea when it might be finished?

thanks for the compliment.

It has been delayed a bit, due to other 3d designwork for a starting business (not to be published) but I will revive it soon. It does not need so much more work, so yes... better finish it :-)

However, the collar shape will need so much support, that it might come out ruined...
So I might add a kind of integrated base, to make it better printable, but less 'natural'.
We'll see :-)

Is this the one developed by Dr. Lambertson???

I worked in his dept at Penn doing hyperbaric research. We used to have a bunch of plaques and replicas and I would LOVE to print this for the memories. Very happy to have been a part of it.

Amazing man - coined the term SCUBA.


I guess not.

As this is not a rebreather to my knowledge.

I think it is the "George D. Stillson" NAVY version of the commercial 'Morse & Schrader' helmet, designed in 1915 and evolved onwards.

As a Navy vet, I can't wait till this is complete. I'm on the edge of my seat. Looks great!!!!

Thank you for your comment. Appreciated !
Well.. a little patience is required ... working at the drip tap now, after which the front window lock will appear as one of the final parts. Next, I will cut some peaces in 2 halves for more easy printing and publish those as well.


I'm looking to make a dive helmet for Halloween 2016. Keeping my fingers crossed this will be done by then. Looks amazing so far.

I can not imagine, that printing will give you a big enough helmet to put over your head :-)

Oh I see! It's not a wearable piece? Still looks great though!

what I mean.. to put your head in..... you need a hell of a big printer. ....

or a very small head

Looking good... Keep up the project, please. The final product should be great.

I definitely can't argue with that!
(I must say, the original is a real beauty!)

Definitely not SCUBA! (Self-Contained Underwater etc) - but a lovely design just the same!

Yes, I stand corrected, how about SCUBA ?
(Surface Compressed Underwater Breathing Air) :-)