T-800 Terminator on Base

by kazolar, published

T-800 Terminator on Base by kazolar May 12, 2015


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This is a complete T-800 exoskeleton on a base holding a gun. The original model is available here: http://www.terminatorfiles.com/goodies/3d/endo12.zip. I did not make it. I did go to hell and back trying to print it. I put in a ton of work to create the stl files, so I hope all the Terminator fans like this. This is not for the faint of heart. Check the instructions on how to print it.


To print the more detailed pieces like the head, hands and lower leg pieces you need to slice this by with 100 micron layers and .25mm extrusion width (that's settings for simplify 3D). The solid base pieces can be done at standard extrusion width and 200 micron layer height. Other sections which don't involve as much detail can be done at .35 extrusion width and still use 100 micron layer height. It works, it's still a pain to get the supports off without breaking fingers (his, not yours). I printed it at 2.0 scale, it can be done at 1 scale (maybe, I tried an arm at 1.5, and it worked), but it looks better bigger. I used silver PLA and weld-on 16 to glue it together. I also use a soldering gun set at 500F to actually do some real welding to fuse and shape/fix some pieces. Total print time is ~ 150hrs + some trial and error working out the issues in the geometry.

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I am sorry, but dont can find the Lower Legs? Before i Print, i would like to get sure, that all PArts are within this collection. Which are the names from the lower LEgs? I dont find them.

filenames have leftLeg and rightLeg in the title

Just started printing this last night some of the files are just blocks is there a reason for that ?

Those are bases, split up for printing on an 200x250mm bed.

To good a model not to try print im bored and feeling brave so lets do this :P

Thanks for your hard work and effort put into this. I plan on printing this for my daughter and I to assemble, she's a terminator finatic like her dad!

Over a 1000 downloads. Wondering if anyone has printed this. Would love to see some makes.

This model is great and congrats for your print and paint, it looks fantastic ! Thanks for sharing !
I'm trying to print it also, but it seems that your zip file doesn't contains the left leg. Can you upload it ?

done. sorry about that, hard to keep up with all the parts

Thanks a lot ! Back to printing ! :)

please post your results when you can and what printer you're using, as well as what slicer you're using to do your print. this is a pretty big undertaking. I forgot to mention a tip, you may need to print some extra hoses as extensions because in my experience it's very hard to get them to fit perfectly and it helps to have some extras.

Forgot to mention, I printed solid base pieces can be printed with 7% infill. The rest was done with 20% infill. Also some more detailed stuff is better to set the extrusion width to .30mm where you don't need the super fine detail of .25mm (I have a .35mm nozzle). You can keep the .25 mm nozzle setting throughout, but it makes for a much slower print, and is not necessary everywhere. That's what I settled on for majority of the print. I mostly did manual supports in S3D, otherwise it's very tricky to get supports so that pieces print properly. If you have dual extruder and can print supports in HIPS -- that would yield best results I imagine. The entire figure was covered with XTC-3D (carefully to keep drips and globs to a minimum) -- sacrificed 2 brushes to the cause. Then I did a light sanding to get some rough edges. Afterwards I painted the figure using silver acrylic paint. Base and other elements were also painted using acrylic paints. The entire figure was then sprayed with acrylic sealant. Hope this helps those brave souls who want to attempt this.

The results are really impressive.

I remove my hat to your badasserdy sir! he looks astonishingly good