Post Reply Voltron: Legendary Defender - Keith's Bayard
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Posted 7/25/16 , edited 8/7/17
After watching the new Netflix version of Voltron: Legendary Defender, I decided that I really wanted a couple of the Paladin Bayards. I started off with Keith's, since I tend to make a lot of sword-type props.


To make it, I traced out vectors in Inkscape from a screenshot in the show. Basically:


From there, I took it into 123D Design, extruded the shapes, rounded and shaped, and got to:


After that, most of the smaller parts were 3D printed, while the blade was carved on a CNC. And voila! One Bayard. Next up is Pidge's. For more pictures of the work in progress, check out http://imgur.com/a/XPHdO, and if you would like to make your own, it's available on request.

EDIT - sorry for removing the Thingiverse link, but someone was selling prints of what looked like my files on Etsy, something I really didn't want to happen. Can't be 100% sure, of course, but they included some details that I added, not from the show, so.. fairly clear. If anyone is interested in the files for Keith's Bayard, just PM me instead.
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Posted 7/25/16
Thats really freaking cool. Where do you get all the equipment?
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Posted 7/25/16

MakotoKamui wrote:

After watching the new Netflix version of Voltron: Legendary Defender, I decided that I really wanted a couple of the Paladin Bayards. I started off with Keith's, since I tend to make a lot of sword-type props.


To make it, I traced out vectors in Inkscape from a screenshot in the show. Basically:


From there, I took it into 123D Design, extruded the shapes, rounded and shaped, and got to:


After that, most of the smaller parts were 3D printed, while the blade was carved on a CNC. And voila! One Bayard. Next up is Pidge's. For more pictures of the work in progress, check out http://imgur.com/a/XPHdO, and if you would like to make your own, it's available at http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1667712


Thanks for sharing this!
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Posted 7/26/16

sundin13 wrote:

Thats really freaking cool. Where do you get all the equipment?


Thanks! Let's see here..

Software (all free)
Inkscape - where I bring in the source image and draw out all the vector art on top.
123D Design - for bringing the vectors into 3D, round edges, and export into a format the printers like.

Hardware
ROBO 3D R1+ - 3D Printer, probably the best price for print volume I've seen.
PLA printer filament - color doesn't really matter, since everything gets painted, usually about $20 per spool.
Airbrush with paint

Unfortunately, I can't link to the CNC I used, because I built & programmed it from scratch. I know there are several models out there, but I don't know enough about them to recommend one or another. If you're in an area with a maker space, they likely have one available for use, though!
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Posted 7/28/16 , edited 8/7/17
And there, a version of Pidge's to make a matched "blade-style" set:




I based this one heavily on Keith's, since the grip and rear portions would remain the same. Ended up making the front "blade" out of glow-in-the-dark plastic, which I need to get a good picture of.. once it gets dark, that is.

(EDIT - removed Thingiverse link, as stated in the opening post)
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Posted 11/5/17
was wondering if you made pidges bayard with a 3d printer and if the files were available
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Posted 3/13/18
Hi! You mentioned these were available on request? If so- Could I possibly have the files for Keith’s Sword please? :O
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