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Forget the miniatures: 3D print a human-scale bolt pistol from Warhammer 40K

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While 3D printing is usually used in the world of Warhammer 40K to make miniatures, there’s still a dedicated group of makers designing prints that are 1:1 scale for humans.

Nathan Williams has designed this bolt pistol in Fusion 360 and printed it to be perfectly scaled for cosplay or display. He used a Flashforge Creator Pro for the version you see in the gallery below, and you can obviously scale it up or down to suit your needs (and hand size).

The raw print was primed and then painted with an airbrush. The worn look was accomplished with black paint being rubbed into the red, and another round of sandpaper on the finished paint to scuff it up. It’s not 40K if everything isn’t grim and dirty.

You can find the files to make your own bolt pistol over on Thingiverse.

If a bolt pistol just isn’t enough for you, we’ve featured two variations of the classic bolter in the past: one scaled for humans, and one for Space marines.

Previous 3D Prints of the Day:

Clinton Matos

Clinton Matos

Clinton has been a programmer, engineering student, project manager, asset controller and even a farrier. Now he handles the maker side of htxt.africa.