I’m sharing files I create to create 3-D printed pieces. You’ll need the latest version of Sketchup to be ableto open and view the 3D files. Sketchup will export the designs to a format that most 3D printingsoftware will accept.I’m making these available as Sketchup files, not STL files, so they can be further altered to meet yourparticular needs.All files are contained in one RAR file. As new designs are added, they will be added to this sameRAR file.
I gave up hope long ago that Hasbro would ever give me the playsets I want. So, I'm trying my hand at crafting my own using a plastic called Instamorph (learn more about working with it). I recently have entered the world of 3-D printing, which is helping me achieve some good looking pieces.I have no real art background and I haven't sculpted anything since I was in 4th grade (I'm now 38).My collecting habits? When the line was relaunched in 1995, I wanted to have “one of every figure” that appeared in the films. I stay away from repacks and slight paint alterations and don’t have much interest at all in the expanded universe. While I have amassed several boxes of carded figures, I open most - they’re toys, they’re meant to be enjoyed both in and out of packaging.I have a wall of shelving to display my modern SW collection and my goal is to create playsets that would fit in my shelf space and would give my figures worlds to inhabit, just as the old Kenner playsets used to. I want them to be constructed entirely of plastic - no foam, glue, clay, and ideally no paint. While I'm certainly going for the spirit of the film, I'm not trying to create a inch-by-inch recreation of the set and shooting exteriors. Instead, I'm trying to create something that would come close to a "toy.” Aside from furnishings and accessories, these playsets are generally one piece, not held together by glue. I’ve been using a combination of PCL moldable plastic and PLA for 3-D printed pieces.Of course, the more I work with the material, the better I get at manipulating it. Collecting SW since I was 4 in 1980, I also like to integrate homages back to the vintage Kenner playsets wherever possible.Much like how George felt about the films, my playsets aren’t “done.” I’m still revising them, integrating new ideas, and revisiting past creations. Star Wars and toys of course are the property of Lucasfilm/Disney/20th Century Fox and Kenner/Hasbro. These are not for sale, simply personal display pieces.I was a guest on the “Custom Action Figure” podcast - hear more about my creations here: