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3D printed dagger appears in Games of Thrones season 6 premiere – 3ders.org (blog)

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Apr 29, 2016 | By Benedict
Shapeways has announced its prop-building role in the Game of Thrones season six opener, which aired Sunday night on HBO. The 3D printing service utilized its Frosted Ultra Detail printing material to turn it into Ellaria Sand’s “Dorne Dagger”, which was and so hand-painted by Game of Thrones Weapons Master Tommy Dunne.

Game of Thrones, HBO’s hugely talked of fantasy drama, made its highly anticipated return to the tiny screen last weekend with a predictably unpredictable episode containing all the requisite amounts of nudity, violence, and—much to our delight—3D printing. Not which we knew of the 3D printing while we were watching, mind: the highly realistic 3D printed prop in question, Ellaria Sand’s dagger, was a top-secret project for Netherlands and New York-based Shapeways, which 3D printed the miniature weapon in its Frosted Ultra Detail plastic preceding sending it to the show’s prop developers for a formidable paint job.
The abandon region of Dorne can be a relatively new addition to Game of Thrones, but its throng of sexually adventuresome, politically divided, and fiercely passionate citizens have rapidly become fan favorites. As with many elements of the show, the “Dornish” sets and characters every have a highly familiar aesthetic—the result of years of behind-the-scenes labor. To maintain which awe-inspiring level of more detail into the sixth season, the GoT prop team commissioned Shapeways to 3D print Ellaria Sand’s Dorne Dagger, a deadly weapon concealed in an ornate bracelet. The finished result is so realistic which we don’t ponder anyone may have guessed at its 3D printed origins!

The 3D printed Dorne Dagger was made by a trio of talented developers: 3D developer Sean Forsyth, Weapons Master Tommy Dunne, and bronze art specialist David O’Brien. Once the turn it into was finalized, the team sent it to Shapeways, whose GoT-loving staff 3D printed the item via a Multijet Modeling (MJM) 3D printing system. Shapeways and so sent the colorless 3D printed prop back to Dunne, who picked up his brushes to donate the dagger an awe-inspiringly more detailed bronze-effect finish.
“I have always wanted to incorporate 3D Printing into armory, and this was our initially accident [to in fact do so],” Dunne explained. “The result of the Dorne Dagger far exceeded my wildest dreams of our original drawing concept, so it was a excellent initially experience in via this innovation in our field. It was a delicate scene to shoot, but the turn it intors of the show favored the dagger so we are quite pleased with the results.”

Excitingly for us, the (non-bloody) marriage between Game of Thrones and 3D printing does not end there. Do you remember Laurent Bernadac’s awe-inspiring 3D printed violin, the 3Dvarius? The musician-cum-maker has made a name for himself with a number of click-friendly cover options, and has now returned to the stage to perform a jazzed-up option of the classic Game of Thrones theme song. Check it out in the video at a lower place.

We’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for other 3D printed props in the Game of Thrones universe. After all, printing device is coming.

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