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Help Us Make Our 3D Skull Kits Printable On Your Desktop 3D Printers! No Support, Glue, Or Smoothing Needed!

Cincinnati, OH Design
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3DKitbash Is Back With BONEHEADS! A re-imagining of our very first project from 2013: The 3DK Skull Kits!

Early in 2013, 3DKitbash.com developed a handful of fun 3D model kits. These kits featured about 18 digitally sculpted skulls that we initially intended to be used for commercials, video games, and as general starting points for 3D Modelers. Here's how the kits were presented:

...Since those early days we've kinda fallen in love with 3D Printing, and would like to take these interesting 'Boneheads' and make them more compatible with our current interests. As they are, the skulls will print well with SLS Printing, and they look fantastic... But they still aren't ready for FDM 3D Printing. The benchmark for at home 3D Printing!

Skulls We Have Ready To Make FDM Printable:

Formulating For Success: To make these skulls printable on desktop 3D Printers, we have to change each digital model. We have to break them into parts and orient each part so it can be 3D Printed WITHOUT messy support structures (support structures make us cranky), and with a well-designed pin system to snap the parts together. We also want to take care to make sure all the  details, like sharp teeth, ridges, and deep eye sockets, are accentuated. It will take a lot of time to make these skulls FDM ready, but we think it will be worth it, and we hope you do too!

Above is the T-Rex skull prototype for an FDM 3D Printer. As you can see, it's been sectioned; each section was oriented for printing on the 3D Printer bed in layers, WITHOUT support structures, and then put together. While this prototype uses glue (acetone), if our Kickstarter is successful, we'll create a pin system to snap the skulls together - no glue needed.

T.Rex hopes to come to a 3D Printer near you very soon!
T.Rex hopes to come to a 3D Printer near you very soon!

Display Your Skull Printing Prowess: If you know our previous work, then you are familiar with our love of making displays for your printed 3DK projects! Boneheads is no different. - If our project is fully funded, we'll also be sending all our backers at the $15 Reward level (and above) a digital model of a mounting base. With this printable base you can display skulls on your wall, on a shelf, or even your fridge. ...as long as you provide the magnet.

Pictured is the Boneheads: Raven - Available on Cults3D Now! Click through to download and get printing now!
Pictured is the Boneheads: Raven - Available on Cults3D Now! Click through to download and get printing now!

Sets The Skulls Will Be Divided Into: ...Depending on your reward level, choose any 1 of the sets, 2 of the sets, or get all 3!

Set '1' Includes: T.Rex, Warthog, Bull, Duck, Wolf, & Human Skulls
Set '1' Includes: T.Rex, Warthog, Bull, Duck, Wolf, & Human Skulls
Set '2' Includes: Rabbit, Ankylosaurus, Dragon, Cat, Owl, & Ram Skulls
Set '2' Includes: Rabbit, Ankylosaurus, Dragon, Cat, Owl, & Ram Skulls
Set '3' Includes: Alligator, Sabertooth Tiger, Vulture, Giraffe, Deer, & Demon Skulls
Set '3' Includes: Alligator, Sabertooth Tiger, Vulture, Giraffe, Deer, & Demon Skulls

The Project Is Long, And Full Of Terrors: Each of the 18 3D model skulls needs about 3-5 more hours of digital sculpting work to make them printable on your 3D Printer. That’s an average of 72 hours of sculpting and development time left to go. We hope you’ll choose your reward level now and help us make our skulls FDM 3D Printable!

Some folks have Stretch Goals, but we prefer Stretch 'Rewards'. As we get higher backing, you can expect to get more stuff from us. ...So please share this Kickstarter with your 3D Printing community.
Some folks have Stretch Goals, but we prefer Stretch 'Rewards'. As we get higher backing, you can expect to get more stuff from us. ...So please share this Kickstarter with your 3D Printing community.

THANK YOU FOR BACKING BONEHEADS!!! ~Natalie of 3DKitabash.com

Links To Our Previous Kickstarter Projects:

Quin, The 3D Printable Fashion Doll - By 3DKitbash.com
Quin, The 3D Printable Fashion Doll - By 3DKitbash.com
The Original 3D Printer Test Kit - By 3DKitbash.com
The Original 3D Printer Test Kit - By 3DKitbash.com
A 'Print & Play' 3D Printer Test Kit - By 3DKitbash.com
A 'Print & Play' 3D Printer Test Kit - By 3DKitbash.com

Risks and challenges

The biggest risk is that we might find that one or two of the skulls just won’t print well enough on and FDM printer for us to release. If that happens, we promise we’ll replace the skull with a similar skull that will print in a way we think you’ll be happier with. ...But rest assured we like challenging / fun 3D Prints, and won't shy away from complexity.

Quincy has digitally sculpted and invented for the toy industry for a decade, and we’re confident in his abilities to make these skulls printable on FDM home 3D printers.

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FAQ

  • The general 3DKitbash License Agreement can be found here: http://3dkitbash.com/index.php…

    Basically it boils down to this: If you intend to make money or promote yourself (as many businesses do) with our files after you've 3d printed them, please limit it to 100 copies (per element) before you repurchase a kit. As a license renewal. ...We try to provide good quality models at a low price, and this is how we see it working best while also being fair to everyone. ...If you're just a private user (Not selling or promoting oneself for business intentions), please repurchase after printing an element 1000 times.

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Rewards

  • You selected
    Pledge $5 or more

    3 backers

    HAPPY VISITOR MODE: A Hearty Thanks From The 3DK Team. - We sincerely appreciate your interest in our projects and the support you give. Thank You.

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    Pledge $15 or more

    18 backers

    GET AHEAD MODE: Your choice of any one of the three skull kits, including a 3D printable mounting base. NOTE: These are all 3D model digital files that you will receive via email after the Kickstarter is complete. The rewards are not tangible products.

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    Pledge $25 or more

    5 backers

    THINK TANK MODE: Your choice of any two of the three skull kits, including a 3D printable mounting base. NOTE: These are all 3D model digital files that you will receive via email after the Kickstarter is complete. The rewards are not tangible products.

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    Pledge $35 or more

    172 backers

    HYDRA MODE: You receive all three skull kits, including a 3D printable mounting base! NOTE: These are all 3D model digital files that you will receive via email after the Kickstarter is complete. The rewards are not tangible products.

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Funding period

- (29 days)