Clown Mask

Making a 3D Printed Prop

Project Info

For Halloween this year I tried my hand at modelling a 3D printable mask that can be worn as part of a costume. I took inspiration from the Joker clown mask as seen in the Chris Nolan film 'The Dark Knight'.

Work Required

I modeled the mask using the open-source software Blender. The mask is separated into three sections to fit smaller 3D printer build trays, these sections are then glued together, sanded primed and painted. Take a look.

3D Printable Clown Mask

 

Modelling in Blender

By following reference image as a guide, I began creating the basic forms from a relatively low poly mesh, then adding sub-division modifiers to smooth out the detail and finally distressing certain key areas with Blenders sculpt tools.

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3D printed parts

All the parts were 3D Printed in Generic Standard ABS 100μm layer height. The mask is separated into three sections to suit 3D printers with smaller build trays. The three sections were glued together using epoxy, a layer of fibreglass was added inside the mask for strength and I used XTC-3D to finish the surface prior to sanding and priming.

 
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Painting The Mask

The Mask was sanded and sprayed with white primer, I used enamel acrylic airbrush paints to detail the features and sealed it with a gloss spray. The distressing/weathering was achieved using sandpaper and small tool files to give a dusty aged finish.

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  • Created by: K Meadows
  • Completed on: 13th October 2018
  • Software: Blender
  • Purpose: 3D Printed Mask
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The STL files can be purchased by Emailing me and I look forward to seeing your own 3D Printed Masks. I'd very much like to work with other designers out there to collaborate on further projects.

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