“Everyone, I Have A Very Dramatic Announcement. So Anyone With A Weak Heart Should Leave Now. Goodbye.” – Professor Farnsworth
Long-Time Futurama Fan and brains behind Chaos Core Tech, Garrett Kearney, has modelled and printed a model version of the infamous Ship from the hit cartoon comedy, Futurama.
The comedy show has been a firm favourite of many from it’s beginning in 1999, though it unfortunately came to an end in 2013. The show features Fry, the protagonist, and his adventures with his team of mutants, aliens and humans alike at a delivery job many years ahead of his time.
The model was made using Autodesk Fusion 360, as shown in his video, and took around 3 hours to model.
Once fully modelled, it was printed using a Robo3D R1, taking around 10 hours to print all of the parts.
Kearney’s wife then set to work, sanding, priming, fitting the pieces together, airbrushing and hand painting the ship to its full glory.
In fact, you don’t need to throw money anywhere, as Kearney has put the files up on Thingiverse for anyone to enjoy! If you take a look at the stand it’s resting on, he also designed and printed it specially for the ship, and you can also access the files for that too on the same Thingiverse page.
Joking aside, this nifty project highlights the advantages of modelling and printing things yourself or across a public platform. The merchandise you want may not exist, or you want to customise things, such as size, to have your own dedicated merchandise.
It can even just be a fun project needing a theme based on an interest, so it’s no wonder that many techies enjoy modelling things from their favourite shows and games. It’s nothing new to be able to create all sorts of cool stuff in your spare time using your trusty computer, though being able to create fully 3D objects rather than 2D ones or flat laser cut pieces certainly has that extra cool factor.
Be sure to check out the full video here!