AprilStormProps

April Storm Cosplay Props and Geekery

Melbourne, Australia · 1149 Sales

AprilStormProps

April Storm Cosplay Props and Geekery

Melbourne, Australia 1149 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Announcement   I make digitally fabricated and 3D printed costume props for the fan, collector and cosplay community. For Instructions and how to guides please visit: https://sites.google.com/aprilstorm3d.com/default/april-storm-props-instructions-and-how-to-guides

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Last updated on Jun 18, 2017

I make digitally fabricated and 3D printed costume props for the fan, collector and cosplay community. For Instructions and how to guides please visit: https://sites.google.com/aprilstorm3d.com/default/april-storm-props-instructions-and-how-to-guides

April Staines

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Updates

First full version drop bear mando helmet are on they way sanded and primed and have two speed ducted fans installed. They turned out really well.
We have updated the DC-17 blaster model. The body is now printed in one part removing the join seam, it's still hollow but the nozzle is now open into the body and the trigger is now a separate part so it's much easier to modify with electronics.
We have added a new option for the computer gauntlet to have a retractable blade, much like the death watch gauntlets.
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About

Because there had to be a better way to make quality replica props.

It all started when I got ripped off trying to source a replica boba fett wrist rocket back in 2009 I ordered this from overseas trying to make a mandalorian costume for my son. When it arrived, the quality was terrible, it was heavy and worse still it was broken because lets face it, resin isnt the strongest material.

There had to be a way to make props at a reasonable price, the answer: Digital Fabrication (3D printing) I started using 3D printers to make my props back in 2013. Today my workshop has 9 printers. 3 Larger format, which are purpose built for prop making, and another two smaller commercial printers used for smaller detail prints.

But I dont just use 3D printers. I also have a large CNC machine which I can use to make larger props.

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Shop members

  • April Staines

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    IT Career Girl Geek. I've worked in the technology all my life and am highly passionate about using digital fabrication techniques to create the stuff I love as a Science Fiction and Anime fan.

  • Lachlan Staines

    Maker, Designer

    Lachlan is a proficient 3D modeler and has designed a good many of the props specifically for digital fabrication. If you ask for a custom item, good chance Lachlan will be involved

Shop policies

Last updated on January 5, 2014

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Other Method
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All items listed in this store are made on demand, as such there is sometimes a 6 week lead time from order to final production of your item.
Additional policies and FAQs
All items listed in this store are sold as components or unfinished kits unless otherwise stated. They will require assembly, sanding, gluing and the like before they are considered finished products.