Get Models Now and 3D printing and post-production studio created a replica of the bottom rifle (on the picture), the original 16th century rifle in full scale.
As time is going by, such a valuable exhibit has become fragile. The original will be placed behind a glass whereas the replica will be exhibited right next to it at the National Museum in Poznan so that visitors could keep feel a little bit of history.
An accurate 3D scan of the original was carried out to get the 3D model. After the latter was cut into smaller parts, ZMorph 2.0 SX multitool 3D printer then printed them with PLA and WoodFill filaments.
Around a lead rod which made the entire construction as heavy as the original weight – 5,2kg – , the parts were attached together. “The entire 3D printed rifle is one and a half meters long and it took long hours to post-produce even the smallest details of it”, it was said.
As for ornaments, they were hand-painted by artists of Get Models Now to make it as real as the original.
With the right materials, 3D printed replicas have already started to be used as “movie props, teaching aids or become part of interactive exhibitions.”