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Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Things – Cool Fallout 4 Models That Anyone Can Print


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3dp_fallout4_logoThe highly anticipated game Fallout 4 was released yesterday, so the internet should be relatively quiet for a few days while nerds all over the world sink into a self-induced video game coma. Thankfully I have yet to upgrade to a next-gen console, so I’m currently immune to its open-world dystopian lures. But even without the siren call of the Nuka Cola jingle and futuristic Cold War-era paranoia, like many of you I still feel the need to find something Fallout-related that I can easily 3D print.

So I thought that I’d change up my list of 3D printable things this week and look for Fallout-related models that anyone can 3D print, or that anyone can afford to have 3D printed for them. So here are ten awesome, yet simple, 3D printable Fallout models!


3dp_ten3dpthings_vaultboy_statueFallout Vault Boy by abei

Found on: Thingiverse
Cost: Free

This is a no-brainer. Everyone needs a good luck Vault Boy statue grinning at them with his ever present, rictus smile. Vault Boy is the mascot of Vault-Tec, the global corporation that was hired by the US government to design and build their massive vault system of interconnected bomb shelters. He appears everywhere within the Fallout universe, in old advertising materials, training manuals and of course as icons for the stats and perks that players earn throughout the game.


Fallout Pipboy Icons by Nfarrow

Found on: Thingiverse
Cost: Free

And to go along with your Vault Boy statue, you can earn your own, real world Fallout perks and skills with this set of 3D printed icons. Earn some Action Points by taking a Critical Chance, using your Damage Resistance to earn some hit Points and test your Poison Resistance. Or just convert the models into keychains or pendants.


3dp_ten3dpthings_nukacolatruckFallout Nuka Cola Truck by lilykill

Found on: Thingiverse
Cost: Free

Mmmm, Nuka Cola is radioactive-licious and naturally refreshing thanks to all of those preservatives, especially after wandering around in a post apocalyptic wasteland full of misery, disease and mutant hellbeasts. Even before the war Nuka Cola was the world’s most popular soft drink, and it still remains so. Because it was so popular many bottles still exist, and the bottle cap also happens to be currency. So if you stumble on a bottle of this delicious drink you’ll earn some much needed refreshment as well as a bit of cash to spend at the cannibal settlement. Win/win.

This 3D model of one of the famous Nuka Cola delivery trucks is all a single piece, so while it may need some post print cleaning, it’s still going to be a pretty easy to print model. Just sand it down a bit, add some appropriate paint and you’re good to go.


3dp_ten3dpthings_mininukeFallout Mini Nuke by lilykill

Found on: Thingiverse
Cost: Free

You would think that in the hellscape remains of a nuclear war that killed most of the world’s population and repopulated it with monsters and beasts that are the things of nightmares, that the remnants of mankind would look down on the use of nuclear bombs. But clearly you’ve never met a human, because of course they would still use nukes, they’d just make them smaller and cuter. So go ahead and celebrate the atomic age by 3D printing your own mini nukes, and toss them at the mutants and raiders that make your life difficult.


Fallout Style Super Sledge by Jim

Found on: MyMiniFactory
Cost: Free

The super sledgehammer, or ‘Super Sledge’, is a fancy-dancy, super powered sledgehammer that uses stored kinetic energy to make things go extra smash. There are several different types of Super Sledgehammers in the Fallout universe, some of them more powerful than others. But what they all have in common is being awesome.


3dp_ten3dpthings_vault101door_coasterVault Door Pint Coaster by Christian Palmroos

Found on: Pinshape
Cost: $.97

Maybe coasters aren’t a big deal to college students or people who still use milk crates as a coffee table, but for the grown-ups in the audience who want to keep their wood finish water ring-free they’re kind of essential. You could have a set of boring “adult” drink coasters, or you could have these coasters styled after the iconic Vault Door 101 from Fallout 3. Choose wisely.


3dp_ten3dpthings_vaultboy_coasterVault-Tec Boy Coaster by uwcrutch

Found on: Thingiverse
Cost: Free

You can even print some cool Fallout-themed coasters that look like our smiling buddy Vault Boy giving his iconic thumbs up. And this coaster has a set of raised edges, so it will prevent all of your dripping Mountain Dew from ruining mom’s side table.


3dp_ten3dpthings_fallout4_keychainFallout 4 Keychain Improved by dantetv

Found on: Thingiverse
Cost: Free

Unless you’re a hermit who lives in the woods, I’m assuming that you have a set of keys to something. Your house, your car, your bike lock or even to that storage locker at the bus station where you keep all of your most valuable possessions. My point is, you need a keychain, so why not make it a distressed Fallout 4 Logo key chain?


3dp_ten3dpthings_pistolFallout 3 10mm Pistol – Easy Print by JamesThoro

Found on: Thingiverse
Cost: Free

There are tons of awesome 3D printed Fallout weapons out there, and they are all really cool. But realistically many of them are far out of the average 3D printer user’s league. But you still want a Fallout gun right? It’s a good thing that Thingiverse user JamesThoro is around because he’s got you covered. This is a simple, two part model that may not pass scrutiny up close, but is perfect as a quick cosplay prop, or prominently displayed up on your bookshelf.


3dp_ten3dpthings_pipboy3dhubsPip-Boy 3000 Mark IV by Ytec3D

Found on: Ytec3D
Cost: Free

Okay, so this is a project that is a lot harder than the rest, but I figure that you’re going to have to take off your training wheels at some point right? And this happens to be an exceptionally well designed 3D model. I wrote about this earlier in the week, so I’ve looked at the STL files and read the assembly directions. It isn’t an especially easy-to-build project, but if you follow the directions and take your time it should be a relatively problem-free build.

And if you don’t have a 3D printer but really, really want a Pip-Boy cellphone case then you can always hit up 3D Hubs and pay a local 3D Printer owner to print up the parts for you. And hey, 3D Hubs is also offering 20% off this 3D Model Kit until Friday, so there is no better time than now.

Stay safe out in the wasteland, gamers. Remember to get up and stretch your legs once in awhile, you don’t want to bring on a blood clot after 24-hour gaming sessions. Keep yourself hydrated (Mountain Dew doesn’t count) and don’t avoid the sun for too long because according to Google lack of sunlight causes hair loss, depression, cancer, heart disease, immune system deficiencies, obesity, diabetes, the Klingon flu and you’ll probably spontaneously melt into a puddle of milky-white, fleshy goo. Don’t be a statistic, get some sun, people.

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