The fourth installment of Bethesda’s Fallout series of video games has continued its long run as one of the most critically and financially successful properties in the industry — and makers love it. The post-apocalyptic adventure game takes place in an alternate history with a ’40s/’50s atomic-age aesthetic that is both retro and futuristic at the same time. The game follows a survivor as they wake up from over two hundred years of cryogenic stasis and are forced to head out into the wasteland looking for their missing child. Along the way they’ll explore radioactive rubble, form communities, learn to use all sorts of weapons, and fight off monsters, mutants and all manner of shady characters with the help of a variety of companions that they come across throughout the game.
One of the more interesting, and unexpectedly heartbreaking, companions is the survivor’s old Mister Handy robotic butler named Codsworth whose tale of survival will have many a player cursing the onions being inexplicably chopped near them. Mister Handy robots regularly appear in all of the Fallout games, but the fourth game finally gives one a compelling story and allows users to bring it, and its destructive octopus arms full of weapons, along on missions and quests. To pay tribute to Codsworth and his tragic story, Fallout superfan Mark Mosinski 3D printed an incredibly detailed and completely articulated Codsworth figure, using a design by the talented Andrew Askdall, who has an affinity for great 3D modeling.
Mosinski is an artist, photographer and avid gamer who also dabbles in 3D printing and modeling, through which he produced quite the spectacular figure. His finished Codsworth figure looks exactly as it appears in Fallout 4, and Askedall even modeled it after some of the real 3D designs from the game designers.
“I felt that Fallout wasn’t taking up enough of my time so I decided to model a homage to my favorite companion, Codsworth. It’s using tinkerplay’s amazing connectors to get full articulation on all the joints,” Askedall says of his design.
The model even has the signs and wear and tear that show up on Codsworth when his owner finds him two hundred years later, including the duller, gray color over the bright flashy colors that he has in the beginning of the game. According to Mosinski the entire project took him more than three weeks to complete, including the designing, 3D printing, sanding, painting and assembling.
Codsworth was 3D printed on Mosinski’s Up Plus 2 3D printer, and all of the dozen plus parts took about a third of an entire 1KG spool of gray PLA filament. All three of the robot’s arms are fully articulated and posable, and they have the signature weapons at the end of each. That includes a pincer arm, an arm with a flamethrower at the end of it and of course the buzzsaw arm. The entire figure stands a little over nine inches tall when it’s attached to the display stand.
Here is a brief stop motion video of Codsworth protecting the TARDIS from a pair of pirates:
As you can see, the hours of sanding, painting and detailing have made Mosinski’s Codsworth figure remarkably cool. Askedall has made the design files available on Thingiverse, so you can create your very own 3D printed Codsworth. Discuss this design in the 3D Printed Fallout 4 Codsworth forum on 3DPB.com.