MyMiniFactory has a stable of 3D designers and 3D artists who are unquestionably some of the most talented 3D printed prop and toy makers around. When 3D printer reseller and service provider iMakr launched the 3D printable model marketplace back in 2012 there was plenty of skepticism directed at their business plan of only offering tested and verified models. But more than three years later it is pretty hard to question their judgement because there isn’t a website around that can match the amount of high quality 3D printable models that they have available. And because of the high level of quality that they expect, they have attracted some incredible designers who regularly make some pretty incredible models and props.
Italian-born 3D designer Simone Fontana and his fantastic 3D printed props, toys and games are featured here on 3DPrint.com pretty regularly because his projects are pretty much always fantastic. Whether it is his working 3D printed skateboard, his tabletop games or his show-stopping four-foot-long League of Legends’ Ekko Sword, Fontana always delivers. His latest project is probably one of his best and will be a must-have for many Fallout 4 fans or cosplayers. He designed a working replica of the ridiculously cool hydraulic-powered Furious Power Fist weapon featured in the hit video game. The Power Fist has multiple working parts and was designed to fit on pretty much anyone’s arm comfortably.
In Fallout 4 the Furious Power Fist is one of the most powerful melee weapons available in the game thanks to the huge amount of damage that it can dish out, and the extra damage that it will do on each subsequent hit to the same target. It can allow the player to bash his way through even the toughest of enemies almost effortlessly. It’s a unique weapon that is a more powerful version of the standard Power Fist that can only be found in the possession of a super mutant named Swan. It isn’t easy to kill Swan, so if you want a Furious Power Fist of your own you only have two options, bring a lot of firepower along when you go looking for him, or just skip the fight and 3D print your own.
The London-based artist designed his Furious Power Fist using Rhino 3D live on MyMiniFactory TV, and he also streamed the 3D printing. All of the parts took him about 55 hours to 3D print and used about 550 grams of filament. Most of the parts will need to be glued together, but a lot of them were designed to simply be screwed or snapped together. Because Fontana didn’t want to paint the model he chose to 3D print the parts in both gray and yellow so it could be assembled and still be close to accurate to the weapon in the game. His version isn’t perfect, but it comes pretty close. And if you want to 3D print your own it would be easy enough to paint.
The Furious Power Fist replica includes a ton of great detail, including real working pistons that allow the fist to move back and forth. It isn’t motorized or anything, but it’s still pretty cool that the small parts could be printed well enough to actually work. Fontana uploaded a video assembling his Power Fist replica to his YouTube page and he also explained his design process.
You can check out the video here:
If you would like to take a stab at 3D printing your own Furious Power Fist replica you can download the model for free from MyMiniFactory here. You can check out all of Fontana’s awesome 3D printing projects here. And you can see videos of his 3D printing projects on his YouTube channel here. Tell us your thoughts on this design over in the 3D Printed Furious Power Fist forum on 3DPB.com.