Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Things – Captain America: Civil War


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Spoilers from the Captain America: Civil War trailer, so stop reading if you’re a weirdo who doesn’t want to get spoiled about a trailer. Weirdo.

3dp_ten3dpthings_civilwar_posterI think the only people who didn’t feel the Earth move yesterday when the new Captain America: Civil War trailer was released was the crew of the International Space Station. To say that it was an awesome movie trailer would be an understatement, and it has probably sent the movie to the top of the nerd expectation list. Some people think that it was too early in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to have heroes fighting each other. But those people need to keep their talking holes in the closed position, because heroes fighting heroes has been part of comic books since comic books were invented. Don’t worry Debbie Downer, at the end they’ll all get it together, kumbaya it and go beat up a bad guy, it’ll be okay.

And if you haven’t seen the trailer yet, congratulations on waking up from that coma, you’ve missed a lot of awesome stuff since you’ve been under. The trailer was, I want to say full of fan servicing, but that makes it sound like a bad thing. Maybe fan servicing goodness? Fan pleasuring? Oh nah, that sounds gross. Look, I’m just saying that Hawkeye shoots Ant Man into battle on an arrow you guys, and if you haven’t waited your whole lives to see that, then congratulations on the healthy social life and successful career. But for some of us, that’s all we have, so don’t take it from us!

Also, then there was this:3dp_ten3dpthings_spiderman

His mask eyes squint you guys! They squint!  

Anyways, in honor of Marvel releasing such a great trailer here are Ten 3D Printable Things – Captain America: Civil War edition!



3dp_ten3dpthings_cap_helmet_1Captain America Helmet by SMARTDAGGER

Found on: Thingiverse
Cost: Free

3dp_ten3dpthings_cap_helmet_2Look, there is still time to 3D print yourself a Captain America costume for the movies opening night, and this awesome helmet from the first Captain America movie is beautiful. The helmet prints in two parts, so yes it will need to be assembled and heavily post processed, but look, fandom isn’t easy you guys, and sometimes it takes dedication.


3dp_ten3dpthings_cap_wingsCaptain America Wings by Pierrimus

Found on: Pinshape
Cost: Free

Ever since we first met Steve Rogers in Captain America: The First Avenger there has been a bit of a controversy in the Kingdom of Nerd Pedantry. You see, in the comics Cap has a set of three-dimensional protruding wings on his helmet. Yes, that sounds like a terrible idea, but it’s comics dammit, dressing up in a costume to fight crime is a terrible idea but that’s what we like about it. So if you’re a purist, then here is a simple set of wings that can easily be attached to your helmet so you can proudly show off your nerd authenticity cred.


3dp_ten3dpthings_big_cap_shield_1Captain’s Shield by ironQ

Found on: Thingiverse
Cost: Free

You didn’t think that I would make this list without a Captain America shield did you? Of course not, and this is one of the coolest 3D printed shield models that I found. This project is going to be a lot more involved that the helmet, sorry, but boy is the finished project worth it.

3dp_ten3dpthings_big_cap_shield_2It prints out in several smaller pieces that will need to be joined together, glued, sanded and painted before it looks good enough to take into battle (please don’t take this into battle, it’s made of plastic) but just look at that thing, it’s worth every drop of sweat. Again, made of plastic, so don’t throw it at your enemies no matter how tempted you are.


3dp_ten3dpthings_ws_knife_2Winter Soldier Knife by nmosh

Found on: Thingiverse
Cost: Free

Now, one of the sources of drama for the upcoming movie involves Captain America’s bromantic love interest, Bucky Barnes aka the Winter Soldier causing trouble somehow. When last we saw him he was a brainwashed assassin for Hydra, but he doesn’t do that anymore. Now he just looks confused and remembers what shoes Steve wore back in the 1940s.

3dp_ten3dpthings_ws_knife_1Will they be reunited in totally platonic friendship, or will this superhero civil war cost one of them their lives until the sequel? We’ll know in a few months, but one of Bucky’s favorite weapons is his knife, which he knows how to use almost as well as those brooding eyes. You could almost say that his small tactical knife is the Winter Soldier’s Captain America shield. So make sure that you print this replica out and give it to someone that you love in a strictly heterosexual way. Maybe put it in a little heart-shaped box or something.


3dp_ten3dpthings_arcreactor_1Arc Reactor from Iron Man 2 by Landru

Found on: Thingiverse
Cost: Free

Of course what is a civil war without an opposing force that is causing the rift? In the movie, it’s Cap’s frenemy, the motor-mouthed genius, philanthropist and billionaire Tony Stark aka Iron Man. Tony has always had a thing for Steve in a super, macho bro way, just like his father. But sadly, there is always a very thin line between totally like and really dislike but still sort of like, and it looks like it’s going to be a thumbs down from Iron Man. All because Cap’s ex just keeps messing with their lives.

3dp_ten3dpthings_arcreactor_2I guess I can sympathize, but look Tony, it’s totally uncool to try to steal Steve’s friends away from him. Just be an adult here and don’t make everyone choose. I mean, some of them may stick with you for a while, but come on, we all know how this ends; with you alone watching Naked and Afraid eating pizza in your underwear.

I just realized that I haven’t written anything about this 3D printing project yet. Yadda yadda yadda light up Arc Reactor prop that is really cool and can be used for cosplay or just as a night light.


3dp_ten3dpthings_hawkeye_arrows_1Hawkeye Style Arrows for Cosplay by RobertGM111

Found on: Thingiverse
Cost: Free

What good is a guy who shoots arrows on a team with a super soldier, a really smart dude in a metal suit that doubles as a tank, a god of thunder, a Hulk and a lady who can actually move while wearing a skin tight catsuit? No one knows, but we all love poor Hawkeye anyways. And it looks like the Steve and Tony ship isn’t the only bromance being interrupted by this superhero feud. Poor Hawkeye will be facing off against his best bro, the Black Widow, and let’s be honest she’s totally going to kick his behind. But, he’s going to shoot Ant Man on an arrow, so that’s rad. Okay, you can stay an Avenger, Hawkeye.

And here is an awesome set of 3D printed arrowheads that can be used for cosplay or just as cool props to hang around your house. It should go without saying that these are plastic, so please don’t carry them into battle, that wouldn’t go well for you.3dp_ten3dpthings_hawkeye_arrows_2


3dp_ten3dpthings_mini_shield_1Captain America Shield by mming1106

Found on: Thingiverse
Cost: Free

3dp_ten3dpthings_mini_shield_2So let’s say that you’re totally #TeamCap. But let’s also say that you have a day job, or maybe a full-sized Captain America shield is just a little too ostentatious for your tastes? I get it, you need an alternative. Just 3D print yourself this small, pocket sized shield, and you can freely show your Cap pride, but hide it away when non-nerds show up so no one makes fun of you. It’s perfect!


3dp_ten3dpthings_cap_bookend_1Captain America Bookend by Laura Pantaleone

Found on: MyMiniFactory
Cost: Free

I certainly hope that you read, because if you don’t then i’m not really sure why I’m writing all of these terrible jokes for you. But if you do, then I’m going to assume that you have books, and sometimes books have this problem of falling over on a bookshelf. Some genius invented this amazing gadget to solve the problem and is calling it a bookend. And for some reason the very first time that they made one it was Captain America-themed. Weird. Oh, and they also made one with Thor’s hammer.3dp_ten3dpthings_cap_bookend_2


3dp_ten3dpthings_keychain_spideyHeroes by faberdasher

Found on: Thingiverse
Cost: Free

You may have heard by now, spoiler space, that a certain web-headed wall crawler is going to be making an appearance in Civil War. Yes, the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man will be jumping into the fray at some point, which seems super awkward. Kind of like making a comment on a friend of a friend’s Facebook wall by mistake because you thought it was your friend’s wall because stupid Facebook keeps showing you your friends’ friends racist crap. And then you end up in the middle of a big flame war, but you can’t step away because man is your friend’s friend a jerkface, and you have to get the last word in and oh-no-he-di’int, he just insulted your mother and eventually you just start posting sarcastic gifs. I kind of feel like that’s what Spider-Man is going to end up feeling like at the end of Civil War.

Anyways, here is a cool Spider-Man head keychain, with a matching Captain America keychain because come on, we all know that Spidey is eventually going to start hanging with Cap. (There are a bunch of other superhero keychains available too!)3dp_ten3dpthings_keychain_cap


3dp_ten3dpthings_ironman_tp_roll_1Iron Man Toilet Roll Holder by Marco Antonio

Found on: MyMiniFactory
Cost: Free

Do I really need to say anything about why this is awesome?


Okay, there you go, the ten coolest Captain America and Friends 3D printable things!

As always, if you liked this list of models and decide to 3D print one or two yourself, I would love to see the final results. Just drop me one of those tweet things @SJGrunewald or email me!

And in case you’re just getting up from that coma and you have no idea what the internet is*, here is the new trailer for Captain America: Civil War:

*okay, that joke doesn’t make sense, if you didn’t know what the internet was then you probably wouldn’t be reading this. Unless a friend or a nurse printed it off for you to read, but it would be weird if they printed an article about 3D printable things for you to read because if you don’t know what the internet is then you certainly don’t know what a 3D printer is. I’ve made a mess of this entire joke haven’t I? Oh well, deadline, I’m leaving it in.

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