Who needs another bonehead in their life? If the first Kickstarter campaign was any indication, apparently a lot of us did and do—and now, 3DKitbash is back with Series Two, bearing a very interesting addition: mandibles. 3D printed jawbones. 18 of them.
Who would have ever dreamed that skulls would go so mainstream? While previously restricted to rockstar wear and that of more alternative sorts, now even your mom, dad, and grandpa are wearing black tees adorned with ornate skull glam. The question is, are they 3D printing them? If not, here’s a great gift idea from 3DKitbash—sure to make an impact, as well as a great conversation piece—for all ages.
For those of you who enjoyed the last series of Boneheads, you’ll be glad to know that not only are the new ones wearing jawbones, but many from the first series are back as ‘rehashes’ now bearing articulated mandibles as well as substantial texture differences. There are three sets, featuring six skulls in each, for Series Two, as follows:
- Redux – to include bull, cat, deer, dragon, owl, and T-rex
- New Authentic – bear, crocodile, horse, humpback whale, lion, and velociraptor skulls
- New Creepy Fantasy Creatures – dog cyborg, fairy, goblin, human cyborg, Kaiju Gankra, and The Creature
Back for a Kickstarter sequel, the 3D printable Boneheads are offered by 3DKitbash with aspirations of raising $4500 by May 15th. The 18 skulls print free of support, and the 3D printed jaws are hinged.
On pledging a mere $20 for the campaign, you receive any one set of .stl files from the new Boneheads series, to include six 3D printable skulls, each with the moving jawbones. At $40, the collection of .stl files is doubled, while at $50 you get all three sets of files. At a $100 pledge, you receive all three sets of six from Series Two, plus the entire master set of .stl files to 3D print all of the Series One, adding up to a total of 36 prints. These are meant to print on a 100 x 100 mm build plate.
3DKitbash strongly believes in displaying your creepy 3D printed goodies, and also offers a 3D printable multi-use display base for your T-rex, velociraptor, or goblin–as well as the rest.
And did you know? Each of the eighteen 3D model skulls takes the team between 5 and 15 hours of digital sculpting work just to make them printable on your 3D printer. As the team points out, “That’s an average of 190 hours of sculpting and development time!”
Skulls are definitely for the ‘in’ crowd these days—and they are becoming quite popular in 3D printing not only for scientific reasons but also for displays as well as fashion. We’ve reported on 3D printed skulls offered in artistic motif, made by jewelers, and replicas made by scientists and curators, as well as for student projects.
This second series of Boneheads is purely good fun, and we certainly hope this Kickstarter campaign goes as well for them as the last one did. 3DKitbash is certainly going strong lately, as they also completed a successful Kickstarter campaign for their alien action figure, NiQ, companion to their Quin doll.
Are you planning to contribute to this Kickstarter campaign? Did you purchase any of the original Boneheads from Series One? If so, which is your favorite, and which are you looking forward to 3D printing from Series Two? Share with us in the 3D Printable Boneheads, Series Two forum thread over at 3DPB.com. Check out the Kickstarter campaign video below.
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