Game of Thrones Season 5 Premieres Tonight & You Can 3D Print This Wildling Skull Today

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wildlings1Game of ThronesSeason 5, premieres tonight on HBO, with the first episode, titled “The Wars to Come”, airing at 9:00 PM ET. Directed by Michael Slovis, this will surely be one of the most watched episodes in the series yet. The show, which was nominated for a Golden Globe for ‘Best Television Series Drama’ this year, and has won a plethora of other awards over the course of the past 4 season, is one of the highest rated TV series of all time, coming in second only to Breaking Bad.

wildlings4When it comes to 3D printing, we have seen the technology used quite a bit by designers who also happen to be fans of various TV shows and movies. They use it to replicate props and create their very own cosplay costumes. For one Greek designer, who we have covered in the past, named Stefanos Anagnostopoulos, Game of Thrones happens to be one of his favorite TV series, so he decided to create something unique, yet familiar to those who are fans of the show, the Wildling Skull.

“I was watching the Sky TV advertisement for Game of Thrones all season on demand and they said season 5 would premiere on April 13 (in the UK and Europe),” Anagnostopoulos tells 3DPrint.com. “I really liked the wildlings and thought it will be nice to have the mask at home when the show airs. It’s crazy, I know.”

wildlings2Crazy or not, Anagnostopoulos is a tremendous designer when it comes to creating objects ready to be 3D printed, so it’s no surprise that his Wildlings Mask, like his other designs, came out absolutely amazing as well.

For those of you unfamiliar with the wildlings, it is actually a derogatory term used by the people of the Seven Kingdoms, in referring to the “Free Folk”, who live in the lands beyond the Wall. They are a society that recognizes no political hierarchy, except for the leaders whom they want to follow. The mask is one that is worn by the Lord of Bones, an infamous wildling raider. He will play a role in the upcoming Season 5 of the show, so Anagnostopoulos decided to create a design that anyone with a 3D printer could print out themselves. The design process took him about a day to complete, and included several interesting steps along the way.

First, Anagnostopoulos sculpted a base head model with the details he wanted it to include. After he had the design just how he wanted it, he exported the STL files to Rhino3D where he broke it down into two separate 3D printable pieces, prior to using netfabb to scale the objects exactly how he wanted them sized. It was then off to the 3D printer, where it took him 33 hours to print out the entire mask.

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Anagnostopoulos’s friend, Catherine Wood, then took care of the post processing which included sanding, priming and painting the plastic mask to make it look as much like the real prop from the TV series as possible. As you can see in the photos, they both did a terrific job. If you have access to a 3D printer, you can download the design files for this mask from MyMiniFactory today and print it out yourself.  Perhaps it wont be ready in time for tonight’s airing of season 5, but close enough!

What do you think about this mask? Are you excited for the premiere of Game of Thrones Season 5 this evening? Discuss in the Game of Thrones Wildlings Mask forum thread on 3DPB.com.

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