Don't know what to do during the holidays? Print a Wing Commander medal set!If you make your own set, be sure to send us pics!
I have tried to be as accurate as possible. To create your own Wing Commander medal box just follow the steps below and take your time.
The best way to print out the individual orders is in Metal Filament. This makes them look very real just because of their weight. Afterwards they can be sanded and polished. To make the metals look real you can use either electroplating or gold leaf/silver leaf.
Medals grosgrain ribbons
- Gold Star/Medal of Honor is 30mm green
- Bronze/Silver Star is 25mm blue
- Golden Sun is 30mm
I used and impregnated 30mm and wide grosgrain ribbon. Then I was able to colour the individual ribbons with green, blue, red and money. This takes a very long time and you must not soak the ribbon too much with paint, otherwise it underflows.
Then the ribbon pieces are glued onto the ribbon.stl pieces. To fix the ribbon temporarily the part ribbon_rail.stl is included as a help.
When everything is ready you can put the single pieces on the ribbonmount.stl.