Resin 3D printing allows PlayStation fans to recreate some cool nostalgia in physical form. Investing in a resin 3D printer kicks open the doors for 3D printer projects for cheaper than buyers think. Here’s a selection of the best budget resin 3D printers on the market right now.
Whilse the current AnyCubic line of resin 3D printers rock, there’s plenty to choose from. Gamers certainly aren’t spoilt for choice when it comes to finding a cheap 3D printer, but what other equipment is needed? Click here to check off the other equipment needed. Spoiler, it’s not going to break the bank either.
3D Printer Projects For Gamers
Saber Miniatures always champions user research with printing and painting, but they do also offer their own resin 3D printing services. From Hero Forge requests to highly detailed statue one-offs. The real question is what should PlayStation fans print?
One look through Thingiverse brings up some very cool projects. Full of STL files compatible with all resin 3D printers, this site is a great way for digital sculptures to get their work into people’s hands. Let’s take a look at some of the coolest 3D printer projects for PlayStation fans.
Side note: Make sure to check for a “creative commons” or “free use” licence before printing or getting a printing service to print them for you!
Before Kratos was a third-person platforming Norse epic, he was hacking and slashing his way through Greek mythology. No one can deny the appeal of that silky smooth 60 FPS gameplay on PlayStation 2 when the franchise first debuted. Celebrate come incredible nostalgia with this amazing STL file.
God of War 2018 Kratos
A more civilised Kratos for a more civilised age? Kratos bows out of Greek mythology after literally destroying it, moving onto the Norse pantheon. After seeing his latest wife pass and being charged with the upbringing of their son, players see a new side to Kratos that isn’t fuelled with Titan-like rage. This Kratos can fight when he needs to and is far calmer and more calculated.
Cloud Final Fantasy VII
While seeing a modern take on Cloud was amazing in Advent Children and his subsequent appearances in pop culture, Smash Bros. and FF7R, nothing beats this version. True to Cloud’s overworld sprite, this STL file is iconic and will no doubt be a favourite for many old school PlayStation fans.
Crash Bandicoot is now in the hands of Activision and has been multiplatform for decades now, but the original trilogy was exclusive to the first PlayStation and helped define the 3D platforming genre. The Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy breathes new life into that muscle memory, but Aku Akus’s first home will always be PlayStation.
Ratchet and Clank
Ratchet and Clank still have it, and Rift Apart for PlayStation 5 proves that. The industry sometimes forgets that PlayStation was the home of many brilliant platforming titles that are regarded as classics today. This is probably one of the more extreme examples of what the animal and robot due can do, but it’s awesome all the same.
With 3D printing becoming more accessible and well-known, we look forward to seeing what crazy PlayStation projects even get made, from huge dioramas to weapon-like props.