The Baby Maker from Borderlands 2

3dprinting painting airbrushing wip 3dmodelling borderlands gun

Here's a test print using my new printer (a Phrozen Mini 4k). My stepdaughter asked me to print her the Baby Maker from the second Borderlands 2 game so I sent some time modeling, printing and paint the gun (and a stand to go with it):

ThumbnailI still need to dial in my resin a little more to get the optimial exposure and printer settings. I think overall it's a slight improvement to the Photon's quality - the edges are defintely slightly crisper at 4k. I'm waiting on some proper 4k resin to see if it improves the layer clarity.

I think I could have gotten the metallic-purple to blue crossfade a little cleaner, but it's hard at that scale. Here's a WIP to show the scale of the print:


Overall I'm pretty happy with how it came out and I think I'll try some more Borderlands weapons in the future.

Who I am

I'm Blake and I like to tinker with things and make stuff. When I'm not programming or developing random systems, I'm playing with electronics, doodling bits of art, 3D modelling or sculpting and painting things or nerding out watching sci-fi or horror TV.

From 2001 I worked in the games industry, eventually specialising in tools to aid in the development of video games and their engines. In 2011 I left the industry and teamed up with a few other talented composers to utilise my knowledge to help build the company 'Spitfire Audio'.

I also periodically compose soundtracks for video-games and have worked on titles such as The Stanley Parable and Portal Knights. You've probably also heard my music in random TV commercials at some point.

What I'm using to create

I use various bits and bobs to craft my shiz.

  • Elegoo Mars 4 Ultra, Mars 3 Pro & Saturn 2 8k
  • Phrozen Sonic Mighty 4k & Mini 4k
  • Anycubic Photon LCD resin printer,
  • Phrozen Aqua Resin Grey 4k
  • Elegoo Resin Space Grey 8k
  • Phrozen Luna curing station
  • Vallejo Model Color, Game Air, various sets,
  • Iwata Eclipse HP-CS & Studio Smart Jet Pro Compressor,
  • Random cheapo airbrushes for base coats,
  • 3D Studio Max, ZBrush and Chitubox Pro.