Missy’s MPDA 2.0

You may recall that my original MPDA was made of baked fimo clay. I was never happy with it – the sculpted bits kept coming unglued from the phone case they were attached to and it looked anything but screen accurate.

One of my cosplay Missy friends has taken the time to model the MPDA in 3D and has it for sale on Shapeways. Size 1 is the size in the show and fits an iPhone 4. I’m not an iPhone user, so I had to also obtain a used iPhone. Anyway, size 1 is 3D printable now but you have to get it in 3 separate items – Faceplate, Lens Faceplate & Bumper/Connectors/Iris Bases.

I’m now almost complete with my MPDA 2.0!

The digital image files represented exactly what I received.

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Here are my WIP photos:

I started with a black paint wash. The plastic that was used in the 3D printing absorbed a lot of paint!

I started with a black paint wash. The plastic that was used in the 3D printing absorbed a lot of paint!

Test fitting

Test fitting

Test fitting

Test fitting

Test fitting

Test fitting

With some metallic paint added to the faceplates.

With some metallic paint added to the faceplates.

Almost finished (with flash)

Almost finished (with flash)

Almost finished

Almost finished

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