3D printing fever is spreading fast around the world and the Middle East. The technology has already hit the shores of Middle East including Bahrain. For Rashin Al-Haqbany who is a Bahraini national and a big fan of Crytek’s video game series, 3D printing was the perfect solution in allowing him to create the game’s famed Nanosuit.
Al-Haqbany is co-founder of Quest Realty and MakerBuild Construction in Bahrain, and in his spare time he loves to play around with 3D printing different designs on his MakerBot Replicator 2 3D printer. To begin the design and printing of the Nanosuit, he took the model from the original game, which was ripped and made publicly available for downloading. The model that he downloaded was pretty small, so he needed to enlarge to his desired size.
“I used a couple of software programs to do this, like MakerBot software and Netfabb.com which is a German software product,” Says Al-Haqbany.
In all there are 7 pieces, which each took him around 20 minutes to prepare. Then it was off to 3D printing all of these pieces, a process which took an average of about 6-10 hours per piece. Once they were all done printing, Al-Haqbany painted the black filament, which he purchased from China, with an ordinary silver paint marker. The individual pieces were then glued together with superglue. As you can see in the photos provided, the Nanosuit came out quite authentic looking.
Overall, Al-Haqbany was very happy with the way his Crysis Nanosuit came out, and he will certainly be working on some other interesting projects in the near future. In the meantime, he has made his design available for free download on Thingiverse.