The story of how my creative journey began...
Catching the 3D-print bug
My Journey Began In 2017
The first time I experienced 3D printing was when a friend sent me a printed logo for the gaming clan I was in. I was amazed to hold something I had designed in my own hands, made from plastic.
I knew I wanted to get involved with this amazing technology, so I bought my first 3D printer, a Flashforge Finder. I started with small items, like keychains and letters, and eventually made a replica dagger from Skyrim.
An explosive change
A New Start
I was shocked when my Flashforge Finder exploded in a cloud of sparks, but I was determined to continue my journey with 3D printing. I used the refund from the faulty printer to purchase a new one, and began making charms and props from a game called Dirty Bomb. This marked my first foray into cosplay territory.
The developers of Dirty Bomb, Splash Damage, gave me my first opportunity to enter the world of commercial 3D printing. They allowed me to make props from their game and build a decent-sized audience. I am grateful for their support and the opportunities they have given me.
A world of cosplay
Into Rainbow Six Siege
My best friend Camcamzoro introduced me to Rainbow Six Siege and its cosplay community in late 2017. I started with small pieces, but have gradually expanded into making larger and more detailed props that Siege cosplayers around the world are proud to use and display. I have met many of them at the Six Invitational.
I help build their cosplays, whether it’s a small piece that they were having trouble finding, or a large prop that is needed to complete a cosplay. I am passionate about supporting the cosplay community and helping others bring their cosplays to life.
A Long Journey
I promise to work hard for the Siege cosplay community! Without the help and support of my friends, peers, and others, I wouldn't be where I am today. They have encouraged me to push beyond my comfort zone and limits, and have helped me show what I am truly capable of. My goal is to give the best to a community that deserves the best. I will do my utmost to support and serve the cosplay community with my work.
Professional branding for business
All the branding on my website and for my business has been lovingly created by the wonderful Hanjosi (@hanjosi) who works for DarkZero as an art intern. Her work has captured my eye for years, and I am very proud to use her as my branding artist.
She has expertly captured what Darny3D is about, and provided great resources for my business to build & expand over the years.
High-quality printers working 24/7
The two main workhorses of my business are two Prusa i3 Mk3S+ 3D printers made by Prusa Research in Prague, Czech Republic.
The Original DARNYbot was purchased in 2018 as a kit which I assembled myself, and have been improving since then. It also features Prusa’s MM2S unit, which allows me to print in up to 5 different colours/materials. The New DARNYbot is another kit build, but uses much newer parts and components than my Original. I use it for single-colour prints or long-haul jobs.
I also have an ELEGOO Mars 2 for detailed, resin printing.