Just putting it out there, this would have to be the most difficult 3D printed mask I have ever made. The whole process from start to finish took me several weeks. I am very happy with the result, although I know that there is still some work that could be done.
So, the Floyd Lawton / Deadshot’s appearance, as well as other characters from the upcoming movie Suicide Squad, don’t look the same as their classical sources in DC Universe. For example, Floyd Lawton from Smallville and the TV series Arrow doesn’t wear a mask at all. In the comics, Deadshot wears a mask that resembles some sort of bandages or cloth. But shouldn’t it be made of bullet-proof material? I also considered the “Batman: Arkham Origins” version; it seems much closer to the one from the movie. I really love Will Smith as an actor, and think that his mask is the coolest, with its own distinct style. So I tried to make its replica, and I will leave it up to you to decide how good of a job I did. Anyway, I will be really glad if my instructable helps you to make a better version of this cool character.
Here's what you will need:
3D model from my shop 3D printer (but if you don’t have one, you can always find a print service on Treatstock that can print it for you)
Scissors or pliers for removing the support
Transparent glue or epoxy resin
Protective transparent coat (satin clear)
Threedle (with section of 0,07 - 0,12 sq.mm)
Printed circuit board
Three diodes (3 volts)
Holder for the battery (CR-2032)
Three resistors (with resistance of 90-150 om)
Step 1: 3D Printing
Visit my shop https://www.treatstock.com/u/id1002 and print one of the masks. You can either choose the small size, or the big size. Also, you have the option of selecting only the “face” without the back of the head if you wish so. Here I explain how to use Treatstock's 3D printing network.
Step 2: Removing the Supports
Carefully take away all the remains of supports. You can also make the internal part of the mask more smooth using sand paper.
Step 3: Painting
Put lines of gray acrylic paint on the mask. You can use any other colors, or even leave it unpainted. I did it like this so it will look more like the classical version from DC comics. After the paint dries, apply a protective transparent coat.
Step 4: Cyber Eye
Making the face-mounted targeting device will be quite troublesome if you don’t know what a diode or resistor is. So you can follow my example and ask a friend to help you instead :-) First of all, he made some space for the battery holder. Then he connected diodes and a micro switch were attached to the circuit board using a soldering kit, according to the scheme. The circuit board was then attached to the “eye” using a little screw. We used white and red colors, but you can use any colors you want.
Step 5: Coloring the “eye”
To make the Deadshot cyber eye even more awesome, I added some colors to it. First of all, take some transparent glue or epoxy resin and put it in the empty white circles. Once it dries, add some glass paint.
Step 6: Attachments
Now, when everything is finished, you can attach the “Eye” to the mask. I simply used double-sided tape, but I’m sure there is a better way to secure the eye to the mask.
Well there you have it, my instructable for making the Deadshot mask. You can find other cool 3D printable stuff like Katana mask in my Treatstock store. If you have any questions, ask away in the comments section and I will be glad to help you out.