So right back when I started playing Blücher I found this blog post. I was impressed and wanted to make a Shako dice cup of my own, but with so many minis to paint and terrain to make I never got around to it.
When I got my 3d printer a few weeks ago I thought I might be able to make a cup easily. I found some 28mm French Foot Artillery minatures on thingiverse which I could see had nicely detailed Shakos and thought that could be the basis for my new cup.
It wasn't so easy. I had to modify the STL mesh itself with Blender, adjusting the position of vertices and wiring up new edges and faces before being able to cut out the centre and split it into two parts for printing. Quite a bit of work, but a great learning experience.
It sat for a while unpainted as other projects again took priority, but last night I completed it. I'm really pleased with it even though it was a lot more work than I had expected.
STL files are here.