Welcome!   1 comment

Welcome to Prometheus Rising Studios, the home of Ben Mininberg (Prometheum5)’s custom made toys, painted models, and other various works.  Be sure to check out the latest progress on my efforts to create my own mecha toy line using my PP3DP UP! Mini 3D printer, the archive of my Killer Culture resin bacterial monster and robot figures, and all the models and custom painted toys I’ve done for customers.  If you like what you see, drop me a line using the link on the side or swing by the Store site to purchase something fun.

For more info about Prometheus Rising Heavy Industries and my 3D printing efforts, click this post to check out this interview I did with CollectionDX!

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Posted November 10, 2011 by Prometheum5 in Everything Else

PRHI 3D Printed TARS 1/18 Scale Release Details   Leave a comment

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The TARS release details are all sorted out, so it’s time to let everyone know.  The PRHI 1/18 scale TARS figure will be available on Saturday April 25 at 8:00 PM EST.  They will be $25.  You can buy one from the PRHI section of the Monster Kolor Web Shop: http://www.monsterkolorstore.com/prhi/  Each PRHI TARS stands four inches tall and is 3D printed in ABS plastic.  They have been treated with acetone vapor for surface finish and durability, and feature three points of articulation.  Each one is painted with Monster Kolor, features unique display screen decals, and is realistically weathered with acrylics.  They are scaled to go with Kenner style or modern 3 3/4″ toys and are meant to be played with!

These aren’t going to last long, so if you want one be sure to show up at 8:00!

More pics after the jump.

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PRHI 3D Printed TARS 1/18 Scale Toys Available Soon from Monster Kolor   Leave a comment

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The PRHI 3D printed TARS 1/18 scale figures are complete and will be available soon!  I’ll post the full gallery and release details once they arrive at Monster Kolor HQ.  Each TARS stands 4″ tall and features three points of articulation.  They are printed in ABS plastic, treated with acetone for surface finish and durability, and painted with Monster Kolor paints.  Each one features a detailed display screen readout and realistic weathering.  They will be available for $25 each soon, exclusively at the Monster Kolor Store: http://www.monsterkolorstore.com/prhi/

 

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For now, here’s a pic of TARS meeting some of his fellow space-faring movie robots.

3D Printed M1919 .30 Cal Machine Gun Bale for use with 12″ GI Joe   Leave a comment

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This is one of those projects that was something I needed for my collection, and then other collectors expressed interest once they saw it.  I had a loose M1919 .30 caliber machine gun without any of the hardware for the tripod that I got in a parts lot.  Rather than relegate it to the spares bag, I decided to make something that would allow Joe to carry the MG.  I looked online for examples of early MG handles, came up with a design, and sized it to fit in Joe’s hand without putting any stress on his hard hands.  You can buy a bale now from my Shapeways Shop for $6 at: http://www.shapeways.com/product/ML2ZVNLEZ/m1919-30-cal-machine-gun-bale-for-12-quot-gi-joe

The bale is available in two plastics, White Strong Flexible Polished, and Metallic Plastic Polished.  The WSF Polished is the default option, and better for painting.  The Metallic plastic is grey with metallic flakes embedded, so it looks decent unpainted.

Check after the cut for pics of each version and Joe holding each.

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PRHI 3D Printed TARS 1/18 Scale Toys Update   Leave a comment

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Sorry for the crappy photo quality, but it was late when I took this and I wanted to show off this pic of my little TARS army as I put the final touches on them.  Anyone who follows me on Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, or Facebook (follow buttons on the left) has seen work-in-progress shots of these for a while now, but I know there are some people that just follow the site so I wanted to make sure they don’t miss out.  These are a 1/18 scale version of my TARS model, 3D printed, articulated at the middle, and painted with Monster Kolor metallics.  They are just about done and will be available soon in the PRHI section of the Monster Kolor Store: http://www.monsterkolorstore.com/prhi/  I’ll post up a full gallery and release details when they are ready.  I’ve got a little more weathering to do, and then they’ll be ready to go.

3D Printed Space Blasters Wave 2 for use with Star Wars Black 6″ Figures   Leave a comment

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More PRHI Space Blasters are available now in the PRHI Shapeways Shop!  These two should be familiar to anyone that had the original Kenner Star Wars toys.  Like Wave 1, these Space Blasters are 3D printed by Shapeways and offered in two materials, White Strong Flexible Polished and Black Strong Flexible.  The WSF Polished is better for painting, and is what was used for the painted samples in the promo pic above.  The BSF option is better for folks that do not want to paint their guns.  Both are durable, with good detail and decent surface finish.  These guns will look great being wielded by your favorite 6″ action figure.

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3D Printed Space Blasters Wave 1 for use with Star Wars Black 6″ Figures   2 comments

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I’ve got some new items up in the PRHI Shapeways Shop, the first wave of Space Blasters!  The first batch of blasters are all things that I have received multiple requests for from Star Wars collectors.  Two are a set of blasters designed for use with the Star Wars Black 6″ Boba Fett Prototype version, based on photos and video of the early character design.  The other is a pistol for use by your SWB6″ Imperials.  Each is available in two materials on Shapeways, White Strong Flexible Polished, and Black Strong Flexible.  The WSF Polished versions have the best surface finish, and are better for painting (as seen in the promo pic above).  The BSF option is for folks that don’t want to paint their guns and they come dyed black from Shapeways, but are not offered with a polished finish.  Head on over to the PRHI Shapeways Shop to buy some space blasters at the link below:

http://www.shapeways.com/shops/prhi

Lots more pics of each after the fold:

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3D Printed TARS 1/12 scale from Interstellar – Magnemo   6 comments

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Interstellar was one of the tent-pole sci-fi movie releases of 2014.  The actual movie seemed to get mixed reviews (I dug it), but there was one thing everyone could agree on: the companion robot design was incredible!  The robots just about stole the movie, delivering the humor of R2-D2 and C-3PO with the intonation of HAL 9000. To boot, they featured a phenomenal mechanical design, able to solve a variety of problems in straightforward, real-world ways.  I went home after the movie convinced that I could make a working toy of the design and got to work.  The alluring thing about the robots TARS and CASE (and KIPP!) is the way their blocky bodies can reconfigure along a couple of axes.  For a big, DX style toy of the bots, I knew I wanted to be able to move parts along two axes seamlessly, which meant using magnets.  The end result is a little complicated and awkward, like the real thing, but it does work!  I made this first version in 1/12 scale to go alongside my 6″ figure collection.

I’ll be offering a smaller, 3 3/4″ scale version for sale in the near future, so check back here or follow me on Twitter and Instagram for news!

 

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Here’s a shot of TARS alongside Star Wars Black 6″ Han Solo for scale.  TARS is painted with Vallejo alcohol-based metallics for a smooth finish, and detailed with Monster Kolor and acrylics.  I did the ‘face’ screen displays with waterslide decals, tinted with clear green paint.  The name and logo were painted on using a 3D printed spray mask.

 

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TARS in motion!  Check after the jump for lots more photos.

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