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PRHI Roadkill Rodney Debuting at Toy de Jour’s TMNT Group Show   Leave a comment

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Toy de Jour in Chicago is hosting an unofficial Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-themed Group Toy Show opening on Friday, March 3rd.  I was happy to get the opportunity to contribute to my first gallery show in quite a while, as it gave me the motivation to finish a new figure design that I’ve been working on for a while.  The Roadkill Rodney robots appear in the original TMNT cartoon pilot season, as well as the early games as really obnoxious enemies.  They are great little designs that play an important role in the show, capturing the animals used to make Bebop and Rocksteady, and causing the Turtles general grief.  Unfortunately, Playmates never released a toy of them in the original toyline.  Now, you can purchase your own fully 3D printed Roadkill Rodney figure, debuting at the show in an exclusive chromed up finish!  Also making his public debut is my MACC figure from one of my favorite episodes, Attack of Big MACC.  MACC has made a few brief appearances on my Instagram before now, but this is his first release, also in a swanky chrome finish.  Both figures one-offs will be available at the show on Friday, and I am planning a regular production release of each for the summertime.

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Here’s all the info for the show.  I wish I could be there in person, as I’m sure it will be a great time!  Thanks to Toy de Jour for putting on a show with such a cool theme.  I cannot wait to see what other folks have come up with.

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The Rodney figure turned out great, and I’m really excited to get them out there.  Each figure features articulation at the ‘waist’, wheel, and shoulders, with a swappable tentacle part.  The display stand is removable and the wheel really rolls.  I’ve been having a lot of fun with these early test figures, and have some plans for further tweaks and options down the line.  The chrome finish was a bit of an experiment that I’m pretty happy with the results of.

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MACC features articulation at the neck, shoulders, guns, and waist.  It’s a goofy, awkward design that makes for a fun little figure that looks great alongside your Turtles.

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PRHI Space Walls Connectors Now Available on Shapeways   Leave a comment

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A friend of mine told me about an awesome product known as Space Walls, which are unofficial Death Star corridor backdrop segments for use with your Star Wars action figures.  The main line is designed for 6″ Star Wars Black scale, and the individual segments look great.  Unfortunately, when my friend purchased some Space Walls, they did not come with any sort of connectors to attach the wall segments or help them stand up, which limited their usefulness.  He asked me if I could fix this, so I now have four types of PRHI Space Walls Connectors available through my Shapeways Shop.  The four types accommodate the two different styles of wall as shown below, plus pieces to help the walls stand, and corner connectors for more intricate displays.  You can purchase the connectors now to improve your setups!

prhi-space-walls-connector-a-02 PRHI Space Walls Connector Type A for regular wall segments, sprue of 4x.

 

prhi-space-walls-connector-b-02PRHI Space Walls Connector Type B for wall segments with light inserts, sprue of 2x of two styles.

 

prhi-space-walls-connector-c-02PRHI Space Walls Connector Type C connectors with footer supports, sprue of 4x.

 

prhi-space-walls-connector-d-02PRHI Space Walls Connector Type D corner connectors, compatible with both wall segment types, sprue of 4x.

PRHI Star Wars MicroGonk Available on Shapeways   Leave a comment

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Here’s a little for fun item available now in the PRHI Shapeways Shop.  I had a request to make a version of my Gonk Droid toy in 25 mm scale for gaming.  The mini Gonk is available in Shapeways’ high-detail plastics for use with your minis, but you can also order a teensy weensy baby Gonk in Stainless Steel!  Shown above with a vintage Kenner 3 3/4″ Jawa.  The detail came out far better than I was expecting, and it makes for a delightful little bit of hand-gokin.  Pick up one today from the shop!

PRHI Takara Magnemo, Microman, and Bandai MFV Accessories Available Now   Leave a comment

 

There is a whole host of new 3D printed replacement accessories for your vintage robots available now in the PRHI Shapeways Shop.  You can now buy replacement shooting fists for all of your Takara Jeeg and Gakeen magnemos, and Mego Micronauts figures such as Baron Karza or Force Commander.  Also available are Microman MicroGander replacement fists with and without 5 mm holes to hold accessories, and replacement missiles that will fit in the chest and foot launchers.  For you vinyl fans, you can now pick up missiles for your vintage Bandai Missile Fire Vinyls (MFV).  You can get regular replacement missiles, or missiles that end in a 5 mm peg so you can add your own custom warheads.  For links to each product, read after the cut.

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PRHI 3D Printed Lifesize Kenner Star Wars Weapons   Leave a comment

The nice thing about having a set of 3D model files drawn up for something is that the files can be scaled to any size you want, and printed out.  Some adjustments were needed, but once I had my models ready for my PRHI Kenner Star Wars Accessories, I was able to print the same designs out, but at lifesize!  Kenner’s Star Wars weapon sculpts are iconic amongst vintage toys, with a level of detail and charm informed by how those early toys came to be.  They are immediately recognizable as representative of what we saw in the films, but they are an interpretation with their own merits.  As such, it turns out that they make really satisfying lifesize toys, with chunky details and familiar shapes.  So far I’ve completed two of the first weapons made, the smuggler pistol and imperial blaster rifle, as well as the later-made lightsaber, and my personal favorite, the Bespin blaster.  I am working through more of the catalog and will post pics when they’re completed!  Now I just need to figure out how to display them.

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Posted January 18, 2017 by Prometheum5 in 3D Printing, Star Wars, Toy Customs

PRHI Kenner Star Wars Accessories Available on Shapeways   1 comment

There are a number of new items available now in the PRHI Shapeways Shop.  You can now complete your vintage Kenner Star Wars figures with some 3D printed weapons!  The PRHI Kenner replacement weapon series is available in multiple colors of polished Strong Flexible plastics and grey metallic plastic.  Each gun comes as a sprue of four, and each weapon is marked with a ‘R’ molded into the handles for easy identification.  The first series is available now, with more on the way.  Check after the fold for a link to each, or check out the PRHI Shapeways Shop for a whole selection of 3D printed toy accessories, now revamped with better organization and categories.

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Posted January 14, 2017 by Prometheum5 in 3D Printing, Star Wars, Toy Restoration

Warhammer Gorechosen: Slaughterpriest with Hackblade and Wrath-hammer Miniature   Leave a comment

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I recently got an email from Games Workshop announcing that they were revamping the iconic gaming and hobby magazine White Dwarf, bringing it back to something closer to its glory days.  I have’t read WD in years or followed GW stuff very closely, but the debut issue of the new mag came with a free figure, so I picked one up.  The new magazine seems promising so far, and has me paying attention to Games Workshop’s offerings once again.  The bonus figure was the Slaughterpriest with HACKBLADE and WRATH-HAMMER, a ridiculous sounding fellow that will be usuable in the upcoming boardgame, Gorechosen.  The Slaughterpriest is a pit-fighter that has dedicated himself to the Chaos god Khorne, embodiment of violence and blood stuff.  I haven’t painted a gaming miniature of this size in years, but I just got some new Windsor and Newton Series 7 brushes in the mail and thought they could use some breaking in.  This guy is a fully plastic figure, but the parts breakdown and level of detail feel closer to a metal or resin figure.  The whole thing is really quite impressive, and I guess this is how GW is doing all of their character figures now, since metal is too expensive and their Finecast resin material was terrible.  In addition to being the first 28 mm mini I’ve painted in ages, I tried a few new techniques here, including painting a darker skin tone, which I’m pretty happy with the results of.  The big photos bring out every flaw and misstep in my brushwork, but I’m satisfied with how this guy came out and looking forward to bringing him to the table when Gorechosen comes out!

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Posted September 12, 2016 by Prometheum5 in Miniatures, Warhammer 40k