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Bandai Star Wars Droids 1/12 Plamo Models – R5-D4   Leave a comment

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No wonder R5’s motivator was bad after such poor maintenance.

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Bandai Star Wars Droids 1/12 Plamo Models – R2-D2   Leave a comment

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The hero of the Star Wars franchise can get down and dirty!

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Bandai Star Wars Droids 1/12 Plamo Models – R2-D2, C-3PO, R5-D4   Leave a comment

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Since Disney took over the Star Wars property, it has been a licensing free-for-all, with a massive influx of products from every manufacturer imaginable.  The best toy and model products, of course, are coming from Japan.  Bandai has been making some excellent new SW toys and models, including these new 1/12 scale plastic kits of some of some of the franchise’s most famous droids.  The kits are masterworks of engineering, just like Bandai’s Gundam plamo lines.  They are designed to be built without paint, with most parts molded in color and decals for the rest.  In C-3PO’s case, the entire kit came with a vacuum-formed chrome finish.  I used the kit colors, but obviously couldn’t leave them so crisp and clean.  I applied the kit decals, painted the silver bits with a better metallic color (Monster Kolor!), and then hit everything with a coat of satin varnish.  3PO did not need any additional paint except for the wires, belly bit, and his palms.  From there, I went to town with the weathering, showing these three after some hard times trudging through the sands of Tatooine.  I’ll be posting full galleries of each this week, so check back!

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Here’s an extra pic with a cameo appearance by my PRHI 3D Printed Gonk Droid!

PRHI Micro Moving Mecha (Prototype ver.) Available Now from FOE Gallery   Leave a comment

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The Prototype color version of the newest Prometheus Rising Heavy Industries 3D printed action figure is available now from FOE Gallery.  Head on over to their site to purchase this one-off painted version: Micro Moving Mecha Prototype ver. on ShopFOE

PRHI Micro Moving Mecha (Prototype ver.) 3D Printed Action Figure   1 comment

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The newest PRHI 3D printed toy was inspired by a sketch done by Minoru Sashida, Head Art Director at Namco Bandai and longtime Microman expert.  Sashida-sama had envisioned the RX-78-2 Gundam in the style of other robots released as diecast figures in the Microman line, such as Kotetsu Jeeg (鋼鉄ジーグ) and Magnerobo Gakeen (マグネロボ・ガ・キーン).  These diecast figures came about because the original toys for both series were made by Takara, so they were able to release these characters under the Microman banner as well.  Sashida-sama’s illustration is a ‘what-if’, rendering the Gundam in the same style as the other Micro robot diecasts.  I loved the drawing, and could immediately see how well it work would as a real toy.  I started with that sketch and ended up here, with a fully articulated Micro-sized Gundam.  I worked in the mecha’s classic accessories, as well as some design inputs from the original Clover toys that were released alongside the anime.  For the Micro Moving Mecha’s (MMM) debut, I had to go with the iconic black and white RX-78-1 Prototype paint scheme.  This fully painted one-off debuted at FOE Gallery’s LOOK5 show and will be available on their site here if it hasn’t sold yet: Shop FOE Store.  The first regular release of the PRHI MMM is in the works, and will be a printed in color version in blue and silver to look like a diecast metal figure.  Stay tuned for details!

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Here’s the PRHI MMM alongside a Real Type Micro buddy!

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PRHI 3D Printed TARS, Vintage Style 1/18 scale, coming soon!   Leave a comment

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This ‘Vintage Style’ TARS was the test figure for the next release, printed in silver plastic with painted details to mimic a vintage Kenner-era production.  Expect more news about the release later this summer!

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PRHI 3D Printed TARS Commissions, 1/18 scale   Leave a comment

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These two TARS were commissioned by private collectors after missing out on the first fully painted release.  Both requested a cleaner TARS without the weathering, so they are bright and shiny, with just natural shading instead of a lot of washes and effects.  3D printed in ABS plastic and painted with Monster Kolor.

Roteaugen Commission – Thor Corps, 1/18 Scale   Leave a comment

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This PRHI Roteaugen was done as a commission in a color scheme chosen by the customer, which I’m calling the Thor Corps.  He’s 3D printed in ABS plastic, treated with acetone vapor, and painted with Monster Kolor.

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PRHI 3D Printed TARS Releases Tonight from Monster Kolor   Leave a comment

Head on over to http://www.monsterkolorstore.com/prhi/ at 8PM EST tonight to pick up a TARS.  $25 each, 3D printed in ABS plastic, treated with acetone vapor, and painted with Monster Kolor!

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!

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