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Star Wars Millennium Falcon Cockpit 1/12 Scale 3D Print Build   Leave a comment

‘I think we took a wrong turn!’

 

I was asked by a friend to build and paint a 3D printed kit of the Millennium Falcon cockpit for 6″ Star Wars Black figures he had purchased.  The kit is huge and features some key interior elements, but I found the overall detail and finish of the kit left room for improvement. Cut to eight months later and I’d completed the longest and largest project I’ve undertaken since the printed Warlord Titan (which I’ve apparently never posted on here?). Click below for a walk through of the build process, the additional 3D printed parts that I made, and the painting process!

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PRHI Shapeways Shop Updates- Star Wars, Micronauts, Timanic   Leave a comment

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It’s been too long since I’ve posted an update on here, but today I’ve got a whole mess of new Shapeways offerings to share, all available now! Head on over to the PRHI Shapeways Shop and see what’s good.

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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 Star Wars Black Gonk Droid 6″ on Shapeways   Leave a comment

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The previous PRHI Gonk Droid 3D printed release was one of my most popular projects.  I get so many requests to offer more, but have not had the time to make another batch myself.  I finally spent the time to make a version of the PRHI Gonk Droid available through Shapeways.  This revised Gonk Droid is sold as a kit in two parts, the body and a leg sprue.  This means you can purchase the body printed in a nice bright color, and get the legs in black.  You could just block in the face details and have a great looking figure, or go all out and do a fully painted custom.  You can order the Gonk Droid now for a total of $60 using the below links to the PRHI Shapeways Store.  The kit snaps together with no glue needed, and I am really happy with the fit of the joints.

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PRHI Gonk Droid 6″ Body on Shapeways

 

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PRHI Gonk Droid 6″ Legs on Shapeways

Read on for more pics!

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PRHI Space Blasters – Star Wars Black 6″ Shocktrooper Backpack and RT-97C Sandtrooper Rifle   4 comments

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Today I’ve got two new 3D printed Star Wars 6″ scale accessories available now in the PRHI Shapeways Shop.  First is a backpack for the Star Wars Battlefront Shocktrooper, and the second is the RT-97C Heavy Blaster Rifle wielded by Sandtroopers in the original film.  Both parts are available in Black Strong Flexible material and can be used as-is when you receive them.  I added the lightest bit of drybrushing and blocked in a few details for these photos to show off how sharp the prints came out.
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Lots more pics after the fold!

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Bandai Star Wars Droids 1/12 Plamo Models – C-3PO   Leave a comment

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C-3PO has seen better days…

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More pics after the fold!

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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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More pics after the fold.

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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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More pics after the fold.

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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!