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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   3 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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Prometheus Rising Heavy Industries Glyos Custom Release with Monster Kolor!   Leave a comment

IMG_20140527_080503Just posted to Instagram and figured I should put it here as well.  I’ll be having a Glyos custom release on the Monster Kolor site in a few weeks, so here’s a quick peak until everything’s photographed!

 

Posted May 27, 2014 by Prometheum5 in Glyos, Toy Customs

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M1 Ultra Monster Bemlar Custom   Leave a comment

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Bemlar has the dubious distinction of being the first Ultra Monster to face an Ultraman, way back in 1966.  It’s a solid design that still holds up, and M1’s sculpt is a great representation, capturing Bemlar’s weird upright stance with just the right amount of stylization.  The toy is covered with terrific textures that made painting this guy a blast.  I painted Bemlar at the last Monster Kolor paint class, where I had access to the full host of MK goodies.  I had just come back from seeing Godzilla 2014 the night before, which is incredible and everyone should see.  I was really smitten by how hard it was to figure out what color Goji was in that film, so I wanted to try something like that for myself.  I used a lot of strong directional sprays, a couple of metallic colors, clear colors, and some final pearl work to make Bemlar look a different color from pretty much every direction.  I tried to capture that in the photos by taking shots from different angles.  He’s blue in some, green in others, with yellow and copper hues showing up as well.  Painted on flesh vinyl visible on the arms.

It was fun to flex all my airbrushing muscles after having done nothing but real type weathered robot figures for so long.  Think I’ll have to find time for a few more bright and shiny toys in the future…

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3D Printed Replacement Wing Lever for Hasbro Star Wars X-wing   3 comments

 

 

 

 

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I’ve been collecting a lot of Star Wars toys lately, and one of the things I was most excited to get was the latest version of Hasbro’s big X-wing.  Amazingly enough, the modern X-wing mold’s origin can still be traced back to 1998’s Power of the Jedi 2 Electronic Power F/X X-wing mold.  I remember seeing TV commercials for the Power F/X toy back in the day, but never had one.  The mold has gone through a number of revisions, but the bones are still the same in today’s X-wing toy.  I was thrilled to get a big new X-wing toy, but I was incredible disappointed by the S-foil deployment gimmick when I finally put the toy together.  Out of the box, the wings are saggy, loose, and do not deploy evenly.  I figured the mechanism could not be that complicated, so I cracked open my new X-wing and got to work.  The jist of the mechanism is a lever that depresses a spring-loaded plunger that deploys the wings.  The level slides to the side to lock in place, but when slide to the side the lever does not depress the plunger evenly or far enough, so the wings are uneven and floppy.  I fired up the computer and designed a new piece and printed it on my 3D printer, going through a half dozen iterations in a weekend until I had a new piece that held the plunger all the way down evenly when locked in place.  The ABS plastic part printed on my UP Mini was good enough for me, but not something I was interested in making a number of for others.  Instead, I ordered a couple of test prints from Shapeways and found the best one, which is available now in my new Prometheus Rising Heavy Industries Shapeways Store!  I may use Shapeways to offer some of my own toys in the future, but for now it is the home of my first third-party toy add-on part.  Keep reading after the jump for details on the development, installation, and end result of my X-wing bar.

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Star Wars 1/6 Scale Gonk Droid 3D Printed   5 comments

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I’ve been on a bit of a Star Wars kick lately, sparked in part by realizing how awesome the current 1/6 scale offerings available are.  There’s all sorts of cool clone troopers and bounty hunters and all the great, colorful characters for sale, but droids seem to get a bit of a raw deal.  There’s a couple of protocol droid and astromech molds available, but they are either old cheapie Hasbro toys or outrageously overpriced Medicom toys.  There are so many other great background droid designs that I love, so I decided to take matters into my own hands.  The Gonk Droids, or Power Droids depending on who you ask, are such a classic, simple, goofy design that a Gonk was the obvious starting point.  Read on after the jump to see some behind the scenes of my design process and lots of photos.

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