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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
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!
Here’s the PRHI MMM alongside a Real Type Micro buddy!
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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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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.
I was working on a James Bond-themed 12″ GI Joe kitbash based on the first teaser of Daniel Craig from SPECTRE, wearing a simple garb reminiscent of the duds Roger Moore wore in Live and Let Die. The parts list was pretty easy overall, but there was one critical piece missing, Bond’s watch! Moore’s Bond actually wears a gadget-laden Rolex Submariner for most of the movie, but in his first scene of the film he has on something far cooler, a Pulsar P2 2900 LED watch! I have a bit of a fascination with LED watches, so I knew I needed to make one to complete my Joe Bond bash.
The trick with this model was keeping it small and in-scale looking while representing the metal link band and the shape of the face. This project really pushed the limit of fine detail capabilities from a home-grade FDM 3D printer, but with a little paint the results look the part.