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3D Printed 1/6 Scale Gonk Droid for

19 September, 2014 - 20:16


This guy finally made it across the country to the guys at so I can show him off.  I’ve been a fan of the Tested crew for years, so I wanted to send them something as a small thanks for all their years of awesome content.  Fortunately they are fans of making stuff, 3D printing, and Star Wars.  All things I can contribute!  Thanks to the Tested guys for the awesome mailbag vid and website shout out.



This Gonk Droid features a few tweaks over the first green one I did that help with printability, as well as some better detail on the (not printed) leg wires.  I also took the opportunity to try out something I’ve been thinking would work, a 3D printed paint mask!  Testedcles is the old Tested logo, and I really wanted to work him onto the droid for them.  I traced the logo in my modeling software and made it a cutout in a thin slab of plastic that worked perfectly as a spray mask.  After a few different coats of weathering, any remaining sins, and my orange Gonk Droid was good to go!



















Roteaugen First Release at FOE Gallery

28 August, 2014 - 09:00


The first official release of the Prometheus Rising Heavy Industries Roteaugen 1/18 scale 3D printed mechanized infantry action figures will be available at FOE Gallery in the shop on Saturday, August 30, and online Sunday, August 31st.  These special forces are printed in color with details painted with Monster Kolor and acrylics, are fully articulated, and are equipped with light grenade launchers for anti-mecha operations.  Catch this first release for just $20 each on starting Sunday, August 31.


Roteaugen Summit Security Force

27 August, 2014 - 09:00



This black and red CollectionDX-themed microrun was a sneak peak release of the PRHI Roteaugen 1/18 scale mechanized infantry figure.  They are full articulated, 3D printed in color in ABS plastic, with details painted with Monster Kolor and acrylics.


Roteaugen Armored Infantry 1/18 Scale 3D Printed Figures

26 August, 2014 - 18:53


Folks that follow me on Twitter and Instagram have been seeing these new figures for a few weeks now, but it’s time for a proper reveal.  The Roteaugen infantry are the first release in my effort to transition the Prometheus Rising Heavy Industries line of 3D printed toys to 1/18 scale to be compatible with some of my other favorite toy lines.


The Roteaugen (Red eye) infantry system is named for the effect its Indirect Battlefield Awareness System (IBAS) has on its users.  On a battlefield dominated by hulking power armor and heavy weapons, rank and file soldiers are happy to suffer a little eye irritation for the increased survivability the Roteaugen suit affords.  The suit consists mainly of lightweight plate armor over an impact resistant semi-rigid undersuit.  Shock absorbing endo-actuators on the lower legs provide the wearer with the ability to carry heavier weapons, run faster, and cushion falls, such as in airborne deployment.  The IBAS headset provides real-time enhanced tactical data on the battlefield and targets, as well as suit and equipment status Heads Up Displays (HUD).






The 1/18 scale Roteaugen figure stands four inches tall, features thirteen points or articulation (swivel neck, elbows, and knees, ball and socket shoulders, hips, and ankles), and is made entirely from 3D printed ABS plastic treated with an acetone vapor bath for smoothness and durability.  There is a 5 mm port in the back for compatibility with all sorts of existing accessories.  I brought a couple early samples to the East Coast Chogokin Summit last month in CollectionDX-themed black and red, and the first real release will be through FOE Gallery this weekend.  I’ll put up another post about the FOE release tomorrow, but for now enjoy these photos of the early samples.


Red Union Fighter Blockman CD-1-L 1/18 Micro-scale

20 August, 2014 - 08:00


Another 3D printed Microman scale (1/18) CD-1-L Blockman figure has been added to the ranks!  This one was a commission by a big Micro collector and friend of mine, looking to add some cross-pollinated SFLand action to his collection.  This guy was painted at the same time as the Brute Squad Bounce Torotise, featuring similar techniques and finish.  Painted with Monster Kolor and acrylics.


Here’s the family photo of the three fully painted Blockmen I’ve completed.  More photos after the jump.







PRS-Red-Blockman-08Red vs. Blue!


PBT-002 Bounce Tortoise 1/12 Scale “Brute Squad” for Monster Kolor Show at P!Q in NYC

15 August, 2014 - 19:21



The Tenacious Toys and Monster Kolor Custom Toy Show opens at P!Q in Grand Central Terminal NYC tonight.  The theme of the show was toys painted with Monster Kolor paints, and what would an MK show be without some real type, flat finish, weathered 3D printed mecha action?  I was asked to participate and couldn’t say no.  I was pretty short on time, but I was able to dig into my stash and piece together one last classic 1/12 scale Bounce Tortoise, the last of its kind.  This Tortoise is from Brute Squad, featuring a red and white scheme where I tried some new tricks for adding color variation while applying the main colors, and a new acrylic wash mix that I’m pretty pleased with.  The other thing I tried on this guy was to skip my usual chipping step.  All the weathering here is a combination of airbrushed fading, color modulation, and washes.  I’m pretty pleased with the results, and hope to see some great pics of the last Bounce Tortoise making its debut at the opening tonight!







Rampaging Robots with Rampageo Industries

31 July, 2014 - 20:46


War. War always changes.


On today’s modern battlefields simply having boots on the ground is no longer enough for a be world conquerer. In the ever increasing fight for global domination the nefarious super villain Dr. Rampageo has enlisted the aid of some of the universe’s best robotics technologies to expand his ranks. These robotic weapons are undergoing intense testing on Rampageo Island, and their pilots have logged thousands of hours of VR training on simulators in preparation for a large offensive this summer. The Rampaging Robots Operation will spread countless armies supplemented by these Robots of Mass Destruction spreading over the planet like a terrible wave. Be ready to welcome your new Overlord to power on August 1st


Head on over to to on Friday night, August 1st at 9 PM EST to pick up some 3D printed, Monster Kolor painted mecha toy goodness.  Myself, Bronnoize, and Mecha Zone have teamed up with our pal Jesse to have him paint and release some figures from each of our respective lines, and they look great.  Jesse even came up with names and backstories for the whole collaboration, titled Rampaging Robots!  Read on for each, pulled from DK’s post over on DoomKick.  The toys will be $25 each, with US shipping included.


Preying Chameleon: A variation of Prometheus Rising Heavy Industries wildly popular Stalking Toad model of armored suits. Designed for hostile environments these heavily shielded suits are employed in deep space, undersea, arctic, and volcanic Theaters of operations. Their advanced shields protect them from nearly all forms of damage, and also provide  a highly intelligent cloaking system that is able to mimic its environment on the fly making it nearly invisible until its too late. Loaded down with some seriously heavy armaments the Preying Chameleon is sure to bring death and destruction wherever it goes.




Shogun Infiltrator: The highly mobile Shogun Voyagers from the mad scientist Brownoize are a natural fit for jungle warfare. With their extremely agile body they can easily navigate through dense forests while quickly eliminating all opposition. Outfitted in camouflage befitting their deployments they seem to come out of nowhere as they surprise the enemy no matter how deep in the vegetation they choose to cower. Piloted by some of the best trained scouts these towering machines will swiftly conquer territory after territory for the glory of Rampageo.



Rampageonaut: Coming from the mysterious dimension known as the Mecha Zone these fully autonomous Mechanauts have pledged their allegiance to Dr. Rampageo in return for his help developing a portal for them to return home. They are sent after high value targets in urban areas. Having been running covert operations in cities around the world in the dark of night for months their success rate is one hundred percent. Once these beings are unleashed on the leaders of the world they will have no choice in bowing down to the Rampgeo Empire. Nothing can stop them once they set their mind to a mission.

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