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Warhammer Gorechosen: Slaughterpriest with Hackblade and Wrath-hammer Miniature

12 September, 2016 - 09:00

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I recently got an email from Games Workshop announcing that they were revamping the iconic gaming and hobby magazine White Dwarf, bringing it back to something closer to its glory days.  I have’t read WD in years or followed GW stuff very closely, but the debut issue of the new mag came with a free figure, so I picked one up.  The new magazine seems promising so far, and has me paying attention to Games Workshop’s offerings once again.  The bonus figure was the Slaughterpriest with HACKBLADE and WRATH-HAMMER, a ridiculous sounding fellow that will be usuable in the upcoming boardgame, Gorechosen.  The Slaughterpriest is a pit-fighter that has dedicated himself to the Chaos god Khorne, embodiment of violence and blood stuff.  I haven’t painted a gaming miniature of this size in years, but I just got some new Windsor and Newton Series 7 brushes in the mail and thought they could use some breaking in.  This guy is a fully plastic figure, but the parts breakdown and level of detail feel closer to a metal or resin figure.  The whole thing is really quite impressive, and I guess this is how GW is doing all of their character figures now, since metal is too expensive and their Finecast resin material was terrible.  In addition to being the first 28 mm mini I’ve painted in ages, I tried a few new techniques here, including painting a darker skin tone, which I’m pretty happy with the results of.  The big photos bring out every flaw and misstep in my brushwork, but I’m satisfied with how this guy came out and looking forward to bringing him to the table when Gorechosen comes out!

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More pics after the fold.

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Prometheus Rising Heavy Industries featured by Afinia 3D

26 August, 2016 - 08:00

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Afinia 3D has published a nice little eBook about people that use their Afinia 3D printers to make cool, creative stuff!  I talked to them about the action figures I make, and then also featured PRHI-friend David White, aka MechaZone!

You can check out the whole book here: Afinia 3D Prinder-Equipped Artists: Stories of Success.


PRHI Star Wars Black Gonk Droid 6″ on Shapeways

8 August, 2016 - 19:08

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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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