The Event Horizon

3dprinting painting airbrushing movies wip

I'd found a great 3D model of the Event Horizon by a guy called Russell Tawn. This project will involve adapting the 3d model, figuring out how to print it (the plan is that it's roughly 30cm long) and painting it.


It's taking a little longer than expected (about 8-10 months now) as I keep going back to the drawing board to redesign parts to print better. I would say that I've almost complete rebuilt this model from the ground up in 3D Studio Max to make it much easier to print. I'm pretty happy with what I have now (other than the neck is still a little flimsy, but with a proper stand it should be okay).

Here's some work in progress pictures so far:

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As usual, I'll post more as I get more done!

Who I am

I'm Blake and I like to tinker with things and make stuff. When I'm not programming or developing random systems, I'm playing with electronics, doodling bits of art, 3D modelling or sculpting and painting things or nerding out watching sci-fi or horror TV.

From 2001 I worked in the games industry, eventually specialising in tools to aid in the development of video games and their engines. In 2011 I left the industry and teamed up with a few other talented composers to utilise my knowledge to help build the company 'Spitfire Audio'.

I also periodically compose soundtracks for video-games and have worked on titles such as The Stanley Parable and Portal Knights. You've probably also heard my music in random TV commercials at some point.

What I'm using to create

I use various bits and bobs to craft my shiz.

  • Elegoo Mars 4 Ultra, Mars 3 Pro & Saturn 2 8k
  • Phrozen Sonic Mighty 4k & Mini 4k
  • Anycubic Photon LCD resin printer,
  • Phrozen Aqua Resin Grey 4k
  • Elegoo Resin Space Grey 8k
  • Phrozen Luna curing station
  • Vallejo Model Color, Game Air, various sets,
  • Iwata Eclipse HP-CS & Studio Smart Jet Pro Compressor,
  • Random cheapo airbrushes for base coats,
  • 3D Studio Max, ZBrush and Chitubox Pro.