The Lament Configuration from Hellraiser

3dmodelling 3dprinting painting replica prop

Here's a quirky one. It's a 3D print and paint of the Lament Configuration puzzle box as seen in the Hellraiser series.

I always wanted a decent replica and have actually purchased one off of Etsy before, but I was never happy with the quality. Most of the prints are done on FDM printers and not given the loving paintjob they deserve, so I finally figured out how to print one myself and gave it a try. Here's the results:


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I'm pretty happy with how it turned out - the metallic paintjob feels really realistic and the detail is amazing with resin compared to FDM. There's no claggy bits or rough textured surfaces.

I was tempted to cover it in some blood but not sure if that would ruin it. This is actually the second print I did - the first one managed to jolt mid-print and was skew-whiff halfway up. Definitely a learning process for securing dangly big flat planes from wiggliny while printing. I added more supports and the second print was fine.


One thing I want to try in future is to print a more mechanical one with moving parts. Something really mechanical-watchy style where things can twist and click. 

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, 3x Mars 3 Pro & Saturn 2 8k
  • 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.