US Wolverine from Battlezone

3dprinting videogames airbrushing painting wip bzpgen4

I'd printed this one before, but wanted to give it the same treatment as the new Grizzly. As always, printing has come such a long way since I started. I'm on an Elegoo Mars 3 now and wanted to take another go at seeing what kind of detail I could get if I spent some time sprucing up the original meshes. I've been slowly adding to the mesh and filling in the details over the years.

Here's my fourth revision (technically only the second I've printed, but I kept updating each mesh as I went along):


I've yet to paint it, but I'll post an update once I've given it a stab. 

As with the Grizzly, it was an experiment in modularness and the parts were printed separately and assembled. Weirdly, the hatch on top did warp so I may take that off and reprint it. I'm pretty happy with the scale of these now. I think I've found a good balance between print stability, speed and detail level. This one's roughly 120mm end-to-end.

You can also find the first version I printed of this below. Give it a click to check out the painted original:



For my future reference, and in case you're interested, here's the Ingredients used for the parts and paints of this build:

  • Printer: Elegoo Mars 3
  • Resin: Phrozen 3D Printer Water-Washable Rapid 405nm Black Resin,
  • 3D model: Modified in-game model from Battlezone Redux with quite a lot of physical detail added manually.

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.