June 6, 2014

Hellboy Samaritan Prop Replica (3D Printed) - Movie Version

Hellboy Samaritan
Hellboy Samaritan
There's always something amazingly cool being crafted on the RPF. I stumbled across a build of a 3D printed Samaritan gun from the Hellboy movie series. I'd always been a fan of that gun and seeing as how the Sideshow Collectibles version was so expensive, this seemed like a reasonable substitute. When RPF member rgriesbeck offered a kit for sale, I jumped at the chance.

The kit arrived, as they always do, in lots of pieces - like the old model airplanes I used to build.

Hellboy Samaritan Prop Replica - movie version

The first thing to do was clean up the flash and fill any gaps. The print was pretty clean and needed minimal cleanup. The biggest challenge was getting the action to crack open. Once that was done, a dry fit was done.

Hellboy Samaritan Prop Replica - movie version

Once all the fit was tested, and gaps were filled, a coat of grey primer was given to check the work. The grip was still not glued permanently at this point.

Hellboy Samaritan Prop Replica - movie version

A coat of gunmetal was given as an undercoat for the gun, and a coat of red primer for the undercoat of the grip.
Hellboy Samaritan Prop Replica - movie version

From that point, a coat of black and dark grey metallic were given. The grip was hand painted to resemble wood. The shells were painted a coat of brass and gold and the bullets were painted metallic silver. Then the fun part - weathering. A light dry brushing of silver on the edges that would have chipped/been rubbed added to the metal effect.

Hellboy Samaritan Prop Replica - movie version

Hellboy Samaritan Prop Replica - movie version

Hellboy Samaritan Prop Replica - movie version

The BPRD symbol and final weathering of the gun and grip completed the project.

Hellboy Samaritan Prop Replica - movie version

All told, it took about 15 hours of work. Easy and very satisfying. Coincidentally, a Sideshow Collectible Samaritan was for sale on the RPF for such a good price, I couldn't help myself.

Hellboy Samaritan Prop Replica - movie version
Sideshow Collectibles Hellboy II Samaritan (top) 3D Printed Hellboy Samaritan (bottom)

 So who's the lucky dude who has a 3D printed AND high quality replica?? THIS guy!








4 comments:

  1. I am printing Samaritan right now, i am looking forward for painting it and sanding. I propably try make my 3D model of this Sideshow stand which you have. Amazing ;) I like your printed version because of patina.

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  2. The next step after CAD for the 3D printer is the SLA technology. SLA stands for Stereolithography. This is the process where the 3D printing really takes place. 3d printing

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  3. Any chance anyone would be able to print and make me one of these ?

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