My brother wanted some more knick-knacks for his desk and since we had just started playing Apex Legends together, I thought a little Apex Legends action figure would be perfect. I searched for a Pathfinder action figure or statue, but since the game was so new, one did not exist yet. So, I decided to make one!
I did not create the model, 3D print or paint the final product myself, but I wanted to share a few photos from this project that was completed with a lot of help from some friends at work.
A peek at the model provided by Osh Vidovic (VidovicArts) downloaded from Thingiverse. From there, I contacted my buddy who has a Prusa i3 Variant 3D printer. I ended up cutting the model in half and downsizing it to 70%. I then gave the file to my friend for printing. The supports were RIDICULOUS for this thing. Fatalities during the cleanup included Pathfinder’s thumb, toe and one of his grapple canisters, but were easily fixed with some glue. I was overall very impressed with the detail this little printer was able to achieve.
Total print time was about 14 hours.
After about 3 hours of picking, twisting, scraping and cursing, all supports were removed. I then took an hour or so to sand down any rough or uneven areas caused by the supports. I also sanded some of the more textured flat surfaces.
Another friend of mine is into Warhammer 40K and is a great painter, so I decided to commission him to give Pathfinder a more suitable paint job. He went above and beyond, replacing Pathfinder’s eye with a ball bearing, adding wire for his grapple and printing a “screen” for his breastplate.
After around 10 hours of painting, the grapple boi is finished!