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WRATH Shotgun

09 Apr 2019 / in

Our third project for 3D Realms after a sentient robot arm and a glowing sci-fi crossbow followed the established trends of subtlety, restraint and delicate form that this publisher has become known for. Naturally, a four foot long 2-bore shotgun with glowing etched runes was next on the list. This replica debuted alongside the game […]

Blizzcon 2018 Replica Weapons, Diablo 3

09 Apr 2019 / in

For Blizzcon 2018 and the release of the Diablo 3 Eternal Edition for Nintendo Switch, we were tasked with bringing seven iconic weapons from the Diablo universe to life. Each weapon represents one of the classes in Diablo 3 – from Barbarian to Wizard, they’re all here! Creation of the weapons was specific to the […]

Ion Maiden Crossbow

08 Apr 2019 / in

As a follow up to our 2017 Bombshell project for 3D Realms, we were asked to produce one of the weapons from Ion Maiden, a prequel to Bombshell and the second title in the series from the development studio Voidpoint. This crossbow first debuted alongside Ion Maiden at PAX South 2019. Finished in a dark […]

The Samaritan, Hellboy

18 Jan 2019 / in

Created as an ultra-precise replica of the weapon used in the 2004 version of Hellboy, the Samaritan was modeled 100% from scratch based on screenshots, illustrations, stunt-used copies of the hero weapon and references provided by memorabilia collectors with access to the genuine article. The finished prop features a moving trigger, hammer and break release […]

Arby’s SOULCALIBUR VI Nightmare

06 Dec 2018 / in

For the release of SOULCALIBUR VI, our partners Bandai Namco and Arby’s requested a special piece: an entire Nightmare and Soul Edge built from Arby’s boxes! To fit with Arby’s phenomenal branding team, this piece was built out of cardboard and Arby’s food packaging. Designed by Wooden Leg Studios, an entirely scratch built 3D model […]

Curse Employee Helmet

Continuing the theme from our previous awards for the team members at Curse, this helmet was created as the 2018 Curse Employee of the Month Award. Penned by┬áZach Fischer Illustration┬áto build on design elements from our 2016 Broadsword and 2017 Shield, this piece was first modeled by Wooden Leg Studios prior to rapid prototyping. In […]

Axe of the Black Labyrinth, Amid Evil

18 Jun 2018 / in

To promote their upcoming title Amid Evil, New Blood Interactive contracted Volpin Props to replicate their feature weapon from the game, the elaborately titled “Axe of the Black Labyrinth” The axe was showcased at PAX East 2018 and used in photo opportunities with attendees. Two flexible foam copies were also produced for future convention appearances […]

Voidsteel Helmet, Elder Scrolls Online

08 Mar 2018 / in

Part two of our promotional partnership for The Elder Scrolls Online! We recreated the Voidsteel Helmet and shipped it off to one lucky winner. Lacking in-game assets, the helmet was first digitally re-sculpted in ZBrush before 3D printing and assembly. To ensure a sturdy and durable replica, this printed piece was molded and cast from […]

The Elder Scroll, Skyrim

03 Feb 2018 / in

Created as a sweepstakes prize for the release of an expansion to The Elder Scrolls Online, two copies of the enigmatic Elder Scrolls from which Bethesda’s long running series were created by our studio in 2017. These replicas followed the designs in Skyrim and ESO. Master sculpts were hand turned to produce molds and urethane […]

Shadow Sharpshot Bow, Horizon Zero Dawn

24 Dec 2017 / in

The art direction in Horizon: Zero Dawn is as captivating as the gameplay, and we set out to recreate Aloy’s Carja Blazon Heavy armor set along with the Shadow Sharpshot bow as a set of personal projects in 2017. The bow itself is comprised of twelve cast urethane components with dozens of beads, leather, elastic […]