Rahul Kohli, recently self-declared Warhammer 40k fan (and the actor who plays Sheriff Hassan in the Netflix TV series Midnight Mass) has taken his hobby to the next level by commissioning a full-body digital 3D model of himself, apparently in order to 3D print a Sheriff Hassan mini.
London-born Kohli (36) tweeted on Tuesday that he’d “commissioned the ridiculously talented [Xavier Coelho-Kostolny] to make a Sheriff Hassan sculpt that I can 3D print and paint”. In the tweet and its replies, Kohli says he wanted the model because he’s “never really been part of a project that had merch of a character I played”. US comedy drama iZombie – in which Kohli played his first major part as medical examiner Ravi Chakrabarti – had merch featuring the cast, but “missed me out”, according to Kohli.
It’s just the latest in months’ worth of social media posts by Kohli expressing a love for the Warhammer hobby (he’s collecting and painting Ultramarines Space Marines and Death Korps of Krieg Astra Militarum armies for Warhammer 40k) since he revealed on January 13 (rather excitedly) he was getting into 40k while filming.
It’s not clear yet exactly what plans Kohli has for his Sheriff Hassan 3D model – although Coelho-Kostolny did reply to Tuesday’s tweet saying “Sure are a lot of folks who want to print this and do unspeakable things with it” – to which Kohli replied “I’m one of them.” Welp.
I’ve never really been part of a project that had merch of a character I played… so I commissioned the ridiculously talented @xavierck3d to make a Sheriff Hassan sculpt that I can 3D print and paint… and even in it’s early form, it’s looking like money very well spent! pic.twitter.com/gkoxyINoGi
— Rahul Kohli (@RahulKohli13) March 15, 2022
Since laying bare his Warhammer 40k hobby, Kohli has also tweeted that he “[loves] painting and building. Acting is fine I suppose”, naming Gunpla and Lego as other interests, and sharing photos of his painted Star Wars: Legion Empire and Rebels miniatures.
Miniatures. Gunpla. Model kits. Lego.
I love painting and building. Acting is fine I suppose. pic.twitter.com/TR1yU7agJG
— Rahul Kohli (@RahulKohli13) February 26, 2022
Kohli’s enthusiastic self-outing as a celebrity who loves Warhammer and the wider tabletop hobby – not to mention Total War: Warhammer 3 (read our TW3 review here) and Dark Souls 3 – comes as part of an apparent ‘opening up’ of Warhammer-loving celebs, since The Witcher star Henry Cavill robustly repped the Warhammer hobby on the BBC’s The Graham Norton Show in December 2021.
Keen to get into Warhammer 40k yourself? Check out our guide to painting Warhammer, or our primers on Warhammer 40k Imperium, Xenos, and Chaos armies. Alternatively, our sister site The Digital Fix has the latest on Netflix’s Midnight Mass and its director Mike Flanagan.