Monday, January 25, 2016

Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Anakin's Twilight

Scratch build from styrene, with top access hatch, detailed cockpit, and cargo bay doors.  I tried to scale it so that it would look and feel like the ship on the show, but also be small enough for my son to play with and have that vintage Kenner feel.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

War Rig is on eBay

Yep, it's on eBay with a $25 starting bid.  Car repairs and surprise plumbing issues before Christmas mean it's time to get down to the brass tacks.

Mad Max War Rig

Thursday, September 3, 2015

War Rig: Work in Progress!

I'll be getting back to this on the weekend, but I figured I'd post some of the WIP shots of the War Rig being built.

It was built using styrene sheet and model cement, scaled for 1:18 scale Star Wars figures.  Now I need to make a Furiosa and Max to drive this thing I guess.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Mad Max: Fury Road - Furiosa's War Rig

Mad Max: Fury Road is a very good movie.  When I saw it opening night, it wasn't so much a matter of wanting to make every single car and machine in the film into a model, but rather a burning necessity.  Personal economics meant that I needed to wait a while to buy the necessary styrene and supplies to create the model I wanted, but the day finally came at the end of July, and I have been working diligently on it ever since.  This is just phase one...phase two will be the tanker (I'll be starting work on it this week).  It is sort of scaled around 1:18 (Star Wars and GI Joe Scaled).  Now if only I could afford to hire SithFire to make me a Furiosa and a Max....

Monday, June 2, 2014

Evasion Prime Head Revisions

Tightened up a few things on this headsculpt...the head fins were sunk into the head for a narrower profile, and I went for a more dramatic, shaded paint job on the head.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Evasion Optimus Prime

I am not much of a fan of the Michael Bay movies, but when I saw pictures of the very heavily Generation 1 inspired "Evasion Mode" Optimus Prime toy, I new exactly what I wanted to do with it.

I sculpted a new head from a Marvel Legends Professor X, using Aves Apoxie Sculpt, plumbers epoxy, and styrene.  I also painted the shoulders red (they were molded in blue plastic).  Having a Prime at this scale was just too tempting to pass up.

Monday, April 21, 2014

AT-ST Complete!

Completed!  It still looks like it's made of cardboard, but on the whole I'm pleased with how it turned out.  Not every detail is there, but I admit that cardboard as a medium appeals to me because the build can go so quickly...and time can be of the essence (especially when I work when I should be asleep)

The cockpit comfortably fits two 6" figures side by side, and I plan to print out some dials and buttons to liven up the interior.  It makes quite an imposing presence sitting between life sized Yoda and Unicron.
Like I said, there is a roughness to these cardboard builds that I could possibly overcome with some extra effort...but I enjoy them and love the extremely low cost of materials...I can scratch the creative itch with very little financial outlay.