Saturday, November 30, 2013

Landscaping Truck - Final

I'll add the bungee cords as soon as the elastic arrives, and work out some bumper stickers in the interim, but otherwise....

Thursday, November 28, 2013

"Castle in the Sky"

Unless someone spots something I missed, I can finally say that this one is finished. The models are from Finemolds, and the scene was adapted from "Castle in the Sky."

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Castle in the Sky - WIP - Foliage Edition

The painfully slow process of adding foliage to the model has begun. I wanted to add a bit between the models so I'd have an easier time reaching those spots -- and so I can control the white flower placement, which will become part of the focus control.

Of course I still need to finish painting the figures, but that's beside the point....

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Castle in the Sky - WIP

My wife and I are both fans of the Miyazaki/Ghibli works, and the moment I found out that Finemolds made kits for some of them... well...

You get Pazu and a Guardian robot in one kit, with Sheeta and a Gardener robot in another -- so I had to buy both. The Guardian is in the mock-up, but I'll use the Gardener in the final. That little diorama will be a gift for my wife, while the Guardian will get his wings and be staged to jump off a cliff for my own collection. There's a long way to go, of course, but I'm happy with the progress so far.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Rust - Two Versions - Video

When Secret Weapon Miniatures sponsors a "Best Weathering" category, I get to weather the trophies. We cast them in resin, and then I paint them, pigment them, and put them in a socket... which is why we don't sponsor a lot of "Best Weathering" categories!

This time, since I had two of them to make, I decided to make them distinctly different - and capture the process on video.

A quick review of videos also made me realize that I haven't done a live broadcast in more than a year... and while I don't know that I'll go back to the live format, I certainly do hope to start getting back to videos here shortly.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Landscaping Truck - WIP

I really enjoyed the "Pick Up w/Equipment" kit from Meng Models -- which I had used to make my Zombie Truck -- and quickly made plans to create another, more mundane version of the kit. Given my three year old son's obsession with yard work, "Misterjustin Lanscaping" was born.

The tool rack was scratch built from brass tube, the tool bin from plasticard, and the TOYOTA lettering is from Voyager and is intended for another one of the Meng truck kits.

Of course any landscaping truck is going to need tools... and so I'm having a set of them run through the 3D printer, with some extra water jugs that I will use on other projects.