Sunday, September 21, 2014

Remora Noodle House - WIP

I have spent the past few weeks working on one of the Remora kits from Industria Mechanika, and let me say now that I recommend their kits without reservation. I have several now, and each of them is incredible. 

For this one I'm converting the ship into a flying noodle house, inspired by the movie "Fifth Element." There's a long way to go at this point, but it's all starting to come together. Once the kitchen is built out I'll start in on the heavy weathering. I will also be making polymer clay foods, using dollhouse techniques, that won't involve paint.

This kit represents a real stretch for me, as the polymer clay is new, and I'm not much of a scratch builder. But almost everything in the kitchen will be scratch built. In fact, everything in the photo at this point is - including the unfinished cooler cabinet on the back right. I need to space the shelves so you can see the food, which is why I haven't finished the build.

A lot of the little details, like weathering on the engine, or notes in the wheelhouse, will be fairly hard to see, but I've enjoyed putting them there.

Stay tuned....


  1. When working with these unbelievably tiny objects...are you using tweezers, which are holding yet smaller tweezers? Or have you devised a series of shrink rays to bring yourself down to the models level?

    Really love the complexity of the weathering on the interior (by the calender and sticky note which is actually from a different dimension cause it can't possibly be that small).

  2. The only place I used tweezers was on the rope - everything else was big enough for me to muddle through with.

    Many thanks for the compliments, too! Sadly I won't be able to work on this for a few weeks now -- too much else to do.

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