Wednesday, March 11, 2015

PBY: Browning Machine guns

So, apparently, it is IMPOSSIBLE to find 1:18 scale .30 caliber machine guns to buy online. I decided to just scratch build the three I needed for my Catalina. They're brass, steel and styrene plastic. I can't wait to paint them! They'll clean up so nice in black!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Bubo from Clash of the Titans

This is my attempt at a master replica of Bubo from Clash of the Titans. He's 9" tall
and covered in real solid brass and aluminum. He's mounted to a found stick on a base. His head rotates as well. The only detail I failed to replicate are the detail lines that each breast piece is supposed to have.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

PBY: Turret

Here's the nose turret so far. Tomorrow, I'm going to cut out the windows. It's not as sloped as it should be, but I think once it's all painted and installed with windows, no one will ever notice. 

Sunday, January 25, 2015


For Christmas, My brother got me a 1:18 scale PBY for my new two car garage. I'm now on a mission to accurize and detail it. First step, the cockpit.

The cockpit has inaccurate windows and no other detail. My first step was to lightly sand and fill the two panel lines, then primer out the whole thing. 

I then drew on all the panel lines and window lines. I scored out all the panels and then cut out all the windows, filing them to try to get them as clean as possible.

I've added a couple detailed panels and a hatch to the top.

These are the 1st skylight window panels. I'm not happy with them. They aren't as clean as I want. 

God! It's been a while!

I'm so sorry I've been away so long! We got married, had a week long honeymoon in Maui, and bought and moved into a house! I also had my birthday and celebrated Christmas with my family up north in Maryland!

But now... Back to the side projects!!!!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Wedding cake topper!

I finished this the morning of the wedding! It all worked out perfectly! ... I just wish I gave myself a couple extra weeks.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

ZBrush Project 04: Bird of Prey - Gun

The very center piece of the upper Disruptor canon is the original cylinder from the previous post. This is the almost completed inner wing gun for the Bird of Prey. How accurate is it to the studio model? I have no idea. The best I can do is use the model kit parts from AMT ERTL's set from 1995 and hope that's accurate enough. I don't need this thing to be perfect. Just as good as I can get it.