Sunday, January 25, 2015

PBY

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.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Zuul Trophy Sculpt






One of the guys at work, Dave Sadler, is a very very dedicated Ghostbusters fan. He sculpted this screen accurate Zuul, made molds of it, and was kind enough to drop those molds off at our shop so we could make our own!!!! These photos are the most current progress shots I've taken for my particular Zuul dog.

At this moment, she's in her finished primer stage. Everything is attached, tied in and sculpted just the way I like it. I extended her throat back a bit and tied in the tongue (using alligator throats as reference). She unbolts from her base for painting, don't worry!

I also made the trophy base. I routed it, stained it and shellacked it. I went to a trophy store and had them make up a really clean looking trophy plate for it! Icing on the cake! The next two steps are to paint her, and install plexiglass eyes that light up! Then she'll be all done! 

Those steps are going to have to wait though. I must put her in storage for a month or so and start sculpting my wedding cake topper! Once that's done (and maybe when we're set up in the new house) I'll pull him back out and finish her!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Fun With Sounds 1: Circuit installed!



   Here's the finished installation of the circuit in the bottom of the base. I wired it so the speaker wires run up to the top along with the switch wires. Tomorrow I can paint the base black and start gluing all this together!