Monday, June 22, 2015

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

BOP: Wings are done!

Finally finished the wings. There's one more layer of detail that goes on the top and bottom of both, but I'll do that later. It's coming along pretty well so far. I can't wait to start the head of this thing!

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Bird of Prey

 No, I haven't forgotten about the ZBrush Bird of Prey. In fact I've been waiting until my new office was finished to get back to it. I'm doing ZBrush in a dedicated office with hardwood floors and four windows of natural light for the first time EVER. It was well worth the wait. As you can see, I've completed the outside of the wing gun. So, this is the first finished piece of the Bird of Prey! 

Fun fact: the disruptor mounts are not completely identical. They have slight differences from the left wing to the right. It's cool, since I never noticed on the studio model, but it's annoying knowing I have more work to do on the almost identical left wing.

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.