Friday, September 23, 2016

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Big Boy: Week 5 - Engine progress.

I'm finally on the engine! This is it! I'm happy with the progress so far. I'm curious how far I'll be in 3 weeks.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Big Boy: Week 3. Love me Tender?

Sorry about the pun. I'm at week three with this build and I'm really happy with the progress! I'm about 98% done the tender. At this point I've put in a few hours a day and taken the weekends off. So, we'll say about 30 hours into it so far. I can't wait to get past the tender and start on the engine!!!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Big boy: one week later!

Hey! Not bad for a little less than a week later! I'm also not doing this on the weekends, so .... yeah! The tender wheels are all done! I'll never have to do THOSE wheels again. Now, just the other 4-8-8-4.... 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Big Boy: Tender fly wheels

So, it's been about a week and I've got the first set of wheels for the tender all done. I'm still struggling with trying to be accurate as possible while not getting bogged down in minutia. When this is all done, you'll barely look at these wheels since they visually will make up about 2% of the whole thing. 

Monday, August 8, 2016

Union Pacific "Big Boy"?

American Locomotive Company 4000-class 4-8-8-4 articulated, coal-fired, steam locomotive. Also known as 'Big Boy'. Jesus. Should I even do this?! It's overwhelming to say the least. I originally wanted this to be a Rhino 5 learning experience, but it's a massive horrible beast and I think I shouldn't bite off more than I can chew so early in Rhino. But even in ZBrush... I don't know. Am I a fool for taking this on?

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Goonies Props: Copper Skeleton Key

Well, I knew this wasn't going to take long, but I never thought it would take as little as 30 minutes! It's just four different masks and then some texturing over the surface. Viola!!!