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!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Fun with Sound 1

For the past ten years, every time I've received a card with a sound chip, I've ripped out the chip and the tiny little speaker and kept them. My plan had always been to make humorous sculpts based on these little bits of noise. The above image is a sneak peak at the first one. Can you guess the theme?

Friday, June 6, 2014

Starbase 1 (also known as Spacedock) FINISHED!!!!!

 And Viola! She is done! I apologize for the yellow tungsten lighting in my bedroom, but at least it gives all these photos a nice warm feel.

I printed out decals for the bay doors. They're movie accurate to color and numerical order.

Damn. This is exactly the look I was going for! I'm very happy with how this turned out.

The runway lights are white (hard to tell in this photo) but more importantly THEY BLINK! Yes, that's right! These little fiber optics blink. Wanna know what's even cooler? The Red side door lights blink too!

All the lights out. 

I'm not mailing this off. I made a custom box with foam so that I can hand this off to my brother in 4 months and be relatively sure the circuits will stay intact. 

 I've rigged it so that the adaptor cord will effortlessly plug into the bottom of the base.

I'm actually very excited that this project worked. I combined two different voltages with multiple LEDs and integrated them into a VERY small space with fiber optics and the whole thing actually works! So many doors have opened up for me with this!!!