Enjoy my first ever YouTube video on essential scale-modeling tools and tricks. Yes it's long, and yes I ramble. I'd love feedback. Thank you all!
I've added a new page with photos of the Micro Galaxy Squadron series. I don't have nearly all of the toys photographed yet, but it's a start. I'll probably break these apart into pages for series 1, 2, 3, etc. Also, I'm not buying all of the repaints, so it won't be 100% complete. But it's going to be a good resource for collectors.
It's short, but go check out the new TIE Phantom size analysis page. Thank you to a friend for reaching out to one of the original designers for the behind-the-scenes schematic. I may add more detail later, but this is the most "definitive" size page I have done since it comes from the person who created the ship in the first place.
So, I've changed some stuff around. There's a Toys & Collectibles main page now in the top bar. Under that is the Action Fleet page we all know and love. But more importantly, there's a new page for the Altaya Miniatures with pics and my thoughts on each one. I'm still keeping the scales page for them, but it will stay separate. I hope to add more in the future. Until then, enjoy a ton of new pics, as well as this one showing the Altaya Ski Speeder being roughly in scale with the Micro Galaxy Squadron Figures.
So, it's been a long time since I did some mold-making, but I had a request to cast some difficult to recreate parts. This is a silicone mold and will have a second half poured on top. Once the molds cure, I can pour resin in the channels (where the white styrene bits are). These will hopefully trap air bubbles below the area of the actual railings. I'll also be pressure casting these in a pressure pot at around 40 PSI, which will significantly shrink any air bubbles. If you are looking to get into resin casting, I highly recommend the California Air Pressure Pot, which will really help with air bubbles. Not to mention, this pot is ready to go out of the box, and is super simple to use.
I don't know if any of you know of Brian Webb or the amazing Micro Machine custom figures he did like 10 years ago, but he recently started up again. His Patreon page, Galactic Micro Figures, is something EVERY Micro Machines fan needs to check out. He personally sculpts, molds, casts, and hand paints all of the figures. And, it's only $8 a month for a figure (multiple figures, input on projects, and other goodies cost extra credits).
But seriously, this guy is amazing. I am so thankful he is sharing his art and abilities with the world, and I can't wait to see what all comes next. Please consider checking out his page and maybe joining. And yes, the figures are Micro Machine scaled with custom cases and printed cards to match Galoob's packaging.