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!
Category Archives: Modeling
Mold-Making In Progress
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.
Guns, rockets, and grab handles, OH MY
Here's the latest update for the Republic Gunship commission. I'm adding new grab handles, replacing the molded-on rockets, and replacing the horrible blaster barrels from the kit. Check out the pics and let me know what you think.
Republic Gunship Commission…yay!!
So, I am working on a commission piece for a Republic Gunship. I've given myself about 6-8 weeks or so. I'll be doing some modifications and repainting the beast, so stay tuned. Hopefully having a deadline will help get me going.
I’m still kicking
Hey all. I just wanted to let everyone know that I am still alive. My daughter was born last May (May 4th 2020 to be exact). No, I didn't plan that day; it just happened. So, nearly all of my time is taken up taking care of her. However, I'm still working on a some stuff.
I still have the Combat Assault Tank that has been sitting in paint stages. Also, I bought a few other Legion miniatures to work on as well. And, I have about a dozen more Bandai kits that I want to work on at some point.
I'm still keeping the Scales List up to date. I recently bought the Hot Wheels Havoc Marauder, which is in scale with the Titanium Nu-class Attack Shuttle. Moreover, I'm going to be ordering the new Altaya De Agostini Miniatures line, which will hopefully have some models from Mandalorian, Bad Batch, and Sequel movies.
Lastly, I'd love to do a Youtube channel showing techniques and such, but that would require a new camera setup. So, this a FAR FAR in the future wish right now.
Anyway, I just wanted to tell everyone who visits my page, DON'T give up on me yet. haha
Not Another Tank
Apologies that it's been a while. Life often gets in the way. And in this case, I'm going to be welcoming my first kid pretty soon. So, I may or may not be taking a hiatus for a long time. I hope to keep working and keep updating from time to time. Recently, I have been adding a lot of entries to the Fantasy Flight Scale lists, and I've been checking over a lot of the older references.
However, I did purchase (well, pre-order 5 months ago), the TX-130 Saber Tank from the Fantasy Flight Legion line. I loved this hovertank since it's appearance in The Clone Wars video game in 2002. It was fast, powerful, and it looks damn cool. The new model from Legion is 1/48 scale roughly, and it actually comes on sprues. I've included some pics in case anyone is interested. I could definitely detail the kit, but it's a great kit nonetheless.