Completed – Hare o’ the Bear Part 3

The Hare had the scanner plugged into the control panel.  Its faint green glow was overshadowed by the glow of the C-ALL goggles he wore on his face.  The goggles told him there wasn’t any lifeforms on the other side of the door.  This was good.  They also indicated that the thickness of the doorContinue reading “Completed – Hare o’ the Bear Part 3”

Hare o’ the Bear Part 2

The Honey Pot As I get close to completing this piece, I thought I’d double back and go over how I achieved some of the effects used.  I’m still getting used to chronicling the process by snapping pictures as I go, so if I leave out a technique or step you are interested in, justContinue reading “Hare o’ the Bear Part 2”

Hare o’ the Bear Part 1

The idea for my current project hit me as I was playing around on HeroForge.  If you aren’t familiar, HeroForge is a website where you can build figures typically used in games like D&D.  They have hundreds, if not thousands, of characters, equipment, bases, and accessories that you can piece together into your hero.  YouContinue reading “Hare o’ the Bear Part 1”

Completed! Designing and Printing the Fantastic Robo-Jarv Part 5

The scav looks around nervously as he approaches the bot.  He can’t believe no one else has nabbed this piece of tech already!  It doesn’t even look damaged!  This one looks like a JARV.  Jump Assisted Recon Variant, or something like that anyway.  If he can get this baby rebooted, there’s no limit to theContinue reading “Completed! Designing and Printing the Fantastic Robo-Jarv Part 5”

Review – Sheperd Paine’s “How to Build Dioramas”

My adoring fans often ask me, “What inspires you to build dioramas?” and “Did you remember to turn off the hot wire foam cutter?”.  Well, I always forget to turn off the hot wire foam cutter so let’s discuss what, or rather who, inspires me to build.  Specifically, I get a lot of inspiration fromContinue reading “Review – Sheperd Paine’s “How to Build Dioramas””

Designing and Printing the Fantastic Robo-Jarv Part 4

How does this sound? Robotic Jump Assisted Recon Variant, or Robo JARV for short.  I’m going with that for now.  If you missed the first post, TinkerCad assigned the randomly generated save name of Fantastic Robo-Jarv to my file.  I’ve got the JARV and base put together and primed.  The figure is built but stillContinue reading “Designing and Printing the Fantastic Robo-Jarv Part 4”

Designing and Printing the Fantastic Robo-Jarv Part 3

I finally got the body to print.  I had another print failure since the last post before figuring out what the problem was.  Long story short, I had to change the FEP film in the resin vat.  That’s a story for another day, though.  I cleaned the uncured resin from the body and snipped offContinue reading “Designing and Printing the Fantastic Robo-Jarv Part 3”

The Glu-sual Suspects

I looked up from the workbench and noticed I’ve collected an entire shelf of different glues. How did this happen? What are they all for? If you’ve been in the hobby long enough, you’ve got the same lineup. If you’re starting out and haven’t bought stock in Elmer’s yet, here’s a rundown of the sticky-ickyContinue reading “The Glu-sual Suspects”

Designing and Printing the Fantastic Robo-Jarv Part 2

Support up! Well, I had the first setback.  The body of the robot failed to print.  Looks like there wasn’t enough supports to hold the body to the build plate.  The upside is that the legs printed.  Most slicers let you pick what size supports you want to use; small, medium, or large.  They actContinue reading “Designing and Printing the Fantastic Robo-Jarv Part 2”

Designing and Printing the Fantastic Robo-Jarv Part 1

For the past few months, I’ve been getting to know my resin 3D printer.  Using 3D printed parts in conjunction with model kits is an awesome “combined arms” approach to the hobby.  This time, I decided to take it a step further.  As I type, a model I designed using Tinkercad.com is on the printer. Continue reading “Designing and Printing the Fantastic Robo-Jarv Part 1”