Interview With a Prop Master

I was browsing Reddit, waiting for glue or paint to dry, and stumbled across this amazing diorama.  If the internet is good for anything, it’s for showing you people that have the same hobbies as you… doing them better!  Another thing it’s good for is bothering strangers!  With that in mind I sent Nick aContinue reading “Interview With a Prop Master”

Completed – The Last Stop Part 2

They drew to a stop with a few feet to spare.  The cart’s wheels ground against the old rail like fingernails on a chalkboard.  The blockage on the rail presented itself when they rounded the corner about 200 feet back.  The pair had been going slow anyway.  It didn’t pay to fly around blind corners. Continue reading “Completed – The Last Stop Part 2”

The Last Stop Part 1

I decided to break out the spare parts boxes and give the 3D printer a rest.  The weather has gotten chilly here and that messes with the resin out in the garage.  I’ve saved just about every extra part and old model since I started the hobby, so I wanted to see what I couldContinue reading “The Last Stop Part 1”

Completed – The Final Lair of the Lavish Lizard

Caught this sucker in the chicken coop a week back. Wasn’t trying to eat a chicken, though. Was trying to lay an egg, I believe. The hoe made short work of it. I decided to mount the head. Legs fried up nice, too. All six of them!  Most of that wasn’t true. It’s actually aContinue reading “Completed – The Final Lair of the Lavish Lizard”

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”