The Dogan Part 1

This project is a work in progress, tying together 3D printing, a model kit, and base building.  It is a dark future that takes place in this world or one not too terribly far along the beam as this one.  There are relics of a world gone by strewn across the landscape and not allContinue reading “The Dogan Part 1”

Wood Grain Techniques

Scaled wood grain is a solid way to impart realism into a model or diorama.  You can create convincing wood using a few different materials; not the least of which is real wood.  For this demonstration, I used XPS foam, styrene sheeting, balsa wood, and a molded styrene piece from a kit.  The subject andContinue reading “Wood Grain Techniques”

Completed – A Boy and His Dog

Father would have been proud.  The hunt had gone exceptionally well this season.  The slow muties had come out of the hills early this year.  But so had spring, after all.  Whatever warmth they derived from the deep holes and warrens they hibernated in had kept the muties quiet all winter.  Now that the frostContinue reading “Completed – A Boy and His Dog”

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”

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”

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”