Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

Hey everyone figured I would post a Merry Christmas to everyone and show you my latest project at the same time! :D Here is a flower, a "just joey" to be exact that I made for my wife as a part of her Christmas package wrapping/ as a present. I made it from sculpey and then painted it with acrylics. Enjoy the pics! :D

On a more personal note I would just like to add that I am thankful for everything that my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ has done for us this year, and always has for that matter, and what a wonderful God he is. Thanks to his birth and coming to save us all from our sins we have this wonderful season of giving and rejoicing each year. So thank you to the Most High God Emmanuel!

Thanks everyone for a great year and for stopping by and checking out my projects! I promise this next year I will continue to post new projects and as I gain skill in sculpting and paper art hopefully I will have some more extravagant things to post hehe. This will probably be the last post until after the new year but who knows, check back next week just in case, I might have a surprise or two hehe.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Sculpey ATAT

Hey everyone, here is another fun evening project I just finished. Again, like the han solo and chewbacca diorama this piece is fairly small so the detail isn't all that great. Not to mention that this is only the third sculpting project I have ever done lol. Anyways hope you guys like the pics! If anyone is wondering this is an Imperial ATAT Walker, most famously known from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. Enjoy! :D

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Han Solo and Chewbacca Diorama

Hey everyone, here is a fun little diorama I made out of sculpey. The piece isn't very detailed because its relatively small, I made it only about two inches high. The background is the wall and floor section of the millenium falcon. The characters depicted are Han Solo and Chewbacca Hope you guys enjoy the pictures! :D

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Rodian Sculpture Complete!

Hey everyone, so here is my first attempt at sculpting! For a first attempt I don't think it turned out half bad! :D Most importantly I had a blast making it! Again this sculpture was created using super sculpey and then airbrushed and hand painted. The mane/mowhawk section is just toothpicks that I cut, inserted into the head and then airbrushed. The thing I do wish I had spent more time on is the stand. I hurriedly put that together in a few minutes so that I could harden the sculpey and it shows. I will keep that in mind for the next one! :D Hope everyone likes it and hopefully will start on my next one soon! I am going to try to tackle C3Po! :D Enjoy the pictures! :D

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Rodian Sculpture Update

Hey everyone, here is the final sculpted and baked Rodian head and its stand that I made. I used super sculpey to create it. It was done completely freehand, and no its not supposed to be Greedo lol, I actually used photos of him and pictures of rodians from the new clone wars series as inspiration so its just a nameless Rodian heh. It still needs the mane/mohawk portion which I made holes for before I baked the sculpey and then it will need some trimming up and sanding, then on to painting! The stand was just some random designs that I came up with, seemed to look "Star Warsey" to me, thought it turned out looking kinda cool, especially when im done painting it like I plan to. :D You have to bake sculpey by thickness and since the head is very thick and some of the extremities are, some of those extremities got a little overcooked. Really the only downside to that that I have found is that there is some discoloration, but since it's going to be painted that's not a problem. This was my first attempt at free hand sculpting, I think it turned out pretty good for a first attempt, can't wait to start on another! :D Hope you guys like the pictures! :D

Boushh Helmet Update

Hey everyone, here are some latest pics of my boushh helmet that I am working on! :D Used a new technique that I learned about off of Skip's Blog that's being called Rondo. It is an equal part mixture of resin and bondo, and as Skip informed me, since they are both polymer based their hardeners work for both. (aka resin hardener would work for the bondo and vise versa). The result is a much more liquidy and easier to apply bondo type material. The Rondo you see in these pictures was actually just poured over the helmet!!! The result in my opinion makes a much smoother, cleaner, and overall easier to work with product. Hope you guys like the pics! Sorry about the quality, I didn't have my digital camera so I had to use my cell phone, heh.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

300 Spartan Helmet

Hey everyone, this is a helmet from the movie the 300 Spartans. This is Skips newest file, was an easy build, looks cool and fits perfect. :D I decided to make it out of styrene plastic instead of card stock which created a sturdier base. Not sure if I am going to bondo it or not yet, probably will eventually, hope you all like it. :D

Friday, September 25, 2009

Rodian Bust

Heyas everyone, here is a new project I am working on, using super sculpey to make a bust of a rodian. Basing it off reference pics of Greedo but but tweeking it a bit so it isn't greedo, just a nameless rodian...or something like that lol. :D Check out the latest pics! :D

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Skip's New Blog

Hey everyone! Married and just got back from my honeymoon, woot! hehe. With wedding stuff all done will probably be posting some new stuff, finally, in the next week or so. Anyways, my buddy skip just set up a new blog to show off his custom 1/6 figures! If you thought skip was talented with his pepakura and 3d modeling before then you have got to check this out, these figures are amazing! As always skip does not disappoint. Check out his website on the right under relevant sites. His new blog is the SCC link. :D

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Check it out!

Hey everyone, check out my buddy Nates Website, he does 3d modeling and has some awesome projects on there as well as some cool links! Just click on his name (Nathanael Lewis) on the right under relevant sites to check it out. :D

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Over 1000 Views!

Woot!!!! Thanks to everyone who has checked out my blog, over 1000 views, wow, thats pretty cool! Anyways sorry no updates like I had said, been so busy with work and getting ready for my wedding that I haven't had much time/sunlight to work outside on this stuff.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Boushh and Halo 3 sniper rifle update

Hey everyone, no pics because I want to show a more finished product but within the next week or so I hope to post some updates of what I have been working on, both the Boushh helmet and the halo 3 sniper rifle are almost done with bondo and as soon as I spray a primer on them I will post some pictures. I am really excited about both of these I think they are going to come out pretty awesome when done. :D Just wanted to kinda give a preview of what I am finishing up, hope to have some cool stuff done soon! :D

Monday, June 1, 2009

Boushh Helmet Update

Sorry I haven't had more "in progress" pictures but here is where I am at now. :D I have the inside all fiberglassed and I am currently working on applying bondo to the outside. No where near done, but I think its looking pretty good so far! :D Hope everyone enjoys the pictures. Ohh and again, if anyone wants to know where they can buy the templates for this helmet just click on the link on the right labled SPC and that will take you to my buddy Skip's blog.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Boushh Helmet

Boushh Helmet update, finally lol. Fiberglassed the inside and its looking really good, I have learned from my previous mistakes it seems, lol, and I am really excited about getting this to the point where I can start applying bondo and painting! :D I'm also going to look into seeing if there is a way to make the light effects for the helmets upper visor. I have done a fair amount of messing around with LED's and such so I'm sure I can find some way of making it look cool if not accurate. :D Sorry no pictures yet, was going to take some today but came down with a nasty case of the flu bug, so going to lay low for a day or so. Guess I had too much birthday fun lol.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Zam Wesell Blaster

Hey everyone, had some fun making the paper naboo pistol and figured I had learned some lessons and could do a paper weapon better now so I decided to try Zam Wesell's (a bounty hunter from the new star wars movies) pistol. Here is a picture that shows some of what I have been working on. The reference picture I got from google images and scaled it up to approximate size and printed it out. I have been using it to get some basic measurements and as you can see in the middle of the picture I have the pistol's handle and a piece right above it done, well the basic shapes without the grip detail at least. :D On the left you can see I have made a duplicate of uncut pieces so that once I am done I can upload it on here for people to download and try. :D Hope everyone enjoys the pics and should have some updates on my older projects soon. I have been pretty lazy on them but I am just about to go out into the garage and paint coats of resin on my boba fett gauntlets, Boushh helmet and my RC chest armor so wish me luck and cross your fingers lol. Will post some pics of them either tomorrow or when I get home this weekend. My fiance is taking me to Disneyland for my birthday on Friday so no posts then lol, woot! hehe. Hope everyone is doing good and check back soon for hopefully lots of updates heh. :)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Naboo Blaster...sort of?

Hey everyone, wanted to do something new tonight so I started from scratch with some card stock and made Queen Amidalas blaster, I think it came out pretty good for a "one night throw together", the only parts I couldn't get right was the part right behind the barrel and the part at the very back of the pistol, it was too rounded for paper folding, or for my skills at least lol. Anyways here's a picture of the holdout version from google images and two pictures of the one I made. Not sure anyone would be interested in this but I did make two of everything when I was cutting out pieces so I am going to try to put a template together and post the files up here if anyone would want to give it a go. Probably will need alot of finessing and some trimming to get everything to fit right hehe. Anyways, I had alot of fun with it which is what matters right? lol

Friday, April 17, 2009

Another Fun Model

Heyas everyone, heres another fun model I just finished, this ones for my sister lol. She loves Penguins.....alot lol. Hope you all enjoy the pics. :D
Ohh and this is another model from the cannon website, let me know if anyone would like the link to this one also. :D

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Sea Turtle

Heyas everyone, just thought I would post a fun project I did tonight. My mom loves Sea Turtles ever since she first saw them in Hawaii. I found this cool little guy on the cannon website and went ahead and made it for her. :D

Hope everyone enjoys the pics, shoot me an email if anyone would like the link to where they can find this project. :D Hope everyone is doing good and hope to have some updates on a few projects real soon! :D

Desk Addition Done!

Whew, lol for something that I was just trying to throw together roughly and quickly it sure did take me awhile lol. Been pretty busy this week, just glad to have it done and ready to get back to the paper crafts. :D The portion I built is the black addition sitting on top of the desk that is already there. I just made it out of fiberboard and used a thinner piece for the back and the paper holder shelves on the right. As I just said, I made a compartment on the right that I can put the uncut and non folded/glued pieces of projects/paper on the 4 shelfs. I have a section to store all my paper behind those shelves as well as some space up front for additional storage. I decided towards the end to go ahead and add the cubbie type space on the left to store my exacto knife and blades as well as various other junk lol. Loving it so far, I have my computer at eye level now, a new lamp with magnifying glass for small projects, really looking forward to putting it to use! Not the greatest built project or best looking, but its very sturdy and very functional which is what I was looking for. :D Hope everyone enjoys checking out the pics. :D

Update on Sulpture

Hey everyone, haven't really done much of anything on this but figured I would post what I have done! :D I went ahead and made a wire frame to mold the clay onto and have started on the feet some, its just a rough first attempt remember lol, feel free to critique and criticize as well as any advice, which is always much appreciated! heh :D Here is the original post if anyone would like to check that out as well. :D Enjoy the pictures :D

Friday, April 10, 2009

Papercraft models :D

Hey everyone! :D Since it might be a few days until I post any new progress on my projects I figured I would post some of the fun paper craft and pepakura models that I have made. The three models that are show are: Boba Fett in sort of a Lego look, a mini uzi with removable clip and silencer, and lastly a Predator drone complete with missiles. :D Hope everyone enjoys checking these out and if anyone would like to know where to download these files, just shoot me an email at the address on my blog and I'll send you the info. :D

The Dented Helmet and I

Hey everyone! :D No new updates on projects yet because I have been building an addition to my desk so that I can more easily store and work on my projects. :D Will post some pictures of it once I'm done.

Not sure why I hadn't done this sooner but finally after using its information and seeing all of the cool people and posts on it I am finally a member of The Dented Helmet! :D yaaaaay hehe. Anyways though, if anyone is a member or uses the website look for me on there, my name is joesprops, go ahead and drop me a line too, I have a new members post up right now introducing myself to everyone. :) Hope everyone is having a great Easter Week :D

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Halo: Master Chief Chest Piece

Hey everyone, thought i would post my progress on my Master Chief chest piece, so far I just finished the pepakura....for the third time lol, on the chest piece size tester. This is a simplified version intended to be used to figure out the correct size for the wearer's body. Finally got it right the third time heh. Probably going to go ahead and fiberglass this one to have as a backup or something. Gonna get started on the more detailed final chest piece hopefully tommorow. Hope everyone enjoys checking it out! :D