Completed » Prof. FichtenFoo’s Implausible Long-Nose Submersible

It occurred to me that while I’ve taken this finished example of my second Fish-Shaped Submerible (Buy The Kit Here) to several shows to display on my Industria Mechanika sales table, I’ve never taken actual final images of it. Silly me! I completed this piece back in 2013. This one…

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Completed » The FichtenFoo Dragonfly

And for those of you following along on Facebook, here’s the final images of the Dragonfly. Thanks to all of you that purchased the kit and for those that didn’t… Buy the FichtenFoo Dragonfly resin model kit here » Today was a beautiful day with perfect randomly whispy cloudsto take…

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In Progress » The Dragonfly

Apparently I posted nothing about this here on my own site, but the follow-up to my Hornethopter kit, the Dragonfly is done and in-stock at Industria Mechanika. Much like the Hornet, I designed the entire Dragonfly craft, but this time I had my friend and iMech collaborator Christophe Desse create…

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In Progress » Prof. FichtenFoo’s Implausible Long-Nose Submersible » More Brass & Tarnish »

Moving right along, I painted all of the little details that needed done by hand. As you can see above, I tacked most of the kit together temporarily for photos. Here is the Long-Nose shown with my original Fantastical Fish-Shaped Submersible build for size reference. Now onto the dreaded weathering.…

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In Progress » Prof. FichtenFoo’s Implausible Long-Nose Submersible » Brass & Tarnish

Moving right along, I’ve been working on the brass paint and base-tarnish/panel definitions. I’m painting this similar to the real Longnose Butterfly fish that it’s design is based on, but in bare metal tones. I use a multi-stepped process for this brass finish and as usual with bare metal, it…

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Completed » Frankenstein

Yesterday my laser-cut foliage (thanks to Jason Eaton) arrived and I immediately set everything else aside to finish Adrian Smith’s Frankenstein up. Like the other plants, I sponged acrylics onto both sides of the paper and embossed them with dental tools. For the daisies, I used stretched sprue for the…

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