In Progress » Fish Sub » Detail Painting

Today I masked and painted the brass details on the fish. I used Parafilm ‘M’ for the portholes and fin mounts. All I’ve left to paint are the fins themselves, but I’m waiting on a paint order. I really like how it’s looking at this unweathered stage and am considering…

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In Progress » Fish Sub » Copper Clad Fish

While typing out that copper test tutorial, I was also masking and painting the copper portions of the fish sub. Before that however I painted the engine and periscope. I started out by painting portions of the engine and periscope in Mr. Metal Color Bronze. I buffed these parts with…

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In Progress » Fish Sub » “Man the Harpoons!”

Since the interior was done I used some 5-minute epoxy to attach the head. Before gluing it on I masked the portholes with some tape and liquid mask from the inside. Both will be easy to remove later. I also drilled a hole for the mounting rod (square tube) on…

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In Progress » Fish Sub » Paint FINALLY!

Yeah yeah yeah… I know! I’ve been slacking on the updates, but mostly because I haven’t had anything TO update. I’ve been taking a modeling vacation and trying to recharge the batteries so to speak.I also had to pack and ship out the first edition of the Fish Sub which…

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Product » FichtenFoo’s ‘Fantastical Fish-Shaped Submersible’ Kit » Production News!

Here’s the latest on the state of the First Edition production… I talked to the caster a few days ago and he’s just about done with the molds. In fact I should see some test casts next week if all goes well, then I will be able to calculate international…

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Coming Soon » FichtenFoo’s ‘Fantastical Fish-Shaped Submersible’ Kit

Direct from the ‘Double F’ foundries in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, you too can partake of the wonders in the oceanic depths. Travel nineteen and nine hundred ninety-nine thousand leagues under the sea in your own submersible carriage.  Search for lost treasure, view strange creatures never before seen by human eyes, all…

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