Author Topic: Deep Sea Diver scratch-build  (Read 2963 times)

September 03, 2011, 10:52:37 PM
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e47art

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Finally finished one piece this year! I built this out my usual repertoire of materials: PVC pipe, plastic Christmas ornaments, beads and some styrene strips. It's not supposed to be realistic: the proportions are tweaked and I thought the faucet handle on the head would be funny. The arms are articulated and the feet swivel. The hands and claws can be interchanged and are attached with magnets. Brush-painted with Tamiya acrylics--it was raining a lot and I didn't want to go outside to spray and deal with all the mosquitoes. Overall about 9" tall.










September 03, 2011, 11:44:24 PM
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crazedpanda

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How did you construct those articulating joints (i.e. at the elbow)?

September 04, 2011, 03:29:42 AM
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ahaiko

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Very cool project. The paint job and weathering are really good, especially for using a brush.

September 04, 2011, 06:33:13 AM
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e47art

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How did you construct those articulating joints (i.e. at the elbow)?

Here's the basic construction:

September 06, 2011, 06:29:21 AM
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Sharkdog

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That looks really cute, this is awesome :) I really like the presentation on this one. The paint job and everything looks really good. The faucet definitely works, and I like the tubes :)
Are the hands fully articulated?

September 06, 2011, 08:09:41 PM
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e47art

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That looks really cute, this is awesome :) I really like the presentation on this one. The paint job and everything looks really good. The faucet definitely works, and I like the tubes :)
Are the hands fully articulated?

Thanks, Sharkdog. The fingers do move at the hand joint; they're connected to the hand with copper wire.

September 07, 2011, 10:20:11 PM
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Awesome. I love your style.
Throw it Hard

October 04, 2011, 06:43:29 PM
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the greebler elf

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nice work! he's got great character ,cool piece