Digital Kit Design » FichtenFoo’s Cantankerous Anglerfish-Shaped Submersible

Customers loved the Octopus Submersible that I released for my November Patreon so much that I decided to create another submersible for December. This time I pulled the Anglerfish from the long list of kit ideas I have on my whiteboard. It’s a well-known fish due to the light dangling …

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Digital Kit Design » FichtenFoo’s Incredulous Octopus-Shaped Submersible

After two steampunk fish-shaped submersibles, a jelly-fish, and the squid-shaped submersible, I thought I might try my hand at finally creating an octopus-shaped submersible to go with them. My original plan from a decade ago involved turning the arms into long corkscrew propeller blades, however what looked fine in the …

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Digital Kit Design » The Drifter

One of my first collaborations for Industria Mechanika products was with an artist named Ian McQue, famous for his diesel-punk airship designs. I was a huge fan of his work and as it turns out, he was also a fan of mine. Over the next decade, I sculpted four 1/35 …

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Digital Kit Design » Horned Beetle Hovertank

This insect inspired design started off as either a sci-fi hovertank or a steampunk walker. I posted the base armor design up on my Patreon and ran a poll to let my customers decide what they wanted more. They chose the hovertank so I continued work on the design in …

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Digital Kit Design » The Songbird Ornithopter

I created a lot of different insect ornithopters, but birds always eluded me. Over the years I’ve designed many different attempts at bird wings for one, but nothing seemed to be just the right combination of functional and aesthetically pleasing. Some used photoetch, some laser-cut parts, others solid sculpts. Finally …

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Digital Kit Design » Armis Terram Type-F7 Mecha

Giant robots… if you have been following me the past 20 years, you know how much a giant robot fan I am and always have been. Most of my model-kit gallery is filled with them, and I love designing them. So obviously I had to design at least one as …

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