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Model In-Progress / Re: Pottymouth Droid
« on: November 20, 2011, 04:03:38 PM »
Here's the latest and greatest....the top head plate so far. I haven't added the antenna and a few details. The head plate will be a separate piece so that you can add electronics in the body and still access. Also, the seams still need to be filled and smoothed out. I also didn't align the plate very well for the last pic which is why it looks off. Things have been slow.....getting close!


Model In-Progress / Re: Ian McQue's Remora
« on: August 21, 2011, 06:59:37 AM »
Wow! Great design and execution in model form! I love the flaps and engine area!


Model In-Progress / Re: Pottymouth Droid
« on: August 20, 2011, 09:14:28 PM »
Here's an update my progress...I've been working on the shoulder flap. It's made up of 15 small bits and pieces so far. It should only need a few more parts and some minor scribing before being complete. I seriously thought it was just a flat piece when I first started this project. Closer looks at my ref proved otherwise! :wacko:


Model In-Progress / Re: Pottymouth Droid
« on: July 29, 2011, 10:12:20 AM »
I'm currently adding detail to the body.

Initially, I wasn't trying to be 100% accurate and while it won't be 100%, I'm slowly converting parts I'm not happy with to make them as accurate as possible.

For example, my first center chest plate was not rounded out like the video game model.


...AFTER...along with the drawer and whatever that thing is below it. I also added some of the bits. I haven't added what I call the collars since I'm still lining up the decal drawings to make sure everything stays straight.

...the collar I was talking about...

...Backshot....what I have so far...

Thanks for looking....

Model In-Progress / Re: Pottymouth Droid
« on: July 25, 2011, 07:53:36 AM »
Quick update.....

I closed up the top and sealed the seams. I've made more progress since I took this picture so the edges were further cleaned up and squared.

I also installed the side bumpers.

Things have been moving slowly due to some major re-works but things should start to pick up.


Model In-Progress / Re: Pottymouth Droid
« on: July 13, 2011, 04:41:45 PM »
Thanks for the concerns and advice, guys!!!!! I just got word from the caster that the master will not be pressurized. Whew!  :sweat:

Model In-Progress / Re: Pottymouth Droid
« on: July 13, 2011, 03:49:46 PM »
I wonder how foam will react in a pressure pot for the initial molding. If you're not careful the parts could "implode", bow in, etc... Just make sure you let the caster know so he can compensate. Looking good though!

I've always understood that the silicone gets de-gassed in the vacuum chamber before  being poured over a master and that only resin sits in a pressure pot after being poured into the mold. Therefore, I assume the master should not have to sit under pressure.

But, since I am no expert,  I went ahead a contacted the caster for advice. I will say that the expanding foam is very hurts my fingers to push into and hardly gives, if at all.

However, I will gut it again if I have to. Whatever makes for a bettet master.


Model In-Progress / Re: Pottymouth Droid
« on: July 13, 2011, 10:22:44 AM »
I just recently got and started playing "Borderlands" for my (new) Xbox 360, and I nw understand why you titled this thread "Pottymouth Droid."  I must say that I love the game and I love what you're doing with this.  I wish you luck in this endeavor, and I'm really excited to see this finished.

Thanks all so far!  Yeah, I'm not sure if I like him because I also have a pottymouth, too...hehe!!!! But yeah, I thought the title fit perfectly after it was suggested I change the name (for good reasons).

Well, I had to put this on hold for a few weeks due to some important reasons. I left off at the point of filling the master body.

As you can see, I tried filling with resin before realizing that the arm box side-walls were bowing in at a slight angle making it difficult for the parts that go in it to fit properly.

I ended up having to tear some of the body apart in order to get the chunk of resin out.

I fixed the arm boxes and decided to use foam instead to fill the master.

Then I shaved off the excess. It's now ready for the top plate that will close off the master. I'm looking at having this rotary cast for a hollow center to allow for electronics.

After the top plate goes on, I'll begin body work and then start adding the details. More to come later....

Model In-Progress / Re: Pottymouth Droid
« on: June 12, 2011, 07:59:20 PM »
I'm finishing up the main body touch ups. Making sure corners and edges are as square as possible. I installed the eye recess and you can see that I've come up with the parts for the eye. I'm still working out how I want to create the lens aperture look on the eye tube. I might use individual .010" styrene strips custom cut to give it the same feel as the video game model.


Eye parts

Test Fit

Model In-Progress / Re: Pottymouth Droid
« on: June 06, 2011, 09:41:30 AM »
Thanks, Mike! Dude that Chubu build....holy crap! It looks awesome!

Ok, here are some shots of the "arm pits". Pretty simple I think. I built the arm recesses using three assemblies. I still need to add some more detail, mainly a vent cover in the lower square cutout.

Recessed box, tubing detail and cover....

...all put together...

...test fit with body.

Model In-Progress / Re: Pottymouth Droid
« on: June 02, 2011, 12:51:04 PM »
Nothing crazy new....progress has been slow....just got a big Plastruct shipment to help finish some of the details (eye, arms, etc).

The main body is together....

....building up the pegs on the bottom which will be filled with resin for strength....

....dressing up the "arm pits"...the recessed are under the arms....once done, I'll glue the recessed box (minus details) to the main body.


Model In-Progress / Re: Kitbashing (like a boss): Mech
« on: May 26, 2011, 05:10:15 PM »
Dude! I had a similar idea. When I was in Iraq in '08, they had the land based C-RAM. I remember the first time I saw it...I thought instant droid! They were cool to see being fired with the exception of knowing it was trying to shoot down incoming crap.  :wacko:

This build is looking cool!


Model In-Progress / Re: Claptrap (From Borderlands)
« on: May 19, 2011, 08:46:10 PM »
Cool! Thanks so much for the kind words!

I plan on kitting this, actually, if I can get enough interest. I'm on overdrive to try and finish this and make it look awesome.

Earlier, I was drawing some of the extra accessories I plan on including so that the builder has a few choices as to what Cl4p-TP they want to dress it as. I think it'll be neat!


Model In-Progress / Re: Claptrap (From Borderlands)
« on: May 19, 2011, 10:44:38 AM »
...small update today...

Started work on the "tire guides" at the base of Claptrap's body. Pretty much finished with the front one.

I've spent most of my time this past week waiting on supplies and test fitting the arm recess box. More pics later...


Model In-Progress / Re: Claptrap (From Borderlands)
« on: May 12, 2011, 04:33:57 AM »
Hehe! Thanks!

Well, actually, I am thinking of trying to kit this. As of now my plans are to include parts to allow to dress it up as Tyler Cobb's version as well, complete with spikes and Saw. I may also make parts for a few of the DLC Claptraps.


Model In-Progress / Pottymouth Droid
« on: May 11, 2011, 08:19:40 PM »
Just thought I'd show my Claptrap progress (from Borderlands video game). I taped and tacked some of the details for test fitting. It'll stand about 7" tall in the end.

PLMK what you think...thanks!





Model Gallery / Re: BergeLuther Completed
« on: February 23, 2010, 03:16:55 PM »
Wow! Great work, man! I really dig the rust (especially on the shovel and joints) and the broken concrete and rebar! I love the car's weathering but I was waiting for you to chrome (and weather) the trim. Maybe even have some pieces bent and hanging off the body. With everything else looking so real this would have completed the whole look. Either way, your work is so awesome, as always, especially the paint....thanks for showing us your tricks!!!


Model In-Progress / Some of my work....
« on: September 16, 2009, 01:50:49 PM »

I've been visiting Foo's site for a few years and really dig his work and decided that it was time to attempt to contribute something rather than just lurk like I've been doing. If you don't mind, I wanted to show a recent build of mine. You can read about it here...

First, even though it's built, I hope the 'Model In-Progress' section is a good place for this since I haven't painted it yet.

Basically it's a one-legged hopping robot inspired mainly by an enemy from the original NES Mega Man game. It's my first scratch-built model and I'm hooked. I've modified kits before and scratched details and stuff but never my own creation. Anyway, here's a pic (more pics on my site)...


Model In-Progress / Re: Grom Hellscream - Filmy's Labor Day Build WIP
« on: September 16, 2009, 01:36:05 PM »
...even though no one really seems to be interested in them.

Ok, this statement made me come out of lurking because you are totally wrong. Dude, thank you for the figure painting tutorial! I've had a fully built and modified ID4 alien sitting on my shelf for a couple of years, naked without paint because I'm too chicken to figure paint. This will definitely help!

Oh and the Briegel looks f-n awesome so far! Love the metals!


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