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Model Gallery / Chaos Lord
« on: August 12, 2012, 04:08:04 PM »
I'm on a roll - stop me before I hurt myself!

An oldie but goodie, sculpted by Sam Greenwell.

Picked this up at Wonderfest five years ago.  Its been sitting on my paint bench 50% complete for years.  I decide to finish the dadgum thing so I could put something else there for the next five years!

Painted with a variety of oils, acrylics, and enamels, including the new Riojas ComArt line.  Detailed using the Harder + Steenbeck Infinity.  I love that brush!

Model Gallery / Rin Tin Tindalos
« on: August 12, 2012, 01:51:39 PM »
Sculpted by John Dennett, a whimsical interpretation of the combined legends of H.P. Lovecraft's Chuthulu and Hounds of Tindalos.

I was able to score this little puppy (heh) at Resintopia after lusting after the piece for years.  This is casting number 2 out of the new molds.

Model Gallery / Re: Caesar
« on: July 16, 2012, 05:39:02 AM »
Its 1/5 scale, approximately ten inches tall including the base.

Model Gallery / Caesar
« on: July 15, 2012, 05:52:25 PM »
Sculpted by Mark VanTine, produced by Paul Gill, purchased at Resintopia. 

Acrylics and oils.

The Briegel has landed!   :lol:

Its on its way via UPS.  Should be there in a couple days!

I forgot how much work I'd done on that puppy.  The guys in my studio are asking why I don't just finish it.

ANyway, its packed up really well and on its way.

. . . . and replied!  Check your PM box.   :D

Build-Offs & Duels / Re: BYOB - Briegel - FilmMkr
« on: March 13, 2012, 02:21:11 PM »
This kit is now FOR SALE!

Check out the listing in the Capitalism section, below.

Oh man... I can't believe you are selling this. It was looking so fantastic.  To bad your not finishing it but someone will definatly take it off your hands for that price.

One would think so, yeah?  All the hard work is done - all it needs is some filters, washing, and assembly!

That's okay - I'll put it back on the shelf and pass it on to my kids one day.  ;)

I will never finish this masterpiece, so I'm willing to send it to someone who will.  

All prep work has been completed, and the kit is completely pinned and painted.  All it needs are washes, filters, and weathering and its ready to assemble.  Includes box, instruction manual, decals, and all original paperwork.

Price is $350 plus shipping and insurance.  (The retail price for this SOLD OUT kit - when it was available - was $480 U.S. as listed on Luca's website!)

To see how much has been completed, click this link >>> Filmy's Briegel

And here are a few teaser pix:

Model Gallery / Azami
« on: February 13, 2012, 06:14:04 AM »
Azami is based on the brilliant artwork of Tsukasa Jun, who paints under the nom de plume Tsukasa Bullet.

This beautiful interpretation of a legendary Japanese heroine was sculpted by the incredibly gifted hands of Yoshinori Yatake and produced by Accel in Japan.  Yatake-san is an incredibly nice guy and one of the most talented Japanese sculptors and kit producers working today.  Several people from his shop travel halfway around the world to set up shop in Louisville each year, although Yatake-san has only made the trip once (to my knowledge).

I picked up this gigantic masterpiece at Wonderfest this year.  Standing 17 inches in height, the kit is 1/4.5 scale.  As is the case with most original Japanese kits, the castings were flawless, with only minor clean up needed.  The engineering is impressive as well, particularly the interlocking sections of Azami's flowing tresses.

A real joy to build and paint, this beauty will take her rightful place alongside my other Yatake sculpts, Future Girl and Devie.

Model Gallery / Re: Garbaldy Corsair Like
« on: October 18, 2011, 12:19:01 PM »
Spectacular work!

Well, except for that, um, ah . . . that gigantic fingerprint in the first picture.

Other than that, it looks superb!

Model Gallery / Re: You Might Get a Charge Out of This
« on: October 09, 2011, 05:52:34 AM »
Holy hell, this was awesome. Might I ask why you chose to go with a normal fleshtone instead of the standard ghost pale/dead flesh tone one would expect? Just wondering.

Thank you.

There are a couple of answers to your question, actually.  I mainly stayed with Aly's original art for her skin tone.  I licensed the art from Mr. Fell, and we talked about how much I loved his original concept.

Secondly, I wanted a brighter, more colorful palate for the proof piece.  I might still do another using all gray scale tones.  That might be kinda interesting!

And third, I'll refer back to your question - why do something that everyone "would expect"?   :P :P :P

Model Gallery / Re: You Might Get a Charge Out of This
« on: August 17, 2011, 04:54:40 AM »
Thanks for the kind words, everyone!

Model Gallery / You Might Get a Charge Out of This
« on: August 15, 2011, 05:13:54 AM »
Meet Tesla. 

She's in her dungeon, getting ready to go out on a date with her beau.  As you can see, she's plugged into the wall socket getting her charge on! 

Based on original art from my buddy, UK artist Aly Fell, the name of the piece is Charge!  I licensed the art from Aly and hired master sculptor Troy McDevitt to do the three dimensional rendering in 1/6 scale.  Only ten copies were cast - this is casting number 1.

I scratch built the walls, dungeon floor, shelving, all of the panels, gauges, and the mirror.  The kit is wired with LED lighting.  I cast light bulbs around the mirror from semi translucent resin, mounted them in sections of aluminum tubing, and lit them from behind.  I also cast the wall socket in clear resin, painted around the perimeter, and lit it with a flashing blue LED.  The flashers and colored lights are powered with twin 9v batteries.

Charge! premiered at Wonderfest this year.  The first shot is from the AFM Writer's Table, where you can see the lighting pretty well.  The soft boxes in the photo rig in my studio washed out the lighting around the mirror, so it does not show as well in the rest of the shots, but, well, you get the idea.

Model Gallery / Re: Halloween Nightmare!
« on: August 08, 2011, 10:55:11 AM »
Oops - brain fart.

I meant to say 1/6.  Doh!

Model Gallery / Re: Halloween Nightmare!
« on: August 08, 2011, 10:44:27 AM »
Mike - its 1/20.

Joa - I got a Karma!  Wow, thank you!  Its been a coupla years since that happened.

Thanks, guys!

Model Gallery / Re: Halloween Nightmare!
« on: August 08, 2011, 05:18:09 AM »

Model Gallery / Halloween Nightmare!
« on: August 08, 2011, 05:17:45 AM »
Back when I was a kid (and dinosaurs still roamed the Earth) everybody went Trick or Treating.  It was an innocent time, before shitbirds and rapists and evildoers ruined it for everyone, and the scariest things were monsters and creatures and slimy things, not asshats who put razor blades in apples or rat poison in Pixi Stix.

Adam Dougherty (who is a 22 year old sculptor rapidly making a name for himself in the GK world) has created a series of four monster scenes that debuted at Wonderfest (the one in Louisville, not Tokyo) this year.  These kits perfectly capture that innocent time, when Halloween was for making your own costumes and running the streets for hours with your buddies, when parents stayed home and passed out candy until 10:00 at night.  I was privileged to get an early copy of Adam's first kit in the Halloween Nightmare series, the Mummy.

Each of these pieces is chock full of juicy detail, and the characters ooze personality, something we don't see in so many of the sterile kits produced these days.  At $200 each they're a bit steep for some folks, but I think they're worth every pfennig, and I've got the rest of the set on the way.

This is my pass at the first one.  Paint is all acrylic.  Most of the paint was shot with my Iwatas, but I did the fine detail work with a Harder and Steenbeck Infinity.  Leaves, candy, grasses, and foliage were hand-painted.

Just a heads-up:

Some guy won a Gold in the Vehicle class at Wonderfest yesterday.  Some of my Big Name Famous Modeler buddies bought 'em at the show as well.


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