Here’s a new piece I’m working on. I’m trying to continue the approach I took with other recent projects which is to combine sculpture and hard edged modelling together in one piece.
I’ve finally finished my android build. This is one that got more and more complicated as I went on. I originally started this at the beginning of December 2019 and finished mid april 2020, so a fair length of time for a project.
The original intention of this project was to attempt to sculpt a hard edged model. Hard edged modelmaking usually involves creating shapes from sheet materials and found objects, which is an approach I’ve used in previous projects. However I’ve been trying to work more and more sculpture into my robot projects and so for this one I’ve sculpted all of the robots body parts. The rest is mostly machined brass with a few found objects incorporated here and there.
Here’s a gallery of pics
And here’s the final part of my video series.
I’ve been making some progress on my android build, largely scratchbuilding additional detail onto the cast shapes that I’ve created. At the time of writing I’ve started painting the piece, so getting close to the finish line 😉
Here’s something I’ve been working on for the last few months. I’ve been building a fair few mechs and scratchbuilt robots recently and I wanted to find a way of introducing more sculpture to that type of build. So I decided to sculpt a hard edged model in the form of a female android.
It’s difficult to sculpt accurate curved geometric shapes, so I spent alot of time sanding the shapes smooth before moulding them,
Here’s the build series so far.
My mech obsession is continuing with a new build. I wanted to do something a little more retro/steampunk for this one. I also found a cool way to do the legs by using some cupboard door hinges. It seems I forgot to post the first part, so here are both 😉
I recently finished my Cthulhu Steampunk Armour and took it to Weekend at the Asylum, Lincoln’s annual steampunk festival.
Here’s a video looking at my costume and the weekend itself. I had a victorian wetplate photograph taken as well (shown above) and I videoed some of the process involved in creating that too.
Here’s the second part of my build log covering the creation of the costume.
I’m preparing for the Lincoln Steampunk Asylum and this year round, unlike the last two years, I wanted to do something that doesn’t involve covering my face! I had intended to make something that was nice and comfortable. What I’m working on is a little more comfortable than a full on mask, but as it’s turning out, only by abit 😉
In this video I use a technique called cold casting to build some armour pieces.
I’ve taken a break from my recent batch of scratch built robots recently and have been working on some pure sculpture projects. In this video I practice sculpting up a skull using monster clay hard.