Here’s the second part of my latest mech build! This time around I’ve gone a little 1950s-esque with the colour scheme.
The face is inspired by some of Simon Stalenhag’s work. He’s a fantastic artist if you’ve not heard of him. Here’s an example of his stuff. I talk a little more about him and other mech artists in this video.
Here’s the second part of my video series in which I finish my mech model, paint it up and add a diorama base. I’ve been watching quite a lot of diorama videos on YouTube recently and I’ve become very struck by the people who do this kind of thing cos there’s some amazing stuff out there. So in this video I add some clear resin to the base to serve as some water and I also add some vegetation and various other bits to create, hopefully, a realistic looking diorama scene.
Following on from my previous mech build, I became a little obsessed with robots (not that I wasn’t already) and launched straight into my next build, this time of a scout type robot. I’m imagining this one is designed for hunting targets in bogs and marshes. In this video I construct the model. I’ll be painting it and sorting out a diorama base in the next part.
I also got hold of some inspiration from these two artists, both of whom are amazing.
I’ve finished my mech build. In this second and final part of the video series I paint the model, add some detail to the base and add some LED lights. I’ve gotta say I really enjoyed doing this and am already thinking about ideas for another robot build. I’ve also been watching diorama building videos on YouTube and want to include some of those techniques in the build.
Just to note that I’ve not made this video live on Youtube at the time of posting it here. I’m just curious as to whether anyone actually looks at my blog 😉
This is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time, so I started collecting parts to use in this some time ago. I’m going to be putting together a full video on building this so I won’t go into it in too much detail. The sculpture is largely made from resin casts of things like lighters, yoghurt pots and deodorant bottles.
Here’s a video of a 1950s-esque robot that I made recently. This is actually a cast of my bioshock mask which went abit wrong, but had a really nice texture to it that looks a little like rusted and pitted metal. So I used it to create this sculpture.
This is a ray gun that I made out of some cast resin pieces. It was one of those occasions where a few bits and pieces made for different projects just happen to fit together perfectly and just beg to be made into something. I’ve built up abit of a library of cast bits and pieces now so I’m increasingly finding myself using them to build projects.