Making a Robot Head Part 4 – Scratch Building Detail and Soldering Copper

Here’s part 4 of my video series which covers making some more mechanical detailing out of various bits and pieces.  I also solder some pipes together to create a stand to hang the model from.

This was intended to be the last part of the video series however the video was getting a little bit long so I’ll be doing a part 5 to cover the final steps of the build.

Machine Head II

Here’s a quick update on my second robot head sculpture, Machine Head II.

I’ve now built a frame to hang the head from.  As you may know I’ve been doing a video series about the making of this piece and I was going to make part 4 the last part, however this has got abit more involved than I’d planned so I think a part 5 might be in order!

That does mean I can get part 4 up quicker than I otherwise would.



Robot Head update

Work continues on my robot head and I’m partway through editing part 4 of my video series, I’m halfway through moving house at the mo though so work is progressing a little more slowly than normal.

Robot Head 01

Robot Head 02


I’m using deodorant bottles to make some rocket boosters.  Why should a robot head need rocket boosters I hear you ask? I have no idea – hopefully it looks cool though 😉

Robot Head 03 - booster



Making a Robot Head Part 3 – painting

Here’s part 3 of my Robot Head Tutorial where I concentrate on the painting and use some of the weathering techniques I’ve previously tried.

I decided I didn’t like the initial paint scheme so I actually do it twice in the vid!

Here’s a pic of the painted piece.


Making a Robot Head Part 2 – details

So here’s part 2 of my robot head tutorial.  Work is progressing quickly on this and I’m enjoying putting the videos together.  I tend to watch alot of video tutorials as it’s always interesting to see how other people work and there are usually some interesting tips to pick up, so it’s fun to have a go myself.

I’ve now moved on to the bit I was really looking forward to – painting!  So part 3 will be along fairly shortly 😉

Making a Robot Head Part 1 – Basic Sculpting

I’ve started making some video tutorials.  If you’re a regular on my site (assuming people actually look at it – the analytics seem to suggest some people do! 😉 ) you may have noticed a ‘tutorials’ tab appeared in the menu recently.  I’ve a few text tutorials in there, but I wanted to start doing some video tutorials too, so here’s the first which involves making a new version of my ‘machine head‘ sculpture.

I quite enjoy putting together videos and I’m actually finding that doing the tutorial is actually helping me persevere with the sculpture and get it finished – I’m notorious for not finishing projects!

I’ve also made enough sculptures (and made enough mistakes!) to be able to offer some useful pointers, I think.  When I was at Steampunks in Space recently I was struck by how many people were interested in sculpture and were asking about what material to use, how to get started etc.

This is going to be a regular thing and part 2 is already on the way… 😉