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.
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’re some more pics of the mech.
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.