Scout Mech Build

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.

Scratchbuilding a Mech Part 2 – painting, base and lights

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 😉
I also took a load of pics so here’s a selection.

Making a Retro Sci-fi Ray Gun

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.