After 8+ years of spraying out doors I finally got around to building a spray booth. The convenience of being able to spray indoors without making a mess is absolutely priceless. The spray results are also much better since the over spray gets sucked away and don't land back onto your wet paint. I've used the booth for about 3 weeks so far and the advantages are tremendous.
Nov 5, 2012
Random pics from the final day of production. There were a lot of last minute tweaks and improvements that had to be made. Things that you couldn't foresee from the prototype appeared during and after assembly. One of the major set backs was a faulty elbow joint where I had to revise, remold, and recast.
Oct 28, 2012
Final product complete! Originally I was going for the standard gray and orange color scheme for the VF-11 "B". Due to time constraints I decided to stick with a more simple scheme which is off of the "C" version of the VF-11.
I hope to release the "B" version with the gray and orange pin stripes around December or January at the very latest and the Jamming Bird following that.
Oct 15, 2012
Here's a few random progress shots from the "Thunderbolt" resin production. There's only six more days til this projects due! Six days sound extremely short, but for production 6 days equal 12 days. How? You double the work load and split one "full" working day into two like so: 1st shift 8 hours, rest 2 hours (eat, piss, shit...etc.) , start 2nd shift for another 8 hours, sleep 6 hours, and do it all over again the next day. Six days become twelve. Now, if you can forgo eating, pissing, shitting, and sleeping, 6 days can actually equal 18 days :)
Oct 6, 2012
Here's some nerd stuff for everyone to checkout. Every year Macrossworld.com holds it's very own convention for all of it's fans. It's a fan organized event and is not actually sanctioned by any official Macross entities. The event is fairly small considering its labeled as a "Con" but has a unique underground-ish feel to it and draws a good 60-80 attendees every year (based on my past experiences). I guess it's an "Unofficial Con" to be exact.
Oct 3, 2012
Less than 20 days til deadline and the prototype is finally finished and ready for mold making. The damn head alone has over a dozen separate parts which sucked up a lot of valuable time.
The fun part of the project is over and now it's time for the grind. Click below for more pics!
Sep 25, 2012
Sep 18, 2012
Custom piece for Giant Robot Biennale. Ugly Doll platform wasn't my first pick but then again I didn't have a choice! I reused the Afro character from another custom I did a couple years back. I had used it on a different platform for a show @ MPH but it didn't sell! Now, I'm giving it a second attempt at finding a new home.
Sep 15, 2012
Here's my contribution to Toy Art Gallery's 1 year anniversary show held at their Melrose gallery today!. A bit of a remix off of an old design. I think I've made this my "default" custom as I've used this piece on quite a few occasions for group shows in the past. All of the parts are readily available for me to cast so it makes for a simple and quick custom. The only thing that needs to be done is to add different weapons/equipment to make it different from the other versions.
Sep 14, 2012
Sep 13, 2012
Sep 6, 2012
This piece was due on the 3rd but just got started today! I think the show is on the 11th or 15th of this month for the Giant Robot "Bienalle" which will be held in Little Tokyo, LA. I'm aiming to go quick, simple, and clean and hopefully I'll finish the build by tomorrow, and paint the following day. I'll try to post more WIP pics as I go.