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All the latest stuff I've been getting up to.

Freehand raven

Published on 2019/09/13 @11:36:00 by vigilante sculpting

On the chassis of the garage dread: It's covered in gloss coat, so I can add some oil-based weathering. [...Read More]

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Garage dread: chipping and insignia

Published on 2019/09/12 @09:57:00 by vigilante sculpting

Slapped some chipping and insignia on the garage dread. Basically, the same process as the Raptor's chipping, but I went a step further and added [...Read More]

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Garage dread wip

Published on 2019/09/11 @10:43:00 by vigilante sculpting

He is getting the rough and ready treatment. Needs some insignias and then a ton of weathering. Because of the rough cast, with visible bubbles [...Read More]

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New house, new cave

Published on 2019/09/11 @10:40:00 by vigilante sculpting

Ready to rock Or, at least, roll. [...Read More]

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Cheap DIY cable / tentacle roller

Published on 2019/08/30 @11:05:00 by vigilante sculpting

I've been looking at the Roll Maker Set from Green Stuff World for a while, thinking that this is one tool I should buy instead [...Read More]

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Unstagram

Published on 2019/08/29 @12:48:00 by vigilante sculpting

So I've started posting stuff on instagram, my handle there is gorb314 . And at some point I thought it would be great to have [...Read More]

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A visit to the Dentist

Published on 2019/08/22 @13:32:00 by vigilante sculpting

Cast some skulls from the master model, then drilled the chain feed channels out. Say aaaaaaah The buildlog has more photos of the casting process. [...Read More]

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Skulls skulls skulls

Published on 2019/08/20 @09:41:00 by vigilante sculpting

In the future there is only skulls Some wip on the dreadnought diorama. More photos over at the buildlog . Also instagram . [...Read More]

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Diorama progress

Published on 2019/08/14 @22:38:00 by vigilante sculpting

Made some progress on the dreadnought diorama. Power fist: Cog Mechanicum: Diorama setup: Still lots to do... [...Read More]

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Scorched barrels and dirty engines

Published on 2019/08/12 @11:47:00 by vigilante sculpting

More Fire Raptor work: Scorched barrels on the turrets Engines taking shape: Posed with the model Ball turret, posed with the model [...Read More]

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Ball turrets wip

Published on 2019/08/11 @14:05:00 by vigilante sculpting

The ball turrets on the Fire Raptor, taking shape. [...Read More]

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Dreadnought occupant

Published on 2019/08/07 @12:14:00 by vigilante sculpting

Here is some wip on the dreadnought I'm building. This will be the occupant. Or at least, what remains of him. [...Read More]

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Vacation time!

Published on 2019/07/23 @10:41:00 by vigilante sculpting

The blog will be silent for two weeks, we are taking a road trip to Yellowstone. Cheers! [...Read More]

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Knock knock

Published on 2019/07/11 @12:43:00 by vigilante sculpting

More like smash smash. My daughter loves a certain superhero. Guess which one. [...Read More]

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Paint chips

Published on 2019/07/10 @00:21:00 by vigilante sculpting

Chipping, chipping away at the Fire Raptor. Right upper wing done. More photos & verbose explanations here [...Read More]

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Details details

Published on 2019/07/09 @11:19:00 by vigilante sculpting

Panzer girl gets some more detailing on the rear of the armor Filling in more details, cracks, holes, etc. Making sure the dry-fit parts actually [...Read More]

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Fire Raptor base-coat and preshading

Published on 2019/07/08 @00:01:00 by vigilante sculpting

Started on the base-coat and preshading of the Fire Raptor. More photos at the buildlog . Next steps would be the engine parts, weathering and [...Read More]

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Panzer girl update

Published on 2019/07/05 @14:16:00 by vigilante sculpting

The final configuration. [...Read More]

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Papermodelling principles

Published on 2019/07/02 @10:03:00 by vigilante sculpting

I was recently invited by Saint Toad to write an article on my approach to papermodelling and crafting, for his blog over at Toad Chapel [...Read More]

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Refinements

Published on 2019/07/02 @09:53:00 by vigilante sculpting

Slowly adding detail to Panzer Girl. I've removed the visor part from the helmet; this will be cast in clear resin, which should provide a [...Read More]

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Panzer girl progress

Published on 2019/06/17 @11:06:00 by vigilante sculpting

Work in progress shots of the armor: A mockup with the wip visor and a test of the shoulder actuators: The pilot in full kit: [...Read More]

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Primed raptor

Published on 2019/06/10 @17:07:00 by vigilante sculpting

The raptor being primed: Glued together a flying base from acrylic rod: More photos at coolminiornot [...Read More]

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Hair

Published on 2019/06/10 @17:04:00 by vigilante sculpting

Gave panzer girl some hair. More photos at coolminiornot [...Read More]

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Posed armor

Published on 2019/05/29 @17:00:00 by vigilante sculpting

Further work on the face, and initial armor plating. Posing the helmet: [...Read More]

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Busted

Published on 2019/05/17 @10:43:00 by vigilante sculpting

Taking a break from the Fire Raptor, started on something a little different: I think the eyes are a bit high in the skull, will [...Read More]

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Photoshoot

Published on 2019/05/14 @14:23:00 by vigilante sculpting

Construction is complete, the only thing missing is the mounting bracket for the flyer base on the bottom. The acrylic rod I ordered arrived today, [...Read More]

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Slice'nDice

Published on 2019/05/08 @16:17:00 by vigilante sculpting

The pilot, made from a cast of the gunner mold, with the arms chopped and re-glued, and pelvis structure added. As before, there are a [...Read More]

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Small aquilla

Published on 2019/05/06 @11:04:00 by vigilante sculpting

Small aquilla for the Fire Raptor There are three of these needed, so I made the master (left), then a mold (right), and then pressed [...Read More]

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Adding open engine detail

Published on 2019/04/17 @14:57:00 by vigilante sculpting

It's been a busy couple of weeks; family, work and tax season got in the way. Finally started back up on the Raptor, adding some [...Read More]

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Dreadnought, take 2

Published on 2019/03/20 @11:36:00 by vigilante sculpting

The previous dreadnought I built was pretty much straight up from the Drednoyt III Patoroch template, and it worked out pretty well: I even made [...Read More]

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Engine exhausts

Published on 2019/03/19 @14:39:00 by vigilante sculpting

Nothing better than a greeblied engine The only thing it needs now is more greeblies. More photos here . [...Read More]

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Engine intakes

Published on 2019/03/14 @13:23:00 by vigilante sculpting

The engine intakes on the Fire Raptor take shape: They were designed from scratch in openSCAD , and look a bit nicer than the ones [...Read More]

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VTOLs

Published on 2019/03/13 @10:44:00 by vigilante sculpting

VTOL turbines for the Fire Raptor wingtips: A couple more pictures available at the build log [...Read More]

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Fire Raptor wip

Published on 2019/03/08 @16:24:00 by vigilante sculpting

WIP shot of the Fire Raptor: More photos and wip info at the buildlog [...Read More]

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Cannons

Published on 2019/03/06 @15:00:00 by vigilante sculpting

The Raptor has some cannons coming: Also, a new canopy, some landing gear, engine and the ball turret gunners are done: More pictures and wip [...Read More]

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Thompson & Thomson

Published on 2019/02/27 @10:15:00 by vigilante sculpting

WIP painting of the two ballturret gunners. They are essentially 35mm busts, so pretty fun to paint. The ballturrets themselves are coming along too: As [...Read More]

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The Emperor's new clones

Published on 2019/02/21 @11:14:00 by vigilante sculpting

Guerilla casting with silicone caulk These will be the ball turret gunners, so they don't have to be super purty. The pilot will be cast [...Read More]

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Fire raptor interior

Published on 2019/02/21 @11:11:00 by vigilante sculpting

Here is a shot of the finished interior of the Fire Raptor, looking from the open rear hatch. The top hatch is open, letting in [...Read More]

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Finished pilot

Published on 2019/02/19 @00:26:00 by vigilante sculpting

Here is the finished space marine pilot sculpt: I'll be making a mold from him, then casting him to get the two gunners for the [...Read More]

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Pilot

Published on 2019/02/12 @00:01:00 by vigilante sculpting

Been on vacation for a week, slowly starting the project back up. WIP on the Fire Raptor pilot As usual, more updates and images at [...Read More]

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Interior detailing part II

Published on 2019/01/18 @15:40:00 by vigilante sculpting

Further work on the interior details [...Read More]

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Cockpit

Published on 2019/01/16 @11:53:00 by vigilante sculpting

Working on the cockpit. Someone wants to go for a ride. Buildlog entry here [...Read More]

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Greeblies

Published on 2019/01/14 @14:27:00 by vigilante sculpting

Adding some greeblies to the interior of the Fire Raptor: There's more over on the build log [...Read More]

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Fire Raptor, wip

Published on 2019/01/12 @01:18:00 by vigilante sculpting

Making some progress on the Fire Raptor. The template i have is a good base to work from, but there are several errors and issues [...Read More]

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Fire Raptor

Published on 2019/01/09 @00:10:00 by vigilante sculpting

I'm putting together a scratchbuilt Fire Raptor gunship , based on a template which I downloaded from papermodelers.com . It is mostly papercraft, but I [...Read More]

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