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

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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Stonewalled

Published on 2019/01/06 @21:12:00 by vigilante sculpting

So I read you can build a realistic-ish looking stone wall out of egg carton. Comments? [...Read More]

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Ace Bolt, Strontium Dog?

Published on 2019/01/06 @21:10:00 by vigilante sculpting

I was browsing Pinterest the other day, and all of a sudden realised where about 95% of my inspiration comes from: 2000AD. When I was [...Read More]

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Blood Ravens Terminator, done!

Published on 2019/01/03 @12:11:00 by vigilante sculpting

I based him with some rusty metal plating from the grim space hulk corridor he is trudging down. Plus some scratches, since he had a [...Read More]

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Blood Ravens terminator wip

Published on 2018/12/31 @15:34:00 by vigilante sculpting

Working on my Blood Ravens terminators. This is the paint scheme so far. [...Read More]

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Delta Jet, finished!

Published on 2018/12/21 @22:54:00 by vigilante sculpting

I've finished my sculpt of Delta Jet. She's my third sculpt at 35mm. Overall I'm happy. I think I've got her pose and general body [...Read More]

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$10 DIY LED light box prototype

Published on 2018/12/18 @23:14:00 by vigilante sculpting

Over at puttyandpaint.com there are some sculptors who produce pretty amazing work. People like Patrick "The Small" Masson , Gautier "Graphigaut" Giroud and Luc "Thantor" [...Read More]

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Weekend basing

Published on 2018/12/17 @13:26:00 by vigilante sculpting

Spent the weekend basing the couple of models I have made: The dready also got a base: All primed and ready to go: Looks like [...Read More]

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Wardog

Published on 2018/12/11 @10:59:00 by vigilante sculpting

Here is a roughly 50mm sculpt I made a looong time ago in a country far away, when I was a young pup: It is [...Read More]

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Dino attack!

Published on 2018/12/11 @10:37:00 by vigilante sculpting

So my 6yo daughter also wanted to play with clay. I asked her what she wanted to make and she said a T-rex. I googled [...Read More]

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Primed and gap-filled dready

Published on 2018/12/11 @10:36:00 by vigilante sculpting

A coat of gray primer showed up a fair amount of tiny bubbles on the surface of the parts, again more so toward the parts [...Read More]

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3-eyed 6-legged killer octopus from space!

Published on 2018/12/08 @22:08:00 by vigilante sculpting

Anyways, that's what my wife decided to call him. Here he is, done. For this sculpt, I focused on getting the clay smooth (obviously in [...Read More]

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Delta Jet

Published on 2018/12/08 @15:15:00 by vigilante sculpting

WIP for a 35mm female space pilot: Looking back at my previous sculpts, the biggest problem I have had was in keeping the final surface [...Read More]

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Slither

Published on 2018/12/06 @23:53:00 by vigilante sculpting

A new sculpt, from the same page of concept sketches as Ace Bolt. He's fun to sculpt. Don't know what to call him yet, any [...Read More]

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Dreadnought proto clone

Published on 2018/12/05 @22:22:00 by vigilante sculpting

Finally, I've got all the molds together to cast one of these: The hand took the longest to properly mold. Because I am using caulking [...Read More]

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Molding & Casting

Published on 2018/12/05 @14:35:00 by vigilante sculpting

Here is the progress I've made in making molds and casting resin parts for this figure. Minus the left hand - this gave me a [...Read More]

Originally posted on papermodelers.com

Ace Bolt EOF

Published on 2018/12/03 @23:15:00 by vigilante sculpting

I'm calling him done. I like the way he came out, I think I got the dynamics of the sketched pose (such as it is) [...Read More]

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Ace Bolt, in progress

Published on 2018/11/27 @23:31:00 by vigilante sculpting

He got ahead! [...Read More]

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10 easy steps to dirt cheap mold making

Published on 2018/11/16 @13:39:00 by vigilante sculpting

or how I've learned to (ab)use caulking silicone through trial and error This is a method I use for molding and casting small items that [...Read More]

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The name's Bolt. Ace Bolt

Published on 2018/11/15 @11:12:00 by vigilante sculpting

Design: Implementation: Green stuff + Aves. Sculpey + FIMO. Haha, changed the name. Too close to some video game character that I didn't even realize [...Read More]

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Power fist

Published on 2018/11/06 @10:47:00 by vigilante sculpting

The mold is complete, so I removed the parts from it. They only suffered minimal damage, nothing a bit of CA couldn't fix. Started building [...Read More]

Originally posted on papermodelers.com

Prime, bake & mold

Published on 2018/11/05 @12:09:00 by vigilante sculpting

So here is the primed body of the dreadnought - it looks a tad cleaner this way I did this last night, then took the [...Read More]

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Bulking out

Published on 2018/11/02 @15:02:00 by vigilante sculpting

Some more progress: bulking out the… bulkheads? The body fits together nicely. Adding more detail to the feet. [...Read More]

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Rivets & Surgery

Published on 2018/11/01 @11:59:00 by vigilante sculpting

More rivets, and some surgery for the next steps. I think this build will have a *lot* of mixed media in it, so it might [...Read More]

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Not the dreadnought you're looking for

Published on 2018/10/30 @17:28:00 by vigilante sculpting

Nothing to see here, move along. [...Read More]

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Some more progress

Published on 2018/10/30 @12:27:00 by vigilante sculpting

A bit more progress on the body: panels, rivets, etc. I am using some green stuff (putty) to fill in some deeper holes. There is [...Read More]

Originally posted on papermodelers.com

Dread progress

Published on 2018/10/25 @09:31:00 by vigilante sculpting

Here is some progress on the weapons. The multi-barrel auto-cannon needs rework (I don't like the look of the toothpicks, I will roll barrels out [...Read More]

Originally posted on papermodelers.com