Friday, October 18, 2013

Recent UFO Sightings in the Workshop

I apologize for not writing more, but it's mostly due to the fact that I've been scrambling on so many projects simultaneously.  I've just delivered a couple of them and should have posts going up soon.  The most interesting one can be seen HERE.

Since I haven't had the energy to generate a full project narrative lately, I'm just going to share another shotgun blast of UnFinished Objects I've been working on over the past week or two.

I've been making all manner of silly things.  Like these foam rubber stunt hammers:
Stunt Hammers Nearly Done

As I've mentioned before, I'm also working on the next Combat Garden Gnome sculpt:

Since that's not keeping me busy enough, I've decided to begin work on the full costume for the Sith Stalker version of Galen Marek from Star Wars The Force Unleashed:
Smoothing Progress

That's a Pepakura-based project though.  Since that's pretty low-tech, I've decided I need to step it up by having Lopez get started on another Halo project.  This time I'm building the M739 Light Machine Gun (aka Squad Automatic Weapon or "SAW") from Halo 4.  Here's the desired end product:

For right now, I've got the pieces of the drum magazine carved out:
H4 SAW Mag Start
But Lopez is working nights carving out the main body of the machine gun while I work on other things.

On the subject of digital fabrication, I've been 3D printing a prototype for the Mark 33 Ironman helmet (aka the "Silver Centurion"):
Mk33 First Gloss Coat

I've also had Jarvis crank out the mount parts for the War Machine gatling gun so I've got something else to tinker with:
arm progress.

But all of the computer-based builds have had me feeling like maybe I'm losing my touch for sculpting things out by hand, so I sat down with one of the reject castings of the Mark 3 helmet and a couple of blocks of clay and modified it into the Mark 3 Space Armor from the Godkiller
 story arc in the Ironman comics:

Once I'm done smoothing it out and sharpening the edges, I'll mold it, cast it, and make it wearable.

And lastly, there's still the Mark 3 Ironman build:

It's become the bane of my existence, but it's so very near to being done:
IM 3

I'll be writing more about all of these things as I get them completed.  On top of all that, there's even more projects lined up.  

Stay tuned...


  1. Love your work ... it inspired me to start my own Space Marine build and blog about it. Wish I was close enough to visit the workshop and pester you with questions ... although on second thought that might be better in the long run for you. :)

  2. Very cool!

    Glad to see that you aren't relying 100% on the machines to do the work for you- it's good to practice the basics.

    Also, I haven't seen you do any Halo related stuff in a while, what prompted you to tackle the SAW? Was it a commission?

    1. Not a commission, just one of the half-dozen things I saw in Halo 4 that made me say "I want one of those." I'm also wanting to build the Railgun, Sticky Detonator, and Locus helmet.

  3. Sounds like you have the building bug :)
    Love following your work man, it's inspiring.