Thursday, August 20, 2015

August UFO Sightings in the Workshop

A couple of weeks ago I finished up a major, super-secret project.  Here's the crew with some of the finished pieces:

As I mentioned, it's super-secret.  Hence the pixelating.

Anyhow, after the dust had settled, it was time to clean up the workshop:


It was a daunting task, but it worked out okay in the end:
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As often happens over the course of such cleanings, I managed to find all sorts of cool stuff I'd almost forgotten about.  So I managed to snap a few pics of this month's UnFinished Objects.

First off, there was the prototype flametrooper helmet replica I'm making based on the upcoming Episode 7 of Star Wars.  I molded it:
Mothermold 2nd Half

Then I cast and painted a copy. Here's the Lady Shawnon trying it on:
Flametrooper Test Fitting

It looks good, but then again she makes anything look good:
Flametrooper Shawnon

On the subject of prototypes, I've also been tinkering with a Judge Dredd (2012) helmet:
DREDD helmet smooth

There's a lot of helmets kicking around the shop. Here's the "mostly clone trooper" shelf:
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There's a War Machine helmet there.  Clearly it's an escapee from the "mostly Marvel helmets" shelf:
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There's also a few things I've finally gotten off of the back burner now that I've got a minute.  These are projects that will be used to illustrate a how-to book I'm writing.  Such as this helmet:


I'm also going to be disassembling this heater in order to build a compact vacforming machine:


There's a whole host of other things tucked away in the various corners as usual.  Each more fascinating than the last.

Stay tuned.  I'll get to them sooner or later...