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Spaceman Spiff05 Jan 2013 9:16 p.m. PST

I started out the new year by taking some much-needed time off. What better way to relax than spending time in the studio? Here are a few shots of some of my most recent projects. Again, if you like these pics, there are a lot more on my blog with more in-depth commentary.

This tank was inspired by my love for Halo. I just got out a chunk of Sculpey and went to work sculpting an alien hover/grav tank. I then decided to go all out and give it a truly alien paint job using iridescent sparkle paint and florescent colors. Yes, it glows under a UV light!



A few 15mm vehicles done for a friend. I did a little bit of modding on these, but for the most part they are fantastic minis!


Several Matchbox flyers. I had to sculpt my own weapons for the jets and I sculpted the cargo clamps and housing on the heavy lift copter.





How about some more movie-inspired madness? Perhaps some more Lucasarts inspiration? Did a bit of modifying here and there.





Anybody remember this light aerospace fighter from the Interceptor game by FASA? When I am in a sculpting mood, I often get my ideas by going through my old lead and pewter minis to find one that I would like to have in N scale. This little guy just happened to be cool enough to get re-sculpted by me!


More Lucasarts inspiration. From left to right: A land speeder made from a Gundam shield and plastic card stock, Luke's old speeder sculpted by me, a sppeder made from a Micro Machine speed boat- just add jet engines and a can of NOS in the back, and another speeder created from a Gundam shield and card stock.



Again, there are a lot more pics and info on my blog.
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Personal logo Murphy Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Jan 2013 9:36 p.m. PST

Wow..these are really nice..I like the jet effect on the interceptor and the way you did the glass..nice!

Personal logo richarDISNEY of the RDGC Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member05 Jan 2013 9:40 p.m. PST

You do the best glass I have ever seen…
Great work!
beer

The Sentient Bean Inactive Member05 Jan 2013 9:59 p.m. PST

wow!!!!

Twilight Samurai05 Jan 2013 11:01 p.m. PST

Striking!

Rassilon Inactive Member05 Jan 2013 11:14 p.m. PST

Jeebus!

Personal logo MrHarold Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Jan 2013 11:19 p.m. PST

these are great! anyway you could do a glass tutorial?

TheCount Inactive Member06 Jan 2013 2:42 a.m. PST

Nice work Spaceman!

Cheers, TC.

Stern Rake Studio Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2013 2:51 a.m. PST

Awesome work!

Ted

Spaceman Spiff06 Jan 2013 4:40 a.m. PST

Thanks to all for the comments!
@MrHarold: At some point this year, I am going to start doing tutorial vids on my blog. I have already upgraded my memory card for my camera. I am quite certain that my jeweling effects will be one of the subjects, since I do get a lot of requests for "how did you do that?".
I can say the easy part is the paint blending. The hardest part is painting on the reflections.

Lonkka1Actual06 Jan 2013 6:21 a.m. PST

Looking good as always!

religon Inactive Member06 Jan 2013 7:27 a.m. PST

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Major Mike06 Jan 2013 7:45 a.m. PST

Man oh man, those are awesome! I think the glowing paint job and the engine nacels, (and the canopys/glass) are all just spectacular.

Legion 406 Jan 2013 8:43 a.m. PST

Very, Very Nice work !!! thumbs up

ming3106 Jan 2013 9:30 a.m. PST

excellent

Lardie the Great06 Jan 2013 9:49 a.m. PST

You've got to do the tutorials (don't forget the colour combinations) I feel a lot of repainting coming on and want to copy (or try to) those effects, great stuff and I think the fluorescent paint is groundbreaking (I wonder what a Heresy Pred would look like…..) awesome just awesome.

doublesix6606 Jan 2013 10:38 a.m. PST

Fantastic paint jobs I especially like the fluorescent painted vehicle.

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian06 Jan 2013 10:53 a.m. PST

so, when do we game?

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