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Spaceman Spiff Inactive Member05 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.

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!

richarDISNEY Inactive Member05 Jan 2013 9:40 p.m. PST

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

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


Twilight Samurai Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2013 11:01 p.m. PST


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


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 TMP Inactive Member06 Jan 2013 2:51 a.m. PST

Awesome work!


Spaceman Spiff Inactive Member06 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


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

ming31 Inactive Member06 Jan 2013 9:30 a.m. PST


Lardie the Great Inactive Member06 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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