Category Archives: projects

a group of specific project posts

Lebowski

The Little Big Lebowski

One of my favourite films is The Big Lebowski, I’m a fan of the Coen Brothers films but this one has a cult status that is above their other cult films. It’s one of those films that I can watch over and over and still enjoy without it getting stale. So when I unearthed a blank Munny, I thought I would do a little tribute to the Dude.

Munny
Munny

Munnys are vinyl toys that can be customised and I made one of Doctor Doom a few years ago. For Doom, I used super sculpey but I’ve been getting into using Aves Epoxy sculpt for a while now so thought I’d use that.

Over the course of a few nights, I started to add details and block out the shapes. The hair was first and actually made the model quite wobbly but once I got something on him lower down, he got more stable.

Big and little Lebowski
Big trouble in little Lebowski

Once built I primed him and made a small White Russian glass for him to be holding. I also filled a few gaps and rough bits with liquid green stuff.

The Dude covered in yellow primer
Wheres the money Lebowski?

I started to get the colours in place and loosly did the details on the PJs and cardigan.

The final paint job came together quickly. I didn’t want it overly tight as its quite a rough sculpt and I wanted something to reflect the casual nature. Saying that, I’m not a fan of the paint on the White Russian. I may go back to that again one day.

Little Lebowski
The dude abies

A bit of varnish to protect him and he was done.

A few years ago I bought some bits of clothing to dress up as the Dude for a Christmas party and kept them. It seemed only appropriate that I dress up and pose with the guy.

Lebowski and Doom

Here he is, posing with his new best buddy, Doctor Doom. Theres more pictures on my Facebook page as well.

Plasma Pistol

Warhammer 40k Plasma Pistol prop

I saw this plasma pistol prop on thingiverse a while ago and its been in the back of my mind as a possible build for a while. As I wanted something to distract me that wasn’t too mentally challenging during the COVID lockdown, I broke out a roll of filament and started printing.

This is a really nicely designed project. It’s broken into logical pieces and the sub-assemblies all go together really well. After many days of the printer running constantly, I had the parts run off and ready for priming… and sanding… and priming… and…

Plasma Pistol
Trying to look cool while balancing an unglued Plasma Pistol and take a selfie.

It needed lots and lots of sanding to get smooth. Followed by priming with spray putty. I got through nearly a whole can of the stuff as well as grey primer. It was really hard to find some of the bit that needed redoing sometimes and it wasn’t until I thought I’d finished a pieces, i’d find another one that needed to be reworked a bit.

The plasma coil/core/hot bit was painted seperatly and hit with loads of lacquer to ensure it was nice and glossy. I’m not great with an airbrush but it came out well.

Plasma Pistol core
One Plasma Pistol core

Painty painty.

Plasma Pistol being assembled
Loads of test fitting to make sure it was all coming along ok.

Once I was happy with the basic paint job, it was time to start sticking together and filling bits that needed to be filled.

Plenty of oil paint on the dangerous end. Blues, browns and blacks to get a proper grimy look.

And then one final attempt to look ‘ard.

Anyone know any Inquisitors that need a bodyguard?

Its a weighty beast, coming in at over 700g.

It has a new owner already and will be joining him once the lockdown is a little less lockydowny.

Find me and all my WIP stuff on my Facebook page or my Instagram page.

Warhammer 40k Inquisitor Rosette

Thanks to some recent work on updating the blog I unearthed this unfinished post about the Inquisitor Rosette I made a few years ago. It was half written in 2018 and deserves to see the light of day.

The main parts had been laser cut for me and the cog parts went on to become part of my Mechanicus Purity Seal. The bits have been glued together and then the skull was donated from the normal purity seal casting by using enough resin to mould just the skull. It was a nice way to keep a similar design motif going. Oh who am I kidding, it was to cut down on the effort of making a new one.

It was pretty quick to prime and prep for casting.

I then had a go at casting in brass, bronze, copper, cast iron and two in a white finish. One to stain as if it was bone or ivory, the other to paint up in Inquisitorial colours. Already to kick ass for the lord Emperor.

And heres the Google Gallery: https://goo.gl/photos/gmJfjXaprHUFRA3N8

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