I was looking over some old posts, and realized that it had been a while since I had posted pictures of my models, which I used to enjoy doing, and which you guys seemed to enjoy seeing. So without any further ado, here are some models, mostly sci-fi and fantasy, that I’ve finished in the past six months or so.
Monarch’s styrene Nosferatu kit has a bit of a goofy pose (this pic is not mine), so I chopped him up on my bandsaw and made him taller, skinnier, and a bit more dynamic. One of my friends had painted a Thing From Another World figure in greyscale, and that looked pretty good, so I tried it with mine. Here’s the result. I like to think he looks a lot more menacing than the original kit.
…and at about that same time, a group of us in the Galaxy Hobby sci-Fi club decided to have a little challenge: Build a Mad Max-style post-apocalyptic vehicle. I was a bit at a loss for what to do, until I took a look at a kit of one of George Barris’ least tasteful show cars and thought I could perhaps do something with it.
I built a cab and a nose (here’s an in-progress pic), added a bunch of well, stuff, and here’s the result. The figure actually represents a real fictional character, and if you can identify her, I’ll give you a genuine Marvel No-Prize (Clue: She’s from one of the best sci-fi shows ever put on TV.)
A friend of mine became discouraged with the poor fit of a model of Bettie Page in a devil-girl outfit, so he sold it to me for a pittance. With little at stake, I felt free to make whatever mods I liked (of course, I always feel that way ). Since I wanted to be able to display her at shows, I needed to add a bit more clothing, so I sculpted a long-line bra out of epoxy putty. I also used the putty to add cuffs to her gloves and boots to hide a poor fit, and to make some more imposing horns. While I was at it, I turned her face upwards to make her more appealing. Here’s what I started with (NSFW), and here’s how she turned out.
And my latest completion: This started as a “survival lantern” I got from my employers instead of a raise ; at first it was going to be a Martian War Machine, but then things evolved, and now, after blending in bits from here and there, it’s the one-and-only Squid Tank.
And my current project, Thomas Edison Jr’s Giant Steam Bison of the Plains, a tribute to the dime-novel “edisonade” proto-sci-fi of the late 1800s. I started with an Atlantis “American Buffalo” kit, and, well…
The original concept
Howdah and interior in work
…and a powerplant.