Ruben Marcos – Weblog A creative model maker's blog…


Sculpting hard angles in chemiwood

Here goes some step by step images showing how I've achieved all the angles from early progress to conpletion. adding pieces, removing, sculpting, using car body filler, sanding priming and final paint coat.

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Using car Body Filler and Chemiwood to make models

I feel like starting to post some model making techniques that I have learnt over the years.

This post will explain briefly one of many ways of how I use body filler and chemiwood often to create positive and negative shapes that key in perfectly with each other.

In this example below I used chemiwood as a foundation to make that wrapping element, also used magic tape to seal the main block to make sure that eventually the filler doesn't stick to to the solid blocks, the I started filling the wrapping piece and after I was able to remove the the two pieces apart. When I then sculpted the wrapping piece and finished it accordingly. At that point I removed the tape from the main block and the wrapping piece fitted exactly around the blocks, thanks to the car body filler that filled all the gaps. The tape made sure the didn't stick together, which allowed me to finish the wrapping piece without the main blocks being in the way!

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Topsy Turvy!

The economical downturn is certainly rolling at a steady pace, only looking gloomier the further we glimpse ahead.

It's made me realise that it's time to become flexible and allow new sprouts to eventually bloom. Perhaps with a degree of commitment, empathy and generosity as 'plant food' it may be a good start to encourage a future healthy growth.

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Art, models and all!

I have finally got the urge to keep going with my weblog, which I stopped a few years back. Instead of dedicating this to my university and professional work alone. I will use it for all creative outputs that are channeled through my own experiences.. Professionally as well as Personal.

This new approach could be to show current models that I'm working on professionally, showing working processes and tricks of the trade.. Perhaps in an attempt to educate people who may be interested to learn more about model making and art in general.

On a personal level I will be posting progress paintings that I have been doing in my spare time, share artistic concepts, ideas that constantly bogle my mind..

I'll be back soon.. 🙂

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