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

4Apr/04Off

Pit droid (so far)

These shots are just to show how the droid in doing so far. I am doing as I planned a while back, work on it over the weekends... 57DSCF0003.jpg

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3Apr/04Off

Testing pics

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1Apr/04Off

Side airflow

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Here we can see that the left side needs a few touch ups, to reach symmetry. 55DSCF0006.jpg

This photo below shows how I used "sello" tape to seal the surface of the train, to avoid the filler from getting stuck to the train, while retaining the exact shape to fit him on later. The filler was then shaped and became part of the air flow detail pieces that I sculpt individually. I cannot get away with making a mold and cast another one. 55DSCF0005_2.jpg

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31Mar/04Off

Sculpting the sides

I've been shaping the sides, here it goes! But now i have to check with my client...

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26Mar/04Off

Working on the overall shape

Today I feel that I made good progress. Monday or Tuesday I will start shaping the sides. This weekend I will make sure I digest very well all the design possibilities for the sides that I got from my client, Leslie Barany. But I already have a good idea of what Leslie wants.

This little men is trying to show us a sense of scale here. Notice that the shell will be a little higher when the wheels and bogies are fitted, so the train will look a bit higher then. The figure is at 1:25 scale. This is a big sized cargo train. DSCF0009.jpg

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I think the 2 pics below attempt to clarify my explanation on my previous post to this one... about shaping a separate piece, then later attaching to become part of the actual shell... and this is a similar approach that I will use to make the sides. 53DSCF0018.jpg 53DSCF0019.jpg

This is my area in the studio, I try to occupy all my wall space with pictures of my current projects, for constant reference while working on them. Downstairs we have a considerably good sized workshop with all the machines required for model making. 53DSCF0003_2.jpg

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