Monday, September 12, 2016

Shepherds Journals 3x Part 2

A few more steps on this trio! Once again, i'm just capturing progress images for this set here and there...If interested on seeing additional progress images check out my first Shepherd Journal in which I believe all steps are covered in!

 Next up with these guys, dirtying everything up!
 Glue down...dry overnight...glue down...
 dry overnight...repeat...
 Meanwhile took care of the smaller additional pieces..
 Proceeded to fold and sow the paper together...
 More gluing down and overnight drying...I think i'm placing so much faith in the E6000...

Almost there!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Shepherd's Journals 3x Part 1

Took on 3 more of these guys. Steps are pretty much the same as the first one so these post updates will just give you the overall gist of it times 3!

Started off cutting down almost 300 sheets of paper....started the fun-filled staining of these...
First on the covers was getting the hardcovers.
 For these, I went with plywood sheets and a rigid cardboard layer for thickness. Attached the two pieces together with a strip of fiberglass mat & resin. Wood filler to smooth out the outer edge...
 Managed to find the same micro suede I used last time which matches the journal perfectly! Cut down all the suede pieces...Dirtied them up a bit with diluted acrylics...
 Glued that down to wrap around the spine edge...

 Stained the paper of the journal's inner lining.
 This time round went with a textured pearlecent cardstock paper.
 Brief step back: Drew on the outline for the metal pieces on one of the hardcovers.
 Used that as a stencil to superglue the center metal pieces...
 Sanding & more cutting for all the metal pieces...
Folding the hinge pieces...
 Managed to find some curtain rods with the perfect end pieces! Sanded these...
 Closer Hinge work...


Kept page staining here and there....and with that the main pieces are ready for assembly!

PS, Have I not mentioned i've revived my predator costume? Work on that should be posted up sometime...

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Bioshock Subject Delta Part 5 Final

It's been quite a couple of months since my last post. My motivation to work on any of my side projects was lost for a while there and had a hard time finding it...Just found it or rather found the need to get busy so I'm picking up my neglected projects now! And finally i'm getting around to posting final images of this guy! See previous posts for previous progress images.
 Last finishing touches for this guy was sanding off the spray paint from the  fasteners to reveal their original brass.
 More silver metallic highlights here and there...I believe the wingnuts are new in this post? Dirtied those up first with some black acrylic and metal paint and then screwed all around the rim.
 Bit more of sanding here and there...





Mounted tanks and vials...all removable...





 Added that hanging thingy...and called it done!

Would've loved to get more work in for this guy but alas, that was not possible. Fun project though!