Making and Crafting

Sunday, January 9 2022

Goliath Revisited

With the new airbrush I decided to revisit the Goliath. The originally planned Digital Camo was a bust. The stencils bled too much. But I have to say, I've got more done and used so much less paint in just an hour with this shittin' little $20 airbrush than I have in all the months I've been  […]

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New Airbrush!

After my debacle with the airbrush I "ordered" from Amazon, they sent me a 100foot LED Light Strip and a Dumpster Fire piggy bank. WTF??? Anyhow, I kept the LED lights, got them around my workshop. Really cool when they get going with the music. So, I decided that I was going to find an  […]

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Saturday, December 4 2021

ARFF ARFF

Just needs a couple of touchups where I have fingerprints from gluing myself to the model while attaching the cab and chassis.  I had quite a bit of fun printing, painting and assembling her. https://gallery.designcreations.us/thumbnails.php?album=28            

Tuesday, November 23 2021

More Elegooooooo

I have to say the second run at multi-colors came out MUCH better!! It is an articulated butterfly keychain for Nikki's Mom.  

Elegooooooooo!

So the first dual extrusion print is done! Yup it's a bit of a mess. I had my retraction settings set WAY too low. Like .8 or something when it should be around 7 or 10! But all in all, not a bad first print. Yeah I picked up an Elegoo Neptune 2D. It was crazy cheap for a dual extrusion printer and  […]

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Saturday, November 13 2021

Ender 3 Max woes

Welp, I screwed the pooch with the hot end on the Ender 3 Max. Stripped out the threads for the nozzle. FORTUNATELY a new drop in place complete hot end is only $20. I could go the $10 route and get a bunch of heat blocks and heat breaks. BUT that means trying to get the thermistor and heater coil  […]

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Friday, September 24 2021

"Bloop Bloop"

All of the mechanical parts are done. Printing out the Butt Plate and Stock next. Have Nikki put on a nice coat of Walnut Stain on the stock and she'll be done. I DID have a working trigger assembly. However when I used some CA glue on the trigger guard the glue ran into the trigger and now it is  […]

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Saturday, September 18 2021

Fini!

Nikki FINALLY finished her Sherman Calliope.     Came out Pretty Darn good!!! Now get to work on the Nebelwerfer!!!! LOVE YA BABY!!!  

Thursday, September 9 2021

The TWO most ANNOYING units in Company of Heroes.

The beginning of Gwen's Nebelwerfer to accompany her Sherman Calliope.  YES, she's a Company of Heroes nut, lol. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nebelwerfer   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T34_Calliope    

Wednesday, September 8 2021

Goliath, Stencils applied

I have the first layer of stencils on, at least on the main body. We'll how these work out. I may need to use a thicker, sticker material. And the clear is a bit of a bitch to see, lol Hrmm, looking at the larger "blown up" image, I may need to use another material any how. I might have a  […]

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Assembled Goliath Base Coat

Just a bit of touch-up here and there, let it dry and I should be able to apply the first layer of stencils.  I think I do need to find a good primer. Not sure if it's that I'm handling it a bit too soon or the Army Painter paint isn't adhering the best without a primer.    

Goliath Base Coat

I've got my base coat down. I'm going to do a traditional color camo but in a digital. I'm also going to try a different technique. Layering sticky stencils for the colors. Base coat of matte black, add some stencils then a coat of brown, rinse repeat for green. I'll see how this works and see if I  […]

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Tuesday, April 20 2021

Voronoi Vase Print

A neat print we did the other day. Took 2 days to print!!! Then I practiced my limited airbrush skills painting it. We have another one scaled to 50% on the Prusa right now. We'll see how that one comes out.