I did an Army Painter Gun Metal with a couple of drops of Army Painter Matte Black. I found that the Army Painter flows through my airbrush much better than the few Vallejo paints that I have. t was still a bit too shiny and new looking, so I mixed some Army Painter Dark Tone wash with a drop or two […]
Saturday, April 23 2022
Sunday, December 5 2021
Nikki's P90 build is officially finished!!! I even whipped up the little plaque on the Elegoo Neptune 2D in black and silver dual extruded. THAT machine is a lot of fun! Now of course since she claimed that one for herself, I get to make a Triple Rail version for myself. But I plan on doing a few […]
Getting closer to the end with the P90. I have 2 coats of black, unfortunately we grabbed gloss at the store so I'm going to have to hit it with a matte sealer too. There still will be a bit of a shine but not too terribly bad. Of course Nikki claimed it for herself. I made her an SG-1 Logo plaque […]
Saturday, December 4 2021
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
Friday, December 3 2021
We're nearing the finish line! Just have to finish printing the sights then decide if we are going to print a magazine or get an airsoft one with the translucent body and dummy rounds. Of course, why do a P90 if you aren't going to do a Five-seveN to compliment it.
Tuesday, November 23 2021
I have to say the second run at multi-colors came out MUCH better!! It is an articulated butterfly keychain for Nikki's Mom.
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 […]
Sunday, November 21 2021
A first coat for the camo. I'll let it dry and see if I need to add some colors or if it'll work as is. I watched this video to get the technique to paint the ACR: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sp_XzTnBfR0 The barrel and suppressor will remain black. Unfortunately there seems to be a […]
Tuesday, November 2 2021
WoooHooo, we've got the shakings of a barrel!!!!
Thursday, October 28 2021
Thursday, October 28 2021. Tactical / MilSim
Painted and mounted. Just gotta let the last coat of matte clear coat dry and she's all ready! This was a tricky one. A lot of the components were modeled so there were a BUNCH of little pieces. I had to redesign the slide spring and follower though. The original was just too flimsy and weak. It […]
Thursday, October 28 2021. Tactical / MilSim
Cruising right along with the ACR. The silver PLA kinda gives it that Machined Aluminum look.
Saturday, October 9 2021
Saturday, October 9 2021. Tactical / MilSim
Finally finished the Glock 17. I used files from TWO different Glock prints from Thingiverse. This one took quite a bit of fiddling around to get things to mesh together correctly. Hopefully the last mag printing now will fit right and activate the slide and barrel correctly.
Thursday, October 7 2021
Thursday, October 7 2021. Tactical / MilSim
Another fun little dark humor project.
Saturday, September 18 2021
Nikki FINALLY finished her Sherman Calliope. Came out Pretty Darn good!!! Now get to work on the Nebelwerfer!!!! LOVE YA BABY!!!
Wednesday, September 8 2021
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.
Tuesday, August 24 2021
Tuesday, August 24 2021. General
I've created a Gallery for Design Creations. The Galley showcases the Design and creations I've done. Everything from 3D Printed items, Woodworks, Laser Engravings/Etchings and painted Miniatures. Even Essence of Magic has some goodies in there! https://gallery.designcreations.us
Tuesday, April 20 2021
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.
Thursday, April 1 2021
Did some serious screwing around with the 3D Printers, some success, some failure. Still getting the workflow down. Nikki created a bookend on the GlowForge and some coasters. She even used the table saw!!!! Watch on Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/videos/971933230 Or from YouTube