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, January 9 2022
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Thursday, November 25 2021
Started on the P90. All together both body parts took about 48 hours to print. I have the upper receiver printing now. Going for the Triple Rail version. I think after this I'll do a Walther PPK, WW2 Luger and MP40. Get the Classic German collection going. ;-)
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 […]
Thursday, November 4 2021
WoooHooo, we've got a working bolt assembly!!! The end is near!!!!
We are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel and I don't think it's a train!! Finishing printing some internals for the trigger assembly, a few body pins, firing pin, bolt and the magazine and we will be ready to paint. So what do ya think, should I pop an M203 on this bad girl? Go all […]
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.
Sunday, October 24 2021
Sunday, October 24 2021. Tactical / MilSim
Finally got it all printed save a couple of internal parts for the slide. I ended up reprinting the Frame and Slide. I was just not happy with the initial quality and the way the trades engraved. So I went into 3DS Max and added the trades. I TRIED to get a much higher resolution where the trades […]
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
Thar she is, all painted and mounted. Ain't she a beauty?
Another fun little dark humor project.
While I've been working on the "Blooper" I whipped up a little sumptin' sumptin' to to dress up my M4. Next step is to prime and paint it.
Wednesday, October 6 2021
Wednesday, October 6 2021. Tactical / MilSim
I know I had designed the display stand for the "Blooper" but when I showed my Dad (Who's a crusty old VietNam SoG vet) he got a real charge out of it. So I'm going to do up another one, get some more Rock White and finish the display stand. Then I'll give it to him for his Garage/Man […]
Friday, September 24 2021
Friday, September 24 2021. Tactical / MilSim
Dave got a lot of "shit" when he opened his field way back in 2010 or so. A lot of the Austin players claimed "we don't need another field in the area", "it's just more competition for player turn out in the area". He got shit like, "his field is unsafe", […]
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 […]