Posted 19 hours ago

Nope not prop related but, this turned out rather nice and I like posting what I’ve worked on!  This is a variation on the work of a great folk artist, Karla Gerard  for my take on this I wanted to add a 3rd dimension and users Super Sculpty to make the tree and foreground of the image. In the close up you can see the added depth of the leaves and such. This is a long over due gift and I’m both happy that it turned out like I imagined it and that I’m don and can give it finally!

Posted 3 weeks ago

Logan’s Run - Deep Sleep Blaster!

Thank goodness for deadlines! I finally got back to prop building after a few months diversion and wow I have really missed making things. (Makes me wonder why I took a break) Above is a commissioned prop from the 1976 movie and later TV show called Logan’s Run. I remember the comic book and seeing a couple tv episodes on TV in rerun, back in the day but, the movie was slightly before my time so to speak. None the less, this is a pretty cool prop to make and I’m really happy with how it turned out! 

For those interested in the build, this was constructed from various sizes of PVC pipe and of course my favorite, closed cell foam board. The original movie props used a type of gas ignition to blast out a green gas from the venting tubes on the barrel so the barrel was steel or brass tubing, since this is  anon-firing version pvc was quite adequate. :)  The original grip was done in bondo but I used Apoxie Sculpt over Bondo simply because I like being able to sculpt with out wearing gloves.  I really wanted to add some green LED lights to the barrel to get the general effect of the movie prop but due to a tight schedule leading up to Dragon Con I had to skip past that extra feature this time. One of these days I’ll make another with the LEDs in it! maybe. 

I grabbed this photo late in the evening and probably could have done better and with more angles but tempus fugit! Hopefully I’ll have time to get a couple more before this thing heads out but,  not sure I’ll get the time.

Posted 6 months ago

How To: Scaling Video Game Props | Prop Weapons Coop - Nerf News, Nerf Mods, Cosplay Props, Tutorials, Hints and Tips, Prop Weapons Artists Cooperative

I published a tutorial over on the Prop Weapons Co-op on how to scale video game weapons into real world props. Hopefully it will come in handy to new prop builders out there!

Posted 6 months ago

So, you've decided to talk to an artist

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Good advice!

Posted 6 months ago

Decent Boardgame Tiles

Finished up the last few parts of my Decent board game tile build! I’m pretty happy with how the Door and treasure chests turned out!  All of this was sculpted, molded, cast and painted by me.  

Now back to Skyrim Swords!

Posted 6 months ago

My High Elf Sorcerer that I’ve been playing  in the Elder Scrolls Beta this past weekend! I was playing a battle mage type with heavy armor so I could tank a bit, seemed to keep me alive quite well. :)

Beta server shutdown was approaching so I though I would just hang on on the balcony of this tower and paint a love paining…

Posted 6 months ago
Posted 7 months ago

So I got the minis boardgame Decent a little while back and I happened to discover that people had made tiles for the board game to replace the pretty but flat Dungeon tiles so I got on this tangent and had to make some. Well the first batch is done and the rest are not are behind!

Here are some pictures whit the really pretty minis that come with the game. In case your wondering this is probably the best D&D like minis game I’ve played The rest, doors and columns that go with the set are in the next batch. I’ll post more once second set is done!

Posted 7 months ago

A little sculpture for my valentine!  Wall hanging, made with sculpty and finished with rub n buff!

Posted 7 months ago

ESO Trailer!

Already reviewing for potential prop ideas!  This is one awesome trailer.

Posted 7 months ago

Breezehome Weapons Rack

So when I’m not out defeating vampires or slaying another dragon you’ll find me hanging out at Breezehome resting comfortably by the fire. Of course I need to have a place to put my trusty Steel Sword and what better place then on a weapons rack! 

Of course I kept trying to put the sword on and it kept falling right o until I added some nice brass hooks to hold the sword up.. not sure how they get it to float in the game… humm mine doesn’t say “Activate” when I stand in front of it either… maybe I did something wrong? 

(Sorry one of the images turned out blurry.. I’m better at making swords then photos really)

Posted 8 months ago

Skyrim Skyforged Steel

Check out my FB page for all the build details! 

Posted 8 months ago

Meadowhawk Designs

My FB account where you can read all the details on builds and current projects.  I’m only posting finished work here at this time. 

Posted 8 months ago

Raichu I choose you!

Polymer-clay sculpture measuring at about 7 inches, took a little over 14 hours to finish.

Posted 10 months ago

Done!  Battlestar Galactica revolver from the mini-series and first season. After which they switches to a much less interesting sidearm sadly. This is a resin casting from a model that I made and its was then hand painted. I went with a more weathered look then the actual movie prop just for dramatic effect. I imagine this is what Helo’s side arm looked like after spending all that time on Caprica, shooting out with Cylons!