Saturday, July 30, 2011

I finally made some toys!

Tonight I finally got around to casting some toys.  It went pretty well.  Next I'd like to make some green ones.  I have some more info on the website and blog if you're interested. I NEVER thought I be able to make my own toys but now I've done it.  Pretty neat.

Monday, July 25, 2011

I got my 3D Print today!

The 3D print of my rivet tank came in today.  I am really excited.  It came out looking really good and the detail is fantastic.  Now I need to try and make a mold and start making some resin castings.

It's a really neat experience to hold something in your hands that was just a sketch and then a 3D model on a computer.  Technology is so cool :)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

How does a Rivet tank really work?

Last night before going to bed I got inspired by some cross-section books.  I LOVE cross-sections and just had to get this drawing started.  I can't tell you how excited I am about this piece.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Rivet Wars is up!

I've been playing around with the idea of making toys for while.  Well I'm finally getting around to it.  I made some 3d models and I'm getting those printed out in plastic.  When they come in I'm going to make some molds and then cast a short run of pieces from resin.  But to do that I felt like a needed a world in which the toys existed so I created rivet wars.  Check it out and let me know what you think!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Jason Chan process

Here is a really cool process walkthrough from Jason Chan.  It's written up by Irene Gallo from Tor books.