A lot of people are intimidated by mold making because they think you need a lot of complicated tools and equipment. Not so! MeowyMeowMeow made a new tutorial that shows us his method for making a cheap and easy mold box!
Instructables has an article on how to make a rotocasting setup pretty cheap!
There’s even some video of it in motion. I’d change a few things though.
To celebrate the release of the new WOW expansion – Mists of Pandaria – I thought we’d revisit one of the largest – and most fun – projects we’ve ever done! You may recognize it as one of the post boxes from World of Warcraft. In-game, a player can use these to communicate with one another or to ship items. Back in 2009, a major game manufacturer asked us to create one for them to use for inter-office mail. That’s right, this thing actually functions! (Though we imagine they used email and such for *real* communication so our guess is that it was used only to deliver anonymous naughty doodles.)
I’ve been pretty busy with a lot of little projects lately. I’m finishing up a commission and I’ve done a few things since then. The best photos of my work is on DeviantArt or Facebook right now.
Check out some more of my work, and take a look at my “favorites” for more awesome artists:
This is pretty freakin sweet: a bunch of guys in Florida have a white Chevy HHR that is converted to a new ECTO-1 and they have all kinds of newly designed and “modernized” ghost busting and ghost detecting equipment! It’s a pretty interesting concept, applying retro-futuristic design to something that was future tech in 1985.
Updated 9/12! More photos and build details!
We needed a rebar club for my wife’s Fallout: New Vegas costume for next weekend. She uses it a lot in the game and it looked like it would be a fun prop to make!
Here’s the in-game 3D model:
And here’s what we came up with:
Not bad for a prop built in less than a day. Learn how to make one yourself after the cut!
If you missed out on the last Lancer replica bundled with Gears of War 2, start saving up now for the retro lancer!
I’m not a huge Gears of War fan, the story and dialog sound like something that a 13 year old would have written for a freshmen English class and I absolutely cannot stand the character art. That doesn’t mean that I don’t want an already painted, 3 foot long plastic replica with electronic sound effects for 100 bucks though! I can’t get fan made Fallout or Halo rifles for that price! Hell, if I decide to make molds of this thing so I can make some custom ones, just the molds will set me back $300+
EPIC’s website has the full details on the pre-order package, date, and where (Spoiler: It’s Gamestop).
Summer is all up on us, which means it’s squirt gun season again! Personally, I like to keep a few of these around because summer is also “that goddamned cat in the window won’t stop meowing because he wants to go outside” season. Now you can tell your cat to shut the hell up in retro-futuristic style! ORDER A CUSTOM PAINTED POSITRONIC PUSS PACIFIER TODAY!
Just got an email from WETA:
“Good news – our US bound shipment of the Dr. Grordbort’s Unpainted Righteous Bison is about to arrive at our US Warehouse.
This means we anticipate processing your payment next week and releasing your order to our US warehouse for dispatch shortly thereafter. You will receive an email notification when your order has been dispatched.”
Which means that in a few weeks, I’ll be working on customizing one of these:
Contest details here. It’s going to be a fun contest. So far, there’s been a lot of amazing concepts and designs.
There. It’s done. Not that it’s ever going to be done, I want to make some changes and recast a couple replacement parts, but it’s as done as it’s going to be for now:
Solid resin cast, 23 ounces of Smooth On’s Smooth Cast 300. I must have used about $200 worth of mold rubber to make the molds, and they turned out great, except for some of the really deep channels and grooves. Unfortunately, the detail in the lettering got air bubbles in the mold, and the mold rubber for the grooves between the barrel and upper plate tore off on one side. I can still salvage the molds and get a few more pulls, but I’ll have to re cast parts to glue on where the damaged ones are on the original mold. Ah well, good enough for Acen this May and I can finally put this project to rest after 3 years of off and on puttering around with it.
The original that I used to make the molds was made from sheets of PVC, bondo jelly, and screws. I don’t have pics of the molds uploaded yet, but here’s 3 progress pics and 3 finished ones!