Thursday, August 29, 2013

A couple of weeks ago an art student asked if he could digitize my Railbike design.  I just found it after checking my blogger links.  They look good, I love the patriotic bomber paint scheme.  and the surface work is above average.  Good Job Reese!

UPDATE...I turns out that there were TWO digital artists who liked the Railbike.  These pictures are from a guy named Adri├ín Scolari.  It looks like he's a game designer from Argentina.  This is his web site:

Nice guy, and he did this job from the 3 pics on the Blog.  The other student, Reese Bartlett got some better images...

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

  I'm going to try to sell some of my older custom models on Ebay, let's see if "fine art models" can fetch any dough.  First up is my British Bomber super custom show rod.

You can check out the link to read about the details...

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

I got a message from Dave at Blap models a few minutes ago regarding my "Heavy Metal Corvette" model that he helped me cast last year.  I was hoping to get these on sale earlier this summer...not so much it turns out.
I've taken my prototype to a few model shows to get it out there, but have not ben very aggressive with the hype yet.  The kit uses a easy to find Monogram Corvette, and my resin bits include accurate wheels, the drop in space man and the cool display stand.  This is one of the only models I've built that I will display in my shop.

The greatest 3 minutes of video from my childhood!
(Hey, turn on your wipers dude...there's carbon on the windshield!)

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

      I just got back from the IPMS National show in Loveland, Colorado, GOOD TIMES. Bruce McKinney and I drove 1200 miles to and from in one shot each way. 17 hours in a car, only stopping to pee and fuel up...that's the way I like it.
      I did well at the show with a few 3rd place awards, a couple of 2nds, two firsts and a BEST SCI-FI! I was very happy that the judges liked my work, but was a little sad that I entered everything I had. The big winner was my O.E.P. 15, the classic "wing dude" that's been around for over 7 years! I did enjoy hearing some people say how "magical" the piece was, even after all these years that one still speaks to the viewer.  Thanks for the Pic Krueger!

      All the love and pats on the back made me feel guilty for taking a break from the "creative models", sure my cars and other stuff has kept me relevant, but I need to get people worked up. So I went out to my shop tonight and started sketching my next 1/16th scale Magnum Opus, working title: "The Strong Gravity Test Vehicle".

      I might bring it to Wonderfest, Seattle IPMS, and the Nats in 2014...I'll see if I cant win the triple crown again.