I've had some 3d printing done over the last couple of weeks for an upcoming build. This is a full size WW2 German Tiger Tank track link. The first job once it's here is to spend some time making it look like an original cast iron track link so there's lots of surface finishing to do. Then it needs a detailed and strong silicone mould making as I'll need around 70 casts making. It's a huge 3d print and needed to be split into 2 separate prints to fit onto the bed. I think it's over 70cm in length!
WW2 enthusiasts will enjoy this build. More details soon....
21st August 2019
Amongst lots and lots of other things the Hammerstein feet are progressing... small steps (or very big ones). I've made a silicone mould for the individual resin tracks. Pics are of the left foot which I'm designing as I build.. no drawings this time!
As for the other jobs most are nearing completion within the next 2 to 3 weeks so updates will be abit more interesting. I'm not posting updates on those until they are completed and I've permission from the respective customers....
Until then here's a Hammerstein boot...
17th August 2019
11th August 2019
A little progress on the Hammerstein build for you today. These wooden frameworks are the feet. The polystyrene parts will end up being the tracks. The top of the foot is approx 25 inches high. Very early stages as this will now get skinned and fibreglassed.
The design was loosely based around the classic Hammerstein character but I'm starting to add alot of my own ideas in now so it really will be a fan inspired build. More pics soon...
4th August 2019
My apologies to anyone who has messaged me lately and not received a reply. I've found out tonight that not all my messages through Facebook and messenger are forwarded to me. Some sit there hidden at the bottom of an inbox list until I actively search for them. I've tried to get to as many as I can tonight but there's more I need to hunt for..
Alternatively if you've messaged and still waiting on a reply you could try again.. maybe this time I'll get it...!!
3rd August 2019
On with the top of Dracula's tomb today...
2nd August 2019
Another very full day at the workshop sees 2 of my yanks going into storage to free up space for some big upcoming projects including the Fifth Element taxi..
Still alot to do and an empty skip to fill...
31st July 2019
That's the 2nd level of the Dracula tomb made. This will get painted tomorrow. The lid is next with a sculpt of Dracula himself at rest on top..
31st July 2019
Some very cool retro/vintage original enamel street signs acquired for a small Bladerunner/Mega City One inspired street set starting soon...
28th July 2019
Is there anyone out there who can source the period correct, or near, lights and make up this panel for me?
6 lights on a circular aluminium panel that can be weathered. Looking for as close to 100% accuracy as possible.
The panel could be the metal lid from something..
Anyone up for the job?
28th July 2019
My sculpted trees and floating rocks at this awesome event...
27th July 2019
Borrowed from another page but such a cool photo of the doomed full scale X-wing at Elstree studios backlot.. I remember seeing the original invoice for this prop dated 1976 and even back then it was hugely expensive at £24,000.
I'll soon be starting the classic X-wing cockpit as a full scale interactive prop here at the Yorkshire Props workshop so keep watching!
23rd July 2019