Diving Bell Prop Diorama from Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
Here’s an original screen used “crushed diving bell – prop” from Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. A good friend of mine who collects movie & T.V. props wanted his prop in a vignette depicting the particular episode it appeared in. The episode here is “Night of Terror” in which a dinosaur steps on the bell and Admiral Nelson is seen trying to communicate with someone. I added lights inside the bell that depict an electrical short out. The figure of Richard Baseheat is a reworked Tamiya item with a resin head. The vegetation in the scene is mostly “aquarium plants” from the pet store airbrushed and painted for realism. The “Nelson Institute” hatch is a scratch built item to add a more complete scene. A nice final touch is the autographed name plate obtained from the 50th anniversary Voyage tribute a few years back.
Panzer III Vignette 1/35th
Tamiya Panzer III airbrushed in Tamiya acrylics and weathered in oils and pastels. The driver is a Jaguar, Brian Stewart item, slightly converted.
2 Ft. Jupiter 2 Lost in Space
Here’s the old 2 foot Jupiter 2 from Lost in Space. The model was quite a bit of work, mostly because of inaccuracies with the vac u-formed hull. I added lighting, including the rotating fusion core. The figures of Don West & John Robinson are actually converted “Willy’s Jeep” drivers from Verlinden. The hull is painted in Tamiya Flat Aluminum.
Prince Edward 1348
Prince Edward, 54mm Pegaso figure painted in Vallejo & Andrea acrylics. The heraldry is painted on using masks made from images cut-out any temporarily applied, then airbrushing the basic silhouette, and then hand painting the detail.
1:20th scale F-1 engine
This is a very LARGE resin Custom Replicas 1:20th scale F-1 engine that I painted about a year ago. This is a bit unusual for me in that it is literally ALL metallic, my client wanted a very realistic & weathered appearance, so this a bit of a challenge but quite rewarding in the end.
I started with a base coat of Touch ‘n’ Tone flat black primer (great stuff!) then mixed up various home brews of Model Master Metalizer lacquers applied with an airbrush. This was sealed with Metalizer sealer, I then airbrushed various shades of Vallejo “sepia inks” and re-sealed with aforementioned metalizer sealer. I also applied some Flory Models weathering wash and again sealed.
U.S. Calvary 1876 Diorama
54 mm Diorama depicting the U.S. Calvary during the Indian Wars in 1876. The diorama was painted in acrylics, some airbrushing, but most hand brushed.
“Quint” from JAWS 1/14th
Just finished up this beautiful figure of the late, great Robert Shaw as Quint as seen in the 1975 film JAWS.
The figure is limited edition, and cast in resin in 1/14th scale (135mm) approx.
I painted it in Vallejo & Andrea acrylics, the base is a combination of acrylics and some pastels.
Fantastic Cora 1/8th
This resin figure is from Creature Arts, and was painted / airbrushed in acrylics.