Sunday, December 29, 2013

8" Ensign Perez from "Star Trek: The Motion Picture"

"Intruder alert! Condition red! Security to Lieutenant Ilia's quarters!"

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Moon Copter for 8" Moon Knight (8" Moon Knight coming soon)

 Interior -- Main Flight Controls.
  Interior -- Left Side Instrumentation: Communications and Mission Support Computers.
Moon Copter -- Interior -- Right Side Instrumentation: Weapons Firing Control and Environmental Controls .

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Confessor's Luminary for the Vestry Playset

I love it when a recipe comes together.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Under Construction: Doctor Fate's Tower Progress

Wow. I made some serious progress on Dr. Fate's Tower last night and this afternoon. The Tower itself is a pretty inexpensive, straight forward build. But it'll definitely take me a while to furnish it properly, as I'll be scratch-building most of the fixtures.

Under Construction: Doctor Fate's Tower Playset Recipe

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Under Construction: Confessor's Luminary

Over Labor Day weekend I used my Michael's Coupon to finally buy the craft wood needed to build the luminary for the Confessor Vestry Playset.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

8" Johnny Blaze

My first Alter Ego figure!!!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Under Construction: Son of Satan Chariot

A few months ago I found these three plastic sleighs among the Christmas decorations at the local thrift shop. They were the perfect size for Megos so I bought them all. I finally decided what one of them will become. The Son of Satan Mego will get his very own chariot drawn by demonic horses. This is such a cool idea that I can't believe it took me so long to come up with it!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

8" Morbius, The Living Vampire!

I bought some new duds for Morbius!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Monday, August 26, 2013

Sunday, August 25, 2013

12" Draconian Soldier (Hasbro) from "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century"

I have two all-time favorite Sci-Fi design schemes: the Klingon design work in ST: TMP (probably my favorite 7 minutes of Sci-Fi cinema) and the Draconian designs for "Buck Rogers". Mego did great Klingon figures for their 3 3/4" and 12" ST: TMP lines. The 12" Klingon is my favorite Mego figure, but, though their 3 3/4" Draconian Guard is nicely done, their 12" version is seriously incomplete. He has an accurate laser rifle, but no armor, helmet, or goggles.
I decided that a 12" inch Draconian Soldier was needed and set out to make one. I spent a year or so tracking down photos, hunting for parts, and watching the Draconian episodes of "Buck Rogers" over and over again on DVD. It took a while but I'm happy with the results. And making a custom figure causes you to look at the design in a different, more focused way. I feel I understand the design much better now, and appreciate it that much more.
A couple of years after I made my Draconian Soldier, Zica toys released a line of 8" retro-Mego "Buck Rogers" figures. Their DraconianGuard is absolutely perfect.

NOTE: For the background in the first photo, I used blueprints by Jackill Designs. Check them out. They have some cool blueprints.