Thursday, February 19, 2015

Taking the show on the road.

Given the task at hand for the next several days, I thought it might be interesting for you to see what it is like to haul around a good portion of the studio to another location.

This beast is just one of several containers that were needed.

The Bag of Holding was just that, as it seemed like a bottomless pit when I unloaded the contents!

Containers great and small, holding one kind of project or another.

One of the ways to keep the line moving is to always have a variety of projects in different stages of completion... that is, a project that will fit an available time slot.

For instance, having these bases handy for painting means that I can put some paint on them if I happen to have that color already on the palette.  It might only save a minute or two, but at this volume, that translates into many hours later on.

There's a never ending pile of pewter, plastic and resin to get through.  It's the most basic of all tasks to file or scrape mould lines, and I try to make sure that smaller block of time are filled with these kinds of simple chores.

Being interrupted suddenly is not as tragic as it would be if I was painting something like to Octopus man or the Judgement vehicle.

Priming is a task I do when I am very tired.  Yeah, that's mostly all the time now, but doing brush on primer is a great way to warm up, instead of screwing up painting a figure!

The Sukubus Studios gals have been getting work on the bases.  Cathy and I will be teaming up to sculpt lots of tentacles and other Chaosy kind of things to finish those off!  Stay tuned for more images on that...

Since green stuff is a material that you have to work with in phases, structuring other tasks around it as a layer cures is very efficient.

Take me to the church on time.  Some items from Burn in Designs are also ready and waiting for paint.

When I am going to be away from the home studio this long, it means bringing as much of the photo setup as possible.

This is just a portion of my basing materials.  I left the other half at home :-)

The computer setup for reference images, processing new images, and posting things to this blog...

An overall view of the remote studio nearly operational!!

One still requires workers, especially on the road, so Wage rounded up some of his buddies to help.


  1. You are a hard worker!
    In the 3rd picture from the top on the right hand side are stackable plastic containers. Those look really good. Are they sturdy and reliable i.e. they stay together when clamped?


    1. Yes, they clamp together, and tend to stay that way, even if there is a lot of weight involved.

  2. heheh, amazing stuff there.... but whats the lamp you have? :-)

    1. It's just a basic LED magnifier light from Office Max (around $40, I think). They have been incredibly handy over the years!!!