Thursday, October 22, 2009

DreamForge-Games new web site is up

I got tired looking at the old site, so I pushed up the new one...incomplete and with issues... there are some load issues I need to resolve and some broken links that need fixing but it's nice to give DFG a face lift.

Leviathan Crusader

Working on the Leviathan Crusader, I have his feet done as well as the Vulkan cannon. I will work my way up the legs to the torso and head and finally the claw. The feet took about 35 hours to complete because this model can be posed, everything had to be engineered not only with the movement and collision issues in mind but also with how it would need to be broken up for casting.... Very complex and a challenging build. I feel like I deserve an honorary degree from M.I.T.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Khurasan Miniatures - Lion Attack Transport

A look at the printed model, courtesy of Miniature Review, seen in this comparison to a 15mm scale T34/85 tank

Friday, October 16, 2009

Updating some old faves.... Vulkan Cannon

In between all the freelance work I get to work on my products... This is a much more heavily detailed arm and gun for one of the Mechs I'll be making.

Some prints are back from Moddeler

John at Moddeler does some good work, keeps me and my clients happy. Hats off to Comfy Chair.

New client and lots of new quirky models

I had the opportunity to work with Chris at Outland Games.
Chris has a great sense of humor and wanted this reflected in his models.
This was a hard project for my to wrap my mind around because I'm so used to designing with a mind set that its got to look lean mean and 100% killing machine. After some back and forth I realized what he wanted and got to work. The large weapons were supposed to be on tripods and gun mounts but I wanted to add some personality and quirkiness to the design. I envisioned the weapons on robotic mounts that would wobble to the next firing position as its crew scurried to keep pace and rather than complicated fire controls on the back of the weapons, just a big red button labeled DESTROY! ;)
Chris describes his race of "Skins" as funny little aliens that use weapons that look like toys, but they are the baddest fighters around.
Ultimately I enjoyed working on this project and hope to work with Chris again to flush out some more not so serious work.

Comfy Chair stackable building sent off for final approval

Bob wanted a building that you could stack. This design strays a bit from his original concept but I could not help myself from adding architectural details to make something that would look at home in most contemporary cities. You can go from a three story structure to a skyscraper by simply adding more middle floor sections.

Freebie for Comfy Chair

Bob has been such a great client and this model did not take as long as many to design, so I wanted to do something nice for him... Bio-Dome was on the house.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Freelance work for Khurasan Miniatures

This is an APC for Jon over at Khurasan Miniatures, just sent over for final approval.
You can see his drawing and my CAD execution of his design. It's manned by the Felids, a cat like race that are vicious and prone to breaking delicate things so everything needed to be utilitarian and robust.

Friday, October 2, 2009

More freelance for Comfy Chair Games

Comfy Chair is at it again :) This is a pre final sent to Bob for his approval, see attached his original sketch and below my CAD execution of his vision.
Bob is growing quite a product line. JBR created the Wolf, the Spider and soon the Scorpion.... Add to this the Fly and the Cobra.