Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A couple of examples of 'Flying Logos'. This sort of work is 'the meat and three vege' of the post industry. The challenge is always not to repeat yourself, the reality is that you invariably do.
A fellow worker commented that he could pick my 'style' the other day.

Living Savvy from Pete Mullins on Vimeo.

I interpreted that as an early warning to shake things up stylistically on the next project. It can be real tough.
I've known designers who have had a good instinct for this kind of stuff. With me: sometimes it gels and flows right out...other times it's like the proverbial 'camel through the eye of the needle'.

Silver Series from Pete Mullins on Vimeo.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Holy frack!...just a few more centons!

I think I'm seeing light at the end of the tunnel with this model.....maybe.

The colonial warrior started out as a 1/35 scale Dragon BSG9 'Elite Urban Series Soldier' model kit. I assembled what I needed from the model then carved into it creating 'boots' and new folds in his tunic.

Using Milliput epoxy I sculpted a colonial style jacket adding hands from the Dragon model. The warrior's hair was also sculpted in Milliput. I tried to give a 'seventies' feel to his hairdo. I've given him a base coat ready for his detailed paint job.

I've started weathering the viper. Man, this really is an exact science. Luckily my copy of 'Sculpting the Galaxy' by Lorne Peterson has come in very handy for reference.

Even though the vipers in the show were heavily weathered, I don't want this craft to look too 'beat up'.