Monday, September 21, 2009

Casting to Cease

Due to myriad issues, both personal and professional, our caster has had to withdraw his services.  After he finishes casting the last batch of orders, he will no longer be able to mold or cast kits for us.  So, while those remaining members will continue creating models, it may be a while before existing masters become available in kit form.  Hopefully, when we get our hands on the original molds and we can do something ourselves.

So, to our master caster...good luck...and you are always welcome back here.

Sunday, September 20, 2009


You know, the more I look at it, the less I like it.  Compare to the is really darn close.  For some reason, that just did not translate into a nice looking large scale mech.  While I will finish it, I don't know that the Templar will be will probably just be shelved.  There are so many other mechs in the works that look so much better...and will take less rubber & resin to cast.   Sigh.....

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Here are a few shots of my first COMPLETE test fit for the Templar.  The arms are going to have to be dropped and tweeked a bit, but over all, we are almost there.  The joints where the hips attach to the legs are not pinned.  They are designed to be more of a "ball and socket" set up.  This will enable the builder to position the legs in more dynamic ways.  Also, the heels and toes are separate pieces to aid with reposing the mech.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Scratchbuilding a Mech

This is from some years ago, but Mark did a GREAT job on that Locust.

Here is the link...

Thursday, September 10, 2009

To hell with teasers....

The Ryoken in 1/60 Scale...

Teaser Pics

Here is a mech I am some painting done in the past 2 days.  These are the teaser pics!


Okay, I am getting frustrated. When you click a pic, does it open in a new window? It won't for me and I cannot figure out where things are going awry.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Main Site Update

Whew...been busy.  My wife had spinal surgery this week and I have been nurse-maiding her through it as well as chasing the 4 year old around.  I have not been into model making much.

However, I have updated the main web site with a downloads page.  I have included the instructions we have completed to date.  I am still awaiting info for the Uller kit from the maker to get those instructions done.  There is also several links to interesting pics...including the scale charts shown here. These pics are all the large formats so they will download and print well.

Finally, many of you have asked about becoming members.   If you would like to join the club, please e-mail me and we can discuss what I need from you and you will be listed on the main site.