Something I was inspired to build several years ago. I wish I still had the time to make things like this.
Nazi Mech Suit
A Nazi mech suit concept model I made when I was pitching 1945A as a feature film. I remember taking this to a pitch once and an executive looked at it and his only comment was “dude kinda looks Chinese.” And I thought why am I trying to work in Hollywood?
A 1/6 scale WWII Willy’s Jeep model I made for 1945A. It’s fully RC and has a moving steering wheel, so the figure I put inside looks like he’s driving. I made this before the Dragon 1/6 Jeep model came out.
A 1/6 scale Stuart tank I made for 1945A. This thing has all the bells and whistles. The commander is animatronic and runs through a little program where he looks through his binoculars. The driver is also semi-animatronic and turns his head where the tank moves. It’s fully RC with proportional steering, a moving turret, a retracting barrel to simulate firing, and there’s a little model train smoker in the back to simulate exhaust. All for about 5 seconds of screen time in the film.
Another 1/6 scale tank I built for 1945A. It’s static but it’s huge.
Community G.I. Joes
Some custom G.I. Joe action figures and toys I made for an episode of Community in 2013. Directed by Rob Schrab.
A diorama of the Roswell incident I made many years ago. Scrolling through these pictures kind of tells a story.
A diorama of Ray Stantz from Ghostbusters, complete with a scale containment unit that I completely scratch-built. Another project I made before the super high-detailed Hot Toys figures started coming onto the market. Those companies ruined everything for me!
A 1/6 scale John Glenn figure I made in a custom Mercury spacesuit. I sculpted the head myself and I think it’s a decent likeness, though several people have told me he looks more like James Cagney.
Custom headsculpt in progress.
John Wayne as he appeared in The Searchers, my favorite Western. I think I’m most proud of the horse here.
A diorama of a WWII tanker in North Africa. Very well-researched, right down to the early war wooden ammo box and green Lucky Strike pack.
WWI Doughboy diorama. To make the oak leaves on the base I used a little leaf-shaped hole punch from the craft store and punched out real leaves.
442nd RCT Soldier
My rendition of a Japanese-American soldier in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team.
Lee Marvin in The Dirty Dozen. I had the miniature patch he’s wearing custom woven by a company in China.
A WWII Marine at Tarawa with a scratch-built M1 flamethrower.