Scratch Build

Projects built from scratch using little existing parts

Speeder Bike

I promised myself that I wouldn’t  start any new projects until I finished a few of the ones sitting on my desk.

But after being in a real funk I needed some motivation. I felt the urge to get back to the workbench and build something. I wanted to do a quick build, just a few ...

Robot Bust – Finished!

  Finished the last member of the 3 Amigos, BotHead Trilogy. I don’t have a clever name for him.   I gave him a pretty simple paint job. I liked how he looks, so I didn’t do any weathering on him and kept him clean.   These robot busts are fun to make. I’ll be making more in the future ...

Alien Astronaut – Finished!

Finished my big headed alien astronaut.

I made him from a car air freshener (face), plastic spoons (top of head and “wings”), legos, old earbuds, and model bits. The body is sculpted from scratch.

Not sure if he’s finished yet or not. I like how he looks now but he seems a bit flat. I may revisit ...

BotHead! – Finished

Completed after all these years. One of the first builds in my scratch-building journey. I made him from plastic bottle caps (his neck and shoulders), a plastic Easter egg (his body), a keyboard key (his chest piece), a plastic capsule container (his head), and model bits and styrene for the details. After building him I moved on ...

Frog Bomber Squadron 42. Finished!

I built this flyer several years ago and after many starts and stops, I’ve finally finished it.

I like how it turned out. I think the colors fit the rounded and playful shapes. I really like rounded and organic shapes. Originally I wanted to make it somewhat cartoonish and didn’t intend to add any weathering. But ...

Egg Bomber: Danger Betty. Finished!

This Egg ship is another old build that’s been patiently waiting for paint. At long last that day has come.

This was somewhat inspired by the Sentinel drones in the Matrix, even though it looks nothing like them. I envisioned this as an unmanned drone of some sort and wanted it to look stealthy. I always ...

Candy package flyer

Built this one during the summer of 2018. It was my first project after moving to Japan. I didn’t have many supplies and model bits then, having left them in America, so I made due with what I had available: candy containers, plastic spoons, and lots of apoxie putty.

After posting this photo on different social ...

WarBot! Finished!

Another project finished. Another project a long time in the making. I held off painting this guy in the hopes of one day making copies of it. That plan never came to fruition so I decided to finally paint it. Inspired by Ashley Wood’s World War Robot art, I made this guy using capsule tops ...

F1-5H Finished!

I finally finished painting this little guy. I built him years ago and he’s been waiting patiently. In addition to painting him, I renamed him as well. Before he was known simply as Sakana (fish in Japanese). He shall now be known as F1-5H. I had always envisioned him as a rust bucket that has ...

The 3 Amigos

The 3 Amigos. The BotHead Trilogy.

Made these guys from different bits and pieces. Things like caps, keyboard keys, plastic spoons, legos, and other bits.

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Robot Bust

Summers in Japan are miserable hot and humid. Usually too humid to use the airbrush, so I busied myself making a lot of new projects.

This was a fun little project. I started it just to be doing something. I didn’t have any ideas in mind other than I wanted to make something. (more…)

Unnamed Droid

I built this guy with the idea of making copies in mind. My goal was to build him in multiple parts that could be put together. I’m used to making things as one offs, so this was fun to do.

For his body I used the cap (always with the caps) off an oversized pen my ...