A Steampunk Lunchbox

This was a quick commission project that I was retained for by a client who had seen some of my other Final Fantasy XIV projects. The item in question is called an ‘aetherotransformer’…

Scrapyard Saber

I’ve been dabbling in the world of lightsaber replicas as of late, and while there are a lot of fancy options (Neopixel blades, Proffie Soundboards, etc.) I’ve been enjoying some …

Teensy Tiny Bar Graphs

One of the details on the Ghostbusters Proton Saber I dreamt up was a bar graph that would animate on the emitter end of the handle. I initially figured I …

Prototype Proton Saber

I wanted to design a lightsaber that embraced the aesthetics of Ghostbusters hardware. I initially started this as a 3D modeling exercise, but I like it so much that I’m …

The Headbetter Chandelier

I’m friends with Johnny Ciccone, owner of the Headbetter Salon in L.A. The main floor of the salon had an empty, windowless skylight right in the middle of the ceiling …

A Spooky Bat Upgrade

I picked up a neat little taxidermy bat skeleton from Etsy seller Artem Mortis a few days ago with the intention of giving it as a gift. It took a …

Model to Mask – Elias Comes Together

After the completion of my earlier modeling work, the mask received a few changes. I brought the geometry into ZBrush and spent a little bit of time refining the teeth, bone shapes, and textures on the horns.

Nuclear Football

If I haven’t made it clear yet, I love Fallout. Love it. I’m not as big a fan of Fallout 76 for a variety of reasons that don’t belong on …

Focus Takes Flight

Following on the heels of my work designing the Antiquated Murgleis Focus, I churned the parts out on my Makergear M2 printer…

The Burning Blade

With the Murgleis suitably reinforced, the only thing left to do was paint…

And my axe!

After the Antiquated Murgleis sword and focus, I had a few commission requests for other weapons from Final Fantasy XIV. One of the more interesting ones was the ‘Malignant Moggle …

The Fallout Overlay Creation Kit

As some readers may know, I occasionally work on assets for streaming games. This started because I used to have a display that ran at 1920×1200, which is a bit …

Red Mage Items Made Practical

Our Red Mage commission also involved fabricating a spell-casting offhand ‘orb’ or crystal. Much like every other part of this commission project, I vastly underestimated the amount of work that …

Reinforcing the Murgleis

I have a few thoughts about 3D printing. It is a fantastic way of producing items with engineered precision and intricate detail. It is also not always the silver bullet …

Modeling an Ancient Magus

We were approached to help make the mask and some other elements of the character Elias Ainsworth from the anime series The Ancient Magus Bride. I’m a fan of macabre …

The Sum of its Parts

After weeks of sanding through the evenings on this thing, the antiquated murgleis is finally coming together! We fully assembled the prop, which is not something I actually planned on …

This Baby is an Antique!

We were presented with the fun-yet-daunting prospect of recreating the Antiquated Murgleis from Final Fantasy XIV. This weapon (and the orb that pairs with it) is the signature equipment of …

Of Mesopotamian Supermen

The title’s not a typo, and I’m not drunk. This post’s about one of my guilty pleasures, and it will require a bit of explanation! There’s a lot of text in …

Riding Small-Scale Lightning

I regret how long this has been taking me, but work has been driving me nuts lately, and I’m also doing my best to teach myself how to design the …

Animation and Other Tricks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWyCw7mRVhs I’ve been busy the last few days with the programming work on the portable Voight-Kampff scanner and I’m happy to say I have some decent results to show for …