Model-making With Steve
- When: Sat 9am in Windsor
Requirements for scratchbuild model making at Conclave3 with Steve Wheeler
Hello to you all!
This will be a cheerfully mad few hours of talking design, and making science fiction/steam punk/diesel punk themed 'one-of' models by using commonly available hard plastics most of which usually end up in the rubbish.
I will teach you a group of little 'tricks' that will enable you to make cool models of your own design.
Note : most of these items can be purchased at the 2 – 3 dollar shop, eg : cheap hard plastics are the most preferable (styrenes) – (if the plastic can be bent without fracturing it is highly likely that it is polypropylene plastic and as such is difficult to cut, sand and glue.)
- Table tennis balls
- Cheap ballpoint pens
- Cigarette or barbecue lighters
- Clear bubble pack packaging plastic – the type seen around toys etc. Some bakery items also come packaged in such
- Disposable cheap razors – the type with no rubberised grip
- Dead, half made, 1/72 model aircraft that can be chopped up for parts. (this item is not necessary but fun to have)
- 6 or so wide, medium length, rubber bands
- Packet of hair ties – whatever colour you prefer
- Containers – eg the hard plastic that house small items – eg razor blade heads
- 'Greeblies' – odd shaped hard detailing that can be glued on to the model eg – parts from dismantled electronics etc.
- Anything else which looks cool and is no bigger then your hand.
- Icecream container with lid
- Artist's palette knives (one longish one is sufficient)
- Box cutter knife
- Sheets of sandpaper – 1 of each : 80 grit, 120, 240, 320.
- Scotchbrite pad
- Pack of superglue
- Small pack of fine paint brushes
- One medium size soft bristle paint brush
- Small can of builder's or automotive repair filler, plus hardener
- Bottle of Artist's mask (the ammonia based latex one)
- Spray can of sandable automotive primer
- Can of automotive spray paint – colour and finish is your choice being ; matt, semigloss or gloss
Excellent to have (but not a 100% necessary):
- Jeweller's saw and blades
- Hot air gun
- Dremel (or similar) kit
- Extension power cord
- Modeling paints and turps or acrylic thinners
You will definitely need :
- Dust mask
- Protective plastic or latex gloves – as long as they are tight fitting
- Overalls or at very least old clothes or apron
- Eye protection
Note : club together to buy the likes of the automotive filler, and paint cans. I will bring up extra greeblies for all to share.
Any questions drop me a text on 0272954111
See you there!