|The Nefarious Doktor Nefarious with his Battle Tri-Skull...|
Yes... I know I said I'd do more on Lord Smudgington Smythely-Smythe's Hydraulically-Motorvated Sextupedal Land-Traversing Vacational Domicile in time for this post, and I have... But it's not particularly exciting stuff to talk about as yet, and I wanted to mess about with my skull for a while.
|A perfectly ordinary skull.|
I picked up this resin skull as part of a ghoulish tic-tac-toe set being sold off cheap, and immediately recognised its potential as yet another Nefarious Machination of the Nefarious Doktor Nefarious!
Well, it's obvious. Innit?
|(Left) The components are selected. (Right) A wooden bead is split in half to become the front wheel. Styrene discs punched out during other projects are glued to buttons to create wheels. Tubing is used to shape a chimney atop a pink 'boiler' bead.|
Racing home with an enthusiasm to put the finest of pigeons to shame, I set about a-rummaging. And in moments I had a useful pile of beads, buttons, bits and bobs before me.
|The holes in the buttons are filled and sliced clean before an axle is added, followed by square-cut tubing and finally beads as cylinders and boiler.|
As you can probably tell, this project was a quick one. I usually intend my side projects to be fast builds, but often get carried away. It was nice to see something come to completion with so little effort.
|The brass nut from a guitar string makes a pretty creepy mechanical eye.|
|1.2mm round rod and a slice of 3.2mm tubing are used to create a Gatling gun.|
|The Gatling gun is added, as is thechimney - and the model is almost complete.|
Of course, rivets had to be added - fifty of them. "Fifty, Colonel?" I hear you exclaim, "Piffle! A mere trifle!" Well, yes... but I'll make up for it, I promise.
|The finished Tri-Skull. Scary, huh?|
Finally, I opted for a nice rusty-looking ink finish, contrasting with gunmetal and brass...
|Junior Skull, Senior Skull and General Skull-Duggery. (sorry!)|
I thought I ought to do a few more...
|Senior Skull - His spikes are the ends of toothpicks, mounted in pieces of narrow plastic tube. A multi-facetted bead is used for his eye.|
...After all, ten heads are better than one!
|General Skull-Duggery, The Nefarious Doktor Nefarious and Slovenly Bob inspect the troops.|
I can't wait to watch these wreak havoc on the battlefield!
So that's it for this little quicky. More on Lord Smudgington Smythely-Smythe's Hydraulically-Motorvated Sextupedal Land-Traversing Vacational Domicile soon! I promise!
...and there's another side project on the way...
All the Best!