Sunday, June 28, 2015

One step forward! (image transfer results + afterthoughts)

So here's the outcome at this stage, after transferring the drawings to the truck. The least I can say is that I am very happy with the result. Especially considering the amount of effort involved. Usually, I'm not on the lazy side of life, I like to do things the hard way, but I was scared not to be able to reproduce the drawings well enough, and that it would look dull in the end.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

It's going down mofo!

Alright! The last days have been pretty busy with things other than minis. But I'm back to business. Serious business, as I'm starting with the transfer on the truck!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Last check before the next big step...

I've simply printed the drawings at the right scale to check if there is no mistake. Because the thing is that the numerical plans have been done after the truck (I had done plans before of course, but only on paper... doing that kind of construction without plans would mean big trouble!). So I suspected there were probably a a millimeter here or there that would be non-consistent. And it's actually the case! But fortunately, nothing too big. 

I'll make the necessary correction (the position of the logo on the right side with respect to the door handle), but that's really the only thing. For the rest, I will probably handle the small differences by taking care of some elements separately and/or by slightly adapting their positioning.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Review of image transfer techniques using acrylic gel and medium

The web proposes many methods for transferring images to - according to the claims - mostly any type of surface. Owing to what I'm used to work with, I thought the techniques based on acrylic gel were worth a try, for a limited investment (at least in terms of money).

I started from Google and Youtube, to look for tutorials and tips. You can find a big amount of them easily. One of the recurring problems with these tutorials (and the comments that often accompany them), is that you are often confronted to contradictory information (typically: "this works only with laser-printed paper" versus "this works only with inkjet-printed paper").

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Ice Cream Man: all drawings done!

Front hood done! I'm not sure if I'll keep the small tags on both sides or improvise something else. I'll see that when actually working on it. This project is finally ready to move on to the next step!

Let's celebrate with 2 great -but too short- tracks!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Can you dig it, puto?

Right on! Still the front hood to design and it's gonna be on when the shit goes down!