Saturday, October 18, 2008

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Just in time

Finished these tonight and I need them this week.

The first is a model WWII American fighter, my Dad is a big WWII buff and his birthday is tomorrow. A more challenging piece, it was a lot of fun and I learned a lot.

The second is a retirement present for my boss. She speaks at lots of conferences so I put her on a podium with assorted signs she can hold with her favorite quotes. Fun.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

In the works

in the works
Originally uploaded by Rusted Hammer
Three projects I'm working on. The dino is more of the same, just different shapes. The lady on the podium is a variation on the same style but still simple. It is cool to try different designs though.

The plane is pushing it for me, doing things a little more complex. I got some neat designs for toys for my birthday that will challenge me as well so I'm excited to try them out next.

I love making toys.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Now with paint

train with flash
Originally uploaded by Rusted Hammer
It's not Thomas but I'm pretty happy overall. Need to do something different with the wheels and lighten up that blue paint.

Saturday, April 26, 2008


T Rex
Originally uploaded by Rusted Hammer
So some friends are leaving town permanently for Vancouver and we are getting together this weekend with them and their two boys, one older and the other younger than The Dragon. I've had it in mind to make a Dino-Train set so I decided to make a couple of dinos for the boys as going away presents.

Took about three hours to make the two and I'm pretty happy with how they turned out as tests. I'll do them again and I think they will be better from what I learned on these two. Bigger feet to support the axles, longer legs and probably not a Dimetradon. I was told it looks like a turtle.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Further Along

1st train
Originally uploaded by Rusted Hammer
With project number two. All cut and sanded. Maybe. These will be painted I think.