Monday, February 12, 2024

My Book is out!

My book is out!

This isn't just a picture book! I wrote out 50,000 words that contain all of the skills, tip, and tricks of the trade for making top quality photos with toys and miniatures. There is even the odd joke and more than one witty anecdote.

So, if you want to learn how to take amazing toy and miniature photos of your own, or just learn how I do it, go get the book! Available in both paperback and ebook.

Go here it here: 

Sunday, February 11, 2024


My latest model is complete.  This dominating 10" figure of Sauron will be the next model to grace my camera.    Just gonna let it dry a bit first.

I started painting him yesterday and got him done just in time to not watch the Super Bowl, so thats not bad - helps that he has the most basic of color schemes.


Monday, February 05, 2024

My Book Is In Pre-Order!

I wrote a book on miniature photography, called From A Certain Point Of View.  It covers the skills, techniques, lessons and philosophies I've developed over my 15 years of experience making toy photos.

The ebook is available for preorder from  If you are interested, please check it out!

The paperback version is coming on Feb 12 as well, so if you prefer physical copies, stay tuned!

Thursday, January 25, 2024

Shop Notes: 2024-01-25 - Building Worlds

Before one can make a image of a Warg Rider running across a rugged landscape, one needs an appropriately scaled rugged landscape.

The first steps of making a rugged landscape for a Warg Rider to run across is to shape the earth. That's what this is: XPS foam and sculptamold to create the ground.

Once dry (aka leave it until tomorrow), the painting and adding dirt and grass shall begin. 

Sunday, October 15, 2023

Wall-E Parts almost complete

 If I kept track of things correctly, right now is the last set of parts I need to print for my 2/5th scale Wall-E project.   Its spacers, so I am doing all I need in one shot.

Soon the assembly shall begin... 

My box of scraps.

Wednesday, October 04, 2023

16 days and counting...

 I am currently in the process of printing off the parts for a highly articulated 2/5 scale Wall-E.  I have about half the parts printed, and so far the print total is 388 hours of solid printing.  Thats... well,  a lot.  16.16 days to be precise.

Thats... a lot.

I said I have half the parts are printed, but that actually comprises most of the volume.  What is left is primarily Wall-e's wheels, which have 70 parts just for the treads.  However thats a small percentage of the volume, which is mostly in his body and head.  Since filament print times are gated on volume, not number of parts, I expect the rest of Wall-E to be printed off in about a weeks time.

Still, thats a heck of a lot of printing, and, knock on wood, only one minor print failure so far.  Thats a remarkable success rate for such things, considering I am using a stock hobby-level printer (Prusa Mini).

OK, enough talking... I gotta swap the empty filament spool for a full one and get back to printing.

Monday, September 25, 2023

Achievement Unlocked

 A bit of a milestone in my "make my own models" journey.  I have finally used up an entire pot of Citadel Seraphim Sepia wash.

So if I ever wonder how much stuff I've made, its one pot of wash worth of stuff.