Sunday, July 07, 2024

Gun'Dam Relaxation

Not sure why - likely cause my summer vacation is approaching, but I wanted to create a relaxed scene for my next project.   Since I am freshly armed with an RX-78-2 High Grade Gundam model, I decided to send that model to sit under a nice old tree, and ponder its existence (contemplating robots are the best robots).

Since I lacked such a scene, I needed to make one.   I started by using an old branch that I 3D printed but didn't use from my recent Treebeard model builld, and then made a scene that the Gundam robot could sit and ponder under.

Fairly simple built so far.   This is the work in progress.  I need to let it dry before I can continue. As Tom Petty once crooned, the waiting is, indeed, the hardest part.


Tuesday, July 02, 2024

God Damn Gundam

Let's talk Gundam.

I must confess, other than a bunch of cool robots (which I think are more mechanical suits than autonomous beings), I am not entirely sure what Gundam is, aside from a fictional universe that comes from the incredibly creative minds of the Japanese. 

I've never seen a Gundam themed show, movie, comic, novel, role playing game, or anything of the sort (Tho Google insists they exist, so they are out there... somewhere). However every single model shop I have ever been in has a large selection of Gundam models to choose from, so clearly somewhere out there is a very strong fandom for Gundam.

For me its just a bunch of cool robots.  As such, and being a kid at heart, I have bought many sets over the past few years, and last week I decided to built one of them.  Naturally it ended up in front of my camera.  So I give you:  The RX-87 model from the Gundam Universe... whatever that is.

(It just goes to show you don't have to be a major fan of a genre to appreciate the parts that interest you... go explore new things today.) 

While we're at it, here is a behind the scenes shot, just to prove this was made in my studio and not yours.

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.