Archives for: "October 2018"

Not all ghosts are scary...

by brae  

I'm feeling sentimental this Halloween, and this lovely kitty cat has a lot to do with it.  Halo is a beautiful creation by Maya Schippl. Halo reminds me not only of cats from my past, but all the precious pets that have come and gone, each special in… more »

RX-7 in half scale, hitting the road...

by brae  

Work has been completed on the RX-7 in half scale.  This lovely auto is on its way to Florida where it will be placed on the cake table at a friend's wedding.  This was a side commission and a super fun project to boot!  I've included some photos of the… more »

RX-7 in half scale - lights, part 2

by brae  

Continuing work on the RX-7 in half scale.  After letting the paint rest awhile, I decided to tackle the few dust particles on the hood.  The second attempt at painting brought the finish from a 95% to a 95%, just different.  The hood looked great, but… more »

Half scale is nutters!

by brae  

I am making tiny half scale soda cans.  Why?  We'll get to that. This is a kit from Mr. Model in Brazil. It comes with four turned metal cans, photo etched tops (open and closed) and labels for beer and soda (clear and white decals). I had to use my 4X… more »

RX-7 in half scale - more miscellaneous detailing

by brae  

Continuing work on the RX-7 in half scale.  To detail the front, I added some aluminum mesh by Scale Scenics. The center required a template since I didn't want to risk obliterating the skirt trying to remove the excess plastic. For the two side vents,… more »

RX-7 in half scale - lights, part 1

by brae  

Continuing work on the RX-7 in half scale.  Yeah, ever since I wired the Model T for LEDs, I'm going to have a hard time not wiring all my cars going forward. Since I'm looking to put in only headlights and taillights, I painted the back of the clear… more »

Paint Nite, in miniature, of course

by brae  

A friend invited me to a Paint Nite event at a local restaurant.  From the link here, you can see the Halloween themed painting the artist and host Sarah Benkin would be teaching.  I had never been to one of these, but painting a haunted house and… more »

Black cats on my mini couch

by brae  

I've been working to get the remaining pillow styles listed in my etsy shop, and this might be one of my favorites so far. Since the cats are in all sorts of poses, they didn't fit my standard shape and size.  My boyfriend said, "Well, make different… more »

RX-7 in half scale - miscellaneous detailing

by brae  

Continuing work on the RX-7 in half scale.  When trying out new techniques, it's nice to have spare parts to use so you don't risk ruining the final parts.  It doesn't guarantee that you won't mess up the final parts, unfortunately.  But, it gives you… more »

The HC - wallpaper and paints

by brae  

Ok, where was I before the wall mishap?  Cutting wallpaper.  Luckily, there were only minor adjustments needed after moving the wall forward.  I am using scrapbook paper Happenstance - Fluke by The Paper Loft.  It is flat paper, but it has a printed… more »

RX-7 in half scale - body paint

by brae  

Continuing work on the RX-7 in half scale.  For the base coat, I've used Model Master Gray Sandable Lacquer Primer Spray (yeah, that's a mouthful).  :D I then wet-sanded using the Micro-Mesh Sanding Sheets in 4000, 6000, 8000 and 12,000 to get as smooth… more »

The HC - rewind

by brae  

A major/minor setback: I didn't leave myself enough room behind the removable wall.  :\  So, I chiseled out the wall frame.  Yeah, it's as scary as it sounds. I didn't have the wallpaper glued in, which was why I opted for demolition.  The other… more »