Animated Deinonychus (Raptor)

Here is a Deinonychus (Raptor) walk cycle I animated. This is traditional hand-drawn animation. No computers were used in the creation of the drawings. The animation is a 20 frame loop.

The Jurassic Park Velociraptors were used as reference when designing the proper look of the dino as well as influencing it's movement.

Traditional Animation GIF's

Here are a few newly made GIF's of some traditional hand-drawn animation that I did. All original characters.

Walking Robot. Actually, I'm not sure if this should be a robot or a suite of armor... but either way, it's a walking figure.
Running Robot. I call him Robos. His head was designed after one of those old portable TV's.
Here's a villager who really has to go to the bathroom.

Lego Death Star Turret

I've been working on this for a while, but I finally finished it. Here is my custom Lego Death Star Turret. This is NOT an official Lego design.

Although it's a fairly simple design, the top does rotate a full 360˙ and the guns pivot up and down.

I have also submitted this to the Lego Ideas (previously Lego Cuusoo) so if it gets enough votes, it could be made into an actual set! You can visit the page here

Sneak peak...

Here's a sneak peak at one of my current projects. The Ninja Turtles sewer lair!

Now, this thing is actually over 3 feet tall, so it won't be finished any time soon. But here's a little peak at the process so far.

This is a practice dummy that the sewer lair playset came with. Solid blue plastic with a bit of silver paint on the helmet.

This was completely painted over and sewn on patches were added with modeling putty.

And here's the backside. It was completely hollow.

So I filled in and sculpted the entire backside with modeling putty.

Natasha Ornament

This is a hand sculpted ornament that I made for my brother's girlfriend. She is quite a great illustrator, so I decided to turn one of her drawings into a 3d sculpture for her.

Here is her original drawing.

The sculpture was made from Super Sculpey and the metal hook at the top is actually a cut piece of paper clip.

The legs were made separately and so had to be attached after baking the clay. I then used some modeling putty to seal all the seam lines.

Then it was painted in acrylics and finished with a gloss coat. I tried matching EVERY hatch line in the drawing to make this as accurate as possible.

Since this sculpture is based on a flat drawing, all back details were my own guess as to what the back of the drawing would look like.

I also signed the piece under the coat flap on the bottom.

Here's a side by side comparison.

You can visit her site here...


This is a full custom model. It's an ALIEN egg for NECA's Alien series of collectible action figures.

The creation was fairly simple. Just a ball of tin foil with sculpted and painted Sculpey on top. It was finished with a coat of Future floor polish for the glossy wet look.

Sculpted clay model.

Painted clay model.

Finished with a gloss coat of Future.

Sculpted clay model.

Painted clay model.

 Finished with a gloss coat of Future.

I left some of the tin foil showing on the bottom just to prove that I didn't buy this in a store and it was indeed hand-made.

Custom Lego Escape Pod

Custom Lego Escape Pod. Based loosely on Lego's 2001 set, but very heavily modded.

Basically, the only part I didn't change was the center four curved pieces. However, the original set only had two printed sides. I got two more, so now the printing goes all the way around.

Now, I know Lego released an updated version of the pod, but I like their original design better. Plus printed pieces instead of stickers is definitely a bonus.

I completely redesigned the top. Some "behind the scenes" photos show three boosters on the top, but from what I could see in the movie (and from the original movie model itself) the escape pod only had two on top. So that's what I went with.

I also completely redesigned the bottom. The original model only had one single booster piece on the bottom, so that was changed to four, along with the three small boosters around the edge.

Another angle of the bottom.

Although there are no hinged doors, I did add three seats inside for minifigures. The open space on the side is for R2-D2 who can't sit in a chair.

And here's a Photoshopped remake of the droids' escape from the Imperials to the planet of Tatooine.

That small Tantive IV (Blockade Runner) in the background is actually a mini model I designed that is actually to-scale with the Star Destroyer.

Electrical Blast

Just a bit of practice. Here's an animated GIF of a small blast effect. All drawn and animated in Photoshop.

Lego Y-wing

So Lego's 2nd Y-wing (set #7658) is, in my opinion, the best version that Lego has done. However, it still needed some upgrading. So here is my modded Lego Y-wing, complete with movie-accurate details.

The top pic is the original build. The bottom pic is my modded set. The main difference is in the top back section between the "wings". I also rebuilt the back of the cockpit.

Close up of the cockpit. I completely rebuilt the back end which previously sloped down right behind the pilot. Now, it continues back a bit with windows on the sides and back. The turret is now attached to the roof, but can still rotate. The other thing that I changed is the canopy. I actually repainted that with a solid white top and extra bars on the sides. Similar to what Lego did for the Ultimate Collector Series version, but for some reason, they didn't use that version of the canopy on the smaller sets.

Oh, and I replaced the R2 unit with an R5 unit.

Original build on the top, my modded custom on the bottom.

Here is the back side of the cockpit. Original build on the top, my modded custom on the bottom.

Here's a close up of the back detail. This section was completely rebuilt from scratch.

Photoshopped action scene!

Work in Progress JP T-Rex

So I've had this Jurassic Park T-rex model since 1996, and I'm just now officially working on it. I've only finished the head so far. It was given a TON of mods. I cut the top of the head off and sculpted the interior of the mouth. Originally, the model had a hollow interior with connection posts all over the place. Now, when you look in the mouth, you don't see any of that. I also filled in and sculpted over all of the seem lines. I'll post more as it's finished.