Scale model cockpit FPV

cool scale cockpit video

Funny Zoo Snap

man enjoys elephant My wife noticed this in the family archives.

RC Nitro motorcycle racing

rc motorcycle Motorcycle racing in Lilliput.

Manned RC Multicopter

manned multicopter
Here’s an RC multicopter big enough to ride on!

Make: Talk 004

make: Talk 004
I had a fun time talking to Mark Frauenfelder in episode 4 of his new podcast, Make: Talk!

One Man Basement Band

one man band
I feel like I could be getting more mileage out of my right foot.


liberty vintage motorcycles An Etsy portrait. Thanks, Danny.

Tequila Sleeve

tequila the champs
Champs sleeve

Wolf-Stelzer Book Lamp

Book Lamp
My friend Tess just made the cover of ReadyMade with her cool lamp design.

Tree Stump Bug

Can this be for real? The design is so awesomely Thunderbirds. Via

The Nothing Box

nothing box


Thunderbirds are go
Are Go!

Command Center

command center
Sweet assemblage spaceship’s bridge.

Four Drano’s

Watch the sink slowly, all but disappear from the design .

Toothpaste Aerosol

toothpaste aerosol
Aerosol toothpaste

Sand Scorcher Replica Progress

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tamiya sand scorcher

One of the things that I have noticed about model driver figures, is that they tend to end up with a really alarmed, kind of Marty Feldman on crack sort of bug-eyed stare. I thought that by toning down the “whites” of the eyes a bit, I could achieve a more relaxed look. Instead, my driver ended up with a slight lazy-eye, and and extrememly advanced case of hepatitis.

tamiya sand scorcher

Grasshopper chassis and Moster Beetle body set.

tamiya sand scorcher

Chassis with custom body mounts.

tamiya sand scorcher

tamiya sand scorcher

Ready for some color.

Once I figure out how to mask around tight radii, I will spray on some blue in the classic Sand Scorcher box art scheme, and apply the reproduction decals.

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7 Responses to “Sand Scorcher Replica Progress”

  1. Mike Yates Says:

    Steve, Does anyone make a set of scale goggles that would fit this aplication? Perhaps its not hepatitis, but a full days exposure to the elements.

  2. josh Says:

    I’m thinking it looks more like conjunctivitis, which thankfully can be treated by a regimen of antibiotics over a few days. Very contagious, though. He’ll need to wash his hands frequently.

  3. Clay W Says:

    For the masking around tight radii, try some liquid masking solution. It comes in a bottle with a little brush and doesn’t require much to master. You’ll find it in the watercolor section of Hobby Lobby or any art shop, as it’s intended use is masking around non-linear shapes in watercolorings. When you’re done, it just kind of rubs off.

    Good luck!

  4. Willi Says:

    For masking around tight radii I’ve always just used a masking paper. Cut in all your straight lines and then spray in your rounded lines with the masking paper (cut to your design).

  5. dave Says:

    if you are looking for goggles – try looking on Ebay UK for Action Man goggles. (Action man is the UK version of G.I.Joe, which you could also look for) they wont be cheap!

  6. Mcewan Says:

    Your photography is looking so crisp. Nice

  7. Billy Says:

    Can you tell me what size the brackets are to fit the VW body on the Grasshopper chassis that is shown in your pictures?