Monday, July 21, 2014

Oh good, more balsa

Battlecruiser Hood, 1940 refit.  This model is about 10 years old; I don't think I'd have the fortitude to put this much work into anything nowadays.

I submitted some (poorer-quality) photos back then to The HMS Hood Association but I think something went wrong with their uploads because I could never view them at full size.

For your consideration is this high-res photo in all its rough, crooked, scratchbuilt glory.  1:1200 scale.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Things That Aren't Here Anymore, part II

The old house sat on Newtown Yardley Road in front of the Swim Club -- which has also just been demolished a few days ago.

When the house was torn down a few years ago, the Advance reporter who covered the event kept referring to it as "the eyesore," as if that were its actual name, which of course it wasn't.  It was properly (in my opinion) called the Haunted House, which is actually what it was used as back in the '90s.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

The Sun

No one has any idea how this wound up growing by the side of our house.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Another such thing

An elderly dragon of the huge breed that plagued Europe in ancient times.  Dragons still exist, but they've shrunken over the centuries, becoming blind cave-dwellers that remain in a tiny larval state their whole lives, and their natural habitat has been reduced to a few caves under the Dinaric Alps.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Things That Aren't Here Anymore

The old Acme on Sycamore Street was abandoned for so long before being demolished in 2012 that there was literally a tree growing from the roof.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Sketch of a character modeled after actress Natacha Régnier.  Yay, I still know how to crosshatch.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014


It's not easy to research what pre-Achaemenid Persian clothing looked like and as such this scene might as well be titled "Any Old Guy From the Sixth Century BC or Thereabouts" but I've tried to give him as archaic a look as I could reason.  The setting is based on photos from the land around Naqš-e Rostam.