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My latest, called Feeding Time, features Failed Guyver (from Fewture) and The Living Dead (from Cellar Cast) combining the works of 3 amazing sculptors Yasushi Nirasawa, Steve West, and Casey Love into a huge one of a kind scratch built 1/6 scale diorama that measures 2 ft H x 2 ft W x 1 ft D. This piece took me about 120 hours from start to finish and is the next addition to my post-apocalyptic mega-diorama called The Meat Market. You may recall my All Grown Up piece which features Nina Darkness on the Quasimodo bike) ... while Nina arrives at the front door of The Meat Market, this scene details what's going on outside the back door. This scene depicts the Failed Guyver stepping outside to feed his undead minions. If you look carefully, you'll see the remains from some previous meals on the ground.

Where to start w/ all the scratchbuilt details. The back wall is built with balsa wood ... the door is hinged and even has a handle and chains on the back to "lock it." The brick wall was "sculpted" using foam printing plates. After painting it, I used some powered pigments from Bragdon Entertainment to create the soot on the bricks. The platform uses a plastic frame from a shadow box and the concrete was poured using Vatican Art stone. The railing was built using Plastruct pipes. The large pipe under the platform is a pvc plumbing pipe. It dumps into an icky pool created with Ultra Glo (which is a simple 2 part clear resin used to seal table tops etc). The random rusty bits are hacked up pieces of an old radio. The base was built on top of a piece of shelving and the rockier stuff was sculpted w/ Apoxy sculpt, the "muddier" bits are paper mache. The entire piece was hand painted using acrylics (mostly Vallejo model and game colour). For some of the rusty stuff, I tried a new product called Sophisticated Finishes which is a two-part paint/rust set. You paint a metal base color which contains real iron flakes in it and after that has cured, you can paint on a separate finisher that causes the metal to actually rust. If you are careful about where and how you apply it, you can get all sorts of cool effects. If anyone would like some more details on how I used these products, please shoot me a note ... I'm always happy to share techniques.

I hope you all like it ... it was a lot of work, but I'm incredibly pleased with how it turned out.

Please be sure to check out the full size version!!

If you'd like to see more pictures, please check out my web-site at: 
sivousplay.net/html/feedingtim…

Cheers,
jim
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georgesmassilia Featured By Owner Edited Oct 3, 2016  Professional General Artist
Hi Jim,
You should work for the walking dead show in make up artist division..Greg Nocotero was first a garage kit painter too..like other great artist Gino Acevido on Lords of the Rings/Weta WOrkshop studios  !!
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sivousplay Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks SO much for the super kind words. That would be pretty amazing ... although, I'm not sure the actors could wait for all my "watercolor-like" techniques to dry. I'll have to start learning how to use an airbrush! :)
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scammc Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016
You need to bring this to the next Swamp Meat! Nicely done.
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sivousplay Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks Mike. I will plan to bring it provided I can come up with a good, safe way to transport it.
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Haltherrion Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016
That's amazing work! From the top picture, it looked liked a painting. Wonderful composition and the detail from the metal rail to the brick wall to zombies moving forward is fantastic. One of your best works!
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sivousplay Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the super-kind words Marc! I think it's one of my best as well.
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