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Brundledonk

1/1ish mecha skull

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this is " Billy Bones "from the partwork magazine How your body works that was released a little while back and part one and two were on sale for a reduced price as they tend to do on these kind of pay monthly deals and I picked up a few Copies as they were very cheap and I do like to muck about with things that are leftfield from time to time.

 

Here's Billy at the start of play

 

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i fancy myself as a bit of an amateur surgeon so out with the bone saw 

 

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Billy now has a very open mind

 

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The hole sizes were not a random accident as I had already procured some suitably sized greeblies from my box of old carp

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The part is a spare from some plumbing bits left over when I fitted a new toilet down here in the Pete Cave

 

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As is this bit which is the flush button ( just press to clear your mind )

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i'm going to glue this in the pressed position to give some depth but have just used a toothpick for the photo

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Another greeblie for his right eye and a few scores and brackets added along with an old bit of flexible cable just for a laugh

Skull paintjob

 

Skull paintjob

 

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I gave it a goodly covering with Halfords finest white primer and then masked and sprayed a ton of alclad in different shades working form lightest to darkest to add some depth

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Skull paintjob

 

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I thinned out Vallejo sepia wash to within an inch of its life and used it to tone the White primer

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Not forgetting his dome ( note the funky white primed hand )

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Back in with the airbrush using the same mix but gradually adding black for shade

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Boo !

 

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Im spraying in a random blotchy pattern and trying hard not to be too uniform

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More shading added and I think I'm about there also added a few teeth sprayed in aluminium

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Teeth were sprayed off White and then with a little brown at the roots and glossed. Then everything can start to be put together

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Edited by Brundledonk

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Alas poor Billy. I glue him well.

(He's just plumb out of luck).

Love it!

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I've been trying to work out some funny comment on the lines of a bit skeletal, but stunning, then I realised it is just that - stunning!

 

And top marks for the use of your home accessories :lol:

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I'm bone tired so don't have any puns to offer, sorry.

 

Love the head, it could be a servo skull from WH40K. Even more impressive that it's so big :) Do I spy some Meccano in those brackets?

 

Cheers,

 

Will

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Cool project! Looks great, I love the shading

 

3 hours ago, Will Vale said:

I'm bone tired so don't have any puns to offer, sorry.

 

Yeah me neither, my cranium is bone dry

 

:lol:

 

Damn it, now I'm going to spend the day thinking of skeletal puns!

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:clap2:I love it! That's a fantastic build mate. I can see the attraction, I've got a few skulls around here myself, but they're all pretty boring- bone or various shades of chrome.

 

There must be a skeleton of puns I could make, but I can't think of anything humerus right now...

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21 hours ago, oileanach said:

There must be a skeleton of puns I could make, but I can't think of anything humerus right now...

 

Not off the top of your head anyway... 

 

... I'll get my coat.

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Absolutely brilliant.

 

For some reason I'm thinking of the Mars Attack movie when I look at Billy!

 

He won't be going to any parties though, he's got no body to go with!!

 

After you with the coat Chief Smeg.

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