Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Capt. QUINT - the finished prototype!

Behold and read on in awe!

The long-awaited and much-anticipated Capt. QUINT one-of-a-kind, hand-made, blood-sweat-and-tears (with the occasional rage and denial) prototype is finally complete in all its fantastic glory!

Getting to this stage was not a simple task - I'm pretty sure that I had to go through every step at least twice - if it wasn't due to equipment failure or uncontrollable weather issues, most mishaps could be chalked up to human error (usually due to severe sleep depravation).

It took me the better part of 6 months to reach this stage (and almost $2000) but well worth the journey...

To recap the sequence just check out my earlier entries:

Cocktail napkin doodle (not recorded in this blog)

Red pencil blue-print mock-up (see last image in this here entry)

3D digital sculpt (there were multiple iterations for this stage)

A few rapid prototypes (3D low resolution print outs from the STL - digital sculpts)

Full color rendering

High resolution prototype:
rapid prototype with high build filler, sanded smooth and base coat applied

Painted prototype (air brush and spray paint)

Texture mapped 3D digital sculpt

(not yet blogged about) clear hard plastic stand concept - shown here in silver - and initial package design.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Capt.QUINT - in color!

Here's a sneak peek at a "promotional poster" that I've been working on for some good old fashioned marketing and PR.

It's a digital (Photoshop) illustration at this point that I'm looking on doing a limited "artist proof" fine art print set and ultimately a sizeable (4x3 foot or larger) acrylic one-off painting on canvas.