Sword is made from junkyard steel, aceteylene torch and various bits of hardware. Backpack consists of handmade leather pack with Honda steatbelt, 1lb propane fuel tank, expansion chamber made from salvaged oxygen canister, regulator and stainless steel braided hose delivering fuel to sword. Sword can be set to idle and the trigger on the torch handle is used to deliver a fire ball upon depression.
Handcrafted large handgun/small rifle with ammunition and advertising products. Gunstock is made from pine, with handmade brass and steel hardware; container is made from whitewood and poplar shavings. Bullet casing is made from copper and slug is turned mild steel. Bullet box and advertisement were designed by Chris Gibson (omgchris.com).
Reproduction of in-game weapon from Bioshock. Piece is made from heavily modified gas pump handle, cast resin pieces, hand shaped brass, and 1/2" steel round stock. Glass jar has urethane rubber rotocast inside, pigmented and laced with UV reactant dye. Inside are 420nm UV leds which cause the glass to glow vibrantly. Display case is made from pine and red oak, with half-round whitewood accents.
Functioning axe/baton and urethane stunt doubles. Axe is made from steel and leather pieces on handle. At rest, the piece is a spiked baton, when trigger is depressed, spring-loaded blades emerge from handle and lock into position to become functioning axe. As seen in pictures, blades use a cable and spring system to eject. Two ABS stunt doubles were created for actor safety.
Set of knives created for film. Original is 1095 steel, hand-ground, natural wood handle dried and sealed, with stainless hardware and copper butt-cap. Second is exact replica with exception of urethane rubber blade cast from the original steel version. An additional, not-pictured rig with identical handle and 1/4 of the blade was created to simulate stab wound effect with delivery system for fake blood.
Man-of-war style jellyfish made for film, "Natalie, Queen of Scotts". Originally in sculpted in clay, molded in silicone rubber, and cast with translucent silicone, with nylon tentacles. Additionally, various set elements such as hedgehog-style beach barricades and false barbed wire created for film.
A set of non-functioning ballista/crossbows made for the company Wasteland Weekend. Created from reclaimed steel and designed to be mounted on swivel-style mounts atop towers as seen. Handles/cranks on both units can be manipulated for appearance.
A 24" tall vase, made using coil construction, Raku fired and reduced in a trashcan. The cage is made from varying diameters of mild steel roundstock, leaves are hand hammered thin gauge plate steel. All connections are braze welded with brass. Entire cage was heated and brushed with brass to unify color.
Crafted from common nuts, bolts, and galvanized steel wire. Sits on a pine pase with a 5-sided glass case that fits into the milled grove around edge of base. Plaque reads: 'Pachydermata ferreus' Pachdermata being an out-dated classification for elephants and ferreus being a fictional epithet translating to 'made of iron'.
A self contained RF triggered firing unit housed inside a weather-tight Pelican Case. Face plate is waterjet cut aluminum, anodized black, screen printed with Mil-Spec 2-part epoxy ink. Outputs are pryo-clips on rear of box. Created 70+ identical units for this particular run. Output was 24v DC, but could be feesably any voltage desired.
A pannel display created for "The Aquabats! Super Show!". Two full color touchscreen displays are housed in an anodized black aluminum chasis with green indicator lights. Pannels can be loaded with customizable gauge displays and manipulated in real time with the control box included with the package. A second single display version with the same features was created for a prop rental house.
MARK II version electronic firing unit for Academy Award winner Scott Leva's (Precision Stunts) pneumatic air ram systems. Aluminum chasis, openings are a combination of water jet and hand cut, screen printed with Mil-Spec 2-part epoxy ink, twist-lock Neutrik connectors for charging and remote trigger connections. Completed initial run of 11.
Very compact 9v delivery system. Load is attached to two spring-loaded pyroclips, both momentary buttons are depressed simultaneously and the voltage flows. Extremely bright green LED indicates circuit is active. Created to be mounted on an existing military training weapon. Initial run was 22 units.
Constructed a set of 8 door control buttons that would be built into the walls of the set for "The Aquabats! Super Show!" Externally the units have faceplates with a brushed steel appearance and a large smoke/black button in the middle. When connected to the control box, the color of the light could be changed from off (black) to white and/or blue due the banks of leds encased behind the plates.
MARK I version of electronic firing units for Academy Award winner Scott Leva's (Precision Stunts) pneumatic air ram systems. Have since redesigned and now manufacturing a MARK II version (see above).
Salvaged roadcase converted to rolling work box. Case containing rackmount hardware and copious amounts of rigid foam was purchased at a salvage yard, gutted, drawers custom built, and work suface on top added. Drawers are made from birch, lock-rabbet joints, lined with low-pile carpet, and mounted on full extension 100lb sliders. Locking bar is made from 1018 steel.
Worked as a two man team with Production Designer, Alfredo Acle, to clear a remote forest, construct, and assemble an authentic civil war camp for the film "Blood and Soil". Though many smaller items were found/rented, quite a few items were made from scratch according to the period.
Atmospheric smoke and haze effects were also included in the list of responsibilities.
Constructed a set of double sided walls for a short film "The Samurai and the Mosquito". One side was built to appear as the outside of a Japanese building and the other side to be used as the interior of a temple. In addition to walls, a variety of props such as some small furniture, a table top shrine, and authentic bamboo brooms and rakes were created.
Working off the designs of Set Designer Keiko Moreno, constructed the set for Crown City Theater's production of "A Chicago Christmas Carrol". Bricks seen in photos were hand carved from sheets of 1" white bead foam.