Eoin O'Shaughnessy

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The Volpin Project, Part 4: Taking Shapes

All right! We’ve got our blueprints, references, and a pretty good idea of how to block out some shapes. Its finally time to glue together some foam, …

The Volpin Project, Part 8: More Complex Moldmaking

Last time, we covered the basics of simple block-style moldmaking. While this technique is versatile and can produce very good results, it’s often …

The Volpin Project, Part 7: Introduction to Moldmaking

Our Halo Needler prop is somewhere around 15 pounds at the moment, an amalgamation of wood, foam, bondo and various types of plastic. While the shape …

The Volpin Project, Part 6: Details, Accents, Refinement, and Mockups

Most of the basic shapes of the Halo Needler have been rounded out (and for those keeping track, I still haven’t started sculpting the actual …

The Volpin Project, Part 5: Bondo Strikes Back

There’s a bit of experimentation that goes into each project I do. This has to be metered somewhat, as most of my work is also done for clients who …

The Volpin Project, Part 3: Selecting Materials

Last time, I covered the basics of making the blueprint plans for the Halo 4 Needler project. With that part complete, the next step is just as …

The Volpin Project, Part 2: References and Blueprinting

A Needler from Halo 4 will emerge from my workshop in approximately seven months. Typically projects take a little less time than that (I swear!) but …

The Volpin Project, Part 1: Introductions and What I'm Building

Hello there! Allow me to introduce myself. I’m Harrison Krix, and I run a little outfit called Volpin Props in Atlanta. If you’re curious, you can …