I always say that I love miniatures! Cartoon-ish miniatures are even way more coolio!
During the Emily Trudeau sign build, we got in a tv commercial build, and paused work on the sign.
One fun job, right into another is OK by me!
This job was to create 4 small environments for a toy product.
These were a bakery interior, a candy store interior, a theatre, and an outdoor space!
As with most tv builds.............4 days.
Once the shapes were cut, I wrapped them all in .020 styrene, leaving them short at the bottom, to resemble some sort of toe kick that a real cabinet would have. Wrapping these in styrene gave me a super smooth surface for painting, with zero sanding, except for the corner joints! My kinda cabinet building!
This is another one of those times that a little extra work in the computer, makes for a super fast assembly in the real world!
When I lent my services to a collegue who was working on a film about 12 years ago, I was introduced to the world of cnc. I remember watching this huge machining centre milling out a slab of mdf and turning it into a fantastic set of gears. I knew that it would have taken me hours to achieve the same thing with traditional power tools. I decided then that I would invest in a cnc router for my own business Oxenham Design. At that time I could turn on a computer, but even to check email seemed like a crazy set of operations. I persevered and learned every piece of relevant software I could get my hands on. I am now fortunate enough to be using Vectric's ASPIRE software, and Techno cnc routers, which has helped us to create some amazing projects, both in part, or in full. I thought that this blog would be a great place to share "behind the scenes" adventures with the software, materials and equipment we use, as well as the projects we build.