Friday, June 18, 2010

Recycling With Attitude!

Skimmer support from mint containers

That's what Leland calls it.

Who's Leland? He's only one of the most inspiring kitbashing modellers I've seen in a while. A self-proclaimed turbo-recycler, he loves to work with recycled materials and bits procurred from just about anywhere you can think of to create works of functional art in the form of models for his wargames tables. Whether it is spaceships, robots, tanks or VSF contraptions, there seems to be no limit to what this man can pull together out of a pile of "junk".

      40K proxy vehicle.                              Silent Death escort ship from deoderant container.

The cool thing, and part of the reason fo this post, is that he's decided to make his creations available to folks like you and I. He's opened a site called Grayhawk Studios where he will be offering various one of a kind and limited edition models of his own making. None of these are mass-produced models but individual models built, painted and detailed by his own talented hand, one by one. Most of his work has been for starfighter or 28mm scale games, but much to my joy he's decided to venture into 15mm.


                          Was a children's toy.                                            Microwave dinner plates?

He also keeps a blog of his own personal works, some of which have ended up on his retail site. Check them out and tell him what you think!



  1. Nice work on those!
    I recognize the Stikfas figure!

  2. Thanks for the link! I have boxes of trash-- er, I mean, bits-- just waiting for the ability to put them together into something decent. Ah well. I do have a stikfa somewhere...

  3. He's definitely an inspiration. I can't wait to see what he does for 15mm.

  4. Thanks for the link. I enjoyed checking through his models and wish him all the very best.


  5. Good looking stuff. Do you remember a time when work like that would allow one to work on a Sci-Fi movie? Curse computer animation! None the less, great stuff.


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