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Replica TheCrafsman Robot

The awesome Youtuber "TheCrafsman" made a cool little robot from bits and bobs in his junk collection for one of his videos. To practice a bit of 3D modelling, printing and painting I decided to replicate it as closely as I could from the video he posted.


Here's his original for reference:


It was tricky to recreate 100% accurately based on the video, but I got relatively close. The paint was an experiment with metallic sprays. I sprayed the assorted parts in copper or silver paint and then fake-weathered it by dry brushing on silver and then covering with a black wash. The face was then printed from a screen capture and popped inside the head part.

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Who I am

I'm Blake and I like to tinker with things and make stuff. When I'm not programming or developing random systems, I'm playing with electronics, doodling bits of art, 3D modelling or sculpting and painting things or nerding out watching sci-fi or horror TV.

From 2001 I worked in the games industry, eventually specialising in tools to aid in the development of video games and their engines. In 2011 I left the industry and teamed up with a few other talented composers to utilise my knowledge to help build the company 'Spitfire Audio'.

I also periodically compose soundtracks for video-games and have worked on titles such as The Stanley Parable and Portal Knights. You've probably also heard my music in random TV commercials at some point.

What I'm using to create

I use various bits and bobs to craft my shiz.

  • Elegoo Mars 3 & Saturn 2
  • Phrozen Sonic Mighty 4k & Mini 4k
  • Anycubic Photon LCD resin printer,
  • Phrozen Aqua Resin Grey 4k
  • Elegoo Resin Space Grey 8k
  • Phrozen Luna curing station
  • Vallejo Model Color, Game Air, various sets,
  • Iwata Eclipse HP-CS & Studio Smart Jet Pro Compressor,
  • Random cheapo airbrushes for base coats.