"You're a busy and on-the-go space monster. Rush rush rush. Sometimes... you just don't have the time for a home cooked meal. So you pop out for a little something quick and tasty! Maybe some foreign food from another planet! If only your food didn't give you the run around and scream so much!

I had a simple idea.. to depict a hard-working space creature just out to grab a quick lunch. I give you... "Fast Food!..." -ADAM

This is an original concept piece based on a sketch that I have had in my notebook since 2008! I did not have the technical skills at the time to achieve the creation of this kit due to the size of the human astronauts (4 inches tall). They needed to be cast in a metal (tin) to prevent them from being too fragile to stand on one leg.

I'm proud to say that I have learned a lot about tin casting since then and could now finally attempt this idea.

It took me a lot longer than I anticipated to sculpt, but I got to learn a lot of new things along the way. For one... this is the first "full-size" sculpt that I have done in wax! My prior working medium was always a hybrid of Super Sculpey and Aves Apoxie sculpt. Just before this piece, I sculpted a set of 8, 4 inch high, miniatures that I cast in tin (a learning project).

All-in-all, I'm very happy with the quality of this kit and how it finally turned out assembled.

  • 1:24 scale (astronauts are 4 inches tall)
  • Sculpted in Willow Products, Fuse wax and Aves Apoxie Sculpt
  • Molded with Smooth-On Mold Max 40 & Mold Max 60
  • Cast in Smooth-On Smooth Cast 300 & and Rotometals tin pewter R98
  • Hand-painted with acrylic paint

Made possible by my learning tin metal casting from "The Living Monster!" project.

Finished Model    Nov, 2012
Ready for paint!    Nov, 2012
Making the molds    Sep, 2012
The Sculpt is    Finished! Sep, 2012
Sculpting the Astronauts    Aug, 2012
Roughing out the Creature    Jun, 2012
Getting started    Mar, 2012