TED Talk video is out!

February this year, I was invited to speak at the TED Conference 2016 in Vancouver. It was a short talk where I told the story of what I went through to make my first two Colossus. The video has been released in the TED Archive Youtube channel. I have previously wrote about my experience speaking [...]

Examples of the paint job on Mk.I Cyclops The Builder reward tier

Fresh off the painting station of my resin casting workshop are the first painted examples. These will be used in The Builder reward tier, and also as the base colours for The Collector reward tier. On the left of the first photograph is my own paint sample, and on the right, is the replication of [...]

Thanks for a wonderful New York Comic Con 2016

It's great to be back in New York Comic Con again in 2016. I love the city and the crowd has always been great. Being around so many people who hang on to a little bit of their inner child, and around all the creators exhibiting, makes me feel that I'm not alone on this [...]

Infantry Support Colossus Mk.I Cyclops Photo Gallery

Presenting the Infantry Support Colossus Mk.I Cyclops. The Infantry Support Colossus Mk.I Cyclops is a mechanized dieselpunk walking tank scale model that stands at 33cm tall and has electronic six legged walking action. A gatling gun that spins, an anti-aircraft gun that retracts and extends, and four machine guns that vibrate. [...]

A brief glimpse of Shenzhen, the electronics manufacturing Capital of the World.

I realized that I've been talking about going to Shenzhen quite often but the videos and photos I have taken have not really shown much of it. There are a couple of reasons for this. Previously, the vendors at the electronics marts were very camera shy. People in China, in general, are camera shy. I think [...]

Mk.I Cyclops Build Log 8

More parts revealed on video! I made an unplanned decision to travel to the factory to have a last look at the parts before they go to the moulding process. Photographs and texting could only get me so far. Each part was inspected for fit and finish. Rectification are being carried out where necessary. I'll be back [...]

Mk.I Cyclops Build Log 5 & 6

I have been too busy to update the website in the last 3 weeks. So here is a quick recap of the status of the project. My SLA 3D print outs are currently being prepared for mould making at the resin casting factory. Watch the videos below to check out the parts and the factory [...]

Kickstarter is coming to Singapore.

You guys know I've been considering crowdfunding for my next Codename: Colossus product. And part of that consideration is whether to use Kickstarter, or the much smaller Indiegogo as the plaform for launching the campaign. Up till now, I've been leaning towards Indiegogo, because the set up process would be a lot simpler for me. [...]

Machination Studio going to NYCC2016 and production confirmed

Two big announcements to make. Firstly, my application to the New York Comic Con 2016 has been approved. So I will be getting booth #431. The decision to go back to NYCC was not an easy one because NYC is such an expensive city for me to visit. But I decided in the end to [...]

Mk.I Cyclops Build Log 4

It's nearly been a month since I got back from Shenzhen the last time, and I just went again on a one day trip to meet to manufacturer and get a bunch of new details for him. In the meantime, what I had been working on was modifying my design to reduce the part counts [...]