In March 2009, I posted a video of my first prop, my level 1 sentry gun.
Zander's TF2 life size sentry gun: finished! - YouTube
a year or two later, Weta just had to up me one with an all metal, moving lights and sounds version, delivered to valve themselves.
time to take back the sentry gunner title!
for those of you who dont know, This is a defensive autonomous sentry used in the game that can be upgraded into larger versions dealing more damage.
Being my first prop, it certainly wasnt perfect. The frame was too narrow, the barrel housing/ammo canister was too small, etc etc.
Now I've decided to make one of my holy grails, the level 3.
Just went back through my photos and found out it had been sitting since April 2009. ( I thought I started it two years ago, but I guess it was 3)
And of course, all of my WIP photos are long gone except a few I saved off of facebook.
I'll be updating this slowly, inbetween projects.