Modified Romanian AK has a mix of aftermarket parts in an attempt to modernize the platform. The scope rail looks a bit messed up but the owner/seller said he spray painted it with Rustoleum, so that explains the uneven finish. In spite it’s awkward appearance, it’s actually set up pretty decently, although maybe to tactical for some people. (GRH)

Not all gold spray paint is created equal. 

For a light gold non-brassy shimmer, Rust-oleum Champagne Mist is a good choice.

If you’re looking for a true metallic gold, nothing beats Rust-oleum Specialty Metallic in Gold.

And if you really just want a ton of glitter, give Rust-oleum Gold Glitter a shot. Seriously, nothing but glitter. It’s pretty amazing. 


Raijinto 2.0!

Remade Ryoma’s katana (and sheathe) just in time for Anime Expo. It now lights up. Enjoy the finished pics and disassembly/construction pics if it helps.

Materials: black worbla, transparent worbla, led strip, 8 AA batteries, 4x 2AA battery packs, 4mm craft foam for the beveled gold detailing, rustoleum spraypaint, gold leaf rub n buff.

Here is a 3D printed Microfusion Cell my buddy sent to me a while back and I just finished it up. At least I think I’m finished with it? I can’t decide if I should weather it or not. Well, I have one more so maybe I will keep this one clean. For the paint I used Krylon OSHA safety yellow, Krylon OSHA black and Rustoleum Dark Steel. I didn’t have any water slide decal paper so I had to use Velum instead. Once I cut out the prints I had, I superglued them in place and then I applied two coats of Krylon Triple Thick clear glaze. Hope y'all like it.
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Let’s talk decks and balconies for a minute. They’re such a great home feature, perfect for entertaining or relaxing on the weekend, but in older houses, the wood can get nicked, the stain can wear off and the whole thing can look depressing. As long as the deck is structurally sound, you can revamp it with something better than paint: Rustoleum Restore 4x It’s four times thicker than paint and will fill in chips and cracks, making a dilapidated deck fresh enough for bare feet again. There are a bunch of colors and it really brings new life to an older space. 

Making of: Lexus the custom 1/6 Robot

I did some digging through old photos, and found a few work-in-progress pictures I had shared with Jade as I worked on Lexus. Maybe you will find them interesting! :D

She is 1/6 scale, about 29cm tall. Her body is from an Original Effect Heyar Adas doll, her head a 27cm Obitsu.

This photo was taken before any custom work had begun - you can see my chaotic work space / desk. I was lining up my 1/6 dolls for size comparison. She is between a 1/6 Threea robot boy and a 25cm obitsu custom girl.

I sculpted her ‘helmet’ with milliput and used beads and toy bits for some of her details. I originally used rustoleum flexi-dip to coat her body in a white rubbery overcoat - but the friction of the neck joint was too much and caused tearing. So that idea was scrapped in favor of a dye job.

Her body, despite being a soft rubbery vinyl, still resisted the dye. I had to soak it in a dye / acetone mix for a few hours. This trick really works, but is super smelly / dangerous. Make sure you have an outdoor or well ventilated place if you’re going to do mad science like me! I had stupidly sanded a few spots thinking it would help the body take the dye. it was unnecessary, so she ended up with some rough spots. Oh well!

Her cute lil’ face.

Her dye job came out splotchy. Mostly due to my sanding. I washed over her with more acetone and gave her a good rinse - thankfully that really evened out the dye!

She got all of her detail painting and voila! Lexus was borned. - Nico

All three of my “poor man’s” Nuka Cola bottles from Fallout 4. From left to right, Nuka Cola, Nuka Cherry and Nuka Cola Quantum. Made using Perrrier plastic bottles, foam core poster board, Owens Corning foamular insulation foam, bottle caps and labels printed on regular paper that was coated in Elmers Glue-All then the whole bottle was clear coated with rustoleum clear gloss engine enamel.


Weekend DIY: Spray paint marble-effect coasters

A weekend DIY that will have your guests sipping pretty. Using our Spring Fling palette as inspiration, we settled on using green, navy and white Rust-oleum 2x glossy spray paint to transform these white tiles into coasters. 

24 hours ahead of time, we prepped the tiles with Rust-oleum 2x Primer. Using a pail sized to the project, we added about six inches of water, then the spray paint. First blue, then green, then white. Using the handle end of the paint brush, we gave the colors a few gentle swirls, then dipped the coasters just under the surface of the water (wearing gloves!). You’ll need to respray the water after each coaster. We let them dry, then sprayed with a clear coat of Rust-oleum to help seal everything in. Lovely and practical, an easy DIY. 


Painted outdoor furniture, string lights and colorful accessories set the stage for a summer get together. 

If you paint outdoor chairs or tables, be sure to pick the right type of paint. Rustoleum 2X spray paint is a great choice, as is Behr Premium Plus Ultra exterior (be sure not to use interior paint). A semi-gloss sheen makes painted furniture easier to clean.


Made a poor man’s Nuka Cola tonight. I made it using a Perrier bottle, foam core poster board, Owens Corning foamular foam, thin dollar tree craft foam for around the neck, a bottle cap and a red dot sticker. The label is just a cropped image of the in game bottle that I printed and cut out. I painted the bottle rustoleum Kona brown and then clear coated it. Sorry for the crap photos. One day I will get a good camera.


Douglas Miles at Neoglyphix 2015: Arizona State Museum, Tucson AZ

A first of its kind ground breaking show, Neoglyphix: The original all indigenous aerosol art exhibition was held on Oct. 24th. 20 artists from various tribal backgrounds came to paint. These are the photos from the piece I did and some process shots as well as visitors.
A short video is also forthcoming detailing my work here. I was honored to have been invited for the second year in a row.