FAQ

Q) Do you sell the things you make? 

A) If you like anything I've already made, feel free to use the "contact" section of this website to send me an email with your inquiry.

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Q) Can you send or sell me your 3D model or .stl file of [insert prop here] so I can 3D print it myself?

A) No. I visually reference 2D images, and then digitally model them on the computer in 3D. This is no different than looking at a picture of something, and sculpting your own interpretation of it by hand out of clay. A digital file is in essence a sculpt, a culmination of countless hours of work, and to a prop maker, that is a very personal thing.

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Q) Can you sell me a mold of your [insert prop here]?

A) No, for reasons stated above. 

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Q) Can I commission you to make me stuff you haven't made before?

A) That depends! Send me an email with your inquiry, and we can talk.

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Q) Do you/would you make Classic Stormtrooper/Darth Vader/Boba Fett/Kylo Ren/New Order Stormtrooper armour?

A) No. At the moment, I am focusing almost exclusively on making Star Wars: the Old Republic-inspired props, and currently have no plans to make anything from the classic or upcoming films.  

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Q) Why “Mynock”?

A) When I was a kid, I was addicted to the X-Wing series of PC games. The last instalment,  X-Wing Alliance, was the game that introduced me to on-line multiplayer gaming. I joined an XWA clan called “Crimson Empire”, and chose the name Mynock as my screen name. It stuck, and two decades later, I am still Mynock (or a variation of the name) when it comes to most of my online doings. 

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Q) I sent you an email, but you did not respond, so I'm trying again...

A) I try my best to answer all emails as they come in, but occasionally some emails fall through the cracks. If I do not respond, I apologize as it is never intentional. If after a while you do not hear from me, please feel free to email me again!

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Q) How long does it take you to make a prop from scratch?

A) As I mentioned on the "About Me" page, I make stuff for fun, not for a living. For that reason, it takes me anywhere from a few days to a few months to make something new. I do however, dedicate a lot of time to perfecting existing models, so some props go through a number of iterations before I am satisfied enough to call something “finished". Better to make fewer awesomely-wicked things than a wide variety of "meh"  stuff.

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Q) Are you available for full-time hire?

A) Yes! My dream is to work in the film industry as a prop artist, so I could definitely be persuaded to leave my current employment to pursue a full-time career in props. However, the conditions would have to be favourable, otherwise my wife would divorce me. I’m getting too old and too fat to look for another wife, so the offer would have to be pretty good.

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Q) I am making a short film, and am looking for someone to build me some props for it. Would you be intersted?

A) I am always willing to consider new projects. Send me an email with your inquiry, and we can discuss your project in more detail.

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Q) I have a 3D CAD model I would like 3D printed. Are you able to help?

A) The short answer is “yes”. However, there are a lot of factors involved in translating a 3D computer model into a successful 3D print, most of which depend on how said model was created. Send me an email with your inquiry, and we can discuss your project in more detail.

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Q) I have a 3D CAD model I would like made into a physical prop. Are you able to help?

A) Potentially, yes. Send me an email with your inquiry, and we can discuss your project in more detail.

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Q) How did you learn to make all this stuff? Do you have any official schooling or training in prop making?

A) I spent more time in university than Van Wilder and came out with two university degrees. Fine Arts however, was never on the menu. I learned (and continue to learn) how to make props by frequenting communities like THERPF, The Dented Helmet, FISD, watching prop-related videos on YouTube, and by investing both time and money (by means of tools, materials, and other equipment) into the hobby.

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Q) Would you consider doing something that's not Star Wars related, like an Iron Man helmet, or something from Halo?

A) I am a huge fan of Halo, and Mass Effect franchises, so I may decide to do something from these series at some point.

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Q) Is your work based on existing pepakura files?

A) No. I do not and have never used pepakura files in any of my work.

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Q) Are you associated with Lucasfilm, LucasArts, Bioware etc?

A) No. I am not associated with any third party responsible for any of the characters that have inspired my work. All credit for such characters goes to the talented artists at BioWare, LucasArts, Lucasfilm, Blur Studio, etc etc; all copyrights remain the sole property of their respectful owners (which is NOT me). My website's purpose is to showcase my personal projects, explain the steps, tools, materials and techniques involved, and thereby inspire or help others create things at home.

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© mynocksden.com 2017. Disclaimer: This website's purpose is to showcase my personal projects, explain the steps, tools, materials and techniques involved in creating my props. The articles I have made are "fan made" props only, made for myself as a hobby. All copyrights for the characters or parts and components thereof which have inspired the work documented here are the sole property of their respective owners.