Thursday, May 21, 2015

Time to Catch Up

It's been a while since I've had substantial time available for bloggage.  For that, I apologize.

That said, I'm going to be doing a lot of writing in the coming months and I've decided to use the blog as a tool to help me shake out the cobwebs and overcome writer's block.  So you can expect all sorts of articles in the coming weeks and months and I flesh out a few things and catch up on a variety of little things I've written over the past few seasons.

Specifically...

I just finished unpacking from my fifth consecutive appearance at the Bay Area Maker Faire.  I pulled out all of the boxes and set up quite a display of finished works:
MAKER FAIRE 2015

So I need to go over the story of the mad rush involved in getting all of that stuff spruced up, packed, loaded, transported, installed, and hauled home after the fact.  It was a good time.

Going back a bit further, my crew and I went to Star Wars Celebration Anaheim last month, so in addition to writing about that experience, I've got to go over the details involved in making our platoon of Mandalorian costumes:
Deathwatch on the Disney Channel

There's also the Shae Vizla costume I made in cooperation with DW Design Studios for the Lady Shawnon:
Shae Vizla at Celebration Anaheim

There was also a handful of Sith Acolyte outfits I made to accessorize her.  Here's one:
Sith Acolyte at Celebration Anaheim

Going back even further, I've still got to finish up a couple of articles about the building of my Mark III Ironman suit:
Petaluma Hobby Expo 2014 02
It's been finished for well over a year now, but I never finished writing up the steps involved in the paintjob as well as wiring up the lights.

On that subject, I've got a couple of other variants of the helmet that I need to write about:
MAKER FAIRE 2015

Hopefully I'm over my Ironman helmet building phase at this point.

There's a few other projects I'll be writing about as well, but these are the first that come to mind.

I should point out that these are all hobby projects.  My professional projects are even cooler, but it'll take a bit longer to write about them while I await permission to release images.

So in other words, stand by for more.  It's coming...


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