Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Three Days. Just Three Days to the Bay Area Maker Faire

Today I patently failed to take enough photos.

Sierra started the day by making progress on the left hand sculpt for the Grey Knight.  While she was doing that, I worked on brushing up some silicone jacket molds:
Silicone Brush Up

They came out okay:
Minigun Body Jacket Molds

Tragedy struck when Roger the Housefly found himself mired in the still sticky silicone.  Despite his valiant struggles, he lost his life that afternoon:
Alas, Roger the Housefly is No More
He was a fly, take him for all in all.  I shall not look upon his like again.

Sierra had to run out in the middle of the day, so I also took off for a bit to make a supply run.  I picked up paint, latex, silicone, casting resin, and all manner of other random bits and pieces.

It cost me three hours all told.

When I got back, my assistant Chuck and her sister Agatha were making slow progress on prepping the Mouser parts for paint.  I neglected to snap any pics of that process.

For my part, I was completely consumed by installing all of the lettering on the right shoulder for the Grey Knight.  The process started by laying out the painted, laser-cut styrene letters:
Right Shoulder Lettering Layout

Removing them from their backing, I taped them in place and made sure I was happy with the layout:
Right Shoulder Lettering Progress 2

Each one was then peeled off, bent to match the curve of the armor, then glued in place after scratching through the paint so the glue could adhere directly to the fiberglass underneath:
Right Shoulder Assembly Finished 1

It was a bit tedious:
Right Shoulder Assembly Finished 2

But the end result is pretty decent:
Right Shoulder Assembly Finished 3

Right Shoulder Assembly Finished 4

Somewhere along the way I managed to almost finish the paintjob for the little heraldry shield that will mount to the Grey Knight's left shoulder:
Left Shoulder Shield Paint Progress

The left hand sculpt still needs a bit of work.  Here it is next to the first cast of the right hand:
Left Hand Sculpt Progress

So progress continues.  I'm starting to think that at least one of these projects might have to wait for later, but I'm still not sure.

For right now, I'm a bit tuckered and my hands ache.  Treatment will consist of applying alcohol to the affected brain.

Stay tuned...

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