Sunday, January 20, 2019

January 2019 UFO Sightings in the Workshop

I've always got a lot of irons in the fire.  This means that it tends to be a long time between project updates if I even get to them at all.  I worry that anybody reading my blog might get the idea that I've disappeared or at least quit building things. 

So to quell that notion, here's a quick roundup of UnFinished Objects currently rolling around in the workshop...

First, there's my 3D printed Samus Aran helmet is just about ready to mold:

Samus Helmet in Gloss Lightish Red

Locus armor has been getting a lot of progress:
A little Snug
All of the printed parts have been printed.  Most of the carved parts have been carved.  I just need to do a ton of prep work and mold everything so I can make it sturdy, lightweight, and wearable.

On another bench, I have the beginnings of a custom team of Mandalorians:
Helmets Trimmed

As part of that project, a few days back I printed and assembled the beginnings of a shrimp fork:
Shrimp Fork

On an unrelated note, I also printed up the helmet for "grenade face," one of the Knights of Ren for no good reason:
Printed TOo Big

The War Machine armor keeps finding its way back to the backburner, but it will be finished this year:
Dust Collectors

There's more stuff in progress, but this is just the top of the current pile.

Friday, January 18, 2019

2018, the Year in Review

Holy Hell, what a ride! 

2018 found me in five different states, attending multiple conventions, driving, flying, and sailing countless miles, meeting new people, and building tons of cool stuff.  

Somewhere along the way I decided that this year I need to actually get out of my little workshop cave and go to some of the conventions where a lot of my work ends up anyway.  Early on my crew and I started making plans to attend at least a handful.  Why not?

Along the way I've been making a concerted effort to get away from the shop more often to be more sociable.  So there's also been a lot more interesting nights out.  Much of which have me finding pics on my phone that I can't explain the morning after.  Case in point:
Image may contain: one or more people, people standing and indoor

Anyhow, read on for a rough timeline...