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I make toys for kids who don't want to grow up. I'm on the lookout for new projects. If you're interested in commissioning me to build something ridiculous, shoot me an email.

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:
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Anyhow, read on for a rough timeline...