Thursday, April 7, 2011

MEGA Post!

Austrich has been on me to update my blog, and he's right, I should.
First things first. This is my new gas mask. I found it at the Hickory Antiques Mall. It was $35, and I think it was worth every penny. Sorry for the bathroom pic, but I gotta get this show on the road, so I took the picture in the o
nly place I could (I had to use the bathroom mirror to aim the camera on my know, Facebook style). Anyway, that's me in the new mask, and I loooove it. It's a civilian gas mask from... God only knows how long ago. The leather that holds the straps together was hard as a rock and brittle. It's my new favorite one currently, though.

Nextly, without a photo, I've been doing quite a bit of 2D art with the colored pencils. I need to do a black dragon pic and then I'll upload a set of dragon drawerings. I've got a white one, a green one, a red one, and a blue one.

Nextly, the ghostly clown there started life as a sheet of plastic. That doesn't mean much to anyone other than me, I'm sure....but he's a HUGE step forward for me. My Vacuum Form table is complete!

The clown was pulled from a resin clown my sister gave me. He's spooky, and so I may make
a duplicate one in plaster soon, so I can have two of him!

The vacuum forming process is sooo much easier than I could have guessed, so I'll be doing a lot more of this in the future! Yay!!! Maybe I'll end up with my storm trooper armor, after all!

Next up is a Mario Question Block that I made and have hanging in my living room. Woo Hoo! It's kind of disconcerting, as it does look like it's just floating there. In actuality it's just hanging from the ceiling.

I've wanted to do one of these for a while, but I didn't have a good way to make it. Finally, I found a way. Hobby Lobby sells paper boxes of various shapes and sizes. I grabbed the biggest squarest box they had, tossed the lid, and painted it!

I made a grid on one side of the box, used tracing paper to copy the pattern that was going on it, then used carbon paper to copy the question mark onto the other sides. Inside the box is a block of styrene that fits snuggly into the box. The styrene is what the fishing line, which hooks the box to the ceiling, is embedded in.

Finally, I've been decorating my bedroom. The closet door has new hardware, there is viney stuff hang
ing in the corners, and my story teller doll has moved to the mantle in there. There's also some weapons, lots of figures of foxes and fantasy thingies, some dragons and the like. Also, several of my fantasy paintings hang in there.

The gyphon over the closet door is made out of blue polystyrene. I just cut him out, shaped him up some with sand paper, and painted him black.

The viney crap (I don't know what plant it's actually supposed to be. Heh) is strung up along little nails near the molding at the ceiling. I just used floral wire to wire it to the nails and let it hang.

That's it for today.
Hopefully that will let you know some of what I'm up to, and satisfy Austrich. More stuff will be coming later!

1 comment:

  1. Dude, the hair tufts in the gas mask photo make it so much better. What does it say about me that I'm now seeing animals in all the loverly gas masks? In this one, I see a duck. And, that's no coincidence, 'cause ducks are cool - just like g-masks.

    I'm happy to see you made the question block happen. It looks cool. So cool, I may have to slap on my jumping shoes and head over to get a coin/mushroom/flower/etc out of it. You did properly load it, right?

    Color me satisfied, but don't call me Susan.