Wednesday, January 26, 2011

UFO/Enemy Unknown Stunrod- Steady As She Goes

Progress on the UFO/Enemy Unknown Stunrod.  The more I carve in wood the more I love it- just a fantastic medium.  Here's where I'm at right now.  Starting to really take shape.  Still plenty to do in the way of shaping and really digging in to the design, which will really bring it out.  Hoping to see that today.  Keep an eye on the photostream.
Looking like next up will be squeezing in a Decapitating Knife for a Naruto Suigetsu Hozuki cosplay.  What a huge...  knife?  Should be fun.
What's up right now?  The need for coffee- home-roasted Kenyan AA- oh, the coffee-snob in me.  :)  Then heater on in the shop, ipod, sawdust and cosplay goodness.  Be good to you.

Monday, January 17, 2011

UFO/Enemy Unknown Progress

Heya.  The UFO/Enemy Unknown Stun Rod has been delayed a few days while I scratched my head and got it pinned down.  Talked with P and decided the lesser of the pics we could find was better.  I found a bigger image but it's an artist rendition, which cool or no, often means trouble trying to reproduce it in 3D.  This is much better.  Back to the old school hand-drawn template.  It's a little time consuming, but it brings art to the project very quickly, and can sometimes aid in the near future work by highlighting areas and issues that would otherwise be encountered on the spot.  The front end of the piece needs a little tweaking, but that's an easy fix.  I feel so much better about it now!  Lol.  So many times I look at a project and wonder 'How am I going to do that?'  Sometimes you can see the way ahead, and others you just have to get there to know.  I'll tweak the template today and then there's really no excuse for anything other than sawdust!  I'm out.  :)
Be good to you.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

UFO/Enemy Unkown Cosplay Build

Heya.  UFO/Enemy Unknown Stun Rod is prepping for take-off, and the shop is COLD.  I know, every time this year, right?  Getting set for a heat wave later in the coming week for cutting and carving.  It's supposed to get between 36-40 degrees!  Woo hoo!  Break out the Jimmy Buffet!  Just kidding.  No Buffet.

Progress pics on the photo-stream  soon.  Many thanks to P, who's persevered with me to make this build happen.  An unusual piece that I'm looking forward to, cold or no.

Be good to you.


Saturday, January 1, 2011

Buster Cleveland Review- New Year!

Heya.  Thanks to all of you making cosplay requests to help keep me on track and learning new things.  The past few months have been whirlwind busy on a personal and shop level.  Projects ranged from the usual host of Halloween madness, gift props for the holidays, Kingdom heart's Oathkeeper and Oblivion, the Chicken Ranch sign (for a Chicken Coop), straight-up carpentry around the house, new tattoos for me, and study and practice based around getting an apprenticeship and learning to tattoo.  Also cosplayer and other fantastic artist reviews from cosplayer Toko, Cosplay builder Fev, to Queen of Knotwork Pat Fish, of Luckyfish Tattoo.  

Coming up is the UFO/Enemy Unknown Stun Rod cosplay prop, on hold since November due to our local post office bumbling.  Beyond that, more requests- most recently a set of Chaos Emeralds from Sonic.  Received that one while at a party last night and it brought back how much fun is packed into the Sonic games.  So short text.  It's a new year, which means nothing beyond our perception of it- so take advantage!  New start, new day, new decisions and new determination for what you've already been toiling away at!

Be good to you.