Saturday, September 29, 2012

R2LA sept 29 2012!!!! MY FIRST!!!!!

WOW! What to say first..... Before I photo spam the hell out of this post I'll say a few word. Amazing people, a lot of things learned, got a lot of advice, saw a lot of awesome builds, and a had crap-load...yes a crap-load of fun! I spent a lot of time looking at other people's builds, asking questions, staring at droid AKA geeking out, and talking. I had a head cold and was just coming off it so talking was kind of hard during the morning when allergies usually act up ( why??!! ). I brought my light saber and after checking ( staring at it across the room to make sure it was fine for several minutes...ok more than that) on it went off the look at droids and props. I finally pulled myself away from the wondrous moving things....droids to stop my stomach from sending me angry messages of "feed me. you can look at droids later!". So onto the picture spam........( i don't know why blogger won't let me organize photos in a logical way so enjoy or endure the crazy arrangement )
Also my shoulder buttons arrived and I got a restraining bolt from someone who didn't want it I guess. Very nice of his, especially since it was free. Nothings free anymore but I guess this club doesn't think like that :) 
A blow up and r/c R2 toy, kids loved it

Senna and his Wall-E

Update of my light saber! It's spray painted and ready
Wall-E and a new friend 
Comm 8 frame ( not idea which version )
Ed's droid (think that his name) AMAZING FEATURES
a chicken making a appearance on.....chicken cam...?
Senna's "Course of the Force" droid
Another droid :)
Wall-E's cockroach friend

more droids in line to show off
Droid head...sorry...Dome is the official term
McMaster and his Wall-E

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Preview to R2LA ,my Light Saber, and more parts

>R2LA is happening in 2 days, expect a photo spam when I get around to posting
>My light saber has been bisk fired in the Kiln and since glaze firing takes longer my ceramics teacher is going to spray paint it. If I don't like it or want real glaze in the light saber he can fire it again and the paint will burn away.
> check was recieved for shoulder buttons by Marks47, should be here soon
> I'm coming off a head cold ( hello cold and allergy season! It's not so nice to see you )
> I may be coming into possession of a Radar Eye soon
> got permission to start senior project early.

Now....picture spam!!!!!!!

The light saber was too tall, originally, to fit onto the Kiln ( 17 inches ) so I made it in two parts. To save time and energy and use less material and stress less I got it back down to 9 inches or so. The dark pics ( to the left) are not fired and newly sculpted ( as of the day it was done 1-2 weeks ago ). Long one is the base and the short one goes on top. To the right are the two fired pieces. Since firing them takes a while ( a long time for the glaze fire ), to make them presentable for now, my ceramics teacher is going to epoxy them together and spray paint them. If I don't like the color or want real glaze after R2LA he will fire them again and the paint will burn off. One problem is they don't have silver glaze or grey so I might have to use a light Matt Blue or one layer or Black Gloss. The bottom half holds the piece of paper I used as reference (to the right ). The one next to that is the top piece.             

                     Here is the reference pic I used (ignore the dude holding the glow stick, dunno who he is :-P )

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


So I received the center vents ( broken, then fixed ) from Askernas. All I need to do is send him the money if he would respond to the email. Or I'll give him a ten $ bill at R2LA. Also cast the first half/ bottom half of my ceramic light saber!