Sunday, 28 November 2010

Midna Papercraft (rebuild)

Since my friend also likes Twilight Princess a lot, I decided to make her a papercraft of Midna, one of her favourite characters. To make it sturdier and harder to bend out of shape, I filled the arms and legs with hot glue and the body and head with layers of hot glue and PVA+water soaked kitchen towels. It really works, because I've dropped it a few times and, even though it's pretty heavy, it hasn't dented at all :)



Saturday, 13 November 2010

Whoa... long time no see.

... Sorry for no posts.

:(

I guess I sorta... forgot. And I've been soaked up in DeviantART. :/


Aaaanyway, I made these Burtonesque earrings out of aluminium wire and glass beads; hot glue wasn't enough to hold them together, so I just used superglue. I was mostly inspired by Beetlejuice's pinstriped suit, and Tim's fondness for black and white striped things.



 Since the wire is so soft, you can bend it into all sorts of shapes.


 If you bend it too much though, the glue at the end of the wire goes under too much pressure and the whole thing just pops. I'll try to fix it soon... :)

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Lanky or what?

"And since I am dead, I can take off my head! To recite Shakesperean quotations..."

Jack is finished! ^.^



I *love* the way he came out, he's now decorating my desk :D

The head was a bit hard to close (as all spheres are) so there's an ugly line on the back of it, but other than that it's fine. The arms and legs were really easy, because they were just cylinders, although it took quite a while to align the pinstripes properly :)

P.S. I might be uploading some other art that isn't papercraft to this blog too, so watch out! :)

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

What's This?


... Jack Skellington! :D

I found this on paperkraft.net the other day, and I really wanted to try it. It looked easy as well, so I printed it out straight away. So far it's coming along pretty well, apart from the lines because of the thick paper. I'm not gonna give up though :D

Sunday, 8 August 2010

King of Red Lions: Complete!

The sail was really quick to glue together, so I got the whole mast+sail+head glued on in less than half an hour.
Another thing: the entire build is HUGE. Here's a comparison:


I'm still really-really happy with how it looks o^^o



Tuesday, 3 August 2010

RE: Big parts mean big progress!

Got quite a lot done today, gonna start working on the last part soon; the mast. The pics are a bit hard to upload;  Blogger isn't responing :(

I'll get it done as soon as possible!

EDIT: Yay it's working now :P


Monday, 2 August 2010

Ahh... rainy home at last

It. Was. Amazing. :D
My most memorable moment in CA was when we went back to Death Valley (the first time we went in April 4 years ago), since it was really hot. And I mean really. 51.5° C (124 F) was the hottest I experienced. It felt like opening an oven and standing right infront of it, and there was always a really strong wind present; it was so hot it wouldn't even cool you down! The humidity was 5% so you literally couldn't sweat, however when you go into a colder environment, like an air-conditioned car or room, you would start sweating like crazy. My hair dried in 15 mins outside! We also went to Badwater Basin, the lowest point in North America. At an elevation of 282 feet (86 metres) below sea level, theres a sign on the cliff beside the pool of salt water which says 'sea level'.

Hawai'i on the other hand was very humid and green. We were on the big island, Hawai'i, for a week and the smaller island, O'ahu, for 3 nights. Hawai'i was an interesting island, since half of the island was lush and green, whereas the other half was dry and deserty. Some parts even looked a bit like Scotland, with meadows and trees, including pines. The greener east side was the most interesting by far. Black sand beaches, volcanoes, tropical plants and exotic birds were just some of the things there. O'ahu is more built up though, mostly on the Honolulu/Waikiki side. The sunsets were fantastic, we stood on the rocky pier every evening and watched them :D

Here are some pics:





This one's so cute :3

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

In LA

Oops... should've made that three weeks. Anyway, got back from Oahu yesterday and in LAX  right now! Hawai'i was amazing; we even went to the summit of Mauna Kea, that's over 13,800 feet (4206 metres) !!!
I was feeling pretty woozy cause of the lack of air and I took a laughing fit in the car for no reason whatsoever :P

Boarding the plane to London in about 3 hours time, gonna be on the plane 10 and a half hours :( At least I have my iPod and my DSi to entertain me ;D

The time difference between LA and Britain is 8 hours, so it means that I'm leaving at 5:35 LA time and arriving in London 12 :00 British time. Plus another 1 and a half hours on the plane, waiting for luggage ( if only you knew how slow BA is) and the taxi back home, I'll only get home at about three, maybe four.

The food here is yummy, bye!

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

America tomorrow!

Going to America tomorrow! Gonna spend the first week in CA and the second in Hawaii! Did I mention they're filming Pirates 4 there? (JOHNNY DEPP! :3 i love him) I might see them shooting it ;)

Be back in two weeks, bye!

Friday, 2 July 2010

Big parts mean big progress!

King's hull was a breeze because the parts were so big! The grey parts on deck don't look that hard either, so I might get them done before I go ;)

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Summer holidays!

They started the day before yesterday but now's the time to announce it! Primary school's over, Secondary here I come! You can hardly tell it's summer here 'cause of the rain, but sometimes it's sunny too. This is quite long notice, but I'm going to America on the 8th July and coming back on the 28th. Also, King's head is coming along pretty well!

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Some progress on Zelda...

I finished some of the head ornament-y things and glued them on just there, so she's looking a bit more complete, apart from her arms and hands which I still have to finish. Also, check out my DeviantART here ;)





Stay tuned!

Sunday, 20 June 2010

One day is all it takes!

I finished outlining and coulouring it in yesterday, so here it is!


Saturday, 19 June 2010

The King of Red Lions

I couldn't find my PVA glue so I decided to draw something. I started doodling and found myself trying to draw the King of Red Lions, so I stuck with that and finished the sketch! If I find my glue and finish Zelda then I might build Ninjatoes' King of Red Lions.


Tuesday, 15 June 2010

WW Zelda! Finally I got something done...

Here's Wind Waker Zelda! There's been a lot going on lately and a heap of homework I had (and still have) to do, but despite all that I found some free time to build her! I still need to finish her though, 'cause I've only built her head and body so far.



Tuesday, 25 May 2010

SSBM Link is finished!!


Finally, he's done! Do you like him? It took a lot of time but it was definitely worth it ;) I might start work on WW Zelda (when I get some more thick paper) or finish Salvatore.


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Monday, 24 May 2010

Left hand and arm

Link's left hand and arm came along pretty well! I'm gonna start working on the sword now.

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Sunday, 23 May 2010

Medli's stand

Since I didn't want to make the stand a tiny container with some plasticine on it, I made this out of a painted aerosol can cap.

Since the Wind Waker is largely based on the sea, I painted waves along the bottom of it ;)
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Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Finished Medli

She won't stand up on her own because her ponytail is too big and her feet are sorta tiny, but if you put something under the ponytail she'll stand up fine. This is one of my favourite models so far!




Improvise!

Because cutting out the very thin strips of paper which were meant to be the strings turned out to be a bit too hard, I decided to glue some thread to the lyre to make it look a bit more realistic. I think it turned out pretty well ;)