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Life is like a box of Grenades



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School is Out!

Posted by BULiK , in News of Real Life May 15 2013 · 55 views

For me, anyway, this School year is over!  I have several things planned for the summer, including working on my Pepakura masks, which now I'll have a much larger amount of time to work (Weekdays FTW!) and also reading the Several months of BZPRPG I missed (Right now, on the staff plot, I'm around late February).  I feel excited, and also decided to make a new minecraft skin.  I also just recently discovered Star Wars: BattleCry, and am now hyped about that Fan-Made PC game.  I also drew something nice which I might post when I scan it on Monday.
And... That's pretty much it. 


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Bleh.

Posted by BULiK , in Progress Updates, News of Real Life May 04 2013 · 62 views

Well, School will be over within a week or so.  I have yet to get on my old laptop and use my skype account though.  Maybe in a month or so.  Found a neat TV series on Netflix Called "The Finder".  
 
I've started a new project.  Larger and more complex than the other pepakura models I've created.  32 pages.  I've had the PDF file of it for maybe... 8 months or so by now.  It's somewhat hard to visualize currently, since I just started it a couple weeks ago.  I just hope it isn't too big.  I would like to add sound effects and lighting, but I've never done such a thing before.  The former, especially, would be more difficult.  I looked around radioshack, and apparently they have blue and orange LEDs, So doing the latter is within the realm of possibility If I ever figure out how to do it and feel inspired.  Well, I've probably tipped you off to what it is by now.  The skyrim sword is just laying on a sheet of plywood,  doing nothing right now.  Puzzled how to reinforce it still.  I'm thinking of using a plastic mini M&M snack thing's plastic cylinder box thing to fit inside the handle, but I'm still speculating how I can get it to work.  
 
I watched "Shadows" yesterday, and Re-watched "Lab Ratt".  Pretty awesome.  I also found out that several history channel documentaries are on a certain video website.  
 
EDIT:  I can't believe I forgot to mention, yesterday's Planetary Annihilation Livestream was awesome.  I can't wait to see more combat


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Not sure if anyone reads this anymore...

Posted by BULiK , in News of Real Life, Progress Updates Apr 19 2013 · 140 views

I felt compelled to post something here, even if I'll regret it later.
 
Beware: Rambling.
 
So, I've been considering how I should explain my absence from the forums from January to March, but it's quite difficult for me to think about the Horrific experiences I had then, and chances are nobody noticed me gone, or really cares anyway, so whatever.
 
So, I'll just state some things that have happened recently.
 
IRL-Unrelated:  Participated in a research study on OCD/Autism/Imnotreallysurewhich this week at, I think, the University of North Carolina (Earning $110, although I have yet to cash the check).  I may be wrong about the exact area, for I really wasn't paying attention to the location.  My brother gave me his 2nd Generation, 8 Gb iPod Touch (after he gets a 32 Gb fourth Gen one).  Bought that Lego Star Wars set with the small artillery installation and commando droids.  Considering buying Super Crate Box iOS after realizing it's compatible with my iPod.  Caught up on all the Planetary Annihilation News.  Considering Pre-ordering Planetary Annihilation, but not sure If I should get the $40 Pre-order, or the $60 one (Which has Beta Access).  Not really sure if It will run on my Grandfather's MacBook, or if I'll own the Laptop by the time the game is released (Due to a back surgery and other unforeseen calamities, He isn't sure if or when he will be able to get a newer laptop and give the old one to me).  I bought Three Tiger Lazer Tag Guns for around $30 on Ebay a few weeks ago.  Two of them were green Team Ops guns, and the other was a Blue Phoenix LTX (With shotgun attachment thingie).  This adds to my arsenal of two other Phoenix LTX guns I got last year.  Now I wish I had 18 more AA Batteries so they would work. :P
 
RPing:  I've still been trying to read the many months of BZPRPG I've missed, but have had limited time to do some.  I'm still only at the end of January on some topics.  Until I finish reading to the current point, I won't be RPing.  Having the ability to read it on my iPod Touch might speed my efforts, though.
 
Pepakura:  I've been working on the Steel Sword model (From Skyrim) the past few weeks, and am thinking of how to reinforce it.  But I'm feeling really depressed about my novice-like attempts at all these creations, and it might just sit uncompleted, gathering dust in the basement for who knows how long.  If readers want, I might post pictures, but I'm not going to waste time on that if nobody really cares anyway.  It's embarrassing to me when I talk about this hobby with other people, and because my Grandfather can't lift anything larger than 5 lbs. for the next year and a half (Due to his back surgery), cutting plywood or a stick for the handle is out of the question.  I'm thinking of building another Pakari.  Oh, and I built an X-Wing pilot helmet a month or so ago, but I'm not sure how I should reinforce it, for the way I did my Medieval Helmet project seems too cheesy now.
 
Um, yeah.  Forgive the rambling.


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McKay's Loot.

Posted by BULiK , Mar 08 2013 · 111 views

I went to McKay's today and bought some neat stuff.  Particularly, Maze of Shadows and Matoran Adventures, the only two Bionicle GBA games I previously didn't have.  I also got Bionicle Heroes (PS2) and Star Wars Episode 3 (DVD).  That should keep me entertained.


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I Officially Hate Christmas.

Posted by BULiK , Dec 26 2012 · 150 views

Well, I had a horrible and saddening christmas this year;  In fact, I would rather prefer the Holiday never arriving.
 
But, on the note of my project, We've primed the helmet and have 1 coat of paint on.  The last coat should complete it today.
 
Bah Humbug!


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Progress update for this weekend.

Posted by BULiK , in Progress Updates Dec 16 2012 · 117 views

Well, not too much has happened this weekend, but I did take a lot of pictures.
 
The slight amount of Paper Mache I put on the Avohkii last week is dry, and has added some structural support.
 
The Picture is a bit dark :P
 
 
I put the final coat of the clay-like stuff on the forehead of the Helmet on friday, this time sculpting it more with my hands instead of a trowel.  I think it turned out fine, even though it isn't entirely dry now.  I sanded a bit of the parts that were previously finished, as well.  It doesn't seem overly large anymore, and fits almost perfectly.  For some pictures I decided to wield an old PVC pipe that was left over from the construction of this house.  I also noticed an old circular metal sled, that might work as a shield...
 
All the armor pieces currently made
PVC Polearm
Helmet on
Sled Thingie
Helmet
 
Also, I took a few more pictures with the pipe as Vakama's staff(Yeah... it's shorter than I thought it would be :/ )/Kohlii Stick.
 
I've continuing to Dissect Pringles cans into strips of cardboard.  I have made this semi-spherical frame.  I could made the other side and attach it, making a sphere, then coat it with Paper Mache.  Kohlii Ball, perhaps?
 
Scraps
Object
 
Well, that's all for this weekend.  I'm not sure If I'll finish anything next weekend, for I'll be on Vacation most of next week.
 
 


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This weekend's progress update

Posted by BULiK , in Progress Updates Dec 09 2012 · 133 views

Unfortunately this glorious weekend must come to a close, but I did get some progress done during the past 2 1/2 days.
I put two coats of paper mache on the helmet, one on the eye-nosepiece,and another on an ear area.  I didn't do  the forehead, in fear the weight would cause it to cave in.  Next weekend I'll put on the last coat and then sand it.  As usual, some pictures are blurry.
 
Picture of the nose.
 
I've been dissecting pringles cans recently and making little cardboard strips.  I've been glueing these together out of boredom.
 
Pile
Stuff
 
And I put the clayish stuff in some hard-to-reach places on the Avohkii, after hot glueing the sides a bit for stability.
 
Drying.


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Oh, the Nostalgia!

Posted by BULiK , Dec 05 2012 · 132 views

I started tinkering around with the Phantoka Demo again. It brings back a bunch of memories. I wish the creator of it actually fully developed the game, or added a weapon and some NPCs, at least. I also just found out how to throw the Grenades, which is pretty fun. I was looking at it's program files, and noticed I could change the textures and such. Now I just have to find a compatable companion cube texture :D

I would post screenshots, but I'm lazy :P


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Well, this is late (Pictures)

Posted by BULiK , in Progress Updates Dec 01 2012 · 133 views

Well, Unfortunately last weekend I didn't have time to post my progress.  I'll just tell what I did for this weekend and last.  Unfortunately, some pictures are dark.  My grandfather restocked the Clay-ish paper-mache this week.
 
Noble Huna:  Well, I girded my loins and improvised.  It was fairly easier than I expected, and turned out okay after hot-gluing the beard to the mask.  Today we primed it.
 
(Pictures)
 
On me
Holding it
 
Companion cube:  I'm declaring it Finished!  I made a little stencil and have painted all the hearts of the box.  I might paint the dark part with a bit darker grey sometime, but for now it's done.
 
(Pictures)
 
Enchilada!
 
Shoulder plates:  I sanded and painted the left shoulder plate.  The "Hammered Copper" color is great and the paper-mache really looks like you can see all the hammer-strokes from the blacksmith, making it look awesome.  I did all the paper-mache for the right plate, and have sanded it to my satisfaction.  We primed it tonight and will paint it tomorrow.  
 
(Pictures)
 
Holding it
On my shoulder
 
Kakama:  I used some left over paper-mache to fill in the harder to reach cracks on this, which is especially good for the holes that used to be near the mouthpiece.
 
(Pictures)
 
Mouthpiece
Top
Overall
 
Helmet:  My grandfather finished the inside paper-mache this week and re-primed it.  I've been doing the outside paper-mache this weekend, and have about 2/5 done.  
 
(Pictures)
 
Front
Back
 
 
Well, that's all for now!


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XD

Posted by BULiK , Nov 29 2012 · 139 views

I was looking around on Netflix and I found a very peculiar item. "Fireplace for Your Home: Classic Edition"

XD

I suppose it's for those people who don't have a lighter or wood, but yet have iPhones, computers, and want to pay monthly subscriptions ( :P)

But anyways, this is a surprise to me. It must be very boring, staring at a digital fire for an hour to Christmas music XD.






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