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Life is like a box of Grenades


McKay's Loot.

Posted by BULiK , Mar 08 2013 · 350 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.


I Officially Hate Christmas.

Posted by BULiK , Dec 26 2012 · 369 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!


Progress update for this weekend.

Posted by BULiK , in Progress Updates Dec 16 2012 · 389 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
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?
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.


This weekend's progress update

Posted by BULiK , in Progress Updates Dec 09 2012 · 413 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.
And I put the clayish stuff in some hard-to-reach places on the Avohkii, after hot glueing the sides a bit for stability.


Oh, the Nostalgia!

Posted by BULiK , Dec 05 2012 · 281 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


Well, this is late (Pictures)

Posted by BULiK , in Progress Updates Dec 01 2012 · 524 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.
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.
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.  
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.
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.  
Well, that's all for now!



Posted by BULiK , Nov 29 2012 · 389 views

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


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.



Posted by BULiK , Nov 28 2012 · 562 views

Well, I found an app that let's me listen to the local public radio station, because for some strange reason I don't have a radio in my room at my parent's house. Now I can listen to NPR and be on BZP at the same time 7 days a week.



That new feature...

Posted by BULiK , Nov 25 2012 · 386 views

Apparently, now when you look at someone's post, it shows if they are currently online or not. This is faster than having to scroll your mouse over their name or go to their profile. This also makes it much easier to tell if the person you are waiting for to reply to your post is not there, or just being plain lazy :P (Although there is also the chance that they are busy viewing another topic, etc.)

Well, It's good to see that some positive change is being made on the forums.

*Goes back to checking the 254 notifications I recieved yesterday*


What I've done during this past... two days or so. (Pictures!)

Posted by BULiK , in Progress Updates Nov 23 2012 · 406 views

Well, after a horrible thanksgiving, I've made some progress. I experimented with the paper mache detail thing I've been pondering the past few weeks. It's looking good so far. Yesterday I put on the coat of the clayish paper mache stuff, and put in a dozen or so lacerations, dents, and notches in it, to look like battle damage and whatnot. It dried faster than I thought, and I sanded it to satisfaction today. I took some pictures about halfway through the process. This is the picture of the side after I sanded it somewhat, and here is the picture of the other side which at the time of the picture taking, wasn't sanded. Here's a picture of it on my shoulder. After lunch we went to the local Home Depot and bought the spray paint. The kind we will use is a "Hammered copper", and looks like it will work out good. I also added a few more support strips on the helmet, so it will retain the intended shape as my grandfather paper maches it's inside during the next few weeks. We are waiting until tomorrow morning to paint the shoulder plate, just to give it more time to fully dry. Tonight I'll paper mache the inside of the other shoulder plate. I'll post a blog entry tomorrow with pictures of the painted shoulder armor, if all goes to plan.

Well, that's all for now.

Life is like a box of Grenades.

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