I'll see a doctor this afternoon to check if it's a virus or not. If I'm lucky and it isn't a virus, then I can take some antibiotics to help.
For the Greek helmet: I glued a small strip of paper between the two sides of the cheek plates to keep them in the correct positions while my grandfather will paper mache the helmet (hopefully) this week. We've also hot glued two pieces of the same foam/cardboard hybrid I used to support the companion cube (Credit goes to him for that brilliant Idea) to the cheek plates. I'm touching up a bit of the lining on the bottom by re-glueing a few tabs that weren't entirely glued properly. I also printed out the two pieces of the back head twice again, which I assembled yesterday as makeshift shoulder plates. My grandfather said that sometime after it's fully paper mached we can buy some metallic bronze paint to paint the armor. Also, it seems less big now than I originally thought, so I'm glad about it's current size. I'm hoping sometime I can figure out how some other people are able to to Incredible detail like some people have put on this thing I found in a google search. (I wish I knew how people did that!)
Helmet in comparison to shoulder plates.
Tie between cheeks.
Primed shoulder plates.
For the Companion Cube: Recently I've just been adding more layers of light grey paint to the corners and sides of the Companion Cube, So there hasn't been much progress for that overall.
For the Pakari: Last weekend Due to a commercial paper mache that is sorta like clay (And takes 50 times longer to dry) we have paper mached the pakari to my satisfaction. We have Primed over the paper mache and now I just need to paint it to finish the job. That's the problem. I'm not sure what color I should paint it, So I want to hear your opinion, for that might influence my overall decision. I'm split between painting it Light blue like Takua or Black like Onua (Although I'm leaning towards Takua). So it would be nice if you would comment your opinions on which color you like best.
For the Kualsi: We are adding the same /foam/cardboard thingie on the long pieces of the kualsi for stabiltity, and Repriming it.
Cardboard/Foam Slices placing.
Also, on a more unrelated note, I have beat my current save file in Hammerfight (Without any uses of the gold Bulla ) after a few weekends of toiling away for the glory and honor of doing so. I might retrace my steps and do the other story combinations for fun sometime.
Unfortunately due to budget constraints, I don't have enough cardstock to make anything else until I'm resupplied in january, so until then I'll focus on painting, paper macheing, and whatnot on the projects I already have finished. When I do get resupplied in January, My order of projects from then on will be: Portal gun, Steel sword, Ancient Nord torso armor, and then the Nightingale blade. By then I'll probably have found something else to do after that .
Also, In late January My grandfather has decided that he will buy either a new Macbook Pro or a Mac Air, so he will let me use his old mac in my room then .
Please comment your opinions and other thoughts.
McDonald's must be drugging their hot chocolate...
Holding it to light
Size comparison with remote
Also, I did this, just for kicks:
Amon is Spartan!
Also, I'm now attempting to paint the light grey on the Companion Cube. Right now I'm letting it dry to see if I need to add more white to the paint mix.
On the Board (Along with some tree stumps my grandfather made for his model railroad)
In my Hand
On the table
Now press the shiny comment button (You know you want to!).
And now, the progress update. Nothing has changed since I last blogged about it other than my companion cube. Just barely an hour before I left my grandparent's house on Sunday evening, my grandpa and I came up with an ingenious way to support my companion cube. He was using a special half-foam-half-cardstock material on his latest train layout he was working on, and I realized that I could use it to support my companion cube. We quickly hot-glued the support structure onto the 4 faces of the cube (I made it a few weeks ago) and presto! It suddenly wasn't a slumped, saggy piece of paper anymore, but a structurely stable box! Before I left I glued another face onto the box, and when I get back on Friday I'll finish the job. After that, I'll just need to attach a few more pieces and paint it
Unfortunately I didn't have time to take pictures on Sunday, so you'll have to wait until the weekend.
Also, I found some awesome Skyrim files, so If I can convince CrunchBiteNuva to put them in PDF form for me, I'll have some new stuff to work this weekend
Life is like a box of Grenades.
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