Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Ready, set, go!

We're going live with the contest tonight. If you want to join in, or even just watch, direct your attention to the Ustream gadget to your right. If you want to tag along, get yourself a Ustream.tv account and send me a message to co-host. No webcam? Tag along anyway, just join us in the Ustream chat.


For those of you who can't get the sidebar gadget to work, here's the show's URL:

Oh and feel free to join in if you've got a webcam. Doesn't really matter what you're working on.


And the finish line. Sorry about the last few days. Got tired of messing with Ustream, and generally Chenille and I were operating on pretty wonky schedules, so it just wasn't worth the effort. Anyway I'm done, so it's back to work for me (gotta love how my definitions of work and play involve exactly the same activity).

By the way, Coupling is a fantastic show.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas Stuff

Bit late at this point, but as the Sandbox will attest, I have some Christmas themed stuff in my build folder. I'll append this post tomorrow with the stocking after I get it built.


Dream Stocking

Sorry about the delay on this one. Between LittleBigPlanet and God of War, I'm having a hard time concentrating on builds that have been rendered more or less useless due to the nature of their belated holiday theme.

Some more gimmicky models to come in the next few days. Also seems like the contest is going to start on either New Year's Eve or New Year's Day. I kind of like the former, but at this point it just depends on my counterpart being ready to get started.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Jack Sparrow

Jack Sparrow

So this one was obviously a Christmas present. Ended up pulling an all-nighter to finish the build, which felt odd, because I got over half of the model done in 12 hours on the first day of construction. Anyway, I'm fairly satisfied with the result considering this is probably going to get more attention than my usual releases. I think I could've finessed the pose (his legs are kinda wonky...) a bit more given more time, but I was working under a strict deadline (something I've actually never done before).

Anyway, he's the size of Lady Luck, and was really quite easy to build. Lots of details, but nothing too complicated. Be sure to get a piece of cardboard or something for use as a base, as his balance is way off.

(Closeup on the tag. Ahaaaah, inside jokes that only I get...and maybe the people on the interwebz)

If you check the Sandbox, you'll see that I've got loads of stuff ready to go, actually printed, sitting in a folder behind me. I wanted to get them all released today, but Jack took longer than expected, so I'll space them out over the next few days. Expect lots of little gimmick models and one decent sized release.

Finally, Chenille and I are still planning to have our FFIX party build contest over the break, but as I'm currently about 300 miles south of my apartment, I'd like to wait until I get home to start it, so we'll probably aim to start New Year's eve, or something like that. Keep an eye on the Ustream feed to see how the competition's going.

So yeah, Happy (appropriate seasonal holiday here), bah humbug, etc.

Stay tuned.