Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Tech-Not

I have gone through a few different phases to my "hobby" of reading comics. I started as a wee lad reading anything I could get my hands on. Cover. No cover. It didn't matter to me what condition they were in. It wasn't about monetary worth, but rather personal worth. The story was worth more to me than whatever change I could have gotten for trying to sell them.
I had stayed in this mind set for a few years,then the Spawn craze hit. I remember kids reading books with gloves on so as not to damage their precious comic. People also bought multiple copies of issues. Absolute insanity. I would love to see how many people still have those issues or are even reading comics anymore.
Then in my mid twenties it happened. I needed to read as much as possible. Grabbing issues of complete garbage. Dogs of War? Really? A book about samurai dogs. Good god, the shit I would get. I used to pride myself in the fact tht I could move apartments with only my Corrolla, them I had started to accumulate far too many long boxes of comics. Soon, it would be a badge of honor to see how many comics one had.
This brings me to an item that I had recently received. A Kindle Fire. This little gadget has the ability to turn into a high tech comic reader. It is with this that I am struggling with. I get the ease of digital comics. There is no longer a storage problem. Everything can be moved into a "cloud". Whatever the fuck that is. It also gives you the opprotunity to save the gas traveling too your local comic shop. I have to admit the digital doo-hickey is really cool. I truly love reading comics on it. What I don't like is that I like going to the comic shop. I like holding a folded piece of paper. I like smelling paper!
For now I am going to read both ways and try to keep each one happy. Time will tell.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

New Creations

Just got done finishing up two new creations. Feast your weary eyes upon the might of Colossus and Daredevil! Fine, I will admit the the first character isn't setting the world a flame, but at least bask in the power of Daredevil!! Poor Colossus. Just a man wrapped up in sheet metal. After hearing that power, I would be lining up for blind and heightened senses.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

New Batman

Here is the new style I am trying with everyone's favorite guy who dresses up like a bat. Man, it really sounds like it would not be an interesting character at all. I will repeat. A man who dresses up like a bat. Still weird. Anyhoo, here is WeirdoMan.

Step 5

Here is the almost finished product. I think there are a couple of spots that I want to touch up, but overall he turned out good. I am pretty happy with it.
I enjoyed the added contest that ran along with this project. I think I will try to do that more often. It kept me moving quicker than I normally do. Thanks to all of the participants.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Step 4

Well, here is the last step of carving. Someone should get it by now. I will sand it after this and prime and paint it.

For this particular project, I will be running a contest along with it. I will be posting a picture every day or every other day and the object is to guess what character it is that I am making. The winner of this contest will receive a free 6" Batman. To enter, you must post a comment below the day's blog. Please, one entry per person per day. The contest will end when someone guesses the correct character. And as always, bribes are accepted and expected.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Step 3

Getting closer to doing the defining parts of the figure, but for now this is what I have. Remember that it is a touch rough. I do not typically sand until the end.
I also apologize for the quality of the picture. i guess they don't make flip phones with cutting edge camera technology.
For this particular project, I will be running a contest along with it. I will be posting a picture every day or every other day and the object is to guess what character it is that I am making. The winner of this contest will receive a free 6" Batman. To enter, you must post a comment below the day's blog. Please, one entry per person per day. The contest will end when someone guesses the correct character. And as always, bribes are accepted and expected

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Step 2

Well, here is the next installment of my new commission.
For this particular project, I will be running a contest along with it. I will be posting a picture every day or every other day and the object is to guess what character it is that I am making. The winner of this contest will receive a free 6" Batman. To enter, you must post a comment below the day's blog. Please, one entry per person per day. The contest will end when someone guesses the correct character. And as always, bribes are accepted and expected.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Step one

I have just gotten a new commission from a friend of mine and have decided to take pictures throughout the process. Obviously, the first installment will be a picture of the block of wood. It is a 2" x 2" x 12".

For this particular project, I will be running a contest along with it. I will be posting a picture every day or every other day and the object is to guess what character it is that I am making. The winner of this contest will receive a free 6" Batman. To enter, you must post a comment below the day's blog. Please, one entry per person per day. The contest will end when someone guesses the correct character. And as always, bribes are accepted and expected.
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