December 9th, 2013


Knight-Captain Cullen How To, Part 11: Pauldrons 2

Time taken: 8 hours
Materials: Expanded PVC foam board, hot glue, small amount of Wonderflex, Rub 'n' Buff in silver leaf, acrylic paints (graphite, mars black, burnt umber), 810 cap 12mm shank rivets.
Tools: Craft knife, heat gun, glue gun, paintbrushes, mallet, rivet setter and anvil.
Techniques: Plastic thermomoulding and fabrication, painting, riveting.
Difficulty level: Very straightforward, basically assembling stuff and painting it. Easier than the finished result would indicate.

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And since there was a burning question to be answered about what happens when Cullen lifts his arms, here is the answer:

Now I see why Bioware used magic on this bit. However, I think this situation will improve when he gets his lower body armour, which will stop this from happening. Also, the shoulders will slowly become more flexible over time, because that’s what leather does. At least, it had better..

Late off the mark

Yesterday I was supposed to post for ghost_light, but I am crap at posting on the weekend because I always have so many other things to do - so this post goes out on the US 8th instead of the NZ one. And the one for today will be tomorrow. Sorry about that.

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I cannot have this stuff in the house. I would eat it all in one go, no matter how big the bar.

Chocolate has come a long way since I was a kid. My lack of self control around it hasn't changed, but now there are exponentially more flavours to try.

What's your local flavour?

* Only by a stretch of the imagination. They deliberately don't taste like real oranges even though the flavouring's improved over the years, in order to preserve the taste we all know and love.