Recent content by Asrai

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    Battlestar Galactica - Daybreak

    Wow! I'm so glad to see other people love BSG as much as I do. I have a theory, p0rtalman, but I was completely convinced that Dee was the final cylon and...well, wow, with the whole Dee thing...after last Friday's episode, I've been eating crow on that one. ***You would not believe the...
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    Back in my day, the trendy vampire love story (in a way) was An Interview With a Vampire (in the early 90's). It's just a love story for tweens and teens. I begrudgingly went to see Twilight at the movies with the family. I wasn't too terribly impressed, but my daughter (11) is totally...
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    Any Spartans In The Bay Area?

    Dreadnought, you are so right. These "Bay Area" posts always draw my attention too. We may not have the Golden Gate bridge, but we still have the Skyway. ;)
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    Help Me With My Xmas Problem

    Trent, don't give up hope. There's always hope. I don't think you reached out to the forum as an act of being spoiled. Nobody knows your specific circumstances. You want a camera and a computer to do some creative work. Maybe that's a wonderful outlet - rather than harming people, or...
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    Favorite Quotes

    I'm always using a line from Yoda with my daughter...."Do or do not. There is no try."
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    Custom Armor Contest!

    I make no claim to be an artist, but I have worn a cloak before. Anything with angles will look like you're pitching a tent, so I opted to round everything (more like a beetle). A lot of historical armor was inspired by insects, probably because the great exoskeletons they have. I did this...
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    Ideas For Costumes

    @RGC Judgemaker - I used the component out of a DarthVader mask for my daughter's armor. It worked beautifully. Thought you'd like to know.
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    Big News!

    Congratulations to the both of you on your wonderful news!
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    Economy Sucks

    Hi, Everyone. If I were to say there's hope on the horizon, many of your working folk would likely scoff at the idea. You're not alone. You don't know me. I'm just another member, but I read this post about Adam's perception of an impending layoff. I don't know why that struck a chord...
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    Friendly's New (first) Job

    @ Friendly - Sorry to hear about being forced to resign, but consider it a minor setback. Seriously, it could have been much worse. You could have been arrested - the stories from these kids could have been far much worse (i.e., "Mr. Police Officer, he held a knife to my throat while...
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    Halloween Costume

    @ZX636R2004 - Wow! That's so great! I'm really surprised you didn't get a larger response considering that you're armor looks great. I am curious about a few things: 1) What kind of weight did the foam chest/back plate take on once you sealed and resined it (Can you give me some idea of...
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    How Tall Is Everyone?

    I'm 5'11" in flats, and I hate cupboard doors (<--For all those taller folk who know what it's like to walk into the corner of an open overhead cabinet door - you know what I mean - ***grumble***).
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    Pumpkin Designs?

    Oh, man! Thanks, Sean. That site shows some really unbelieveable talent. It a shame the pumpkin disintegrate....I'm so blown away. Great link!
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    Finished Mark Vl Using Hot Glue Method

    The time you invested shows. Really, you've got beautiful armor. So my next question pertains to your technique for heating hot glue. I've read the tutorial on hot glue (created by ABFrost, I think), but I'm curious to know your technique. Did you work with tiny batches of melted glue? Did...
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    Finished Mark Vl Using Hot Glue Method

    @pooper (lol, silly name - made me blush when I was talking about this with my daughter, "You gotta see pooper's armor!" LOL) - Thanks so much for sharing your work with us. I know there's a strong emphasis on high quality work with molding and casting, but sometimes we "want" to have fun now...