Post a Picture - Something You Created!

bombsfall wrote:

The big collaborative animation project I'm heading/participating in/cat-herding has launched our site and an official trailer and all kinds of stuff. Not exactly a picture, but a lot of them played in succession.

http://latenightworkclub.com/

Okay now that I'm home and can view that on a computer, that's pretty f*cking tight. Kudos!

Agreed. Do want.

bombsfall wrote:

The big collaborative animation project I'm heading/participating in/cat-herding has launched our site and an official trailer and all kinds of stuff. Not exactly a picture, but a lot of them played in succession.

http://latenightworkclub.com/

I don't read everything in my Twitter feed, so just thought you were talking about working late at night. Turns out you were, but also this. Super cool looking. Distribution going to be online?

demonbox wrote:

Distribution going to be online?

Yeah, it's going to be going up for viewing online for free, with some options to purchase downloadable files for burning a dvd/blu-ray and also a pack of stuff from us -prints, a zine, etc. Kind of trying a new model of supporting indie animation online.

So, I just got done making a boardgame for my 4 year old son. It's called, "BATTLEGUYS: YEAH-YEAH-GO!" (We came up with the title together). My idea was to make a game using his action figures, which is why you see a mixture of ImagiNext, Transformers, and Star Wars characters. He really has a lot of fun with it (although, truth be told,) I think I am even more excited about it than he is. =)

P.S. - I haven't had a chance to skin the bridge pieces yet.

Here is the full gallery

and here are a few choice shots:

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Ok, that's completely awesome.

Damn, that's a passion project. Damn, that's a cool Dad.

Holy sh*t, that is fantastic!

Best Dad of the Year award. Seriously.

Wow.

are you going to release Print and Play files?

rabbit wrote:

are you going to release Print and Play files?

I can. I'll just convert them to PDF. I did the art in GIMP, so everything is .xcf. I didn't make up a fancy rule sheet, but I can type something up. Thank you all for the kind words. Glad you like it!

Very cool! Well done Dad! You guys planning on doing any more?

Holy sh*t.

I want to play this so much! Love the foamcore dice roller.

What's that? A Yeah Yeah Go Kickstarter? Sure, I'll throw in $50 towards it!

Oh ... nevermind, was just daydreaming

Amoebic wrote:

I want to play this so much! Love the foamcore dice roller.

Yeah, the dice tower is a lot of fun. Kids love it, and it keeps the dice from going everywhere and knocking things over. =)

rabbit wrote:

are you going to release Print and Play files?

Ok, here are the files if anyone wants them. 25MB of the 30MB is just the game board itself (even when reduced to 150dpi). Happy gaming!

Damn, that is fantastic.

Just posted this in the Questions you want answered thread and got directed here, if there is a more crafty venue, please let me know.

Jonman wrote:
m0nk3yboy wrote:

My 5 year old daughter is doing some pretty amazing bead work at the moment and is making great little necklaces and wristbands 'for her friends'.

She actually wants to give them out to them, so I need to finish them off in a way that is 'better' than three double knots. I've bought some clasp ends, etc, but I think I need more, even transferring the plastic line to thin metal gauge.

It sounds hokey, but I also figured it would be neat to give her something she made at this age when she turns 21, so I'm looking to 'do it right'.

Should I post this question here, or should I just PM Yellek direct for guidance? ;)

Post the question in the "Post a Picture of Something you Created" thread?

m0nk3yboy wrote:

Should I post this question here, or should I just PM Yellek direct for guidance? ;)

My spidey senses were tingling.

So, what you need for a good secure finish is crimping beads along with a bit of glue/cement, and I like to use wire guards to make a nice strong metal connection to the clasp so you don't get friction wear on the thread/wire directly. Attach your clasp to the wire guard, bring the thread/wire through the crimp bead, through the wire guard, and back through the crimp bead before crimping. Here's some good directions as well as links to the types of materials needed.

Yellek wrote:
m0nk3yboy wrote:

Should I post this question here, or should I just PM Yellek direct for guidance? ;)

My spidey senses were tingling.

So, what you need for a good secure finish is crimping beads along with a bit of glue/cement, and I like to use wire guards to make a nice strong metal connection to the clasp so you don't get friction wear on the thread/wire directly. Attach your clasp to the wire guard, bring the thread/wire through the crimp bead, through the wire guard, and back through the crimp bead before crimping. Here's some good directions as well as links to the types of materials needed.

Thank you! I also promise to post pictures once we've done this. I'm making it a Daddy Daughter thing after school today (buying supplies and stuff).

m0nk3yboy wrote:
Yellek wrote:
m0nk3yboy wrote:

Should I post this question here, or should I just PM Yellek direct for guidance? ;)

My spidey senses were tingling.

So, what you need for a good secure finish is crimping beads along with a bit of glue/cement, and I like to use wire guards to make a nice strong metal connection to the clasp so you don't get friction wear on the thread/wire directly. Attach your clasp to the wire guard, bring the thread/wire through the crimp bead, through the wire guard, and back through the crimp bead before crimping. Here's some good directions as well as links to the types of materials needed.

Thank you! I also promise to post pictures once we've done this. I'm making it a Daddy Daughter thing after school today (buying supplies and stuff).

Sounds like fun! I look forward to seeing the pics.

Yellek wrote:
m0nk3yboy wrote:

Should I post this question here, or should I just PM Yellek direct for guidance? ;)

My spidey senses were tingling.

So, what you need for a good secure finish is crimping beads along with a bit of glue/cement, and I like to use wire guards to make a nice strong metal connection to the clasp so you don't get friction wear on the thread/wire directly. Attach your clasp to the wire guard, bring the thread/wire through the crimp bead, through the wire guard, and back through the crimp bead before crimping. Here's some good directions as well as links to the types of materials needed.

Crimping pliers are a must have it seems. I tried to get them right with a set of long nosed pliers, then a set of rounded pliers... I have never seen metal fall apart into so many pieces!?!?

Unfortunately the only 'walk in' bead place around that has them in stock is charging $35 for a crappy no name-brand, while another online merchant is only asking $19 for a EUROTOOL pair. Looks nice enough, so I guess I will hold up final production for a while as they are in transit. Plus, we can order some 'special' beads for the money we'd save on the others too.

I bought her a bead board as well, so she can work out her patterns before she threads them through which she was excited about. We also picked up a 250g bag of mixed beads that we are currently organising and sorting through together.

Yeah, crimping is something you really can't do without the special crimping pliers. That eurotool pair is the same one I use and works great. The bead board is great for planning out your projects ahead of time so you don't end up re-doing the same work over and over again each time you change your mind about the pattern!

IMAGE(http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee132/Bonnonon/mouldinator_zps4da09ac5.jpeg) Official fridge cleaning day mascot that is included in all our emails. He was created out of the picture of shame that we send after each monthly clean. "is that alfredo sauce?" NO!.

An adjustable rack I can use for holding molds when casting bronze and glass.

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I can now actually try to cast a quarter life-size glass figure. Wish me luck...

Moggy wrote:

An adjustable rack I can use for holding molds when casting bronze and glass.

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Kinky...

I like that the only 'real' difference between Bonnonon's post, and Moggy's, is the letter 'U'.

m0nk3yboy wrote:

I like that the only 'real' difference between Bonnonon's post, and Moggy's, is the letter 'U'.

Made my day. Hilarious.

Nice rack moggy.