Thursday, May 26, 2016

Destiny Hunter Knife Project

I made a thing! Officially, this is my first foamsmith prop, the Destiny Hunter Knife. I've only played Destiny a handful of times and it never really hooked me, but I wanted a small project to start with and this prop looked really cool. Can you believe this is made from a gym floor mat? It was a huge learning experience where I made a TON of mistakes and probably didn't document as well as I should have because of that. Plus I mainly followed Bill Doran's YouTube video on how to construct this prop (with a few differences), so you can check out his videos for a more in-depth look at creating foam props because he's the expert! But here was my process.

I started by getting the blueprint of the knife from and it's free so anybody can go get it! I traced the pattern onto EVA foam and craft foam, glued them together with Barge, and roughly cut the shape out with a utility knife. I cut the holes with a coping saw. That was one of my first mistakes. It left a pretty jagged edge that I could never clean up that well. I should have used a forstner bit or sharpened PVC pipe as Bill suggested. Next time!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Game of Thrones: The Door

I don't need to tell you the latest episode of Game of Thrones, The Door was a roller coaster of emotion! There were some great funny moments that I literally laughed out loud at, and there were others that simply left me wanting to crawl into the fetal position.

To Find A Cure

With Jorah now having saved Dany's life twice, the knight of the friendzone seems to be back in the good graces of the khaleesi. BUT, there's that pesky greyscale problem, which seems like a good smattering of aloe vera could help a little. But Jorah is commanded to find a cure for it and when he does, he can return to Dany's side. Greyscale in most cases is fatal, but Shireen, Stannis' daughter survived it, so there's hope for Jorah, albeit slim.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Star Trek Beyond Trailer #2

Star Trek Beyond seems to be flying under the radar. I feel like I should be more excited for this film. Anyway, here's the second trailer for Star Trek Beyond!

The trailer came out Friday night and there are already more capable breakdowns of it on the Internet, so I'm just going to point out the things the look the most interesting to me.

James T. Kirk has daddy issues trying to live up to his dad, Chris Hemsworth. Trust me, any mortal would have problems living up to that guy.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Game of Thrones: Book of the Stranger

This week's episode of Game of Thrones, Book of the Stranger saw the reunion of three pairs of brothers and sisters, Tyrion drinking and dealing, and Dany cementing her title as the Unburnt.

Family Reunion

Sansa finally made it to Castle Black! Yay! While they never actually interacted much five years ago, family is family. And when your family numbers are dwindling, you better be happy with who you have left. And it takes Sansa to convince Jon not to quit the fight since there's still a nutjob living in their home with their brother held captive. Unfortunately, even with the Wildlings, they're outnumbered by more than 2 to 1.

The other "reunion" to take place at Castle Black was Brienne seeing Davos & Melisandre. With the latter being responsible for Renly's death while under Brienne's protection, and Stannis being executed by her, we've got a bunch of would-be-king killers here. And while Davos and Melisandre may have already moved onto Jon Snow, Brienne doesn't forgive or forget easily.

Oh and Tormund and Brienne; that's a thing that has to happen. I don't care if it's just Tormund eating drumsticks in front of her, it has to happen.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Assassin's Creed Trailer

The first Assassin's Creed trailer debuted on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night and here it is!

Based on the popular video game, Michael Fassbender plays Callum Lynch, a descendant of a secret society of assassins who relives the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar during the Spanish Inquisition 500 years ago.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Voltron: Legendary Defender Trailer

Voltron: Legendary Defender is a month away from debuting on Netflix and it finally has an official trailer!

I'm really digging the look of the characters in the show. It's very reminiscent of their original designs in the 80's cartoon, but updated for modern times. They also managed to keep the uniform color scheme to the right characters, and have now adjusted that to match the color of the lion they are piloting. So Keith, the former leader is now piloting the red lion, Lance the blue, and Shiro (formerly Sven) is the new leader and piloting the black lion. Hunk and Pidge remain the same.

I am also liking the new lion design. Not too far from the original, but definitely updated.

Entertainment Weekly has a great article detailing the new series.

Voltron: Legendary Defender debuts on Netflix June 10th. Can't wait!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Game of Thrones: Oathbreaker

Arya passes a test, Rickon returns, and Jon Snow quits his night job but not before taking care of business in the latest episode of Game of Thrones, Oathbreaker.

Dothraki Widows' Retirement Home

Vaes Dothrak, it's where widowed khaleesis are supposed to live out the rest of their lives. Dany is brought there, stripped and told she's going to be put on trial because she did not return there like she was supposed to after Khal Drogo died. Daario and Jorah better kick their detective skills in high gear to find her soon. But honestly I think Drogon is probably gonna be the one to save Dany.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Captain America Shield Project

With Captain America: Civil War opening in the United States today, I finished this project just in time. There are more accurate shield builds out there using a satellite dish or a metal snow sled, but I wasn't ready to tackle cutting metal. So I decided to buy a plastic Captain America shield made by Rubie's and repaint it. I got the inspiration for this from Cosplay Chris who painted a child sized shield and it looked awesome! So I applied those techniques to my full sized shield. 

You'll see the costume shield is actually already pretty good looking. But I wanted to give it a very battle weathered look, as if it had been through a war, dare I say, a Civil War? Thank you, I'll show myself out...

Anyway, the back of the shield just has these small elastic straps. Those are getting replaced.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

LEGO Millennium Falcon Build

Happy Star Wars day! May the Fourth be with you! I finally picked up a LEGO Millennium Falcon and boy is it shiny! Here are some photos!

Monday, May 2, 2016

So THAT Happened on Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones season 6 is only two episodes old and boy they did not make us wait too long. But you know what? I will. Let's recap what's been going on in the realm.


Captured by a Dothraki horde, Dany avoids being raped but must live out her life in Vaes Dothrak, kind of a retirement home for widows of Khals. The good news is Daario and Jorah are still looking for her and apparently have really good tracking skills.