Tuesday, December 16, 2008

GID AsteroiDunny: RED MARS

OK, these are latest chunks of irradiated space debris I've been dealing with.

Like the previous AsteroiDunny run, the RED MARS ones are 3" tall and glow in the dark. This time around, I was able to make an edition size of 9. I took these with me down to Pasadena for VTN and managed to unload most of them. The rest went to some awesome boardies on the Kidrobot forum.

Next time around, I'm going to have to do a larger edition size. That means back to the "Dunny Factory" for me.

T.W.E.R.P. 10" Mad*L

This was my entry in the 2008 Delicious Drips ME Mad*L show back in November. His name's T.W.E.R.P. and he brought home 3rd place in the contest.

T.W.E.R.P. is what happens when you put a Thingamakit from Bleep Labs into an awesome DIY vinyl toy. A lot of work went into making this guy and I'm really happy with the result.

Big thanks to everybody involved in making this piece really special to me; Dr. Bleep, D-li$h, and the folks at D-Structure.

T.W.E.R.P. is now part of a private collection and I don't think he could've found a better home.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

GID AsteroiDunny

This is the mysterious AsteroiDunny. The sample pictured here is an 8" version I made as a commission for a Kidrobot forum member.

Before that, I'd made a run of three 3" AsteroiDunnies that sold way faster than I expected. Thanks to the folks that bought 'em, your support is appreciated.

Here's what it looks like with the lights on:

Monday, November 17, 2008

Summer Recap Pt. 2: Bleep Labs Thingamakit

This is the Thingamakit from Bleep Labs. It's a small DIY analog synthesizer.

The kit contains all the parts needed to assemble a wonderful little gizmo that's great for making all kinds of awesome electronic noises. The 1/4" output allows you to hook it up to effect pedals and amplifiers. I like using my Boss/Roland RE-20 Space Echo and a SubDecay NoiseBox for some serious noise madness.

After soldering up the kit, I gave the enclosure a custom paint job.

I'd also like to add that the folks at Bleep Labs are totally awesome. They are truly dedicated to the DIY scene and very helpful people. Thanks again Dr. Bleep.

Summer Recap Pt.1: PAL

Back in August, I finished up this little guy. His name's PAL and he wants to be your buddy.

This one is a pretty basic design and I was experimenting with different methods of creating the "static" on the TV screen. I think it came out pretty nice.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

I've Been Busy...More Posts Soon

Ok...I've been way too lazy about keeping up this blog, but now I think I've got some stuff to post about so get ready. Lots of stuff has happened since the last post so stay tuned...we'll have more shortly.

For now, check out this super-sweet Eames Lounge Chair from the Design Interior Collection Vol. 2. Master Chief seems to think it's pretty cool.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

WWII Mini Destroyer

This is a fusion of a CI Boys mini destroyer and a WWII tank. I've always liked alternate history machinery so I thought it would be cool to turn the "bucket" of the mini destroyer into a WWII era army helmet. From there I just cut the turret and some of the top off of a small tank and sunk it into the bucket. The hardest part was probably dremeling through the tank's diecast hull. I took my time though and I think it came out clean. I also had to insert rods into the hull to attach the legs. They can move at the hips, knees, and ankles. Painting was easy enough; primed him, sprayed him green, drybrushed sand.

This little guy is now part of my friend Adrian's collection of awesome designer toys.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Barack Obama Is Totally Awesome

Well folks, we have a candidate. Today Senator Barack Obama made history by clenching the democratic nomination and I'll tell you something, I'm damn proud of him.

Hopefully in November the majority of the country will feel the same way as I do and we'll finally be able to blast off into the 21st century. This is the future. We've been here for 8 years and finally, we have a potential leader who is ready to take the nation in this modern age. Awesome!

I know it sounds corny but, dammit, I feel like so much is possible now. And you know what? I'm not alone.

Also: How awesome is this picture?
Answer: Totally.