Monthly Archives: April 2017

Master Sword Painted – Day 3

Master Sword Painted

We finally finished up the master sword with stain, paint, and a clear coat.

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Ackbar’s Fish Tacos

Ackbar Fish Tacos

I don’t think this picture is wrong, it would be if it was calamari.  More work from my retelling of a Star Wars story.

Drawn in Krita on my Surface Pro 3.

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Zelda Master Sword – Day 2

Master sword finished

This afternoon after church, we finished the master sword!  Well cutting and assembling, we still need to stain some parts and paint on some details.

I decided that while the jig idea I found would probably have worked, I would just cut the parts on the scroll saw this time to get it done this weekend.  I still have the templates if I want to make any more and build the jigs.  Pictures of the final steps and assembly below.

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Zelda Master Sword – Day 1

Yesterday we got started building my son’s Master Sword from Legend of Zelda.  We started with paper templates to cut some wooden templates from.  The idea was to then screw the templates to the final boards and reproduce them with a router trim bit.

Holding them by hand on my router table caused a ton of chipping, tear-outs, and throwing the wood around.  I’m gonna have to try a jig similar to this or just scrollsaw all the pieces.

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Golden Eye LEGO Mech

Golden Eye LEGO mech

Yesterday, my oldest and I were building some LEGO mechs in the living room, and this is what I ended up with.  It’s construction is very similar to my last one.

LEGO Mech stripped

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Rocket Raccoon Doodle

Rocket Doodle

This is just a little Rocket I doodled in a training meeting about HR stuffs.  I’m excited for this next installment to be out in May, though Chris Pratt’s facial hair seems weird (pointy sideburns?).

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Designing a Master Sword

Master Sword

Almost 2 1/2 years ago I built my oldest son a Dwarven Axe to his specifications and now my youngest has decided what he would like me to make him.  He’s been playing lots of Zelda lately, though we don’t have a Switch, and wanted me to build him a wooden Master Sword.  The design above is what I planned out and finally settled on based on pictures and a cardboard mock-up we made to test the scale and measurements.  We bought the board for it last weekend and should be cutting on Saturday.  Hopefully I remember to take pictures throughout the process.  I still haven’t gotten my oldest to decide what he wants to do with his axe.   Teenagers…

sword cardboard mock-up

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LEGO Series 17

LEGO Series 17

I had to wait around a bit at Walmart last night to get a tire fixed and I found they were selling the new LEGO minifigure series.  So after some nimble package squeezing, I brought home the vet with bunny, the rocket boy, the punk dwarf, two retro space guys, four corn men, and the mystery pirate character!

I may need to get more corn men though, Iowa pride and all.

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Deathstar Breakroom

deathstar breakroom

This is yet another WIP doodle towards that comic I’m putting together reconstructing a classic Star Wars tale.

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Newest LEGO Mini-mech

Second LEGO Mini Mech

Last weekend my oldest and I ended a day of errands at the local second hand LEGO store.  I picked up another little tub of parts suitable for LEGO mechs, so I started farting around after i got done sorting my loot and made this guy.  It’s considerably larger than my last one.

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