Steampunk Bracer video playlist

Hello there.  I have begun posting videos of some of the work I am doing on various projects.  If you would like to see all the available videos about the Steampunk Bracers, there is now a playlist that you can go.  This combines all of these videos in one convenient location.  Just click HERE.

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Adding color to the Steampunk bracers

Here is a video I put together from a Twitch stream I did recently.  In this video I go over some of the techniques in applying color to a design carved in leather.  I am creating a set of steampunk style bracers and documenting the process on Twitch and then editing the videos to be watched later on my YouTube channel.

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I am live streaming on Twitch!

Now that Twitch has launched the new Creative section of their service, I have set up a channel to stream projects I am working on. If I am going to spend time at my desk, why not share what I am doing with anyone who is interested. Read More

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Building a Fallout AER9 Laser Rifle

I have taken on the not insignificant task of building a laser rifle from the Fallout game series.  This is a very well known weapon from the game, so I need to make sure to get it correct.  I am 3D printing the parts using a file created by Yvo de Haas of Ytec.  I previously built a PipBoy with his renders and it is a beautiful piece. Read More

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Phoenix Comicon 2015 Wrap up


     I have mostly recovered from this years Phoenix Comicon, so it is time to present my thoughts and observations on the event.  As I said before, from the first time I attended this show, I was hooked.  It is a big convention, bringing big names and a large variety of attendees and groups.  My first year was as a general attendee, last year I showed up in some costumes and had a great time doing that.  This year I arrived as an exhibitor in Artist Alley. Read More

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Wrist Cuff for Jayne Cobb costume

I was able to get a version of “Vera” from Firefly and Serenity completed prior to Phoenix Comicon 2015. I then decided to try to get as much of the costume completed as I could for the show.  One of the iconic items, that can be made, not purchased, is the wrist cuff that Jayne wears on his right arm.  It is made of leather, so, of course, I decided to make one. Read More

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Phoenix FanFest update 1

December 9, 2014

Phoenix FanFest update 1

Hello everyone!  Things have been quite hectic around the office lately.  The last days leading up to Phoenix Fan Fest have arrived.  I have been putting finishing touches on projects to take with me.  (glue is drying as I type this)  Read More

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