Ok I lied, I didn't plant anything. I have been visiting a few nurseries and have looked at a lot of beautiful plants and flowers and wondered what a metal version of them would look like in the future.
So I got out all my crafting wires, matchbox car parts, disassembled hairclips, beading parts, button rivets, cheap calculator solar panels, a fish tank pipe, some miniature hobby street lights... I am not sure if I covered everything but yeah I have a lot of sith accumulated at home lol
This took me a few weekends to complete and I almost thought it wasn't going to work. I had to undo everything at one point because I realized the stem was the wrong colour. Talk about being a**l retentive.
Ok enough of my yappin. Here is the energy power station of the future.
I give you, the power plant!
So much for toying with the colours. This is what it looks like under regular lighting.
I have been toying with this piece for a long time, both in my head and with a few pieces of wire. In the past couple of weeks, I have been able to materialize this with a little difficulty soldering the wire for the light attachment to the battery contacts. It is pure coincidence that Stephen Hawking talked about aliens invading us in the past 2 weeks. I wasn't inspired by it.
As this robot is pointing to the sky, I decided to call it "The Oracle" as it kinda looks like it has the job of scanning the skies and the near future to warn the planet of any invading forces. I am too tired to write a little story around it. I am already too geeky as it is.
I recently took apart an old robot I made that looked like a shrimphead with a glass over it. I then recycled its parts into a new robot. I think I am not very sentimental at all. I am supposed to keep old things and not take them apart. The old robot I made reflected a time when I was quite new to this hobby, when I was experimenting a lot and learning in the process. I remember being very pleased when I was finished with it. I put it up on a shelf and admired it for a while, took pictures of it and spent hours cutting a glass bulb to fit over its head. It was a labour of love.
Not too long ago, there was a blast near where I live and it shook the shelf and some of my robots fell. There was another one with a glass head that I absolutely adored. It was the pumpkin head/jack-o-lantern robot I made. I believe I have it posted here somewhere. When that broke, I decided to revamp whatever I wasn't completely happy with. I guess it is quite consistent of me. I get a little sentimental for 5 minutes, then I am done grieving and start a new life.
Here is the Glass shrimphead robot reborn. I call it "The Machiavellian" because it has a crown like head in the glass cover.
Lately I have been shopping for little matchbox jeeps, miniature muscle car replicas and R2D2 figures. The failure to find them has left me frustrated and despondent. So I started looking around at toy lego figures and playmobil sets. To my dismay, I could not find anything that would fill the void in my empty soul.
So I decided to make my own lego figures with what little skill and imagination I have.
Since the last robot I made was predominantly black, I decided to make one that was predominantly silver this time.
When it came time to finish the head, I forgot about the crustacean/insect ideas... and so I ended up struggling again. I wasn't too unhappy when I got done. I would've liked a better head on it though.
Its been a while since I last made robots so I got in the mood to make them again, thanks to gorehouse who reminded me.
Here they are. They are mostly made out of crafting wire, beads and sewing supplies. (I threw in some wheels from a matchbox car). Click on the picture to see the large image. There are some more in my image folder here on craftster... just click around.
That's the title of a song by The Shaggs. Anyway, one of my friends had surgery on his leg. So I made him a little troll with an injured leg. Hope you all enjoy this. By the way, I posted 2 figurines last week so do check those out as well. One is in a cage and the other is a baby troll.