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21  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Electrobug! A little paper beetle that moves on: July 22, 2009 06:37:22 PM
I made this little guy today after seeing this video from Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories about Bristlebots! I loved the cockroachy movements of the little robot, so I made my own and built this body out of paper around it:



To turn him on, you open up the wings and connect the little red wire to the battery:









And here's a video of him running around  Cheesy

I'm glad I found the bristlebot instructions, as the paper body was really easy to build around it and now I've got little beetley pal  Wink
22  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / BananaAmbush's Gallery O' Joy 2009 Edition! (Updated 2/28/09) on: February 28, 2009 02:41:20 PM
Hey guys! So I've been pretty slack about making ATCs recently, but I'm going to try to churn a bunch more out soon! So here's what I've been working on. First of all, two cards for the Love/Hate Valentine swap:
This one was for phizzychick, called "I Give You My Heart"




And this was for craftydame, called "Too Much Candy"




And finally, I did this one just for fun. When he folds up, he's the normal ATC size and nice 'n' square.




23  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / The Mighty Boosh 5 Swap - 1 angel FOUND! Thanks Lunastara! on: November 21, 2008 07:31:45 PM
Swap Name: The Mighty Boosh swap 5
Original Thread link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=255799.0
Gallery thread link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=260656.0
# of Flakers: 1

Hey guys! I need one swap angel for the ever-patient swapper chloesaur who unfortunately got flaked on on her first swap  Cry. I'd love somebody who could do this as soon as soon as possible, since she's been waiting so long already. The swap calls for one small, one medium, and one large item, and Chloe's in the UK, so her angel should be cool with sending there. PM me if you're interested, and thank you!
Swapper: Chloesaur (angel: Lunastara)
24  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Chinese Dragon Mask on: September 01, 2008 05:04:41 PM
Hey gang! So I've always wanted to own one of those Chinese dragon masks that they make dragon trains with, so recently I decided to make one with a little of my own style mixed in. So here it is (thanks to my awesome roommate and her mannequin head for modeling for me  Cheesy)

















Oh! And I wish I had a picture of this, but his teeth and two little pinpricks in his eyes are glow-in-the-dark and look pretty freaking horrifying, since all you can see in the dark are a big pair of jaws and beady little eyes.

Aaaanyway if you want to make your own dragonny friend, what I did was get a thrift store baseball helmet (only about $1.50) and make the basic form out of newspaper and masking tape. Then I took plaster bandages and plastered over the whole thing. I painted it with regular acrylic paint and added lots of detail with dyed/painted paper. The teeth and eye pinpricks are polymer clay. Whew!
25  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / The Mighty Boosh Swap 5 Gallery! on: July 31, 2008 09:52:19 PM
Hurray, our first swapper has received! So let's see those Booshy goodies!
26  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Another My Little Pony Makeover on: July 14, 2008 04:22:31 PM
Yep, after the Zombie pony I decided to one sliiightly less creepy. This one's inspired by crazy Harajuku fashion.













Wooo! I am a dork.
27  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / My First Polymer Clay/Cloth Doll: Victor the Lonely on: July 14, 2008 12:22:17 PM
Well, after seeing newagedoll's awesome clay/cloth dolls, I had to have a go. So here he is, Victor the lonely. Shunned as a child for his unnatural neon blue hair, Victor donned a pea coat, dark denim jeans, and some pointy platform boots and never looked back. He now spends his time picnicking in the rain and immersing himself in the world of miniature castles.













Aaaaand the scariest shadow I've ever seen in a picture:



Hope you guys like him...that hair was a pain in the ass  Tongue
28  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / The Mighty Boosh Swap 5! (Signups from 7/7/08 to 7/13/08, Mail by 8/16/08) on: July 07, 2008 07:21:44 PM
Swap name: The Mighty Boosh Swap 5!
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: BananaAmbush
Sign-up date range: 7/7/08 to 7/13/08
Date to send item by: 8/13/08

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): Nope

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO

Age requirement? None

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES (thanks for offering the help, 2711!)

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 13 years old: YES

Details of swap:
Come with us now, on a journey through time...and space. Yes, it's that glorious time again: Boosh Swap 5! Has series 3 got you itching to make a Hitcher plush toy, or silkscreen a Tony Harrison bikini? Well, you've come to the right place! This swap will require you to send One large, one medium, and one small Boosh-themed item to your partner, unless you and your partner do a little negotiating and decide to do less or more.
Remember to communicate both with me and your partner, especially if something's going wrong (shipping two days late is ok, but doing it without telling anybody is not!) And most of all, make a lot of fantastic and surreal Booshy goods!
Need some inspiration? Check out rounds 1 through 4:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=67393.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=83317.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=93655.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=218828.0

If you want to participate, fill this out and PM it to me:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap:
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 13 years old (yes/no):
Vince or Howard (I think we can all agree this is important)?
Favorite episode?
Favorite character?
Favorite color?
What are you best at making?
Anything you really DON'T want to receive (allergies, hated colors, etc.)?


IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

PLEASE POST IN THIS THREAD IF YOU'VE SIGNED UP! Thanks!

HERE ARE THE PARTNERS!
Red means the person has sent their package.
Blue means the person has received their package.
Green means the person has sent and received.
Purple means the person has sent, received, and their partner has received, and they are released from my evil clutches.

BananaAmbush <-> spookshowbaby77
Stina<-> loudxmouse
oddacity <-> elleshellmo
timpani~jax <->2711
chloesaur <-> Radarface

Here's the gallery!
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=260656.0
29  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / My Little Zombie...a custom pony! *image heavy, now with halfassed tutorial!* on: June 20, 2008 10:15:29 PM
Yes, well, I've decided that I've become a little too "into" zombie movies as of late, as it appears to have culminated in this, my first ever my little pony makeover:















Yep, a zombie my little pony. Completely rehaired, gore-sculpted, painted-and-sealed pony goodness.
Hope you guys like, or at least are able to stomach, him.  Tongue

EDIT:
OK, because I was lame and didn't take in process pictures, but still want to let you guys know how I did certain parts, I'm going to try to explain it. Here's what the pony looked like when I started:



Yeah. Quite the makeover. To do the basic stuff like getting the head off and putting hair back in, I used this tutorial:

http://members.aol.com/brandiwst/tutorials.html

If that's not enough, just google "custom my little pony tutorial" and you'll be set. I basically scrubbed all the paint off with pure acetone, took the head off and took the hair out, so I had a blank, bald pony. Then, I cut but gashes in the pony with an exacto knife, and, using the neck holes, used fimo clay (the kind you bake in the oven...yep, you can bake the plastic pony!) to sculpt the gory bits. I baked the whole thing (no glue, just clay smashed into pony) and then painted it with watery acrylic paint. You get the best coat by using those triangular makeup sponges from CVS. I sealed the whole thing with Delta Ceramcoat varnish, then used superglue to put the head back on and attach the eye with embroidery floss. Whew!
30  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Gogol Bordello Messenger Bag on: May 12, 2008 01:20:23 PM
Hey guys! So I'm going to study abroad in Costa Rica tomorrow and the program gave us all black messenger bags with the Israeli paratrooper logo from army surplus (they basically looked like this: http://www.fatiguesarmynavy.com/images/items/odisraelibag77.gif but black). They're having a bag decorating contest, so here's what I came up with. Sorry there aren't before pictures, but it was just a black messenger bag:





Here's the inside pocket; the colors are a bit weird in this one, but the second one looks like it does in real life:





Aaaand here's the strap with my name on it (nobody stalk me  Tongue)





I based the bag on the band Gogol Bordello, a band I love that has a lot to do with traveling and having fun doing it. I freehanded both the pictures from these pictures:
http://www.gogolbordello.com/chronicles/tour/2/2-Images/20.jpg
http://nymag.com/images/2/daily/entertainment/07/06/11_bordello_lg.jpg
I'm thinking about doing more to it; I kinda just ran out of time. I'm thinking I'll put more lyrics on the strap or the inside. Hope you guys like!
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