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Compilation FruitCorso 2014

  • 1) Culemborg - Waterspuwers (Gargoyles) - 1st place
  • 2) Tiel Youth - Blik-vanger (Eye catcher; literal translation “Can Catcher”) - 1st place 
  • 3) Ingen - Haantjes gedrag (Rooster behaviour) - 2nd place
  • 4) Lienden Ommeren - Schrèèkers (Shriekers) - 11th
  • 5) Geldermalsen Youth - Monkey Paradise - 2nd place
  • 6) Echteld - Cryptiel - 10th place
  • 7) Drumpt Youth - Op z’n gemak (On it’s own pace) - ?
  • 8) Culemborg Youth - Flierefluiters - (“Slackers”) - 3rd place
  • 9) Culemborg - Waterspuwers (Gargoyles) - 1st place
  • 10) Tiel - Big Brother is watching you - 5th place

Congratulations to everyone involved with FruitCorso 2014; builders, organisation, the audience and every one else!

For me this was an odd year. Due to some situations within my regular Corso club some of us went to Ingen this year. New club, new rules, new design (but same designer).
In the end we pulled off a great 2nd place!

The weather was alright, we could’ve done without the rain on Saturday but all and all it was a blast. I feel like I’ve took too little picture, but I took 10 of the best ones I had to show here.

And yes, if you paid attention I did mention Culemborg 2 times with their “Waterspuwers”. I can’t help it, but I adore the Notre Dame and I think Gargoyles are just awesome. When I saw the scale model I had a moment of doubt to go to their club instead. For them it was the 25th year they attended and they went big.

My job within the club this year, was mainly sculpting with polystyrene and plaster.

I got a lot of positive feedback for my work on the face of the big rooster, but I do want to say that we build it all together; the others deserve as much credit and maybe even more than me, because they spend way more time in it.

See you all next year

#vind ik leuk #YOLO (Sorry this was corso humor)

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The “Wicked Willow Trilogy” is complete!
I finally found part 3 2nd hand online. :)

The “Wicked Willow Trilogy” is complete!

I finally found part 3 2nd hand online. :)

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As said in my previous post; I made a Creeper piñata.

I never made one before, so I’m sure there are a bunch of things I did wrong (Seeing the kid had a load of trouble hitting it before it broke)

I don’t have the steps in a photo set for you, but I will guide you by text.

How to make one:

  • Get cardboard and crepe paper (I’m not sure I’ve translated that correct). I’ve got 4 tones of crepe paper; Dark green, Light green, Lime and white.
  • Find a nice size for your gifts. (Lay your gift on a piece of cardboard to measure out the approximate size you’re going to need to build this. You don’t want to end up with a piñata that doesn’t fit your stuff.
  • A Creeper consists of a square head, a rectangular body and normally 4 feet, but you can use 2 rectangular boxes for this.
  • Add rope (We didn’t hang the creeper, but in the end it served as a handy thing to carry the creeper around during traveling.)
    Make 2 holes in the bottom of the body rectangular box and put the rope through. Make one hole in the top piece and put both ends through it. Do the same for the head and make a knot. I glued the rope each time it would go through cardboard.
  • Cut the board and glue every edge with hot glue (Even if you have a box fit for your gift, I do recommend you to cut loose all the edges, otherwise the edge will only dent and not break when hit)
  • !!!Don’t forget to put your gifts in before you glue the last side close!!! (Also add things like confetti)
  • Paint the Creeper green. Water based paint works quicker. Apply to coats just to prevent the brown cardboard color to be seen underneath the crepe paper
  • Cut a strip of crepe paper. Depending on your size Creeper. Note that you need to end up in overlapping squares so you need them to be slightly rectangular in length. I’ve cut these trips up in 3 pieces and made some slits in them before removing them off of each other (that way you have like 15 or more at once instead of making every single piece)
  • Glue time! Now you can glue on every single piece of pixel! It’s a lot of work. Start at the bottom and work your way up. I’ve worked with the ratio of dark green: light green: lime: white; (approximately) 1:2:2:1
    Meaning that in a line of 6 you’d stick 1 dark green, 2 light greens, 2 limes and 1 white. These ratios change when you f.e. need 8 on a line. Just be sure not to overuse dark greens and whites.
    Try to avoid 2 of the same colors next or above each other. You can do this, but only do it rarely. Also try to randomize so you don’t end up with diagonal lines with the same color.
  • End up with black cardboard for its face and feet.

Have fun! :)

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Xena sword Minecraft Style

So a couple of days back I made some Xena weapons in Minecraft Style made with Paint.

I had a birthday last week of a kid that’s fan of Minecraft and the gift would be Minecraft themed. I’ve decided to make a creeper piñata, but with that you need something to hit. I thought Xena’s sword would do the trick.

How to make one:

I’ve made this from MDF; 12mm

  • You start off drawing a grid with squares of 12 mm (depending on the thickness of your board or how big you want it to be; I wanted 3D squares)
  • Cut it out; I used an electric fretsaw. (By hand you might be able to do this too and if it’s big enough I guess a jig saw might work.)
  • Sand it and give it a grey primer (depending on your colors; for some colors white would work better. Gold looks nicer on white, but silver works better on a grey surface. It’s a choice you have to make)
  • Sand it again, maybe a second coat of primer to smooth the surface. MDF has the terrible characteristics of swelling fibers. You can avoid this a bit if you use a thin layer of filler. But that does take you a lot of extra work.
  • Draw the grid back on. (With a single layer of primer you might be able to see some of your grid, but most likely you need to redo the whole thing.)
  • Start painting. I needed to paint this about 2 to 3 times; especially the silver/ gold needs more layers. If you use water based paints, you can most likely keep continue painting and repainting it without needing to set the project aside.
    For the darker tones I’ve used silver + black and gold + black. For the lighter tones I’ve used silver + white and gold + yellow (gold + white left a very odd color and shine, which wasn’t nice. With yellow it looks slightly better)
  • End up with a layer of varnish. Maybe 2 layers to be sure.

Sidenote: This item is quite well for things like decoration/ cosplay. But don’t use it to hit things (or persons; I doubt they will like that). MDF isn’t very strong so the corners will break rather easily.
You can choose to use multiplex instead, but do know the edges will need to be filled up and sanded down more than you’ll need to do with MDF.

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Yesterday I was at a fun fair and at one of the rides they started to play “The wanderer”; that one from Lost Girl and I was turning around in case something would happen.

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lezbhonest:

homolesbians:

becausetreasons:

Lesbian characters wearing maroon jackets with black leather sleeves.

Shit is this the new uniform??

ATTENTION ALL LESBIAN PERSONELL! New uniform regulations are in place as of August 14! SIGNAL BOOST!

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I’d like to add this one:

Lost Girl Season 4 Episode 8 Groundhog Fae

It might not be the exaxt same as the ones above but it’s still maroon with black leather sleeves.

(I also have this jacket, before I knew it was going to be the new uniform.)

(Source: gayintensifies)

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(Kinda old news, but I just found out)

Funko Pop! Did a version of Buffy The Vampire Slayer figures.

They made the selection:

  • Buffy
  • Willow
  • Angel
  • Spike
  • Vampire Spike (Yes, he’s always a vampire, but this is his evil face version)
  • The Gentlemen (that’s standing…). 
  • And last but not least….

Oz?!

Uhm…Wtf?…

Where’s Xander?!!

Don’t get me wrong, I always considered Oz to be an okay guy, but Xander is more important to the show. If Oz get’s a Funko POP! then Faith and Anya should get one too. And what about Tara?! Willow left Oz long ago (Sorry for the spoiler, if you’re watching season 4)
And how can they do Oz and not Giles?! I want a Giles one! Make it better and do the Giles/ Fyarl Demon! :D

Oh and one of Sweet…one that can sing :D

These figures are in stores in September.
(Owh and I also found out there’s a limited edition bruised Buffy version)

So let me know, I’m curious: Which figure do you miss or would you want?

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If I would wake up a man, I’d grow massive sideburns and get a wolverine haircut.

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Some Xena Minecraft weapons drawn with Paint.
Chakram
Yin Yang Chakram
Breast dagger
Xena’s Sword
Gabrielle’s Staff
Sais

Some Xena Minecraft weapons drawn with Paint.

  • Chakram
  • Yin Yang Chakram
  • Breast dagger
  • Xena’s Sword
  • Gabrielle’s Staff
  • Sais