Patina'ed with vegetable and tung oil. Pretty much done.

Totoro lives on my desk.

my fern island needed a friend.

probably the worst project ever.

Nothing like spending 10 hours laminating, tracing, and cutting 1/16 inch bass wood into a complex multi dimensional planar grid system thing or what the fuck ever.

then your girlfriend drops a toy gun onto it and breaks off two pieces.

then you remake them in the hopes that you have enough scrap wood

of course then you have to laminate a piece of tracing parchment on top with elmers glue. in the hopes that it doesn't stretch off the surface and krinkle up into some dumb pointless time consuming tedious project hell.

then you cut a complex shape into it using a xacto knife and tons of tears.

Then you get it all finished and it looks like crap.

all the while your cat is looking at you doing this.


Bored with illustrator and wacom

ready for paint

Harness is built, the shroud is built... it just needs to be aged and patina'ed.

dont be jealous.

I may have just found the ultimate piece of lunchmaking / music listening technology ever created.

It even has a line-in for an mp3 player! This takes picnics to a whole new level.

Witch King Helm Process Shots 2

Here are some more shots... mostly completed... A few more details need to be added, like embossing and and black oxide. I have the fabric and harness for the shroud ready to put in.