Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Birthday Present

Today marks H.P. Lovecraft's birthday, and Jason McKittrick celebrates the occasion with this limited edition bust.  The piece is only available for 24 hours.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Harsh Reality

There's a good chance that some of you have recently been approached by the producers of a reality television series.

I would suggest, in the strongest possible terms, that you think long and hard about having anything to do with such a project.

To give you a little perspective on where I'm coming from, I've spent my entire career working in the media.   Until you've seen the beast from the inside you just can't comprehend how fake most "reality" based entertainment is.  A relatively mild example can be found on most radio morning shows.  Those outrageous callers with bizarre personal problems are, for the most part, actors and actresses.  The same goes for 99% of the prank phone calls that are broadcast.  I don't have a problem with that kind of thing.  It's purely for entertainment and just a bit of harmless fun.

There's an argument to be made that reality television is more of the same.  What makes it different is the lack of concern with separating the character the producers want to develop with the real person they're molding into that role.  And rest assured, you are going to be molded.  If you agree to be part of one of these shows you will be flattered,  your ego will be stroked, and you will find yourself the center of attention.  All that delightful kow-towing has only one goal- to make you entertaining to an audience.  

Just be aware that the character they want you to play is going to be with you forever.   What seems like a harmless lark can turn into something you'll regret for years.

Warhammer 40K Medical Supplies

I love coming across niche props like these.  Light Tricks brings us a collection of medical supplies from the world of "Warhammer 40K".   His gallery includes multiple styles of field dressings, medic armbands, medical logos, triage charts, and more.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Friday, August 15, 2014

Whispers from R'lyeh

Please welcome our latest sponsor, the Whispers from R'lyeh Kickstarter project.  Alberto Cano is the man behind this effort to produce a Cthulhu-themed Ouija board.  The board artwork is impressive.

The very talented Daniel Ritthanondh is no stranger to these pages. He's provided the master sculpt for the planchette that comes with the set.

You'll find more information about the project at their Kickstarter page, including some nice pledge rewards.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Detailing EVA Foam

Will Morgan at WM Armory brings us a handy tutorial on detailing EVA foam.  It's impressive how cosplayers have pushed the boundaries of what's possible with formerly overlooked materials.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Bones

The talented Carim Nahaboo brings us this nicely done fetal skull.   The piece was sculpted from air drying clay, .