Category: General

A Fresh Start

Having recently discovered that I had this blog on two different servers and that the original domain had expired, I’ve decided to just start all over and put everything here in one place as opposed to having it scattered across cyberspace and time.

That being said, the post dates won’t make any sense at first and I don’t really care to try and sort them out, instead I will just add things as I see fit and try to cover as much ground as possible to get back up to speed.

For anyone wanting a custom order, please be aware of the following:

  1. I have a full time job these days
  2. I work graveyard shifts exclusively
  3. I do not have weekends off

With that being said, when I give you an estimate on the turnaround time of a project and it seems to be longer than it should take… that’s why. I have to juggle work and sleep. The good news is I don’t sleep much as usual even after a full nights work I get about 4 hours then unless I’m busy, I struggle to squeeze a few more hours in.

And finally, there are several items that you can and will be able to purchase from this site like props, graphics, etc. These will have PayPal buttons on their posts for convenience. If there’s any questions, feel free to shoot me an email at: wulf@valhalla-computers and ask.

Progress Pics

Here’s some pics of things in progress in the shop at the moment, to include my steam rifle project that was abandoned for a while. Lot of these projects are very nearing completion and just need a few things here and there to be finished, what takes so long is that I am also doing…

Going to be a scorcher

Today it’s been said that the temperature is going to be around 107 and 110 and given the heat in the shop last night, I’m going to be chilling in the house all day….. prolly won’t get much done BUT, I do have a couple of resin cast krakens and a recently finished NERF Recon…

Other finished projects…

Since we’ve moved to the new house and Kristy gave me the garage as a workshop, I’ve been in it daily working on one thing or another. Sometimes I go out there and work on masks, other times I’m painting, then there’s times when I just walk around in circles wondering just what I should…

NEW Plague Doctor Masks

So I was looking for a better/easier method of making the masks that would make them more durable, give me more versatility, and look good… the answer was fiberglass shells. Using posterboard to make the forms, I fiberglassed them like a Pepakura model, coated them with Bondo, sanded them, and painted them. On some of…

The workshop comes to life

I finally have most everything I need in the workshop, few more trips to town and back plus a visit or two to the hardware stores and I’ll be all set.

I already have some stuff ready for Etsy, and some other stuff that just needs a few finishing touches and it will be listed on Etsy as well.

Presently all business will be handled through Etsy and right now there’s some excellent graphics up there.

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5th Element Mondoshawan

For those of you wondering what the Mondoshawan suit is I want to make, you’ll recall them from the epic movie with Mila, The 5th Element.

They were the big eggy looking guys who showed up in the beginning of the movie to collect the stones ( I’ll be making some of these also ).

Anyhow, through the years the actual movie props were pieced out, ruined, etc, only one remains in a collectable shop in England… kinda sad actually cuz they’re pretty cool. Anyhow, here’s some reference pics I’ll be using to bring on of these bad boys to life hopefully by the end of the year.

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Oh we’re so close now I can taste it

Closing day is March 10th ( possibly March 7th ) on our new house, what that means for me is a whole garage within which to build my workshop and in turn larger projects, more storage for stuff and even bigger and better tools to play with !!!!

On the board already¬† are a few things I’ve wanted to do for a while but never really had the room:

  • Halo Scout Suit
  • Halo Master Chief Suit
  • Halo ODST Suit
  • Mondoshawan Suit ( 5th Element )

Already working on plans and template, just need the space which I will soon have

Welcome to Idle Hands

When all else fails, there’s nothing to do, you’re twiddling your thumbs wondering what to do next…. that’s the moment when Idle Hands takes over and we create things from whatever we can get our hands on, in, or around.

Some of the things we like to do:

  • Leather Working
  • Sci-Fi and Fantasy Props
  • Steampunk Accessories
  • Graphics & Webdesign
  • Homemade Soaps & Lotions
  • Creations for SecondLife
  • Re-purposing secondhand finds
  • and much much more…

Although we never like to keep our hands idle, we find that some of our best creations come from those moments when we have nothing to do and not a clue of what to do next; that means you never know what you will find here on the site or what sort of mischief we’ll get into.

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