May 23

The Geek Crafting Gods Have Smiled On Us

Remember my post about the lamp featuring Obi-Wan Kenobi fighting a Great White Shark? Someone has made another great action figure lamp!

avengers lamp

downtwobane posted an album of the process on Imgur. His sister bought a cheap Avengers playset ($10) at the Disney Store for his birthday. He had seen other examples of action figure lamps online and decided to make one with these figures. The lamp was $2 from a thrift store, and he Super Glued the figures to the lamp base.

And as a thank you to his sister, keep scrolling through that album to see the Frozen lamp he made for her.

May 23

Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding Cross Stitches

cross stitch

Rebecca from Aurora, IL posted this image of two cross stitch hoops she created, over at Craftster.

She said she saw a Kickstarter campaign a few weeks ago to make a Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding museum in a Brooklyn apartment. She donated $5 to the cause and (jokingly) tweeted, asking if they were taking submissions. The group contacted her back and said they definitely wanted some cross stitches. Rebecca’s husband designed them and she did the stitching.

And in case you’re a Nancy or Tonya fan, you can find the Kickstarter campaign here. They had 150 backers pledging $2,036 to help bring this project to life, to convert a hallway in their apartment into the Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding 1994 museum..

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May 18

TMNT Crochet Scarf Pattern


You don’t need turtle power to make your own classic ninja turtles scarf.  Check out this free crochet pattern from the Inspiration Station!  This thing is too cute, and the pattern is actually fairly simple.  If you do try it, be sure to share pictures!

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May 17

Skyrim Craft: Keening Dagger

Skyrim Keening dagger by Bill Doran Punished Props

You have admire some people’s dedication to their craft. Because he is so committed to attention to detail in his prop building, Bill Doran from Punished Props spent 10  hours on Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim gameplay to get just the right screen grabs of the Keening dagger. After he had the images, he crafted the schematics and got to work with resin, foam PVC, styrene, and Bondo. And a toilet paper tube. Lord Kagrenac, Chief Tonal Architect of the Dwemer, would be proud to own such a fine piece.

Be sure and check out some of Bill’s other projects, including a Borderlands Claptrap puppet, a Tomb Raider bow, and a Halo sniper rifle.

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May 16

Fan Made “Black Widow” Title Sequence

Christopher Haley has created a fantastic title sequence for a Black Widow movie, featuring the song, “Sour Days” by Portishead. It was actually made for an After Effects class.

Black Widow’s villain would be. . . Black Widow. Yelena Belova, to be specific. Belova believes herself to be the superior Black Widow, and in some ways she is right. Swift and ruthless, Belova is the most talented assassin to graduate from the Red Room–and now she is Hydra’s most deadly weapon. At Belova’s side is a super-soldier of her own, Alexi Shostakov–the Red Guardian, who also happens to be Natasha’s former lover. When the new heads of Hydra make a play for the power of the infinity stones it is up to S.H.I.E.L.D.’s top agent to stop them.

Despite Marvel not showing an interest in prolonging the movie lives of their female heroes, I think the powers that be need to take a hard look at this gem. It’s got a real 1960’s/Cold War/James Bond vibe to it. Black Widow isn’t one of “my” characters, but I’d see this movie in a heartbeat!