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Little Friends of Printmaking at Super7

Super7 - 4 June, 2015 - 15:54


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Little Friends of Printmaking are coming to Super7 for an all-cat themed print show! “We Hope You Like Cats” will feature a range of all new designs from the Little Friends of Printmaking, all with a fine-tuned focus on our furry feline friends.

Friday, June 19th 6m PST at Super7 San Francisco.


3D Printed Pulsar LED Watch for GI Joe 1/6 Scale

Prometheum5's collected works - 24 May, 2015 - 12:48

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I was working on a James Bond-themed 12″ GI Joe kitbash based on the first teaser of Daniel Craig from SPECTRE, wearing a simple garb reminiscent of the duds Roger Moore wore in Live and Let Die.  The parts list was pretty easy overall, but there was one critical piece missing, Bond’s watch!  Moore’s Bond actually wears a gadget-laden Rolex Submariner for most of the movie, but in his first scene of the film he has on something far cooler, a Pulsar P2 2900 LED watch!  I have a bit of a fascination with LED watches, so I knew I needed to make one to complete my Joe Bond bash.

 

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The trick with this model was keeping it small and in-scale looking while representing the metal link band and the shape of the face.  This project really pushed the limit of fine detail capabilities from a home-grade FDM 3D printer, but with a little paint the results look the part.

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Japan's Emoji Rangers

AltJapan - 6 May, 2015 - 20:08
On April 28, 2015, President Obama publicly thanked Japan for "manga and anime, and, of course, emojis." How did emoji wind up at the White House? It was a long and winding road, and I wrote about it for the... mattalt
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Yokai Cards

AltJapan - 26 March, 2015 - 04:51
'70s vintage "karuta" cards: Kitsune-bi (foxfire), oni, umi-bozu (sea phantom), hitotsume kozo (one-eyed kid), and a monster pumpkin. Several of these appeared in the pages of Yokai Attack! The Japanese Monster Survival Guide. Can you figure out which? mattalt
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