Call it a kind of 'Fourth-Wall-transcendent kleptomania', but I can't watch a movie, show, or play any vdeo-games anymore without itching to 3D-model and either papercraft or 3D-print half a dozen or more of the coolest (or silliest) things from it. As an avid fan of the martial arts and deep believer in self-defense, 90% of the time, the object of my ambition is some sort of sword or knife (but I guess Shapeways doesn't permit either of those) or wearable armor. More or less, it's any tool that can help the savvy craftsman feel as powerful as their fictional heroes once they can tangibly hold or wear [or SWING!] the finished thingamabob. Such objects aren't always all weapons and doom, however; sometimes, they're as simple and harmless as emblematic pendants, or in one recent case: hyper-advanced sporks from Outer Space! xD
Still trying to work out how to make things that aren't quite so useless in the Real World, though. I.e. why design costumes when you should just design really, really cool "real" clothes?? Or can't we all just wear Steampunk armor to school and work? ....Well, I would. :-j
Follow my Twitter page to watch my works-in-progress develop! ( twitter.com/eutytoalba )
I decided to begin posting a steady stream of WIP shots of my work because, frankly, people were fooling themselves that this stuff is easy and denying me credit for the precious time I lost, insinuating that I'm lazy despite the frequent allnighters at the computer (actually working) and backaches from it that ultimately drove me to rig up my own makeshift standing-desk! You don't have to buy my wares, just please don't diss my work-ethic like I have a simple magic button that I press and perfect 3D-models instantly fall out of my computer like a vending machine. I AM A SCULPTOR! Developing worthwhile things has a personal cost!
About the animated banner:
That mechanical heart was a proof-of-concept prototype that I made out of a pizza box for a costume piece that harneses the sway of a person's walk to power its wings! A proper model for 3D-printing is not yet in-progress, but it's high on my to-do-list, and that's why I'm using it on this page. Just something upcoming to stalk my new store for. ;-) (Note the product categories I've created, for an idea of what to expect from me the soonest.)