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Saturday, October 22, 2011

A Knight on the Town

Last night a buddy of mine helped me this silly video. It was a great way to spend an evening!

Special thanks to Terry of Terry-oke: Terry-oke's facebook page

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Fun with License Plates



I've been slowly amassing a collection of license plates.... I now have enough to start playing with them.....


and making..... [bad pun warning]....... Plate-Armor!





More to come soon!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Custom Mad Max Costume


My most recent custom project for one of my clients was to create some items from Mad Max's outfit in "The Road Warrior". The project is now complete! I've created his shoulder armor, leg-brace and knee pad. I've been wanting to do a project like this for a long time and It's been a ton of fun!



For all of the pieces I first made them all shiny and new... and then attempted to subject them to months worth of abuse in just a few minutes to make it look like the outfit's been through the wastes and back. My client found the jacket and sent it to me to be modified. It's an awesome coat and was already perfectly worn and beat up!


My client was kind enough to send me some extra belts to work with, which certainly were handy!


After experimenting with various pre-fabricated bits of sports equipment, I ended up deciding to create the entire knee-pad from scratch. I started with closed cell foam padding, leather and rivets and ended up with this. 

I was happy that the brace not only supplies a solid visual, but it allows for a great deal of movement as well! Here's a video of the leg brace in action:


This was one of those projects that a part of me wishes I could keep. I'll have to make another one in the future. Before I sent this out to my client, however, I couldn't resist providing a "WTF???" moment to a bunch of people during their morning commute:



Bartertown or Bust!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

!!!Extension on Halloween Sale!!!

Due to the success of the sale, I'm extending the discounts on some of the items in my shop by another week. If there's something in my store that catches your fancy, you have until 10/17 to get it at a special low price!

I have a very large, complex build going on currently and I'm trying to make some more room in my workshop by selling some of my inventory.

Also, I'm always willing to give people quotes on how much I'd charge to make a custom item you might be interested in. You can see some of my past custom projects in the older posts on my blog. Or, check out the new "Mad Max" post which shows the custom project I'm currently working on.

My shop can be found here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ChainCrafts

Here's a few pictures of what's currently available:



And more!!!

Check it out today!