The new compass spinner is designed after the one used in the second and third Pirates of the Caribbean films.
Two new icon archives are up, featuring some villain and theme park icons of old. Of course, now that you’ll have access to nearly every icon ever released, there’s no need for me to keep up the ever-growing Flashback list. Keeping my own personal records up-to-date is daunting enough.
Ever since I picked up my 2-disc copy of Dead Man’s Chest, I’ve been running the film forward and back like crazy! I have screen shots of the final details for the Dead Man’s Chest paper model. Within the coming weeks, I hope to return to the model and finally begin work on the textures.
I did, however, create the new compass spinner design that was used in the 2nd and 3rd films. It’s all ready to be uploaded to the Disney Experience, but I may wait until the next site update to release it. I have a special Holiday item that I created back in 2003 that I recently uncovered (I thought I’d lost it), and I want to share it with you all this Christmas. I just don’t want to push the bandwidth. BUT . . . the spinner is already available on the compass model CD, so if you had planned on ordering it sometime soon, you will get the extra spinner.
I’m also enjoying my new Wacom drawing tablet. The past week or so, I’ve been experimenting on new artwork. I’ve even opened a deviantART account and updated my portfolio site. Check out some of the Disney artwork that people have done on deviantART—it’s insanely gorgeous!
I am now in the process of archiving icons for everyone to download. Each archive set will have 30 icons to download, and I’ll be slowly adding more sets as time goes on (we don’t want the bandwidth skyrocketing). Pretty soon, you’ll have access to more icons than you can shake a stick at; talk about icon euphoria!
Check out Jonathan’s completed Wicked Wench model. The cabin windows even light up, which I thought about doing (along with the lamps). I’m glad someone finally did it. There are tons of photos (4 pages) showing the construction as well as many modifications. This is a MUST SEE!
There are now 600 icons created to date, including those designed for DoomBuggies.com and TellNoTales.com. It’s safe to say that the vault is beginning to burst at the seams, and I’m starting to mull around an idea that I swore I would never to do.
The vault may be opening it’s doors to the public . . . permanently. We’ll start out slow, offering the much older icons first. Eventually, all of the previously released icons will be available for download. New icons won’t be added to the vault until there’s enough to complete a full archive download (25 icons or so).
Keep an eye out for the possible appearance of the vault at the Disney Experience.