January 29th, 2007
January 24th, 2007
MAM-A has raised the prices on their archive-quality gold CD-Rs, so I’ve had to switch to their silver CD-Rs. The life expectancy is 100 years (300 for gold), so it will still outlive you. It’s still a very high-grade CD (far better than the ones you buy in the stores) with MAM’s exclusive Phthalocyanine dye (longevity) and Diamond CoatTM layer (additional protection). Just don’t worry if you see that the paper models CDs have changed from gold to silver.
For those of you who have CDs on backorder, I apologize for the delay. The new batch of blank CD-Rs are already on their way. MAM-A had some odd store prices and items that just didn’t seem right to me. After a nice email chat with Lance, the Sales Manager, several site mistakes were fixed.
January 21st, 2007
To show my appreciation for your support, I am adding a free gift with every model CD order. All I can say is that it’s a very simple project, and the offer will be around for a limited time (a month or two).
January 18th, 2007
It’s been three months, but I’m back to work on the Dead Man’s Chest. I woke up this morning, and had this sudden urge to start working on it again . . . and I got a lot done!
I finished the final (hopefully) model pieces and shrunk them down a tad (too big). I also did a sizable chunk of the graphics and started applying them to the pieces. The rest of the graphics will be added and adjust later in Photoshop. I did a test print of a single completed panel, and I must say that this may be one of the most beautiful models I’ve done in a while.
I’m also getting the urge to finish the upgrades for the Sleeping Beauty Castle model, adding realistic stone (the same as on Snow White’s Wishing Well model), realistic roof tiles, and some added shading to add depth to some flat areas. But I want to finish the chest first.
Follow the final model’s construction progress in the Cannibal Stew.
For a while now, I’ve been following the work of the Webdude on the Cardmodels.net forum. He’s designing many paper models of the characters from the Disney/Pixar “Cars” animated feature. They’re still in development, but you can download beta versions from Webdude’s site.
The “Cars” paper models are all in PDO format (you need Pepakura Designer), and there are no instructions.