June 27th, 2010
June 19th, 2010
I have many board games, and I like to keep an inventory. I even print out index cards with images, descriptions, and other pertinent information so that visiting family members can sift through the selection and make a better decision.
While updating my inventory last night, I came across one of my first loves: Battle at Sarlacc’s Pit. I remember seeing it high on a shelf and begging my mom to buy it for me. It took some convincing, but I finally got it. My mom was strapped for money at the time, so I know it was hard for her to cave in. I knew this; it was selfish, and I’m still ashamed of it. But, some good did come from it. Read More
June 18th, 2010
I’ve begun restructuring the papercraft files into a different format that will hopefully be more helpful to you all.
Instead of having all parts in separate PDF files (1 page of parts = 1 PDF file), I’m combining multiple pages into fewer PDFs. This should help keep track of files, which I admit can become hard to know exactly what’s been printed and what hasn’t. So, with one print command, several pages will be printed.
You can also take advantage of Adobe® Reader®’s multi-page-per-sheet feature if you like to scale down the models. Two or more pages can be set side-by-side on a single sheet.
Additionally, the License Agreement is now contained within the first three pages of the instructions. To save paper, be sure not to print out the first three pages.
I am still in the process of converting files. Links are changing, so there may be a few minutes here and there where the files are unavailable.
June 15th, 2010
Back when the “Indiana Jones Adventure” (Disneyland®) was sponsored by AT&T, park guests were handed a nifty decoder card. With these, guests could decipher the Maraglyphics on the walls of the queue, revealing foreboding texts that warn of the dangers ahead. Sadly, these cards are no longer handed out, and they’ve become a bit of a collector’s item.
But, you can print out your own decoder sheet right at home to take to the park. The sheet is offered by Disneyland.com, and I found the link thanks to the Mousetalgia forums.
June 1st, 2010
Yeah, I know: it’s been far too long. These submissions are from March and April.
I do have plans to get back up to speed. Well, maybe a moderate speed, but it’s better than what we were doing before. Things are moving.
I actually worked on the Disneyland Paris Sleeping Beauty Castle today. Yeah, your minds are blown, right!? It’s been nearly a year since I last worked on it. With a tad more work, the pieces (71 pages in all) will be finished, and I can begin on the illustrated instructions. This means that I will be updating the “Designing a Paper Model” section on my portfolio site if you’d like to follow along.
Before you ask, no, I don’t know when I’ll be finished. But, I do think I have a way to make up for the long wait.
The contest is finally over! A lot of you did a wonderful job. Winners: be on the lookout for an email within a day or two.
Rather than re-edit the contest page, I thought I’d submit the questions and answers here. Someone might be sifting through the archives one day, and might enjoy some POTC trivia.
Q1. What movie prop from Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl can be seen in the attraction at Disneyland®, California?
A: The Aztec treasure chest! You can find it at the very end of the treasure grotto. Read More