JMStudio is pretty bad, but it didn’t have to be. Continue Reading... "The Seal 3D scanner seriously needs some better software"
Author: Tamius Han
Remember that one time when I printed myself my Guild Wars 2 character in the most pleb way possible? Well … turns out that our club decided to do a Lovecraft-themed event, which means there’s going to be another mini painting contest, with a Lovecraftian / horror theme. This thematic is one that I highly dislike, but it does highly overlap with “things getting… Continue Reading... "That’s Right, And I’ll do it Again — Branded Charr Mini"
Tamius spends a lot of words talking about whether to make his charr costume big or small, debating pros and cons of each option. Continue Reading... "The Charr Cosplay: The Matter of Size"
It was autumn 2012 and I was making my Steam account. It turned out that my standard username at the time has already been taken by someone else, meaning I had to pick a new name. Fortunately for me, the final Guild Wars 2 beta weekend happened just a few months earlier. I’ve played out all five races the game has to offer, and… Continue Reading... "The Charr Cosplay, Part 0: Motivation, Requirements, and Ideas"
Well, took me a while to come around to writing this post. I’ll try to be brief: I wasn’t very satisfied with the NMN version of the robe. However, about a month later, our club (Amulet D20) had a thematic evening, which has seen some adjustments: You may have also noticed that the introductory post promised a chapter on props and cooling. Unfortunately, there… Continue Reading... "Robe of Archmagi: The Result"
Back in 2012, I was kinda into Guild Wars 2. Because of reasons, around 2012 I also had to pick a new username due to my old one being often already taken. I ended up going with the name of my GW2 character, and I ended up using that username everywhere to the point said character kinda became a bit of a mascot. Fast… Continue Reading... "3D printing my Guild Wars 2 character"
Just by looking at the reference picture, golden trims look like a major paint in the ass. It actually appears to have a 3D shape to it, meaning my usual tactics of “just painting on” probably isn’t going to work. Or is it? Paint selection For a very nice price of 6.9€, I bought myself a R&D sample of proper gold paint for fabric.… Continue Reading... "Robe of Archmagi R&D: The Trim"
For this project I wanted to have a fabric that meets the following requirements: I ended up settling on thin+smooth, thick+don’t care, thin+smooth sandwich — because that ended up being the cheapest option that cleared my requirements bar on the appearance side. However, the compromises had to be made and … well, we get to a few hard realities: The first layer that got… Continue Reading... "Robe of Archmagi R&D: Layers Upon Layers"
My googling skills drop off sharply when leaving the tech domain, but it appears that when it comes to sewing a robe of archmagi, nobody has ever done that in the history of D&D (or at least, published their work to the internet). Seems that I’m going to be the first — meaning that when the end costume ends up being of the “at… Continue Reading... "Robe of Archmagi R&D: Patterns"
A few months ago, I was introduced to a somewhat-local geek club — somewhat local in the sense that it’s not really local, but it’s not too far out from my usual daily commute. Every couple of months or so, they organize a fantasy-themed event, which my D&D party got a whiff of. During those events, they mildly promote their main activity — painting… Continue Reading... "Mini Base Design: The Dwarf"