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11 Feb 2008
So, last Saturday (9-Feb-08) the DCSWCC held its 5th annual Winter Social. This year we were very, very lucky to have our invitation accepted by John Morton, the man who played Dack Ralter in ESB. In addition to some other goodies, as a thank you to Mr. Morton for attending our event I created a custom John Morton "proof" card.

He was very appreciative and seemed to really like the proof card. He was also VERY personable and did a little Behind the Scenes of ESB talk, a Q&A for the group and then signed anything anyone wanted autographed.

Here's Mr. Morton discussing the changing of the spelling of Dack to Dak with me before he signs my unmounted print of the proof.

My personalized proof print.

And finally, me with John Morton (now you all know what I look like, too!). smile.gif

I so rarely share my custom work here, mostly because I so infrequently FINISH projects that I start. But this I finished, so I figured I'd share. I also made some custom chocolate Han Solo lollipops for the Winter Social, but you can read about that here.
10 Feb 2008
So, yesterday (Saturday, 9-Feb-08) the DCSWCC (of which I am past-President) held its 5th annual Winter Social. To help celebrate the event, I decided to finally act on a project that I'd had in mind for at least 3 years now. And it all became possible because I happened to randomly run across a mold product that was fit one crucial qualification: it was food-safe. At Michael's Crafts one day I just happened to see a product called Amazing Mold Putty with a huge banner on its cover that read "FDA approved food safe". I bought it on the spot. Its a 2-part molding product that you just knead together and press onto your object master. 25 minutes later you have a very strong, flexible mold that you can use to cast plaster, resin, wax, etc. Or, in my case ... chocolate! smile.gif

Hmmm, what's under that yellow lump?

Ah, the carbonite slab from the vintage Slave I.

Releasing the slab from its prison.

The Amazing Mold Putty actually captured the details very nicely!

Insert the stick.

This one's ready to be de-molded.

And here's the final result (already bagged, sorry)

But THIS is the real payoff! And yes, my daughter DID think Han tasted goooood. wink.gif

I ended up making 60 of these chocolate Han Solo-cicles, and they were a huge hit at the Winter Social. Anyway, I just thought I'd share. smile.gif
25 Jan 2008
Hey gang,

Does anyone have a vintage 4-LOM cardback that I might acquire? I'm looking for one with as little to no damage to the actual picture as possible. I'd even be okay with a hi-res scan of one (450-600 dpi?).

In trade I have green pieces of paper with numbers and pictures of dead American presidents, a hi-res scan of a vintage Luke X-Wing Pilot Revenge proof card (it's my proof card, btw, so I'm okay with trading the scan), or:

In addition to what in those pic's, I also have a loose, headless Baron Fel from the comic book 2-pack and a loose Keyan Farlander (B-Wing pilot in the red suit) from the Rebel Pilot Evolutions pack.

I need this to make a custom "corrected" Zuckus proof card for the DCSWCC's upcoming Summer Social, so the quicker the better.

Thanks in advance, fellow customizers!
14 Jan 2008
Well, after what seems like forever, I opened up my Smooth-On white liquid plastic to mix up some casting material for a couple of parts. No sooner had I started to mix parts A and B but they started to cloud up (almost as if the reaction was starting to "kick" already). After I poured the mixed liquid plastic into my molds, it started to foam and spit! I actually took a step back in surprise!!

Does this exuberant chemical reaction mean that my resin is no more good? There is A LOT of liquid in both bottles and I'd rather not have to replace it all but, if it's shot, it's shot.

(fyi, the mixing cups were brand new and unused and the molds had never been used before either, so contamination there is unlikely)

Wadda' ya' think, gang; has my resin gone south?
26 Oct 2007
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