imwalde: (RobinHood:POT/Pissed)
Peeps contest is no more! :(((((

BOOOOOOOO. Maybe another paper will host the contest instead? But they'd better hurry up, or Easter candy season will pass us by.
imwalde: (ATLA/TeamFireNation)
Am I done? I think I am done.

This is reasonably close to what I saw in my head, so I am fairly pleased.
imwalde: (SGA/Ronon)

Max strapped to war boy vehicle. It's sort of hard to see in this photo, but there's a blood line connecting Max to Nux.

Closeup of Max. There's not a whole lot of face to cover with a metal head mask, so I did the best I could.

Almost done now!
imwalde: (Alice/Hatter)

What I've done so far on the War Rig.


Flame-shooting guitar playing guy


Polecat warboys


Polecat warboys



The wives are done, too, but glue needs to dry before photos. All that's left, basically is Max and the vehicle he is strapped to.
imwalde: (ATLA/Sokka/Hmmm)
This weekend, I've basically made the setting.

I had to tape together 4 boxes to get the size I wanted. Then I added foam to be the basic shape of rock formations, then paper mach├ęd them.

Then I painted the background, and spray painted the rocks black for a start.

Then here is the rocks having been painted orange, plus the sand added. (I did not think through the idea that my box full of sand might appear to the cats as a giant litter box? I've been storing it up on top of things to play it safe.)

Here is Impeepator Furiosa.

And the finished Citadel.

The only other thing I did this weekend was see Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. I didn't hate it? But it didn't quite gel for me, because Darcy left me cold. I think he was all wrong for the part. But Lily James was quite good, and there were fun scenes, and Mr Bingley was the hot would-be-husband/son of Mila Kunis in Jupiter Ascending. But a PP without a solid Mr Darcy is just never going to be a homerun.


Feb. 2nd, 2016 11:44 pm
imwalde: (HotFuzz)
Well fuck me, they've called this year's Washington Post Peeps Diorama contest!

But...but...entries are due on the 22nd???!!?!? IN WHAT WORLD IS EASTER CANDY WIDELY AVAILABLE BEFORE VALENTINE'S DAY???? Gah. I mean, yes, somewhere, if I look hard, there will be pink bunnies and yellow chicks. But the full spectrum of colors, shapes, and sizes will not be available until after the 14th. This should be an obvious truth to anyone who thinks about it for half a second. Booooooo. The deadline is creeping earlier and earlier each year, I think to give the judges more time as the contest grows in popularity, but COME ON. It's Peeps contest, therefore it needs to be held when Peeps are in stores!!!

Grrrrr. This year, I am pretty sure I know what I am doing already, though. I can picture the chase scene from Mad Max with Furiosa and girls in the truck being followed by several crazy cars, among them the one with Max strapped to the front as a blood bag. And the setting and vehicles will be complicated, so I guess I will have work to do whether or not I have the Peeps yet or not.

[Poll #2035613]
imwalde: (MCU/Groot)
Eh? It didn't quite turn out how I saw it in my head, but I am not sure futzing with it will change that. It's kinda hard to photograph. I guess I should have seen that coming, but I thought you'd be able to see the peeps inside the (g)root ball better?


These probably aren't my entry photographs, but I think the diorama is probably done. I'll try different settings and stuff, maybe some will come out better. I only get to submit two photos to the contest. I do know my title, though: Peep Are Groot.
imwalde: (ST:TNG/Worf/Drive)

Peter Quill




Feb. 21st, 2015 11:59 pm
imwalde: (ATLA/Toph)
My Peeps diorama is underway, but work cannot be completed until I hit up Michael's for some supplies. And that can't happen until later tomorrow at least, because we got a good 5-6'' of snow today (some parts of the area got 10'') before it turned to freezing rain, so by all accounts the roads are a disaster. Even what got plowed is now all icy, the news warns me. I am hoping by afternoon they are clear enough for my craft supplies run, but until then, I am doing what I can with what I have on hand.


Gamora and Drax


Groot, for now, until I can make his arms. He's a chocolate mousse reindeer peep, plus part of another one for the head.


The beginning work on the (g)root ball.
imwalde: (Calvin&Hobbes/Glee)
All done! Here is my final entry for the Washington Post 2014 Peeps Diorama contest:

I'm very pleased, overall, although once again I've made a diorama that is very hard for me to photograph.


Close-up of the front half.


Close-up of the back half.

I got entry confirmation from the Washington Post, so now we just wait until Easter to learn how I do!


Mar. 17th, 2014 04:52 pm
imwalde: (Moonlight/Morning)

Glue's not dry (so much glue!) so he can't stand yet, but he is the final character! If you can't tell, he's a giant bunny peep turned upside down.

Homestretch now! Good thing, because entries are due by midnight.
imwalde: (Alias/Dinner'sReady)

It's a little hard to tell with the shadows, but those are fish, promise.
imwalde: (DS/YMCA)

Here's Animal with his drum set.

And the whole band and their bus! I'm pleased, overall.
imwalde: (GilmoreGirls/Lorelai)

Drum set forthcoming!


Mar. 15th, 2014 10:52 pm
imwalde: (WhiteCollar/Hat)

Not a lot of face for his whiskers to attach to, but he'll do!


Mar. 13th, 2014 12:32 am
imwalde: (Farscape/Aeryn/Gun)

I think she turned out pretty well. Three out of five of the Electric Mayhem complete!


And an update: I made Beaker's head narrower, added some glitz to Rowlf's piano to make it more visible, and gave Scooter a checklist.
imwalde: (FNL/ClearEyes)
Waldorf and Statler
Waldorf and Statler

Again, the sheer petite size of a Peep chick head makes it hard because of the small surface area to work with, but I certainly think in their setting everyone should know who they are.

the balcony

A closer look at the balcony.

14 down, at least 4, if not 5 Mupeeps to go!


Mar. 6th, 2014 01:15 am
imwalde: (Hook/Rufio)

Hmmmm, maybe I should have made the piano another color, because the dark on dark does not show up super well in photographs. In any case, hooray Rowlf, who should have been super easy, but I had to go to eight (EIGHT!!!!!) stores before I found the chocolate Peeps, so it didn't feel easy!


Mar. 5th, 2014 10:08 pm
imwalde: (HP/OliverWood)
Zoot and Miss Piggy

I wasn't quite satisfied with Zoot or Miss Piggy, so I made some tweaks and think they look better. Zoot looked underdone, so I added some beads to his outfit, for the hippie he is. Miss Piggy, I changed her hair, so now I think it looks better -- like her ears are sticking up out of it.

The Swedish Chef still doesn't look quite right, but I can't think of something else to do. Ideas?


Mar. 5th, 2014 12:55 am
imwalde: (LOTM/Chingachook)

The first of the Electric Mayhem. You can see part of their bus in the background.
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