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bluedogeyes:

The Volpin Project: Building The Halo Needler (via Tested)

"The Halo Needler has been on my personal list of stuff I really want to make since I first played Halo: Combat Evolved back in college. The design of this gun has undergone a lot of changes in the past 12 years and six Halo titles it has appeared in, but it’s always remained one of my favorites. The complexity of the finished prop rivals that of my Daft Punk helmet replicas, and I couldn’t be happier with the results.

A summary of the build is really a listing of numbers: 15 different molds were created for the individual components and 24 cast parts go into the final product. There are 54 LEDs that illuminate the needles as well as various blue accents throughout the body of the gun. The final product is 31 inches long, weighs 10 pounds and can play three sound effects from Halo Reach: power on, semi-auto fire and full auto fire. Also built into the gun is the ability to run the electronics from a wall power adapter or three AAA batteries”

Volpin Props’ Harrison Krix

One of the more prominent names from the prop-building community is Harrison Krix, who builds prop replicas under the moniker Volpin Props. Along with prop makers like our pal Bill Doran (aka Punished Props), Harrison almost exclusively builds replicas of items from video games—futuristic assault rifles from Mass Effect, swords from Soul Calibur, and helmets from Skyrim are just a few projects he’s worked on in the past two and a half years.

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tayloradon

manicpixiedreamcthulhu:

literally the BEST part of mary poppins is when all the chimney sweeps are running round the house bein like ‘step in time!!!!’ and then the mother comes home w her suffragette sash and all the sweeps r like ‘VOTES 4 WOMEN STEP IN TIME’ it makes me laugh so much bc imagine being mr banks and there being a big fuckin suffragette/working class pride parade in ur goddamn living room

tayloradon

So my 6yo told me about this discussion he had with a kid at school

  • Kid: God made you.
  • My son: No, he didn't.
  • Kid: Yes, he did! God made everyone.
  • My son: A scientist made me.
  • Kid: Scientists don't make people! God does.
  • My son: No, I was literally made by a scientist. He took one of my dad's sperms and injected it into one of my mom's eggs and made a little embryo. And then they stuck that embryo in my mom's uterus and that became me. I even have pictures!
  • Kid: ...
  • My son: ...
  • Kid: ...
  • My son: I was made by SCIENCE!
tayloradon
fairymascot:

the other day i went with a friend to the museum, and outside its entrance, was greeted with this:
eight cats. sitting there. perfectly still. everyone around them was cooing and taking pictures but those cats did not budge. for a moment i was actually wondering whether that was supposed to be some sort of experimental new performance art.
but then one lady came out of the museum and they all got up and followed after her. good god, i hope they’re her cats. i hope they do this everywhere she goes. just follow after her and patiently wait outside every building she enters like the world’s most disciplined children.

fairymascot:

the other day i went with a friend to the museum, and outside its entrance, was greeted with this:

eight cats. sitting there. perfectly still. everyone around them was cooing and taking pictures but those cats did not budge. for a moment i was actually wondering whether that was supposed to be some sort of experimental new performance art.

but then one lady came out of the museum and they all got up and followed after her. good god, i hope they’re her cats. i hope they do this everywhere she goes. just follow after her and patiently wait outside every building she enters like the world’s most disciplined children.image