Garbage Gods Part 3
Garbage Gods 2013 edition in 2014… Yeah.
Be assured a dire battle took place while setting up each group.
There isn’t a whole lot for me to say this year because most of what I wished to write has been expressed already. Obviously this didn’t get done last year but perhaps I’ve improved some.
A statement about sources has been long overdue. I wish to give a big thank you to the folks at Bedford Industries for the lovely ties received! I haven’t seen pink and brown ties in years and it’s really nice to add more colors with this set. Also, I wish to thank Twist-Ease and Weststone (and their various online sellers) for all their great ties. Most companies make a slightly different tie for which a more interesting figurine can be built.
There was a focus this year to become more comfortable with cutting large thick double-wire ties into segmented pieces instead of one long continuous wrap. Pipe cleaners were used far less last year because they adore dust which makes them dreadful to clear and unsurprisingly that’s a further nightmare in post. Also felt bad that it always covered up half of the rotations. I still need to find the right process for compositing but a proper camera is probably in order first. I have nearly grown out of this silly snapshot thing as coaxing it to focus is a challenge. Getting a somewhat composite image is a small miracle and I’m tired of fighting with it. Would be nice to reshoot some of this but I don’t want an endless vicious cycle. Also seems a bit of a waste of effort with the currant tool.
Hopefully there are plenty of hints from previous years of where I actually want to take this work. This edition will probably be the last one for some time. That isn’t to say figurines wont be made but it’s time to act upon those suggestions. I don’t ever wish to shelve what I’ve started.
Life permitting since this was many months late.
(Also, thanks flickr for all the resizing options. I’m sure folks wouldn’t appreciate a hundred megabytes of images loading simultaneously.)