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Don't Blink...
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Just stopped by to visit for about 70 years, then I've got to move on. Contact me at :

Current Residence: The Great Northwest
Favourite genre of music: Classic Rock, Alternative, Celtic, Classical...
Favourite photographer: Too many to list here!
Favourite style of art: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-fi
Operating System: PC
MP3 player of choice: None
Shell of choice: Conch
Wallpaper of choice: Lickable snozberry-flavored pattern
Skin of choice: Soft, supple and smooth
Favourite cartoon character: Awesom-O 4000
Personal Quote: "Gravity sucks"
That, universal peace and a jumbo, stuffed-crust, pepperoni pizza with extra cheese, asap.

  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: Lady Gaga
  • Reading: Facebook posts
  • Watching: American Pickers
  • Playing: With ray guns
  • Eating: Turkey Sammich
  • Drinking: Koolaid


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Thanks so much for the +fav !! :happybounce: 
Pirkleations 8 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
It was hard to resist that smile!

And the gears. LOL
Drsteelskamor 5 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
hey sod you mind if i ask you something?
Pirkleations 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
If it's about a commission, how to make or paint something, sure!

If it's about my bad habits, not so much. LOL
Drsteelskamor 5 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
Long story short, i'm making a short film and wanted to know if you have any advice for animatronics 
Pirkleations 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
My animatronics and mechanical skill set is pretty weak.

So, what I often do is find mechanical or radio controlled toys that have movement and electronics already built and wired. Then I re-arrange the mechanisms to fit my purpose. Thrift stores are a great source for such items.

Saves a lot of time and trouble with pretty good results. The toy manufacturer did most of the work! LOL

I did that with a few of my Cyborg Arms that have moving parts.

I hope this helps! :)
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panther-star Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the llama! :D Hey, how long do you spend on your costumes and props?
Pirkleations Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Since a lot of the costume pieces and props that I make are from re-purposed/recycled items, it saves a lot of creation time. Something like one of my Ray Guns or cyborg arms are usually a 1-2 day projects, depending on how much I need to build, assemble or paint. Bigger pieces take longer.
No timeline drama here.
Ever seen the show Face Off?
Add on another 7-10 days to their 3-day workshop competition time, and it would be more accurate and realistic.

Thanks for asking!

Glad you are enjoying the llama. :)
panther-star Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem, and thank you! :)
Thanks for the faves ^^
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