Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Lazy and two side projects

Last I could have done some painting but I just on my ass instead. The thought of all that metal was a tad intimidating. The only way I can see to move forward is to clean up my work space so I only see the "next step" of my army. In this case my first platoon of infantry and its HQ.

Today I paid a visit to a store that I call "Gorilla" (really Active Surplus on Queen West). It is like the Holy Grail for geeks. You go in feeling creatively drained and then by magic all their "crap" gets those inspirational juices flowing.

My first side project will be to build a laser based LOS (Line of Sight) pointer. For 2$, I got this crappy laser pointer and for another 2$ I got 6x 3/4 inch mirrors. My goal is to create a functional LOS device that can be used in different scales all under 20$.

Here is a link to a GW periscope using 2 mirrors

UPDATE - Here is an awesome link that shows exactly what I had in mind

The second side project will be a multi-tiered lazy susan to hold my paints and hobby tools. I was thinking using foam core but I'm still iffy on the final design.

Hopefully, I will be able to post some pics if I get off my lazy ass.

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