Tag Archive for 'Hobbies'

Lack of updates

Sorry for the lack of updates, but I have been spending most of my time either cutting, oiling or dyeing leather. I am currently in the process of making 4 of the Resident Evil Afterlife holster rigs like I made for Jen for Dragon*Con. This has been a fun project, but it is fairly time intensive, but the benefits are worth it. I hope to get to more regular updates again towards the end of the month.

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First Leather Under the Needle

I was finally able to get some decent nylon thread yesterday that wouldn’t snap after a few stitches in my machine and try my hand at sewing some leather with the new machine. Here is the finished product. It is by no means perfect, as I hadn’t ever thought out the planning that needs to go into something like this, as leather is not like fabric in that make it inside out and fold it with the right side out etc. This is a bag that I made to be able to put my DSLR camera in when at a ren faire when I am in costume, as I generally don’t care for carrying a camera when in a costume of any sort.


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My first holster

I was bored last night, so I got out some leather and tried my hand at making a simple holster for my Sig 229. Here is the result.

It isn’t the prettiest thing around, but it works really well. You have to start somewhere right?

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Soreness ensues

Yesterday I participated in the Colombian Blend airsoft event at the local field. This was an event that went from 9 in the morning until 10 at night. It was a great time, which involved me shooting many people, but also getting shot myself. I didn’t get shot too many times, but a few of them were in the face. Thank goodness that we have to wear eye protection, or I would be sans vision from the right eye. Here is a picture of the aftermath.

Today, I am paying for the great time, as in I am sore as can be. I am taking today to sleep and let let my muscles take a break.

Nashville is still in that whole, there is no gas anywhere thing. I find the whole thing rather funny. I filled up my car last Monday, and since then have used it a total of 1/8th a tank. I have taken the bike whenever I can, and over an entire week, I only traveled about 80 miles, not counting my trip to and from airsoft yesterday, mainly because I don’t feel like going to my car to look at how far I traveled. People are going crazy and filing up if they start their car. If people would go back to their normal routine, there wouldn’t have been a problem at all. This was taken on Friday.

This was the line of cars madly merging lanes in order to follow the gas truck into the gas station. I was laughing at this as I was riding down the street. The panic is rather funny. Hopefully things will get back to normal soon.

My parents still don’t have power. Supposedly they will get it back on Tuesday, but they have no guarantee. They have their generator, and have been able to cook on the gas grill, so they have bee fine, but wishing there was some AC at times.

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My new toy

Well last night I did go and get my new airsoft gun. It is a M249 SAW. It is quite a beauty. I am thinking that I am going to name it “Your Mom” so that I can tell people they were shot by their mom. That will probably change though. I went into the store today and upgraded the internal barrel and the spring, so it is shooting approx 450 feet per second. I can’t wait to use it in a game. Here is a little teaser picture.

I am sure that this will also be a nice help to the team. She is a heavy girl, but I think that I will get used to carrying it around. The fact that it holds 2500 rounds at a time is another nice perk.

I think the sickness didn’t quite catch on, as I felt fine today. I have determined that it was the mexican food that I had for dinner last night that cured me.

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