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Postcard Catch-up

My mom kept bothering me to write an update here, and I wasn’t too worried cause I thought I was only one postcard exchange behind, but now I discover I’m two behind and never posted anything about the Taos Wool festival! So I’m starting with the last two months of postcard exchanges.

Because of school I got a bit behind and didn’t have a postcard finished for November, but I did get one finished for January. The theme for this one was Big Town on the Prairie aka Fargo. One of my favorite things about living in such a flat part of the prairie (sounds redundant doesn’t it? But the Red River Valley is even flatter than the rest of the prairie) is the fact that you can basically see forever. Theoretically on a clear day the only limit to how far you can see is the limit of your eyes ability to perceive or the curve of the earth. Pretty cool, huh? Several people had already done the skyline of Fargo as seen from the distance, so I decided to go a different direction and do the skyline at night. Because the area is so flat you can see the lights of any town, but especially one as big as Fargo, for 50 or more miles in any direction.

Debbie, the woman the postcard was for, really liked the ATCs I made with the lightning, but didn’t get one in the exchange. I had told her that I would make one for her, but I never got to it :-(, so I figured this was the perfect opportunity to improve on the promise. So I made a pretty plain looking postcard, which lights up when you press down in the right spot! The skyline in the front is more opaque than the background, so it gets backlit while the background gets washed out, just like with city skylines at night.

Thankfully she loved it! The lights are three LEDs connected to a watch battery, similar to the construction of the lightning ATCs. Unfortunately I couldn’t get them situated right so that it is really easy to press down and get all three to light up, you tend to get just two of them, but Debbie doesn’t mind and was actually quite happy to be able to turn just one on at a time if she wants, so that turned out well!

Now, the other postcards! There are a lot here because it’s two months worth of exchanges, but there are still at least three cards missing. My mom is still short one, as am I, and I still have one that I need to finish. But I should be done soon! (Hopefully :-/)

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My mom says that Mary Ann and I are each others fan clubs, which I have no problem with at all. Everybody needs a fan club. I just love her sense of humor, it works for me, and she’s so good at the deadpan joke delivery that it’s even better! šŸ˜€

Next up: the Taos Wool Festival

Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta

Well it’s taken me a bit longer than I intended to get things in order and start telling you about the Fiber Arts Fiesta, but I have an excuse! Not only did I have to get back into the swing of normal life, work has just been crazy all week. Apparently everyone decided over Memorial Weekend that they need to go to the library more, so we have been making new library cards for people constantly and barely keeping up with the shelving. But enough of my excuses, and on to the part you really want to read.

The Albuquerque Fiber Arts FiestaĀ is a fiber festival that happens every other year in, where else, Albuquerque (that is ridiculously hard to type!), New Mexico. My mom went a few years ago and really liked it so this year she took me with her and went back. And it was so much fun! It’s in a great big building on the fair grounds which is chock-full of fiber stuff, including exhibits of all kinds of techniques (I’ll be posting about each exhibit in it’s own separate post cause there was so much in each), a great education area, and, of course, vendors of all kinds. Since there’s so much to cover I’m going to split it across several posts and I think I’ll start myself off slowly by telling you about the education section and the vendors.

The education section was just wonderful. It was as big as some of the exhibits and had lots of good examples of techniques with signs about the techniques. I only saw one place you could try a technique, which was weaving, but that would be the only thing I think they were missing. There was a great little table with all kinds of tools, including a group of “watchamacallits” which just amused me, and a wonderful set of boards about fiber and fiber arts in general. I found out that the boards actually travel to schools around the state to introduce kids to Fiber Arts, which I think is just a great idea. The whole education area really inspired me to try and improve the general educational stuff we have at the Fiber Arts Festival here, and gave me some great ideas of how to do just that. The pictures are in a slideshow format, unusual for me, so be sure you flip through and see all of them.

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*Public Service Announcement* The next chunk is all about the vendors at the Fiesta and I have included links to any that I have web pages, or Etsy pages, for. I have not been compensated for the advertisements, nor was I asked by any to do this, I just like to promote small businesses and like to share good crafting resources I find with people who might be interested. Please feel no obligation to look at the web pages, unless you think they would be interesting, in which case you should look, because you know you want to ;-). *End Announcement*

The vendors were also quite good (please bear with me if I am saying everything is wonderful or awesome, I’ve been known to do that), and there was a nice variety; it wasn’t “all wool and yarn” as my mother often complains about. There were, of course, several good yarn vendors and a few wool and roving vendors, although I didn’t spend as much time there as I had expected. I did get some beautiful roving at a place called Chamomile Connection, and one new kind of yarn, but that was it. The yarn is actually another self-ruffling yarn that I haven’t seen before, which I got at a lovely local yarn store called Village Wools. It’s basically a strip of fabric with evenly spaced holes across the top (pictures in a moment), and the label is totally in Spanish! Luckily the directions inside the label also have pictures, cause I don’t know any Spanish. The other vendor I noticed who had exclusively roving was this interestingĀ non-profit fiber mill. I had never heard of a non-profit fiber mill before, but they explained that their mission is to train and employ impoverished locals, which I thought was pretty cool. I didn’t get any roving from them, cause they mostly had natural colored wools and I just don’t work with that much, but I found the idea incredibly interesting, and they had great prices.

Beyond the yarn and roving vendors, there were several vendors selling various antique and Eastern fabrics and textiles, including one selling kimono fabric (my mom loved that booth and even got a kimono-style jacket). There were a few button and bead places, including a woman making some very interesting button and vaguely steam-punk jewelry (I almost bought a watch from her made of tiny Mahjong tiles, and I may still buy it from her Etsy shop) and a woman who makes raku and metal beads (that’s raku beads and metal beads, not the two combined into one bead. That could be cool though). And then there was this really cool booth that was selling fabric and doll patterns, and had all kinds of dolls all over the booth. I just loved that one because of all the great, bright colors and shiny things and most of the dolls were actually really neat, rather than creepy like most dolls seem to be. Sadly, they didn’t allow pictures of their booth, but it’s their work and their booth, so that’s how it goes. I did get a couple patterns and a bit of fabric from them though, so I have pictures of those! And there was one booth that had all kinds of braiding stuff, but mostly Kumihimo (a Japanese braiding technique), where I got a kit to try a flat kumihimo braid, which I haven’t done before.

There were a couple little booths where I spent a lot more time chatting with the vendors than looking at their stuff, and discovered both of them were originally from up here! One was from Wisconsin and the other was from Devil’s Lake, ND, what a coincidence. The woman from Devil’s Lake was selling this really neat wire jewelry. Now, I know that making wire jewelry is quite popular lately and doesn’t seem like anything special, but what was special was the techniques she was using. She had a few pieces she had crocheted but most of the jewelry was made using Kumihimo, and she had a few pieces made using a technique called netting, and some made on a floor loom! That was the first time I had seen any of those techniques done in wire and boy did they look cool. The woman from Wisconsin had lampwork beads, and I may have convinced her to try making penguin shaped lampwork beads, but mostly we talked about needle felting and spinning because she has done a little of both and wants to do more. Sadly, neither of them has a website because I would love to be able to promote their stuff, oh well.

So, that was the educational and shopping portion of my time at the Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta, and boy was it fun! It also resulted in a much longer post than I expected, but that’s okay. Now I have to decide which exhibit I will post about first, maybe the knitting one, although the rug-hooking was quite neat, and there were some amazing quilts. Such difficult decisions!

KaCBW Day 7: Looking Forward

Today’s post for the 4th annual Ā Knit and Crochet Blog Week is about the future, and sadly is the last in the week for this year. The question in the prompt is:Ā where do you hope your crafting will have taken you to? What new skills, projects and experiences do you hope you might have conquered or tried?

This one is hard for me, I’m not really a planner in my crafting. I definitely hope to have finished the cardigan from Day 2. Although really, I have been known to have projects on the needles for several years before finishing them (I started a Dr. Who scarf for my brother more than 6 years ago, when I was still in highschool, which isn’t even close to finished) so that could be a bit of a challenge. I also want to work a lot more on my Fiber Catan board, which I’m pretty sure will involve lots of new needle felting challenges. But no matter what I plan now and whether I actually achieve these goals or not, I’m sure I’ll be doing lots of new fiber things and will definitely share them with you along the way.

KaCBW Day 6: A Tool to Covet

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KaCBW Day 3: Infographic

 

 

Today’s challenge is to create and post an infographic. Man did I have a hard time coming up with something for this one. I went with just a graph rather than a big fancy infographic, like some awesome ones I’ve already seen for today’s post, because I just can’t think of anything to make a full infographic about. Also I seem to have no drawing programs on my computer other than paint, I need to find a free one to download somewhere. Below is my graph/infographic, you can pretty much ignore the numbers, the program I was using to make the graph had to have them and I couldn’t make it not label the y-axis. The important part is the proportions of the bars to each other.
graph

 

As you can see, I’m a bit yarn obsessed, but slow to knit. Needle felting however, I’m very quick at and do a lot more of. But the yarn is just so pretty, and cuddly, and pet-able…shut up, I don’t have a problem. Okay, maybe I do, but I control my yarn buying, it doesn’t control me. I really mean that, I’m not just trying to justify, until I bought the yarn specifically for the sweater in my post yesterday, which I bought partially with a gift certificate remember, I hadn’t bought myself any new yarn in years. Although I may have occasionally weaseled one of my parents into buying a pretty yarn for me… šŸ˜€

Anyway, there’s my infographic. I don’t think I’ll be using infographics a lot on here, but it was interesting to play with.

KaCBW Day 2: Mascot Project

Today I am supposed to find a project that represents the House of the Monkey, either the animal itself or the characteristics. I considered finding a monkey project, I have always enjoyed sock monkeys, but decided that was too obvious and just not a challenging enough task for this monkey! We don’t have to actually make the pattern but really, it’s pretty easy to find a pattern online for a monkey or sock monkey, there’s just no challenge. So instead I am going to tell you about a pattern I do plan to make which is a challenge for me.

So I have the yarn for this pattern, but haven’t started it yet. I’m making a cardigan/sweater from the book Knit Kimono Too, which happens to be filled with lots of amazing looking patterns that I would love to make. I am specifically making the one called Tokai Tomoshibi, and even the name of the pattern is a challenge for me! Here’s the picture from the book.

It looks pretty simple from a distance but it has a fancy fan stitch that you can see better in the close-ups. The yarn I got for it is beautiful, pictures will be coming when I start swatching, and of course is hand-painted and ridiculously expensive. Luckily I had a gift card…which covered about a third of the cost :-/. Anyway, this will be the first project of this size I have ever made. Yes, you read that right, I have never made a sweater before. In fact the largest project I’ve ever made was a simple stockinette stitch afghan that ended up being about half the size originally planned and it useful for pretty much the top half of your legs. I’m just not good at sticking with a big project once it’s not challenging anymore. But I’m hoping the stitch pattern in this one will keep me interested enough to finish the piece, cause it’s a more complicated pattern than I’ve done before and should present a bit of a challenge.

This pattern is also interesting because it’s done completely in rectangles. All the patterns in the book are built that way, which just fascinates me. One reason I’ve been hesitant to try making a sweater is because they tend to be done at least partially in the round and with lots of increases and decreases, which won’t work if not done just right. And I’m just not precise enough in my knitting to trust that I would get the increases and decreases in just the right place, and I really hate pulling my work out, especially when I only want to pull it part way back. I just have so much trouble finding the right row to pull back to and then I tend to be lost in the pattern, and it’s all a mess. But rectangles I can do. Nice, simple back and forth, so the stitch pattern can be the tricky part, andĀ Ā I can be reasonably sure my finished piece will look right. So now I just need to start the gauge swatch so I can get the right needle size.

This post was supposed to also be about my process of choosing a project, and I think this was a pretty good example. Generally it’s pretty much random, I look at patterns online or in books and make the ones that jump out and grab me. Other times I see things in life, animals, space ships, chocolate, etc, and it just hits me that IĀ haveĀ to make that in fiber. Then I figure out which fiber technique it would work best with, although usually that ends up being needle felting because it’s what I’m most comfortable improvising in, and start finding every picture Ā of the object from every angle that I can. And then I just get working! Cause planning doesn’t really work for me when it comes to art stuff; once I have it planned it feels close enough to finished that I lose motivation.

Knitting and Crochet Blog Week

I discovered on one of the blogs I follow that it is Knitting and Crochet Blog week, where there is a theme/prompt for a post for each day this week, and I’ve decided to participate. You can find the details over at Eskemimi Makes, if you’re interested, or just read my posts this week and enjoy!

 

Today I am supposed to choose a house for the Knitting and Crochet Blog Week, and explain my crafting style/outlook and why I chose that house. The choices are:

The House of Bee:Ā Bees are busy and industrious, but can flit from one interesting project to the next as bright and shiny things capture their interest.

The House of Manatee:Ā Manatees are gentle, calm and cuddly. Relaxed and unflashy they represent the comfort and soft side of knitting and crochet.

The House of Monkey:Ā Intelligent and with a fun loving side, Monkeys like to be challenged with every project presenting them with something new and interesting.

The House of Peacock:Ā Peacocks take something good and make it brilliant. Buttons, embellishments and a bit of sparkle prove that perfection lies in the details ā€“ like a Peacock’s Tail.

I had a hard time choosing between the House of the Bee, because I do tend to jump around between projects, and the house of the Monkey, because I love a challenge. But I decided on the House of the Monkey.

I went with the House of the Monkey because my favorite part of all the crafting I do is trying new things and giving myself challenges. I figure that’s actually why I jump between projects so much, one challenge gets boring, or easy because I’ve gotten good, and I move on to the next. I think that’s why I tend to do so many different crafting techniques as well; I get intrigued by the challenge and the newness and get excited to try it. But of course I refuse to admit that the only reason I’m trying something is because it’s new so I purposely get deep into it and stick with it, and inevitably discover more challenges in it. Of course sometimes I want easy and familiar so I start a simple project, but those are the projects that rarely get finished, or that take me years to finish.

Stick around all week for some fun, silly, and informative posts.

So how about you? What’s your crafting style?

Crocheted Chess Set

My life has been quite busy lately so I haven’t had much time for projects. And now I’m applying for grad schools, so I expect life will continue to be busy, but I will try to update as I can. And because I don’t have any new projects finished today’s post is about an older one.

In college I took a class called Fiber Design Studio. Among many other projects we had to do a crochet project after we learned to crochet in the class. I went online and found a pattern for a checkers set that was both the board and the pieces and I made that (I would link to the pattern but I lost track of that long ago, sorry). Later for the same class we had to design our own pattern so I decided I would make up chess pieces for the checker board, cause I like to be ambitious and it didn’t occur to me that maybe that was a bit much for my second ever crochet project. But they turned out quite well.

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That’s the finished set at the Fiber Arts Festival a couple years ago, I put it in the exhibit. If you can read the sign in front of it there, the materials are actually listed wrong, the yarn is acrylic not wool so there is no wool in it. My mom made the sign and didn’t know that, she just assumed it was wool. You can see a bit in the picture that all the classic pieces are there in as close to classic shapes as I could get them. The knight was the most difficult because I was very definitive about wanting it to be shaped like a horse head, but I did it! The rook is also castle shaped with a flared out bit at the top and a flat top, couldn’t get any crenelations on it though. The king and queen are a little hard to tell apart, especially in this picture, but I gave the king a full crown with treble crochets and the queen has more of a tiara made out of a shell stitch at the front. I’ve thought about sewing beads on to highlight the crowns more but never got around to it. I also wrote down the patterns as I went (which is good cause I had to make multiples of each piece) and have typed out those patterns.I’ll post a copy of the patterns here and you are welcome to use them as long as you don’t claim them as your own.

The patterns are not very carefully written and will require some knowledge of crochet and how the structure of crochet works in order to use them. I may in the future go back and edit the patterns to be a bit more user friendly but since I don’t plan to sell the patterns and I can understand them just fine myself, I don’t really feel the need to do that. All of the patterns work from the bottom up and end up with an open bottom on the piece. I have experimented with different ways of closing the bottom including just improvising the stitches until the whole bottom is covered and using the same piece that is on the top of the rook and attaching it to the bottom of the pieces. None of them have been really satisfactory so I would say if you make them at all you should experiment yourself and see what you come up with. If you figure out a better way to close the bottoms of the pieces I would love to hear about it!

Bishop

Ch 12, join

Ch 1, Sc 4 rounds

Decrease every 3rd stitch for 1 round

Sc 1 round

Decrease every 3rd stitch for 1 round

Sc 1 round

Increase every 3rd stitch for 2 rounds

Sc 1 round

Decrease every 3rd for 1 round

Sc 1 round

Decrease every 3rd for 1 round

Decrease every other for 1 round

Increase every stitch for 1 round

Sc 1 round

Decrease every stitch until too few to continue

King

Ch 14, join

Sc 5 rounds

Decrease every 4th stitch for 1 round

Sc 2 rounds

Decrease every 4th stitch for 1 round

Sc 1 round

Decrease every 3rd stitch for 1 round

Sc 2 rounds

Inc every 3rd stitch for 1 round

Decrease every 3rd stitch for 1 round

Decrease every stitch until top is closed

Crown: Dc ring around top of head

Queen

Ch 14, join

Sc 4 rounds

Decrease every 4th stitch for 1 round

Sc 1 round

Decrease every 4th stitch for 1 round

Sc 1 round

Decrease every 3rd stitch for 1 round

Sc 2 rounds

Inc every 3rd stitch for 1 round

Decrease every 3rd stitch for 1 round

Decrease every stitch until top is closed

Crown: Make a shell towards top of the head

Pawn

Ch 10, join

Sc 3 rounds

Decrease every 3rd stitch for 1 round

Sc 1 round

Decrease every 4th stitch for 1 round

Increase every 3rd stitch for 2 rounds

Sc 1 round

Decrease every 3rd stitch until top is closed

Knight

Ch 12, join

Sc 4 rounds

Decrease every 3rd stitch for 1 round

Sc 2 rounds

Decrease every 3rd stitch for 1 round

Sc 2 rounds

Decrease every 3rd stitch for 1 round

Ch 1 and turn, Sc 2, increase 1 each in next 2 stitches, Sc 2

Turn, Sl. St., Ch 1, Sc 6

Ch 1 and turn Sc 6

Turn Sl. St., Ch 1, Sc 2, increase 1, Sc 2

Turn, Sl. St. 2, Sc 3

Ch 1 and turn, Sc 3

Ch 1 and turn, Sc 3, Sl. St. to 3rd stitch from end

Ch 1 and turn, Sc 12 around front opening

Sc 1 round

Decrease every 3rd stitch for 1 round

Sc 1 round

Decrease every other stitch for all rounds until end is closed.

Hdc 10 down center of head and back, starting towards back of head

Rook

Ch 12, join

Sc 6 rounds

Decrease every 3rd stitch for 1 round

Sc 4 rounds

Decrease every other stitch for 1 round

Ch 1, Sc one flat round (increase as many stitches as needed)

Ch 2

1 round Dc and Hdc, alternating

New piece: Ch 4, working into 4th chain, Dc 12, Sl. St. to chain

Sl. St. new piece to top of rook

Abbreviations

Sl. St.= slip stitch

Ch = chain

Sc= single crochet

Dc= double crochet

Hdc=half double crochet

If You Give a Baron a Cookie

This project is not my usual fiber-y stuff, but it involves both paper and wood which I think qualify as fiber, and it’s the project I’ve been spending all my time on lately. I have mentioned the SCA before, and that I’m a member of the group. One of the things I really enjoy about the group is that participants earn and are given titles. One of these titles is Baron/ness. There are some local SCA groups that are so large they elect to become what is known as a Barony, which means, among many other things, they have a Baron and/or Baroness who is/are a figure head of sorts. They encourage the growth of the group and help to recognize and reward members of the group for their service and efforts.

The SCA group that I started in is a Barony, and I think it will always feel like my home group, no matter how long I live elsewhere. The man who was the Baron of the group for the whole time I lived there (and only a week ago stepped down from the post) inspired me to write a story based on the book “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” because, well, he was given a cookie and promptly quoted several lines from the book, completely amazing me. Little did I know he works with a children’s theater and they had recently performed a version of the story.

So I wrote the story “If You Give a Baron a Cookie”. And because I am not very good at doing anything small, I promptly decided that I needed to create the whole book, including illustrations, and that the illustrations should be done by woodcut. I had recently learned woodcarving, I blame an overabundance of enthusiasm for a new technique for that particular idea. I managed to get the book all put together, pictures in a minute, and presented it to him at court, where the Baron and Baroness along with much help from the populace, started acting the story out as I read it aloud. It was absolutely hilarious and the story is much more enjoyable when acted out. It seems to have become quite popular, which I am just tickled about. I created a second copy of the book for a friend for just this past weekend, so I was going crazy doing all that. And here are pictures after all my rambling!

 

It was important to me to make the Baron and Baroness recognizably the pair who had inspired the story, which is why the clothing is how it is. And I have been told they are quite recognizable, so it worked! And here is the whole text of the story, I do have pictures of each page but I figured I’d spare you trying to read the words through each picture and just give a few examples in pictures and type the whole text out for you.

 

If you give a Baron a cookie

He’ll want a mug of milk.
When he has a mug of milk

He’ll, of course, need somewhere to sit.
When he has somewhere to sit

He’ll want to put his feet up.
Once he puts his feet up

He will want a book to read.

If he has a book to read

He will want a lovely lady

To read it for him.
Since she is reading for him,

her throat will get dry,

And she will ask for a drink.

 

If the Baroness has a drink

The Baron will want one too.
And if the Baron has a drink

He will want a cookie.

Serenity is finished!

A while ago I posted hereĀ about making a model of the ship Serenity from the TV show Firefly (also from the movie Serenity, but the show was first). Now I am happy to say I have finished it! It sat around for a while and every time I walked by it I would look at it and think I should work on it but the shape just didn’t seem right and I wasn’t happy with it. Then one day I really felt like working on it so I just decided to go with it and see how it turned out. I started working on the back of the ship cause it was the bit with the most intricate detail, and as I worked more on that I realized it was starting to look like the ship! I was so excited that I’ve been working on it like crazy for about a week now. Although I discovered that trying to work on it while watching Firefly was not a good idea, I was far too distracted by actually watching the show, I have finally finished it. Here’s the process in pictures.

These two were in my other post, but here’s a quick recap. I made the basic shape of the ship out of plain white wool, something I have quite a bit of. Then I painted it with fabric spray-paint so I would be working on a surface that was more black than white, since the final piece was planned to be gray, the black is a better base color.

Here’s the back of the ship when I started working on it again, this is when I got inspired again. It’s not the best picture but I have better later.

The bottom part of the ship is quite square, so I had to work on that quite a bit. Needle felting doesn’t really want to do square and sharp corners, so it takes a lot more effort. And the original body shape was quite round so I had to add some extra fiber to get the square corners.

This is about halfway done. I have the basic coloration on the whole ship (except the front head bit, which is why it’s not in the picture) and I’ve got the shape on the bottom done but haven’t started shaping the top really yet.

One thing I knew from the beginning was going to be tough was the extra panels that stick off the ship. I haven’t seen them talked about anywhere but I imagine they’re solar panels, makes sense to me. I made the panels separately and attached them so that they actually stick out from the body of the ship, like they do in the pictures. You’ll notice later that I added some gray lines on the panels, they seemed to stick out way more than they should when they were just plain blue. You can also see the front windows in this shot.

I put the shuttles on the side of the ship and one of them turned out much better than the other, so I put the side panel right above the shuttle that didn’t turn out as well, figured I could kind of hide it that way. Although now that I’ve told you, it’s not really hidden.

I had been debating whether or not to put legs on the ship. What I really would have liked to do is put legs on that are actually retractable like on the real ship, but I think Ill need to make a bigger model to do that. When I had mostly finished the ship I realized it just wasn’t going to sit straight without support. It kept tipping to the sides, I think the engines are a bit heavy. So I decided I needed to make legs that would actually support the weight of the ship. Hence the pipe cleaners. I have seen lots of tutorials about working with pipe cleaners in needle felting for structure but this was my first time working with them, it worked out pretty well. And I think the legs look like they belong on some cute little alien creature. šŸ™‚

And above is the finished piece from several angles. And now, because I am so happy with how it turned out, and I just can’t help bragging about the details, here are some close-ups of certain parts.

I put the windows on the round bit for the kitchen/dining area. There’s even windows on the front of that bit, I’m not sure what area those are for but they were in all the pictures and on all the models I could find online.

You can just see the little bit of air space under the ship here. The legs do in fact support the whole thing, that took a lot of doing when I attached them cause they just wanted to flop out to the sides, so I’m very happy they turned out.

And there’s the little shuttle in the side of the ship. I’m ashamed to say I almost forgot to put the shuttles on, but remembered when I was looking at the body of the ship and something just seemed to be missing. Its hard to show in a picture but the shuttles are even the right shape, with the little fold in wings on the back half.

So there it is. I am very much thinking about doing a larger one with functioning parts, like a cargo-bay door that opens, engines that swivel, and shuttles that are removable. It will probably be a while until I do that though, I have some Christmas presents I need to get working on, and something that big will take a lot of wool and a lot more time!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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