JANI-TOR Updated

Twice now, my JANI-TOR 3D printed robot model has broken. Once I dropped it while carrying it, and once it toppled over seemingly on his own on my bureau. Perhaps he’s a bit front heavy.

This second time, the head came clean off, so I took this opportunity to redo the head.

The original head disappointed me because the whole point of this model is JANI-TOR is contemplating a ball. But my original model was not looking at the ball, he was looking far too up and forward:


So I took the opportunity to make an alternate head that is looking towards the ball. Here you see his new head attached, and his old one detached:


There. Fixed it.

Rocket Display Stands

Some time ago I created a rather nice Thinderbird 1 and a Thunderbird 3 ship from the new Thunderbirds Are Go! tv series.

Originally TB3 had no display stand, since it could stand on its own, while I created a stand for TB1 that was just a four leg Sci Fi thing:

This TB3 stands about 18″:IMG_4035.JPG

This TB1 stands about 14″ tall:IMG_4213.JPG

Recently I created new stands for these, and for my smaller TB1 and this weekend, for my newly-arrived toy Thunderbird 3 made by Vivid Imaginations.

This is my larger TB1, 14″ without stand, 18″ with:IMG_4121.JPG

This is Thunderbird 3, 18″ without stand, 22″ with:tb3-display-stand-01

This is my smaller TB1, standing 7″ tall without stand, 10″ with:tb1-small-display-stand-01

And this is the new Vivid Imaginations Thunderbird 3 (nicely done, guys, it’s really a nice toy!). It stands 7″ without stand, 11″ with:vivid-tb3-display-stand-01

Newest Bookmarks

Whenever I get a new box of Red Rose tea I gleefully grab the separator cards from the box and I make bookmarks out of them.

Usually I draw a design on the card that relates to the book I’m currently reading.

I haven’t done this in quite some time but today I made two new ones. These are not related to books I’m reading but from other interests.

Here they are:

bookmark-iron-giant bookmark-jani-tor