Wednesday, March 2, 2011

My Epic Creation!

Hello, all you crazy Gamecube fans out there; sorry I haven't updated this blog in a while; I guess I just temporarily lost interest. Trust me, it happens. Anyway, I thought today, I would bring you something special; it's not a game review, or an examination article. In fact, it has little if anything to do with electronics at all, yet it is still Gamecube-related.

I have been taking a ceramics class at my school, and I had some leftover clay and leftover time from my last project, so I decided to make something cool. It didn't take long to decide what to make; I took out some tools and started molding the shape of a Gamecube controller. After about 3 class periods, I finished sculpting, firing, and painting my controller, and while it is still a noticeably rushed job, I am pretty proud of it. :) Unfortunately, it is just a decoration at this point; I'm not skilled enough to hollow it out, and make it into a real controller, but it is something totally unique that I can add to my Gamecube collection.

So, without further ado, I give you my epic creation!

Before painting:

After painting and sanding/smoothing:

After glossing:

Now that I look at it, the left grip is quite deformed. I wasn't able to fit on the Gamecube logo [let's just call it a 3rd-party controller ;)], or the convex formations around the Control Stick or face buttons. Oh, well. I didn't have all the time in the world, but I am happy with what I got in the end.

This is Lisalover1, liberating the world from bland, plastic Dualshock controllers.