Friday, April 29, 2011

[Classic] Battlestar Galactica Dress Uniform

Okay, I know I'm crazy and I should be working on my commission list, but once in a while, I have to stop to work on something for me (keeps me sane). Motor City Comic Con this year is having [classic] Battlestar Galactica guests and on top of working on a set of drawings to have signed, I'm also working on making my BSG Viper pilot uniform tunic & pants into a dress uniform, as well as my husband's blue uniform.

Here's my tans:

I had wanted to get my battle jacket done in time, but I knew I wouldn't even come close, so I decided a dress cape would be quicker. This also meant a dress belt and dress necklace. The belt isn't so hard, we got some leather from Tandy Leather Factory and buckles from the Parade Store.

Here are the buckles, they'll need the pointed edges ground down:

I just ordered our cape fabric from Sy Fabrics. Probably the toughest part is the dress necklace. I found some similar necklaces online, but the place wanted a minimum order of 50 and each necklace was $10 each. There are cast replicas made, but they seem too clunky (not to mention overpriced) so I decided to try my hand at making my own, I took a jewelry-making class in college as part of my BFA after all.

Here is a picture of my progress so far. (I ran out of brass metal, so I'm using copper as a stand-in until I can get more brass.)

For reference, here's a picture of a warrior's dress uniform (the one on the right worn by Starbuck) which is what I'm making for myself:

This is an example of the blue (usually bridge and/or command) dress uniform that I'm making for my husband:

Updated Logo

I had created a logo for my "studios" quite a while ago and decided it was time to refresh it a bit, here's my Angel Monkey "ChuChi" in my logo:

Thursday, April 14, 2011

[Classic] Battlestar Galactica Artwork

I've started a personal art project, I'm aiming to finish by May 13th. I'm working on classic Battlestar Galactica colored pencil drawings. One drawing will feature Apollo and Starbuck and another will feature Boomer.

I am creating them because I will be going to Motor City Comic Con again this year with the Rebel Legion and 501st Legion. I saw that two of the guests were going to be Richard Hatch (Apollo) and Dirk Benedict (Starbuck), so I started a drawing of Apollo and Starbuck to hopefully have them sign. I recently discovered that Herbert Jefferson Jr. (Boomer) will also be there, so I've started sketching out the line drawing for what will be a colored pencil drawing of Boomer to hopefully have him sign.

Here is my progress so far:

Lt. Boomer

Captain Apollo and Lt. Starbuck