Posted in Built, Papa, Reviews, Star Wars

Review : Bandai Yoda 1:6 and 1:12

As usual, this model is a great project to do and you will be amazed at how simple and detailed the final result is.

I have only 2 littles issues with this kit:

  • first of all, the shoulders of the 1:6 Yoda are a bit weird. I know it is difficult to do this kind of articulated figures (we can only see how many action figures look funny when you try to lift their arms or fold their legs, but…
  • the 1:12 version is so great, I would have liked it to be 1:6 too!!!

The kit itself is very fast to make, and painting/weathering gives it a great realistic feeling.

The result is a nice display piece that is sure to amaze!

you can get the kit here :

Posted in doctor who, Reviews

Jodie Whittaker is the new Doctor!!

This week started on a huge piece of news: Jodie Whittaker has been chosen to be the new Doctor!!! 

A new doctor is, as always, a big announcement: “Doctor Who” has been running for almost 55 years (with a break in the 80-90’s) and is followed by an immense fandom, including us, of course.

As far as I can remember, the new Doctors have never made the unanimity in the fandom, so imagine the shock when it was revealed that the next time lord would be a woman! The whovian community is basically split into 2 right now.

On one side, those who disapprove:

  • The Role of the Doctor can’t be given to a woman : imagine they do the same with James Bond?
  • This will ruin the show
  • “No way I will watch from now on”
  • The dynamic doctor-companion will suffer
  • And after all, why change when it has been working for more than 50 years with a male as the lead?
  • This is political correctness gone wrong
  • And I even read: “little boys who are fans of the show will be disturbed”

On the other side, those who welcome this change:

  • Jodie was wonderful in Broadchurch
  • This gives the chance to millions of little girls to identify with a strong hero
  • It was always said that the Doctor could regenerate to another gender (see Missy, for example)
  • “You haven’t even seen an episode, how can you know she is not fitted to the role?”
  • And the always popular: “you are just a male chauvinist pig!”

The fun thing is that, both camps are composed of males and females. If you can easily imagine that the guys would “fight for one of their own”, the ladies’ position is a bit more difficult to analyse. I would risk a wild guess and say that either they are attached to tradition/established things, or they see the Doctor as a kind of Father figure/sex symbol that is removed from them.

Having said that, I think that Jodie Whittaker is a welcome breath of fresh air. I’ve never seen her in Broadchurch, but she has been highly praised for her natural acting, sense of humour and she seems very capable of giving a new life to the character.

The morning after the announcement (due to the time difference we learned about the New Doctor around midnight), Reggie told me “boy or girl, as long as the design of the sonic screwdriver is good, I have no problem!”. I was happy he was so accepting! 

So, will it be weird to see a character we have known as a male for ages turn into a female? Yes, most probably at first. Then we will get over it. It’s not like we didn’t know he could regenerate into a woman: when Matt Smith regenerated, he touched his long-ish hair and exclaimed “I’m a girl!”. The Master already regenerated into Missy. And this Timelord general also regenerated into a woman. It was just a matter of time before the Doctor himself would.

And, will we still feel connected to the character? Believe it or not, yes. We have a connection when we watch Princess Leia strangle Jabba. We have a connection when we see Rey fighting Kylo Ren, or when Jyn Erso grabs the plans of the Death Star…

So, let’s celebrate the new Doctor. I’m sure she will be wonderful. And, to be honest, I’m happy we got to see, in our lifetime, a first, à revolutionary change in one of our Favourite series.

Posted in Alex, Built, Mommy, Papa, Reggie

DIY : Hawaiian Frames for Party Photobooth

No party is complete nowadays without a good photobooth to remember your guests’ antics.

It was GeekMommy’s birthday a few weeks ago, and we celebrated in the Hawaiian style!

We decided to make some quick and easy frames to help set the ambiance…

shopping list:


Posted in Built, Cosplay, Star Wars

Costuming: Tie Fighter Pilot chest piece (foam armor)

May the 4th was the opportunity to upgrade a few of our costumes. Among others was Reggie’s Tie fighter pilot. So far, his chest piece was only made of soft fake leather, and it had none of the rigidity nor the shine of a real piece of Armour.

We have watched Evil Ted fantastic work with craft foam, and had the idea of doing a new chest piece with EVA foam. With simple tools (we don’t have a workshop and do most of our props in the dining room), but with dedication, we crafted this prop, and I dare say it is not too bad for a first foam armour.

You can find Evil Ted’s channel here:

How we made the helmet here.

And finally, how we made our glue pot here (after a while, it became obvious that we couldn’t continue with a plastic plate: too much wastage!).

Posted in Built, Star Wars

DIY K-2SO “May the Fourth be with You Party” Shirt

An excellent idea!!!

May the Fourth be with You Party

DIY K-2SO May the Fourth be with You Party Star Wars Day T-shirt/Stencil Pattern. This and many other patterns can be downloaded FREE from our blog. / Note: Patterns are ©, and your work must include © if posted, and can not be sold. See blog for complete ©/ #k2so #starwars #tshirt #starwarsparty #rogueone #maythefourthbewithyou #maythe4th #maythefourth #starwarscostume #pattern #maythe4thbewithyou #stencil #silkscreen #silhouettecameo


I need to start by apologizing for the lack of posts the past few months.  Things got busy, and time got away.  But we are still here!  I PROMISE!  To prove it, we are celebrating our favorite “holiday” by sharing another of our exclusive “May the Fourth be with You Party Character Patterns.”

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