Atlantis Crystal Necklace Papercraft

The kids and I were watching the Disney movie, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, and they really wanted a crystal necklace like in the movie.  Since the movie was 9 years old, I figured the chance of there being a crystal-necklace toy was slim, so I whipped out Adobe Illustrator and made a quick paper model (papercraft) of the crystal necklace.

Atlantis Crystal Necklace Papaercraft
Atlantis Crystal Necklace Papercraft

I wanted it to have the cartoon look, with solid lines on all the edges, so this model does not follow the dashed-line conventions used by most paper models. Since there are only three parts to the model though, it’s pretty easy to figure out how it works. You can download a PDF of the Atlantis crystal necklace below.

Download the Atlantis Crystal Necklace Papercraft

There are four models on one page: two regular crystals, and two glowing crystals. The paper size used in the PDF is a mutant size that will fit on letter-sized or A4.

Henry Jones Sr Takes Down Flight 1549 Animated GIF

So far, this is my favorite animation I’ve made in GIF format (animated GIF).  It features Henry Jones Sr. (Indiana Jones‘ father) causing flight 1549 to land in the Hudson River. This is how it really happened!

 

Feel free to use this image if you link back to me and give me credit.

Henry Jones Sr Takes Down Flight 1549
Henry Jones Sr Takes Down Flight 1549

I think this is my most theatrical GIF. I mean, the first 2 shots where the plane is coming in fast, and we zoom in on Sean Connery‘s face- it’s so typical. I made the GIF myself, but major credit goes to a guy in a forum who asked why nobody has done this yet.  I answered him by doing it. *BLAM*

Ron Paul vs Giuliani Animated GIF

This is another animation I made in GIF format (animated GIF).  It’s Ron Paul (Magneto) fighting Giuliani (Wolverine).

Feel free to use this image if you link back to me and give me credit.

paul-vs-giuliani

I got the inspiration for this animation when someone on a forum mentioned Ron Paul looked like Ian McKellen. At the South Carolina Republican Presidential Candidates Debate on January 10, 2008, Ron Paul–well armed with historical knowledge and facts from the CIA report on 9-11–totally obliterated Giuliani’s neocon propaganda.

I predicted that if the Republicans nominated anyone besides Ron Paul, they would lose, no matter who the Democrats selected.  Well, look what happened, and look at the mess we’re in now.