Can’t believe that October is only two days away. But I can believe it when my desktop counter says the lights go on in one month and 28 days. It sure seemed like I had a lot more time in July. What’s that saying? Time flies when . . . You know the rest.
So what has been happening? Well a lot of time has been spent putting dumb pixels on the wire frames that were made by Wire Frame D’Lites. The end product is really nice. Also with the pixels, I have a lot of control over the final color used. Here is an example:
What you learn quickly is that some colors don’t look very good with one another. What you see started out as purple and pink. But it wasn’t much of a definition change, so Judy is now wearing green and red. If I come up with other color combinations, it isn’t much to try them out. And the elves can wave too. Check out the video page for a sample. The other elves are done as well as the pumpkin coach. I’m now working on the stagecoach.
I have had one setback in that all of the pixels ordered haven’t arrived, and I can’t get an answer as to when to expect them. I’m down to my last 442 and hope that they make it through the stagecoach build. But after that I’m stuck and I’ve got a lot more planned for the other 1,600 ordered. Plan B is in the works. I’m also waiting on three controllers from LOR, but that isn’t as big an issue as not having the pixels at this point. I know the LOR controllers will get here in plenty of time.
Oh, and Mary keeps reminding me that while the countdown clock says I have 1 month and 28 days until the lights go on, actually it is 7 days less than that when I take off with my cousin and her husband on a trip to Canada. Just have to keep my nose to the grindstone as they say.