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We have the 1830's to thank for the state trooper, whaler, army dress hat, complete with the goofy chin strap and patent leather visor. I made this one up for a shooting competition in November. Since it's up in Massachusetts, I'm going to need some more clothes, but hat is pretty bad ass.

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So there is a cool piece in the WSJ about the future of museums. Good stuff is coming for those who can afford it. Anyway, the video includes me and my pals getting blown up and shooting at each other for a 4D movie coming out next summer. It's weirdly long and skinny because the screen is over 200-degrees and wraps around the audience...
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My car seems naked. Time to make this little guy. I've done some research and I have a pretty good idea what all the post-apocalyptic bits are. The lower jaw is tricky--probably part of a vending machine, but I'm going with a Volkswagen windshield wiper (with modifications.) I'd swear the base is a crow's foot hose coupling (which is fitting.) The
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Joy

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It's the little things that make life better. It looks like these will have just the right amount of improvements without changing the style. Can't wait for July 28th.

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If you live on the East Coast of the USA you might want to go see L'Hermione. She is a full-sized, 18th century French Navy frigate that just made landfall in Virginia after crossing the Atlantic. She is crewed by volunteers (including a friend who did it in period clothes.) I'm going to pay my respects in Alexandria in four days and hopefully
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More film work coming in May. Fairly excited, but I can't say much due to nondisclosure thing. The stills from two Autumns ago are crazy good. Not sure why TV does such a horrible job with history shows. Creative types feel the need to "improve" things and directors want it to look a certain way. No one cares I guess. Meanwhile, the special effects...
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Here's to Spring: a warm fire, good friends, and fine tobacco. It was hot enough to sweat in North Carolina yesterday. Even the chubby rebels could not resist our bayonets and were forced to run. Time to put a finer edge on the diet and exercise. Soon, sun dresses and bare arms will return and all will be well.