Star Trek: First Contact Spacesuits

I’ve always liked this spacesuit and I’m finally making two of them for me and George.


Making a Star Trek “Monster Maroon” Uniform.

George and I are headed to the Star Trek convention in Las Vegas in August, so I’m making a number of new costumes. One of them is this Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan style uniform for my wife. We’re also kicking off our new YouTube channel! I covered the construction in these videos:

Photoshoots with Penny

Here are some various, usually movie-themed photoshoots I’ve done with my daughter over the years. A couple of the images are posted below. Click on the Facebook gallery for the complete collection, which I’m sure will be updated periodically.



Spacefest Recap: The Rest

Okay, so I didn’t keep up with my day to day recap. Instead, I posted a large gallery on our Facebook page with captions describing my experiences. Suffice it to say, it was an amazing weekend! Here’s me and Apollo 16 moonwalker, Charlie Duke.


Spacefest: Day 1 Recap

I’m attending Spacefest in Tucson, AZ this week. It’s a gathering of astronauts, engineers, artists, authors, vendors, and space enthusiasts that happens every couple of years. I decided to rent a booth to display my replica spacesuits and other hardware. Today (Thursday) was mostly a setup day, but a few cool things happened.  Here are the highlights:

• I set up the 3F Studios booth. Come see me if you’re in the area:


•  I ran into Fred Haise, Lunar Module Pilot of Apollo 13 (the REAL guy, not Bill Paxton) in the hallway.

• I met a collector who happened to have a real ACR penlight on him that was flown on Apollo 9. We compared it to my replica and the dimensions were nearly spot on!


• Last but not least, I met an amazing man named Ron Woods, who was a technician for ILC during the Apollo program. He suited up Buzz Aldrin before Apollo 11 and packed up the Lunar Module. He is an avid painter nowadays and paints his favorite subject: spacesuits. He told me a story about a foolish technician who put his head inside Buzz Aldrin’s LEVA helmet right before the mission and accidentally touched his nose to the visor. It was the middle of the night so they had wake up all sorts of engineers to figure out the proper procedure to clean it (spray it with freon). I just loved hearing this tiny little detail of perhaps the most significant space mission ever. Mr. Woods also really liked my LEVA replica, which is what prompted the story.

Here’s a picture of Ron Woods suiting up Buzz:


And here is Ron Woods today:



More Weta Raygun Pictures

Here are some more images of my entry into the RPF/Weta Dr. Grordbort’s Raygun contest from a few years back. Some of these I never posted before. There’s some work-in-progress pics too. And a fake letter I wrote to build up the story around it.

Custom Retro Rayguns

In this last video I shot for Tested a few weeks back, I show Adam some of my custom rayguns.

Mercury Spacesuit Photo Shoot

A few months ago, a company called Product of GIR rented my Mercury spacesuit for a photo shoot. They make silicone kitchen utensils and they’re out of this world! Okay that was lame.



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