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Throne me down with a feather and call me Shirley!!!

I’ve been building the Game of Thrones, Iron Throne for 4 months now and I am hoping I will get it finished by this weekend.

I’ve been working on and off it for so long. It’s looking amazing though but it’s just taken so much of my time that I need to get it completed.

When I make things, I always put 110% into everything I do. I love my work as you all know but sometimes, when you have been working on something for this long, you just want it finished and out of the way.

My official Studio opening is this weekend. 7.30pm at Revue Studios, Castle Square, Swansea on the 2nd of August. It’s meant to be an informal event so I’m trying to not get too stressed over it. Prop Maker Wales Grand Opening

It’s going to be a brilliant night and one I hope everyone will remember and enjoy for all the right reasons. Then next weekend all my props are being show cased in Margam Castle for the Heroes & Legends Autograph Show where my Game of Thrones Throne, my Star Ship Enterprise and a few other lovely and amazing items will be on display and some even for sale. I am so looking forward to it. We go every year and every year it emits well worth it 😀

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Game of Thrones?

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Who’s a fan of GoT? Well I have started to watch it and I have to say, is it just me or is it soft porn? I tried to watch it but after watching the episodes with the man who married all his daughters and got them all pregnant, then the episode where they killed all those children, that was enough for me. It’s been a fantastic place for inspiration for my work, and because of this, I am now making a replica of The Iron Throne, but that’s as far as it goes.

I have managed to build the chair and it is now ready to decorate with the swords, going to take me a few months, but I’m loving the challenge so far. I’m really hoping that it will be show cased at Margam Castle on the 9th and 10th of August for the Heroes and Legends Autograph show. Julian Glover is attending, so wouldn’t it be incredible if I could get a picture of him sat in it? I tell you something though, it hasn’t been easy so far.

Last week I decided to use expanding foam for the first time, Great, yes? Well when that stuff touches your skin, it’s not so great because it is almost impossible to get off. Of course I didn’t know this when I picked some up that had exploded onto the cardbored. I loved the feel of it. it was like spongy silk until I tried to wash it off. I tried everything, Bleach, floor cleaner, washing powder, suger, expanding foam gun cleaner, nail varnish remover, wd40, you name it, I probably tried it. Nothing worked. It’s been 5 days and it’s still on my hands. I ended up using a nail file in the end, but it still have it across the backs of my hands lol. Oh well, if you don’t laugh, you cry!!!

After a while I thought it was funny, till I realised I would have to drive home!!! Adam to the rescue lol