Sunday, September 14, 2014

Cosplay WIP

I just wanted to share a bit more of my Cosplay work in progress.

Daedric Armour is coming along nicely.

I finished sanding.

All the piece sanded ready for paint.

Got as much a I could painted until I ran out of spray paint.

The next thing I'm working in is the Cheshire Cat from Alice Madness Returns.

I am using a different medium on this I am using Worbla.

Worbla I just brilliant you heat it and it becomes pliable, then you mould it in to shape and it hardens this way.

This is what I've done so far.

Its very messy but I think I am doing well with it.

Please let me know what you think of my WIP.

Your friendly neighbourhood Bendy Benz.


So this week as definitely been Destiny week with the release of Bungie's (the makers of the Halo Series) new epic game Destiny.

Quite frankly I am loving it... I pre-ordered the Limited Edition but I am a little disappointed I didn't order the ghosts addition and got my hands on my very own ghost.

I didn't get a ghost but I did get some other bits.

So what did I get.

A steel box case for the game.

A star chart. This will go nicely on my wall.

Some post cards from the planets you can visit in the game.

A letter to all Guardians.

A nice case to put it in.

And a book outlining all the weapons and classes.

This is the class that I choose the Warlock. 

And this is her.

The graphics are stunning in this game from the wind blowing through grass and the ripples in the water when your dancing in it. Yes you read that right dancing for the first half hour of getting the game we were dancing at one point we had 6 people dancing in a circle. For those that don't know the game is a MMORPG so some of those dancers were strangers which makes it all the more fun.

I have not completed the game yet and I don't think I will for a long while but I have had the pleasure of exploring Earth, the Moon, Venus, the Reef and a little bit of Mars. The scenery of each planet is unique and beautiful in its own way. My personal favourite is Venus its covered in jungle which also covers some impressive ruins.

I want to set things straight with those who are giving some bad reviews for this game. Complaining about the difficulty and lack of loot. The game is designed for cooperative play of course its going to be hard and if you try to a level 15 mission on your own at level 5 of course its going to be hard. I personally haven't has a problem with loot so I don't what people are talking about.

There is also competitive play, I am not one for competitive play but I have enjoyed the game modes on this especially the salvage. Salvage makes you work as a team which I like.

I also like the way that levelling its is not just a case of gaining XP to level well it is for the first 20 levels and after that is it about getting better gear to level up it encourages people to play all the different game modes available in the game. 

I would like to just mention another thing that makes it awesome the all star cast, we have Peter Dinklage, Nathan Fillion, Bill Nighy, Gina Torres, Lance Reddick and Peter Stormare.

Well that's all I have to say about Destiny for the moment night play some more now.....

Let me know what you thought of the game by leaving me a comment.

Your friendly neighbourhood Bendy Benz.


Saturday, September 6, 2014

Daedric Armour - Which Skyrim race should I be?

Hi there,

I have mocked up some face paints for my Daedric armour.

Instagram seems to like Bosmer most I quite like the Orc what do you think?

Leave me a comment on which you like most.

Thanks your friendly neighbourhood Bendy Benz!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Living with Dyslexia and Dyspraxia

Hi all,

I only really ever write about cosplay and gaming as they are my passions but today I wanted to get a bit serious on you.

I learnt at 16 I have dyslexia, this is a late age to find out so people just thought I was lazy or stupid for not being able to spell things correctly or write coherent sentences. Then at 24 I found out I have dyspraxia too so that was my clumsiness explained.

What I don't think people realise is how hard life can be struggling with these aliments I will call them.
My brain doesn't work the same as a normal brain it takes me longer to type, it takes me longer to note things down regular things take a lot more time for me. I forgot things a lot get distracted easily. I get letters and number mixed up and I don't notice that I've done it. I can look at that number for 10 minutes and I'll still think it's right. When I'm speaking I muddle my words up so I look thick.

It took me 7 years to learn to drive, I walk into things because I'm not sure how far I am away from them. This is a massive problem when your driving the concentration on long journeys really takes it out of you. Actually the concentration in short journeys takes it out of you too.

What takes a normal person 5 minutes can take me 10 even 15 and it takes a lot more effort so I'm constantly tired which doesn't help as it's worse when I'm tired. It's so frustrating that it can cause me to feel really low. I'm trying my hardest to get things right but I don't.

I find it hard to communicate what I want to some times and can come off as rude. I have been known to be tactless and say things without thinking, which my friends find amusing but has often gotten me in to trouble in the work place.

I have a tendency to miss off 's' on the end of words making my writing hard to read.
I bet you're wondering why I wrote this? Well I over heard someone reading a email out where the words were all muddled up like I do of I don't proof read properly and they were all laughing and saying they were stupid and it doesn't make any sense they haven't even tried. And this really fucked me off they don't know whether that person is dyslexic and genuinely thought they had written that email properly they just mocked them without a thought.

So I wrote this post to spread some awareness and also so you can understand why sometimes my blog might not be as articulate as others, there may be grammatical and spelling errors. So please don't laugh and mock my blog because of this I'm not lazy and not all that stupid. I just cannot see mistakes that I have made.

Thank you for reading....

If you do find any mistake please correct me I enjoy learning from them but please do it nicely.
Your friendly neighbourhood BendyBenz....