With calm holiday times again for 2021, we came into January with plenty of work to fill things in with. With many finished shells lying around, coating has begun. Restoration work continues on Bluemyth, our 100th jackal. When things allow, we will be taking on other refurbishments but the focus has been towards the queue opening for the beginning of 2022, as well as Further Confusion.
Usually this time is the calm before the storm, but what happens when the storm gets cancelled? Further Confusion was one of the last fandom conventions to happen before the 2020 lockdown and cessation of large events and gatherings. While it looked like they could return for 2022, the COVID cases and hospitalization chart went vertical again. Its part of that post-holiday spike. While it was best for them to cancel the event, it does mean that the art show auction wont happen.
In the days since the cancellation, we have sought out other options. Namely, we wanted to keep with the auction format but we wanted to use a service or site that was connected to our communities of furry, sci-fi and anime fandoms. So, meet Dealers Den…..
We know that not everyone who sees our website would have a Dealers’ Den account. So, consider this blog post deliberately timed to allow people some days to sign up for one. Don’t worry that you will have a 0 next to your name (because you have not bought or sold anything on there, and therefore have no feedback). We understand that Dealers’ Den might be a new place for some of you.
The holiday months are always a slower time for us, as we spend time with family and our schedules change. With the slower workload in winter months, we often find it perfectly aligned with making changes for the next year. Things were slightly different this time, but we still find ourselves working on some projects that have us revisiting some ideas.
We also have Further Confusion coming up. With our progress, we have a couple (if not a few) pieces for sale at Further Confusion’s Art Show. Expect us to post (or tweet) more detail as time draws closer.
Speaking of custom paint designs, there is a slight change towards how we deal with masks that have a custom paint design. After a few bumps in the road regarding custom painted orders this year, we realize the commitment that such a task entails. As such, custom paint designs will require a non-refundable deposit.
With this new year, people often think of significant change. To Kat, there is no better time like the present to improve on yourself and create something new or forge a new path from your passions. There are things all of us here in the lab can think of which we would like to bring forth but we always take these things one day at a time. Instead, we are lead to appreciate all the experiences that our masks have become a part of. With the last site updates of 2015 complete, check out the last year of Wildgasmask fun (Go to our full customer gallery to see more.)
Stego here, with a small update on what has been going on around here. Work has demanded a bit more hours out of me, and I have been (slowly) fighting a bit of a cold. I took some family time for my brother’s birthday but now the weekend has come and its time to get back on it. Processing of orders should go a bit faster now, including this weekend where I have shut myself up in the lab and wont come out until we can move items from MANUFACTURING into ASSEMBLY status.
For now, have some more available inventory….
Angled Hose Assembly – Our assembly combines two black angled hoses with one of our black wyes. An army green canister is also included. These assemblies are designed for our masks which feature 2 ports on the side (horses and jackals).
We dont always have these in stock but when we do, we want to let you guys know that we have them. In this case, we have just one set, so please contact us if you are interested. (update: 10/5/2015: sorry, this item is no longer available)
Wild N Free Inventory – Of course, we still have some masks available for immediate shipment. An HG2 and KG1 is available, alongside our experimental “Wild Gasmask”. This creation has been getting inquiries as this does feature a hood built into its modified shell and offers something different as far as encasement and airflow. We think this will become like the slipper that Cinderella wore, as it will be about finding the right fit (as well as aesthetic).
We hope you guys can continue being patient with us, while we continue to work towards bringing back some more sought-after creations.
Man, time really did just pass by and I do not even feel like any of us even blinked. And yet, here we are facing the end of 2014. When autumn arrived, it seems that all three of us became really busy with our respective families and friends. When November came, there was no shortage of birthday, Thanksgiving and anniversary celebrations for that month. So, things got a bit hectic around here, with us having just a few opportunities to get together after work and brainstorm/toss some ideas around.
Such brainstorming has also been related to hooded masks, which we closed orders for back in August. When winter falls, and the temperature drops (well…by Southern California standards anyway), its harder to achieve the finished quality of each latex coat/pouring. So, some of those moments of brainstorming and breaking out our supplies have been geared towards this popular option. We have been re-tooling our hood making process, identifying some better materials to use when creating and sizing them. This should eliminate some of the problems and other issues that made the process take that much more time for us to complete each hooded order.
Once the holiday season is over and our outdoor workshop is more suitable, we will be opening back up for the more complex orders. However, while you wait, hop on over to our Wild-and-Free listings to see some of our ready-to-ship products. For those in the US, there is still just a little more time to grab one of these and get it to its destination in time for Christmas morning.
Two months into the new year and we are quite the productive rubber elves here at Wildgasmasks. Hoods are getting fitted, more latex goes into the mold, and , with that, more dreams are being brought closer to reality.
We are very happy to have gotten to the point where we can take on orders that require the full encasement. Since opening up for hoods and working with the queue a bit, we have at least 3 hooded orders at any given time.
In addition, please check out the following “wild and free” masks which we have up for sale. These were brought to Further Confusion 2013. The sparklepony (blue) was designed by Stego, the genius himself. Meanwhile, our shop pony Meddle got to experiment with a marbled effect for a mask paintjob. While many people were admiring them, these 2 models did not sell, and were brought back with us. Please inquire should you be interested in the masks below. Each one is $500USD, not counting shipping fees.
We are considering what we might do with the show piece that we completed for @furcon's art show. While we do that, we want to signal boost for any other vendors or art show participants who need to recoup from the loss. Latex, leather, and kink friendly products