Saturday, 21 October 2006

Street Spirit

I think I've gone through 7 WIP versions of a battle cruiser I've been working on since mid July. For some reason or another, I've hit this massive builders block and it's sticking around. I refuse to admit defeat and just scrap the whole project - it will get done. Today I'll blog the reason of my most recent scrap and rebuild, Jerac's Merchant Cruiser the Edouard Guillaume:

Firstly, the shape. This mix of a bulky sculpted look and a skinny grim look, with the main body and the nose being their respected points of assesment. Yet despite the contrasting styles throughout the design, it all flows and has a very coherent look. It's not a box. As some of my past WIPs had begun to look like, instead this features areas that look quite fragile and pull of a very spacey and futuristic look.
The countless bits of black greebs poking out from all unseeming locations also help with that spacey look. The look that the red [and white] is really just this outer shell of visually pleasing hull, and that underneath there's really a ship of chunky mechanical greebs. This 'shelled' look is a look I always like, it gives the ship a better sense of realism, that it was built from the inside out, and that it looks like it could actually be used as a ship.

I'll leave you now, for I've got a microscale ship to work on - and the inspiration is flowing through the veins. Carpe diem.

Tuesday, 3 October 2006

Okay here I go..

Firstly I’d like to thank my good friend Brenden for the invitation and cool intro dealy.
Secondly, well I’m 18, just finished school, sitting HSC exams in a month and currently juggling procrastination and study. Oh yeah and thinking what I’m going to do with the rest of my life. And I think I rank pretty high in the no-buildy club ranks at the moment. (I hope to change that soon though)
Anywho enough of my inane self-warbling, I’ve gone and picked out three of my favourite Space Mocs of the past week.

On B-shelf this morning I noticed these totally awesome Daleks and K-9 by Blakes7. If your reading this Blakes7, post some more pics!
Scale down the oversized Dalek-plunger-death-ray and I’d be willing to trade first born sons, vital organs and family members for one of those marvellous Daleks.
Then theres Jerac’s garbage truck/ smuggling ship which is totally cool, its got playabilty galore with all its greebs, hatches and doodads. I particually like the space-junk piled up in the back. Oh yeah and the steering vanes are an awesome touch.

I’m a sucker for Cowboy Bebop, and as a result Legoswami’s Hammerhead Moc has snagged my attention. It may only be a render but I think it would translate nicely into real bricks. There are a few areas that need a bit of work such as the claw, but beyond that minor nitpick the colours look crisp and the shape is sharp with some nice angles going on. Gotta love those propeller housing boosters and the hose-made harness in the cockpit to.

Thanks for reading this and its good to be posting here.

Monday, 2 October 2006

And then there was two.

Just a quick update today: I'd like to welcome Tom Buckland as my new blogging partner. I strive here to be different from the many other blogs out there, and one way I thought was to have different perspectives - besides having the schizophrenias, there was only one way to do this. I've known Tom online for a few years; he was one of the few great builders on Bzp when I built for .Space there, and he's the main reason why I'm at CS now.

What better way to get a different perspective then to have someone from the opposite end of the Earth! Albeit, we both recognize Her Majesty the Queen as head of state, but he's on beaches during winter while I huddle under the warmth of a scarf and a peacoat.

We've also got a good number of hours between us on the Greenwich Mean Time scale. You know what that means? 24 Hour Blogging! I jest.

Welcome Tom, and happy blogging. I'm sure he'll post a quickie introducing himself soon enough.