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No Fixed Abode, Home Counties, United Kingdom
I’m a 51-year-old Aspergic CAD-Monkey. Sardonic, cynical and with the political leanings of a social reformer, I’m also a toy and model figure collector, particularly interested in the history of plastics and plastic toys. Other interests are history, current affairs, modern art, and architecture, gardening and natural history. I love plain chocolate, fireworks and trees but I don’t hug them, I do hug kittens. I hate ignorance, when it can be avoided, so I hate the 'educational' establishment and pity the millions they’ve failed with teaching-to-test and rote 'learning' and I hate the short-sighted stupidity of the entire ruling/industrial elite, with their planet destroying fascism and added “buy-one-get-one-free”. I also have no time for fools and little time for the false crap we're all supposed to pretend we haven't noticed, or the games we're supposed to play.

Friday, May 24, 2013

P is for Petulant Pepperpot Peters-out Protesting Punishment

Well, it's sort of finished, and I've definitely put it to bed for now, these are both screen-captchas from my laptop, which while managing to handle the file-size without crashing like the studio machines, also leaves a bit to be desired in the resolution stakes, probably WHY it can handle the graphics - less info per inch!!

This was the final printout, it's a bit crowded for an A4/A3 sheet (we actually printed it in A3 and it's not too bad), but I'm hoping to get it printed A2 on the high street at some point, for the portfolio, and it's designed to show of a range of skills for a potential employer, who will hopefully realise that I can arrange things just as neatly with a little more room!! The grey box-lines and boarder shadows are a lap-top/Picasa thing, showing the hidden viewports?

The finished beast, not really 'finished' but I got enough detail into the breast-plate and toolboxes to con the casual observer, although I've just noticed the UCS is showing...doh!..Er...no...that's the new Dalek external temperature (red) air-speed (blue) and altitude (green) pitot, they're all having them fitted...now they can fly!

I am hoping to come back to it in a couple of months and attack the mid-section in 'Inventor' which may be a better tool for the sort of free-form shapes and intersecting arcs that make up the 'contours' of the shoulder area. But I am pleased enough with the final beastie to have bored you with it for the last couple of weeks! Back to toy soldiers....

5 comments:

Sean said...

Pretty cool actually. Thanks for sharing your work.

Maverick Collecting said...

Thanks Sean - are you the same Sean that didn't claim your prize the other day?

Hugh

Sean said...

I can't find the post where you listed the prize winners but my last initial is S and I think the Sean who won was had an actual last name in his avatar. I did do the random.org list trick. So the short answer is I don't believe I won anything here.

Maverick Collecting said...

Thanks Sean - I didn't think it was you, but with Google forcing Google+ on us there seems to be two each of some people; one you know and can click on, the other who..."hasn't added you to their circle yet"?!!

Why not make them add us to their circle before they can comment huh? But Google are more interested in grabbing a bit of Facebook's pie than worrying about why Blogger is more complicated than it used to be!!

H

Maverick Collecting said...

PS, yes - I copied you on the Random thing, I didn't know it existed until you did it! And I moved all the posts re. the comp. back to the original review, to get them out of the way!

H