X-Wing Storage and a Raider

With the recent creation of my 3D asteroids for Star Wars X-Wing I knew I needed some sane way to store and transport them. Since they already had metal stands (for weight) I did a quick test on a…


Game design and Star Wars

While I may have dropped the ball on updating this poor blog over the last little bit there has still been lots going on. Let's start with the release of Rogue One, one superb little film that…


Sunday Supanova

Due to other commitments I only enjoyed a single day of the Sydney Supanova this year. As always I had a great time with all the cosplay, seminars, merch shopping and more. The highlights for me…


Uluru

The family headed out to the red heart of Australia to take in the sights of Uluru, Kata Tjuta and that expansive night sky. When we first arrived at the resort it was a hot one, 46 degrees and it…


The Stonewood

As the environment for our 13th Age campaign crystalises, one of the key elements is the vast Stonewood itself. The concept is a truly immense woodland of rolling hills with a rocky ground that…


the Stonewood

I am looking forward to kicking off our 13th Age campaign soon, tricky getting started because of ... reasons. I have started fashioning a site to hold all the world and game info for us, still…


The LuminoCity Show

This year's LuminoCity end of your Graduation Exhibition and event show for the Built Environment here at UNSW was on campus and it is still amazing to see what our building can be when creative…


LuminoCity 2013 Day 1

The big Graduand Exhibition and end-of-year event for UNSW Built Environment has begun - LuminoCity2013. This year we have transformed the main building where all these staff and students work at…


Thrail Mini

Our 13th Age RPGing is great fun and our Shadows of Fire Haven campaign has some very interesting characters and NPCs as well. Thrail is my tanky Tentacle Dwarf fighter and founder of the Red Cloak…


Dodge Island Col

I decided that those two sketches of Dodge needed at least a rudimentary colour underpainting. Plus I found that the island of La Palma is a quite scary match for the rough drawings we made on the…


Dance and a Junkpile

Yesterday I was treated with being able to watch 2 sessions/classes at the Isobel Anderson Awards. The event brings dancers at various stages of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) classical ballet…


Lochs, Tartans and Fingal's Cave

While my energy going into the Loch Dreagan game has waned slightly, I do have an array of tabs open in my browser that are fascinating in terms of fleshing out the Scottish world that the game is…


Puss Moth

There are some pretty creepy looking moths and caterpillars (love this scary one) out there and I thought it might be fun to do a quick post on this baby - the Puss Moth. The caterpillar has a…


Insect SEM

After posting some superb Butterfly and Moth Scanning Electron Microscope images from the amazing Science Photo Library I couldnt resist and here are another bunch of insect SEM images. I am keen to…


SEM SPL

I decided to do a search for some groovy Scanning Electron Microscope imagery of Moths and Butterflies and quickly cam upon the marvellous resource that is the SCIENCEphotoLIBRARY. Here…


Shikhei Insects

I always liked macro and electron photography, the way they reveal a level of detail and complexity that we just don't perceive normally. Here we have some superb photos by Shikhei Goh that…


123D Catch

Autodesk's new 123D Catch software allows us to take an array of simple photos of a space or object and then it does all the hard work of building up a 3D model for us. This tech isnt perfect yet by…


3 bits of Architecture

I like exploring sites like Dezeen which have articles with lots of photos, visualisations and plans of fascinating architectural and design projects. So I thought it would be nice to pick out 3 bits…


Shuttle, Bikes, Storage, Raytracing and 120Hz

Just a quick grab-bag blog post here of some cool stuff I have sitting in my open tabs. Storage There is something very cool about these budget red Backblaze babies that sport 134TB in 4U. Storage…


Astronomical Beauty

I love getting the pointers to the stunning imagery from NASA and other sources that come through on twitter etc. Here are a few of the images and videos of late that really captured my attention:…