New Turret Models


3D Printing, Hobbies, Model Kits, Technology

I’ve been experimenting with modeling and printing a number of turret designs gleaned from various Traveller illustrations over the years as optional components for my starship models. It’s common to see Traveller illustrations that depict ship’s turrets as hemispheres with an oblong weapon battery with three circular weapon ports. I refer to this as the […]

April 9, 2019

Scout Ship: Revision B


3D Printing, Hobbies, Model Kits, Technology

Last autumn, I began work on a revision to the Scout model to bring it closer in line to some of Bryan Gibson’s later works depicting the Scout. Bryan had taken some elements from the 3D model I created and blended them back into an updated design, one of my favorite examples being shown below. […]

March 9, 2019

Naval Fleet Courier


3D Printing, Hobbies, Model Kits, Technology

Taking what I learned from the previous model, I created an updated version of the Type S Scout/Courier model with the aim of improving detail in key areas as well as adding features to improve the “paintability”. It’s also the first time that I attempted to create my own water-slide decals. Background for Traveller Fans […]

October 13, 2018

Scout Ship: from Concept to Model


3D Printing, Hobbies, Model Kits, Technology

This is the first in a series about my process of fabricating a sci-fi starship from original concept art through printing and painting a physical model. Concept Art First, a little background: the model I am creating is a “Type S Scout/Courier” from the Traveller Role Playing Game universe. It’s a design that’s been around since […]

September 28, 2018

Paint Rack Concept


Hobbies, Technology

As my collection of paints has grown I’ve purchased a number of paint rack solutions such as Vallejo’s Front Module Paint Stand and Angel Giraldez’s Custom Paint Rack. They are both well constructed out of laser-cut MDF and relatively inexpensive. However, there are a number of things I don’t like about most of the laser-cut […]

July 4, 2018

Thoughts on the Apple Watch


Technology

Once again, Apple surprises us with their entry into wearable technology. There’s been a ton of coverage on what little we know about the Apple Watch and you can’t go wrong reading this overview from Benjamin Clymer of Hodinkee. I’m surprised that they were able to cram so much technology into such a tiny package. I had […]

December 21, 2014

Thoughts on the iWatch


Technology

I’ve been thinking about the rumored iWatch and what the design and user experience might be like. This led me to create a concept based on what I’d like to see in the device. This concept is influenced by the sleek design of the Nike+ FuelBand. This type of band could provide space for the battery […]

September 5, 2014