Thursday, May 26, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Bussard Ramscoop!! Those two words alone are enough to make me love Star Trek. Anyway, more progress on this beast...this build is beginning to border on obsession...when I am not working on it, I am thinking about working on it, and I have lost a considerable amount of sleep as sacrifice to this build (the other lovely people in my life are more sane and sleep what is required, which is the time I use to build really big paperweights like this). More puttying and sanding awaits me, but at least I am beginning to work on the funner and finer details. I have a bit more done on this than what is pictured here, but the basic progress as shown in these pictures is pretty close. Many more hours await me, but I must admit that this really is a blast to make...it really is a dream come true. I actually have a distinct memory of making little Enterprises out of bristol board or cereal box cardboard when I was ten (when I initially really got into Star Trek...a time when I thought "Encounter at Farpoint" was sheer genius, though even I knew there was something amiss with Star Trek V). Anyway, more to come.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Working in a public library can be a strange adventure. As time passes, I realize how important and challenging the library realm really is, and how poorly that was reflected in my formal education. What was lacking in the classroom is beautifully summed up and elegantly illustrated in the above link. If you are a lover of the library, you will no doubt recognize so much of what is touched upon by this series of illustrations. If you feel the library is a relic of the past, and a useless leech upon the public purse...well...I don't know what to tell you other than you're dead wrong. And the above link is proof of how wrong you are.
Monday, May 16, 2011
Another day, another few pictures of this great white whale slooowly coming together. The way I see it, if I can make this thing not look like a piece of crap when all is said and done, I'll feel prepared to take on a lot of different modeling subjects. This has been a very challenging build. As you can see, the nacelles and primary saucer hull are starting to fill in and take shape.