Sunday 31 August 2014
Over the weekend it was mentioned several times along with some concern. I'd like to reassure people that my mojo, though small, is alive and well.
Apart from taking Mrs F. out for a walk today (yes really) it has been a bit of a day of tying up loose ends and trying to work out a way forward amongst all the mess and half started projects. I've never fallen into this trap before, but 2014 seems to be the year that caught my sensible head napping. Now the compulsory project above has been put to bed, I can line up all those 'designed to distract' things and work out which are worth continuing with, and which need to be made to face the pit and be shot in the back of the head.
Watch this space for more exciting details.
Wednesday 27 August 2014
The Far Twittering. Built by Mike Cook and subsequently passed around, the Emmett influenced layout has become an underground classic. This style of modelling is extremely hard to pull off (I know of only one other that's managed it) and very much of it's time. the problem with Emmett's stuff is that it was by and large in 2D sketches and while it's easy (!) to think out of the box in 2D, making that actually work is another thing. Even the artist himself must have struggled, but pull it off he did. Search for Festival of Britain to find more images like the one below. This 'drunken, but logical' is harder than it looks.
Wednesday 20 August 2014
It's been hectic around here. Mrs. F is on crutches (pause for gags) we have had builders in for over a week knocking holes in walls and plastering, so downstairs has been partially out of bounds and due to the above I've had to climb out of my pit before lunchtime to do the school run (I know, there is a reason).
Result - my modelling mojo is very low.
Anyway the summer party went very much to plan, enjoyed by all and once again the weird sight of grown men queuing for ice cream. Me? I saw nothing, too busy making tea.