Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Hot Wheels Street Beasts

Creatures on wheels that are beasts on the street.

Turtoshell, #HCT59

Purrfect Speed, #HCV36

You can find out more about the Street Beasts line by visiting the Hot Wheels Collection site.

The Nebuchadnezzar

The Nebuchadnezzar, a ship of sort, was repurposed by the human rebels to covertly broadcast the minds of up to seven people into the Matrix.

The control room is where all excursions into the Matrix are monitored and controled.

The Matrix

Friday, May 20, 2022

Thursday, May 19, 2022

What Have I Done?

I had to stop at a local store to pick-up a few things for the household. After I had these in my basket I walked over to the toy section to see what they had in the way of Matchbox and Hot Wheels toy vehicles. I recently got interested in these small 1/64 scale vehicles after hearing about Gas Lands, the table top game that makes use of these cars, after the addition of a few rockets, machine guns and other weapons of mass destruction. A real kit-bashers dream, I must say!

I have seen these odd Hot Wheel vehicles on the shelf before. I just never throught too much of them until the other day when thier oddness hit me in as singular. I thought I should start collecting these odd vehicles.

HW Daredevils: Wheeler Chair

Fearless stunt vehicles ready for stunt action.

Fast Foodie: Donut Drifter

Food on the go never tasted so fast.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

A Dream, or so it may Seem?

Screenshot of image was found here.

Confucius and you are both dreams, and I who say you are dreams am a dream myself. This is a paradox. Tomorrow a wise man may explain it; that tomorrow will not be for ten thousand generations.”

Chuang Tse: II

Sunday, May 15, 2022

The Lathe of Heaven

“Those whom heaven helps we call the sons of heaven. They do not learn this by learning. They do not work it by working. They do not reason it by using reason. To let understanding stop at what cannot be understood is a high attainment. Those who cannot do it will be destroyed on the lathe of heaven.”

Chuang Tae: XXIII

The Lathe of Heaven, Ursula K. Leguin, 1971

Friday, May 13, 2022

Some more Inspiration

There were more than a few sturctures featured in the episoids of Harry Potter I would like to try my hand at someday. This one for the way the second story addition on the right just hangs there must of needed a feat of a magic to make it work. It is all so deliciously whimical!

See more inspiration here.

An Annotated Copy of Advanced Potion-Making

Harry was without a textbook for the magic portion class was used an old copy of the text, which just so happened to be annotated by the student who had come before him.

Screenshot is from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Miniature Detail Parts

"Creating miniature parts can be hobby in it self". The author has created hundreds detail parts for his dioramas. There are dozens of images of his detail collection.

Friday, May 6, 2022

Language is Fear

“…the future is desolation. Progress has reached its peak. Earth’s possibilities have been explored and exhausted. Spacemen have conquered and have been conquered, and God has been offered the ultimate challenge-human resurrection.

Only one man still lives in a world made- and destroyed -by his progenitors. Now he faces extinction through the machinations of those who have inherited the earth-Robots.”

Prologue: Who can Replace a Man?, Brian Aldiss, 1965

Other Works by Brian Aldiss:

No Time Like Tomorrow
The Dark Light Years
The Long Afternoon on Earth
Galaxies Like Grains of Sand

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Behind the Scenes of Star Wars: The Original Trilogy ILM Special Effects Makers

I didn't find that I had posted this video on my blog. This 59 minute video will take you behind the scenes of the technique for the creation of the special effects for the first three Star Wars episodes.

Monday, May 2, 2022

Friday, April 29, 2022

My Western Town | Building 6

Why not start at the end and work your way forward? I just happened upon this video while going back to look for other vidoes by this author.