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Archive for August, 2013

Portrait of a Tea Boy

This is a portrait of a colleague from work.
It is part of a small project I am currently working on. For this picture I put the PG tips logo behind him as he known in the office as the Tea Boy.

David 8a


Star Trek, Workbee, Cargo Attachment. Part 3

Slow going with everything that is currently going on at work and home.
With that said I have managed to build some RCS thrusters. I decide to go old school with these. Reason being is that the attachment will never be far from a Starbase of Ship. As they also be used constantly they will wear out a lot fast then those used on a Starship or a shuttle, so having them open make it far easier to swap them out when they need to be replaced.

Cargo pod test 4

Cargo pod test 4a

Here are the parts Textured.

Cargo pod test 4b

Cargo pod test 4c

I am now moving on to building some navigation light that would sit on this and also the connection points that would be used for the Workbeek, impulse engines and extra cargo attachment to connect togther.

The Last Stand, Film Reivew

The Last Stand

He said “I’ll be back”, and he is. Schwarzenegger has returned to the big screen in a staring roll in The Last Stand.
The film also stars Forest Whitaker, Eduardo Noriega, Luis Guzmán, Jaimie Alexander and Johnny Knoxville.

The film has a simple plot where an international drug lord Gabriel Cortez (Eduardo Noriega), escaped from FBI custody in Las Vegas and makes a run for Mexican boarder. The best way for Cortez to get over the boarder is just outside the small town of Summerton Junction.
It just so happens that nearly everyone in Summerton Junction has left the town the day before to watch the local collage football team play a game away. All that is left in town is Sheriff Ray Owens (Arnold Schwarzenegger) who was a former L.A SWAT officer than has come to Summerton Junction to see out his twilight years, and his ragtag deputies.

The Last Stand goes back to the old-school action films that made Schwarzenegger a star and has a bit of a High Noon feel to it.
The film even takes note of Schwarzenegger age with a good joke. It does have some so humour in it that does the film no harm. Most of this comes from Johnny Knoxville, who owns the town museum to guns.
The film moves at a nice peaces and does not feel slow at any moment. The only thing that made me cringe was a few shoot out scene, where you could see the blood was over done with CGI. Not a bad thing, but it been done better with the make-up department on films before there was CGI.
I would have like to see more of Forest Whitaker in the film, but given his role of the lead FBI Agent chasing Cortez down from Las Vegas.

While doing a few cameos during and after his term as the Govonator, The Last Stand is a good film for his return to the big screen. I give The Last Stand a 4 out of 5.

Lewis Dinkum: [to Sheriff Owens] Wow, you lookin’ jacked, you’ve been working out?

47 Ronin, Trailer

47 Ronin is a fantasy action film depicting a fictional account of the forty-seven Ronin, a real-life group of samurai in 18th-century Japan who avenge the murder of their master (known as a “chūshingura” in Japan).
The film Stars Keanu Reeves, Rinko Kikuchi, Tadanobu Asano, Hiroyuki Sanada and an ensemble of other Japanese actors.

The outcast Kai (Reeves) joins a group of Ronin, led by Kuranosuke Oishi (Sanada), who seeks vengeance on Lord Kira (Asano) for killing their master and banishing the group. The Ronin embark on a journey whose challenges would defeat most warriors.