Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Lockheed Martin YX-151

Here we have Lockheed's newest demonstration aircraft, the YX-151.  Inspired by the P-51 and a lot of the Grosvenor House World-Race plane, and using the Raptor/ Lightning II form language, this aircraft would provide excitement for will-be pilots and get recruitment papers signed faster than you can say "You'll never be a fighter pilot because of your vision."

This is the awesome video which kicked off my insatiable desire to photomod this beast.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Exceptional Environments

If you aren't all familiar with Ryan Gitter's work, make yourself so.  I'm continually amazed at his environments whenever he posts.  He's got one of the firmest grasps on lighting I've ever seen.  Sometimes he draws sexy ladies too!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Between the White Lines

Pat, in case you haven't seen already or don't follow this ridiculously awesome blog:

...your stuff keeps popping up there too.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Chilly Sunday Proportion Correction

Working so close to GM, I'm frequently surrounded by managers driving their XTSs with manufacturer plates, towering over my car who's roof comes up to the XTS' beltline.  I can't help but to think that although GM has arrived upon a favorable form language, they may have forgotten to take a step back to think why their cars aren't as popular as BMW or Mercedes.  The proportion of the XTS is deplorable.  If one squints their eyes, the XTS can be confused for a plump Jetta.  So I had to shoop it; no change in wheel size or wheelbase, just a sunken DLO and sectioned body, with slight reductions in headlamp and grill height.  I think the results speak for themselves.  Too bad it takes more than 30 minutes to do this to a real car.  

Thoughts regarding attention to proportion in modern vehicles?

Monday, October 1, 2012

I Learned Math the Wrong Way

Not sure if any of you know of ViHart's channel, but watching a few videos will remind you that being smart is Cool! and Math is fun!  There are videos that touch on the Fibonacci Spiral and fractals, but some of these videos make me want to make matching equations for abstract 3D forms and such outside of the established math/design related numbers.  I'm not remotely mathematically inclined but I can greatly appreciate the irrefutable logic behind it.

Le Container

Pat, your photos from Bonneville have popped up on Le Container a couple times.
This one: http://lecontainer.blogspot.com/2012/09/ulf_12.html

And there was one of Shinya on there somewhere too. Neither of which have links to anything of yours and the Shinya post actually had the watermark removed.

yay internet.

This is what I want to build next