Hammerite

13 Jun 19
Nick's Games

I decided to challenge myself to literally use only what the game came with (the only exceptions are the player’s map of the level which obviously needs some custom artwork, the readable text files that tell the story, and a fixed/better-looking starfield for the sky).

10 Jun 19
Pretentious Narcissistic Website

So, I tore down my Gitzo Mountaineer GT1542 to see what’s so special about it. Actually, I do this with every tripod I buy to discover its weaknesses and proper disassembly for maintenance, cleaning, and lubrication. During the process I just happen to take a close look at each part to see how well it’s been made, purely out of curiosity. In this case, I was truly interested to see if Manfrotto/Gitzo does anything differently during the manufacturing process that justifies the higher retail price or legendary status.

05 Jun 19
The Worm Can

Behold, the back of the van with the new rear pillars fitted – and the doors which fit perfectly – or at least as well, if not better than they did before I started chopping the body about. This is a huge relief. I’ve just got to fiddle in a section of the bottom rail […]

02 Jun 19
Projectlogarium

Anima armour After event 1 of 2019 I realised I needed new torso armour. The chain was too heavy and the breastplate was dangerous. I needed armour that was 1) lightweight 2) safe to wear 3) allowed crouching and bending. The character origins allow some medieval Japanese influences so I looked at samurai armour and […]

31 May 19

The majority of our windows are Dometic Seitz S4 windows but we were keen to add some character and extra light into our build by also installing a porthole. We looked at a range of portholes ranging from the very cheap (£23.99 polycarbonate porthole from eBay) to proper marine windows. The cheaper options were tempting […]

27 May 19
La Verrerie

One job for the Mrs was to paint the entrance gates with black Hammerite. Above is before. This is after. Makes a big difference. Hammerite is great. Can paint directly over rust but the gates were wire brushed first. Should now last many more years. Well done Karen!!

25 May 19
Shoal of Words

In spite of their predilection for solitude and secrecy, Garrett and the Thief series should still be celebrated for demonstrating what a gameplay-narrative synergy can bring to the table, for taking creative risks with their approach to first-person endeavoring, and for encouraging audiences to take it low and slow so they may better appreciate the scenery and its inhabitants, further solidifying the bond between the participant and the world they immerse themselves in.

24 May 19
Little Green Landy

There’s not a great deal of storage in a 88”. The storage box under the drivers seat contains basic tools,  a 10 ton bottle jack, pick off gear and jump leads. The storage tray under the cubby box is reserved for the workshop manual if I’m off on longer travels. Other handy bits and pieces.. […]

22 May 19
The Inkwell

#Coloryourworld #Cyw #AntiqueBrass It shines as the sunlight bounces merrily off it if you didn’t know it’s proper age you couldn’t tell from looking The glass reflects its maturity in yellow haze reflected in the light honeybees are attracted to it mistaking it for a fresh flower The tale held in the metal hides the […]

17 May 19
Synthesis Portfolio

A little back story A year ago I thought I would just graduate from university and follow through into the film industry in England. To live here forever and I couldn’t see anything more for myself happening. Never did I ever see myself moving to a different country and starting a whole new life. Back […]

16 May 19
The Mouse Boat

There’s been a lot of to-ing and fro-ing from boat to Ingleway, and from Ingleway to boat, in recent times; shifting, preparing, dusting, packing, painting, plotting, scheming and dreaming, all in readiness so that me and Michelle can once more live on the Mouse Boat together full time – cats and everything. We’re almost there. […]

14 May 19
The Inkwell

#Coloryourworld #Cyw #AntiqueBrass It shines as the sunlight bounces merrily off it if you didn’t know it’s proper age you couldn’t tell from looking The glass reflects its maturity in yellow haze reflected in the light honeybees are attracted to it mistaking it for a fresh flower The tale held in the metal hides the […]

02 May 19
DAS Bookbinding

When first starting out with bookbinding there are a few pieces of equipment which are hard to live without and difficult to obtain, especially on a budget.  You can make do, but it’s frustrating.  One of these is a nipping press. I was about 20 when I took my first bookbinding lesson as a broke […]

29 Apr 19
The Irwins Van Life

Before we began the build we had to prep the van and carry out a thorough check on the body work, seals, doors and windows. This is to to find and treat any problems we come across before work begins as this would be more difficult once interior construction had begun and potentially more expensive. […]