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LOST 2014 in 3D !
This is another thing I created for LOST 2014, although I kept it as a surprise until I got to Hawaii as I wanted to present Kelly (event organiser), Jo Garfein and Jorge Garcia with what I had created.

The idea was simple, turn this flat image (left) into a 3D object and get it printed.

Problem, first I needed a 3D model to print, and although there are a few models out there of the DHARMA logo that are free to use, I wanted this one to have LOST on one side and 2014 on the other, which none would have. The second issue is finding someone to actually print it.

The first problem I tackled by using Adobe Photoshop and teaching myself how to use its 3D capabilities, someone I had met through all the Fringe and Almost Human activity over the last few years works for Adobe and regularly posts articles and information about its 3D capabilities on Twitter (@Nikolai3D), he gave me some great tips and pointers.

I wouldn't call myself an expert yet, but I did manage to come up with a model that looked pleasing to me, I worked out that the 3D object although simple in 2D was made up of many parts that needed aligning in the 3D world.

Next was the printing of the object, after searching around I found 3D Hubs. They are a central website resource, where you can upload your model and get quotes from many independent people that have 3D printing equipment around the country.

The first people I looked at were based in Sheffield, and as I was going there on business regularly and the printer was just down the road from the office I asked them to print it.

They produced two samples one in Resin (Left) and one in ABS Plastic (Right), these are test prints before going ahead with the full order I wanted and the Resin one looked good, but the plastic one looked fairly poor quality.

I agreed to ahead with the resin version and waited for my order to be completed, unfortunately I waited a long time and after several email exchanges I was told they would not be able to produce the requested order.

So on to plan B, there was also a 3D hub near to where I live so I contacted them for a quote. Again I asked for a test piece to be printed in plastic and this time the printed piece looked vastly superior to what was produced by the other company, so I went ahead with all 10 pieces.

The company is called Mediacopy and this is the link to their page on 3D hubs. Their customer service was excellent and I'd thoroughly recommend them to anyone looking for a 3D print like this.

As you can see what I got was the 10 pieces I had asked for in white plastic, and they look excellent on their own, but I had decided at the outset that I wanted them to have a metallic gold / bronze like look. In the end I decided to do this to 5 and leave the other 5 as they were.

So out came the paint and brushes, below are a couple of photographs from the various stages, click on them (and all the pictures) to get larger versions.

While painting these I found it was actually quite nice to do something outside of the digital world for once !

So I finally arrive at LOST 2014 and gave them to Kelly, Jo and Jorge, there were also a few given out as a prize for the Barracks Notice Board competition (more of which later)

It was great fun to do, once I had worked out how to do it, and all I can say is the future is here and it involves 3D printing, I have a couple of great ideas for future projects.

I'll give the final word to Jo, who sent me this picture of her token back at home.

Dominion
Anyone seen the SyFy tv show Dominion ? I have seen the first few episodes and it looks really good

Here are a couple of items for those interested in the show, both with my version of the eye image that is seen in the pilot episode credits.

The version with the wings has a quote, also from the pilot.

Doctor Who - Seige Of The TARDIS
So Peter Capaldi's first year as the Doctor is nearly at an end, it has been quite a ride

There have been some fantastic moments in this series, and some quite frankly dodgy plot holes and pseudo science. I know it is Science Fiction but without a decent grounding in the science part the fiction part quite often fails.

Anyway mini rant over, I did love the new siege mode TARDIS and wanted to try and create something featuring it, so I came up with this poster idea, sort of inspired by a cheap 80's straight to video movie.

Featuring the siege mode TARDIS and a background of cogs taken from the new opening credits.
I also created this icon version of the design if you want to use it on social media, if you use it just tell people where you got it.

Click on both the images to get the full size versions.

LOST - Drive Shaft - Not going to Guam Tour 2014
So after LOST 2014 and the emotional highs and lows that the even gave me I thought it was time to share a couple of things that were created for the event.

If you were at LOST 2014 in Hawaii recently you may have seen me wandering around in a few of my own t-shirts (I still get a kick out of saying I was there !)

One of those t-shirts you wouldn’t have seen before and that’s because I wanted to take something that I knew no one else would have.

A lot of you commented and very kindly said how cool it was so I decided to put it onto my Cafepress store for those that want it.

So what is it ? Well it isn’t specifically about any moment in the show I just decided I wanted to create a Drive Shaft tour t-shirt, you could consider it a flash sideways kind of a thing.

I named the tour the “Not going to Guam” tour in honor of Lapidus and it features fairly prominently the Jughead, the Drive Shaft guitar logo, a few other rock and roll staples and no I won’t say who the sillhouette of the woman is based on ;-)

The shirt on CP is actually a front and back print, on the back is the little DHARMA / Yin Yang / lightning burst symbol.

Link to my CafePress store

and just to prove I wore it, here is a picture of me in Hawaii, hiding from a smoke monster in a Banyan tree.



You can see all my LOST 2014 pictures on Flickr - Z70 Photos

Sontaran Clone Wars On Sale
A few years after I created it, but this doctor Who / Star Wars The clone Wars mashup design is finally for sale.

I have opened a Tee Public store and this is the first product on it.

LOST 2014 - An Epic Journey
IMG_5180Back from LOST 2014 now and have reflected a lot on what happened, it was a few weeks of utter highs and one very sad low.

To touch on the low for a moment, it was heart wrenching to learn of Bonnie Craft's passing moments before boarding our plane back to the UK, we had seen bonnie a couple of times briefly during the stay in Hawaii and I can't imagine what life is going to be like without her for her family and friends. She was so supportive of me personally and all I can say is I will miss her so much.

During the stay in Hawaii we saw some of the most beautiful sights and places I have ever seen and with the link to LOST it was pretty much a perfect place to be.

The picture above is a sunrise on the morning after LOST 2014 finished, it was well worth getting up very early to drive over to the East side of the island to witness it.

All the photographs from the trip can be found on my Flickr site Z70 photos

Hawaii 2014At the event we got to meet Jorge Garcia of course and he is a genuinely lovely person to talk to, he signed my poster and another artwork which I will mention in a later update on this site.

Talking of the poster, do you remember back in September 2013 I was a joint winner in the LOST 2014 competition to design a logo. Kelly, the fantastic organiser of the event, decided to print my design as a small poster and include it in the gift bag for every attendee of LOST 2014.

I can safely say that this is the biggest run of any poster design I have ever created !

Hawaii 2014One of the other designs I created for the competition a year ago was this one based on the McCutcheon whiskey bottle label and on the night of the Cancer Gets LOST charity auction both Paul and I wore our t-shirt version and held the replica bottle that was in the auction.
Hawaii 2014You can see al the photographs by using the link above, but one final thing to bring things full circle, this is me on Hurley's Golf course which we visited on one of the island tours and this was actually my prize for winning the competition a year ago !

Queen Fan Club Convention 2014
Photographs from the Queen Fan Club Convention in Presthaven Sands holiday Park near Prestatyn September 2014

I was the official photographer at the event, so I hope you like them.

Independent State of Eyebrows
The new series of Doctor Who has started ! With a new Doctor !

I'm undecided on the first episode whether I'm fully on board the Capaldi train or not, but the next few weeks will be interesting.

During this first episode there was a quote by the 1st doctor about his eyebrows, so in the spirit of my Doctor Who quotes project I thought I would create something to mark the occasion.

If you don't read Latin the motto is "Attack with the Eyebrows"

I have also put this up for voting on Qwertee

UPDATE - I have now also put this up for voting on the new limited edition t-Shirt site 24 Tees

LOST Quotes T-Shirt
With the upcoming trip to LOST 2014 on the horizon I have created a couple of t-shirt designs featuring my favourite show.

The first features the famous Jack Live Together Die Alone speech.

The second is a little more obscure, but a big part of LOST mythology, the glasses that are part of the design give the clue, as it is from the Room 23 scene.

In that scene, in amongst the noise and flashing images there is a voice played backwards that says "Only fools are enslaved by time and space"

I have put these designs in various places for purchase or voting, so here are the details of where to look -

Visit my LOST Cafepress Store

or

Vote for Live Together Die Alone on the daily t-shirt site Qwertee

Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2 Poster
At the end of Season 1 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. we were left with a few questions and a mystery box.

I thought I would create a poster for season 2 featuring the box and the (Alien ?) writing that Coulson was scratching into the walls.

Minister Of Chance - Frost Bridge
Have you heard the Minister of Chance Audio Series yet ?

If not do yourself a favour and go listen - MinisterOfChance.com - It's FREE !

This poster is my interpretation of the frost bridge used by the minister, when you have listened see if you agree.

I created this to give to the main man behind the series at a little premiere party for the Minister of chance live action prologue preview in Cheshire.

Penny Dreadful - Brewsters Wild west Show
The new HBO series Penny Dreadful looks like it has some promise.

I created this t-shirt design after the first episode and it is up for voting on Qwertee

Any votes will be very much appreciated.

Almost Human Comic
This is something I created around the start of the TV show Almost Human, but forgot to post it to this website

It is my version of a comic book cover announcing the show starting.

Also included here is a small icon I created to show support for almost Human on the sad news that it wasn't being renewed.

Fans of the show will know what it is all about

Revolution Season 3 ?
We were left with a mystery, what would happen in the town with electricity and the creepy clown face ?

Unfortunately we may never know as Revolution has been cancelled !

While I was waiting for news about season 3 I created my version of the clown face.

Rubble Alliance T-Shirt For Sale Soon
My Rubble alliance T-Shirt will be available for sale on the limited edition site Teeconomist for 24 hours only on the 19th of May

24 Free Information Movement
This is my recreation of the Free Information Movement logo used in the new mini 24 series - Live Another Day.

Friend
John Noble had been such a delight playing Walter Bishop in Fringe, and this short film produced by his daughter and him came out shortly after Fringe ended.

I created this very quickly just to show support for the film.

Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Slingshot
A poster created for the Marvel TV show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

This was a sweet moment early on in the first season, and I wanted to capture the moment.

It is available as a limited edition poster in my web store

Terminators Are Cool
I work with Terminators now, Terminators are cool.

Yes Matt Smith has joined the new Terminator film :-)

Someone had to do it !

Zombie Season
When watching The Walking Dead last week I tweeted "Time for The Walking Dead. Shhhh be very very quiet I'm hunting zombies". This then triggered a few thoughts about Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd and this is the result.

The t-shirt version is now up for voting on Qwertee

Sleepy Hollow 2nd Seal
A quick recreation of the 2nd seal broken by Henry in the dramatic season 1 finale.

I think I have got the inscription around the edge correct as it isn't 100% clear. If you think it is different please let me know.

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