Monday, September 26, 2011

Star Wars Episode 5 - 74Z Speeder Bike Paper Model

Beautifully detailed paper model of the speeder bike used on the moon of Endor in "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back." This specimen is from Noturno Sukhoi's site which features models from the Star Wars universe.

Z74 Speeder Bike

Check out all his projects at: Sukhoi Night: Star Wars Papercraft. Look around: there are other sci fi features and all of them look great.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Educational Earthquake Paper Models

In the wake of today's unusual occurrence of a 5.9 earthquake across the northeast, I thought it might be of interest to children on the East Coast to discover how an earthquake happens. Educators (Hello, Carrie!) may find some great educational tools on the State of California Department of Conservation website. Explore them here: Educational Earthquake Paper Models

Canon also has an animated model on their website, pictured above. Canon is a great source for many teaching aids, as well as craft projects.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Star Wars Episode 2 - Jango Fett w/ Jet Pack

Seeking models to fuel my Star Wars addiction, I recently found this incredible looking model of Jango Fett from the Episode Two film, "Attack of the Clones." Remember the fight scene on the planet of Kamino between Obi-Wan and Jango? This remarkable model depicts the bounty hunter using his jet pack to rise above his opponent and fire his pistols. It really looks great and is brought to us by the Print, Cut & Paste website. The PDF/PDO template can be downloaded for free.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Space Shuttle Atlantis Trip

Well, I've returned from my Space Shuttle Trip to Florida. I'd like to say it was spectacular, but we didn't have the best viewing location. I was only able to shoot a few of photos. None of them were very good. But, here are couple anyway. We were on a boat in Port Canaveral in 4 foot swells about 7 miles NNE of Launch Pad 39A.

There are many great sites for quality video and pictures on the net. I'm going to include a few links to sites I've found since my return. There are some fabulous images here; many more can easily be found. Post some of you favorites in the comments. I'd love to see what you come up with.



My last post included a site that specialized in Shuttle Models from every flight over the last 30 years. I'm planning to do a build in the near future to commemorate STS-135. I'll keep you updated. 

At least I can say that I saw the final space shuttle launch. Congratulations to the crew and all of NASA on a safe and productive journey, and for a successful end to the shuttle era. On to the future!