Teenie-tiniest spoilers – only for the food that’s briefly shown in the new Star Wars film, The Force Awakens!
If you’ve seen it, you may have noticed the food items that Rey earns for her scavenging, and then prepares and eats in her ramshackle, ex-Imperial Walker, home. Those little vacuum sealed packets, or ‘portions’ as Simon Pegg’s character Unkar Plut calls them, are salvaged military ration kits which contain two foods – Veg-Meat, and Polystarch.
Reference for the ‘Portions’ seen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
I am a huge fan of sci-fi food, so of course, ever since I saw these, I knew I had to somehow make them. My adventures with creating my Version 0.1, follows… Continue reading
At 40 seconds into this ad, you can see a glimpse of the future according to ‘Under Armor’ – a women in a (terrifyingly thin) body suit interacts with some wrist mounted UI, selects a color for the bottom half of her suit, and then the top, and then off she runs. It’s cool, and I’ve been thinking about it a lot.
Grey Knight Terminator with Psycannon and Force Sword
So, I’m likely getting back into Warhammer 40k after a departure measured in decades – and I’ve decided to go with Grey Knights as they seem to be the favored army right now. I used to play Eldar (long before ‘Dark Eldar’ or Tau or Necron were things) but the old models are at my mum’s house and I was never any good with them anyway. Can’t remember ever winning a game, actually…
Anyway – haven’t painted a miniature in so many years and honestly I couldn’t remember if I was any good, or if I only thought I was – but I’m quite pleased with the Grey Knight terminator above – with his Psycannon and Force Sword. 1 down, 15 more to go – one of the advantages of a Grey Knight army – not many minis to paint!
Just a quick post to talk about a dish/food-form called Bunny Chow from South Africa. Street food has such inventive solutions to the problems of eating on the go (and packaging) and Bunny Chow is no different.
Three protein cubes, served with pipettes of condiments
In my ongoing search for sci-fi food that’s not just Gagh or Solyent Green, my mind often returns to the sci-fi staple of protein or nutrient blocks. I know we can buy a ‘meal in a can’ and energy bars, etc. but they’re all a little too appetizing for me! Instead, I’ve made some miniature, individual tuna loaves, with coloring.
Another set of cufflinks – this time in the fictional language of circular Gallifreyan
My flurry of 3d printed cufflink creation continues – and again I’m posting the Doctor Who inspired ones (not the ones inspired by my work, because some include art that’s not public yet). These cufflinks have ‘circular Gallifreyan‘ on them – a non-official, fictional writing method inspired by Doctor Who.
My printed, painted, TARDIS shaped cufflinks.
Not much more to say, but that one evening I despaired over not having TARDIS cufflinks, and by the time I left for work the next morning, I was wearing the above pair. Printed on the 3d printer, sanded, smoothed with acetone-plastic slurry, undercoated, painted, drybrushed and glued! Easy peasy.
A no-solder, 3d printed, miniature anglepoise lamp in black and UV.
Above, you can see my weekend project – a 3d printed, no-soldering-iron-required, LED using miniature anglepoise lamp. I printed it on Saturday, and assembled it on Sunday – it’s fitted with 6 UV LEDs (because I couldn’t find any white at the time) and the lamp shade has a thin accent line of glow-in-the-dark plastic as a highlight.
My 3d printed Skaven watchtower
Bit of a weekend project – a 3d printable piece of Warhammer Fantasy Battle terrain. I keep flip-flopping on whether I like the texture – an artifact of the 3d printing process. It’s sort of interesting; a little reminiscent of wood, but different.