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Gallery: Ice Boats

Based on a Caravel design, the lateen-rigged double-masted cargo trader would ply the rich seas of the ancient world.  Often these boats were built on age-old designs, with a rugged sail plan that just plain worked with a minimum of cloth material for sails.  The fore-and-aft rig allows for good upwind performance and tacking is made simple by way of the topmast rigged spar, later to become known as the boom on western designs; a requirement for sailing the Nile River, or the Coast of East Africa in the forgotten past as well as today. This vessel may be as small as 22 feet (7 meters), but could get as large as 125 feet (40 meters)!

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Gallery: Graf Zeppelin in SL 1:5 Scale Walkthru and Further Lighting Tests & Development

More Lighting tests and mood choosing for the upcoming episode or chapter of Ice Domes of the Bandit Queen by K.T. Sebastian


Gallery: 1:5 Scale Zeppelin in progress – Interior

Some revisions to the decks, bulkheads, and more lighting tests…

Gallery: More Lighting Effects, Graf Zeppelin SL Interior



Gallery: Photo Tests, Graf Zeppelin in SL

Build progress continues, testing lighting effects

Gallery: Graf Zeppelin SL Film Stills

Demo for deisgning airships, this is based on a plan from 1928-29.



Gallery: Graf Zeppelin Improvements

As a research project, I looked up the plans for the zeppelin / rigid air ship Graf Zeppelin and proceeded to build her in my spare time in SL. It was a familiarization effort, to get to know the subtleties of airship design and construction for use in a creative project for a client. Quite an education! Below are snapshots taken during the exercise:


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Gallery: Graf Zeppelin and The Man o War Floating Fort

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Gallery: Seychelles Isles Lighthouse

I was approached for this project by an Estate Representative from Seychelles Isles Residential Sims.

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Gallery: Further Adventures in Illustration