“A monument to Sailors in Second Life and real world sailors alike,” was the mission for which this build was chosen. From its first days marking the Blake Sea rocks in the Crow’s Nest sim, the virtual Fastnet Rock Light continues to stand watch. An immense effort and collaboration from all parts of the metaverse [...]
Posts under ‘RJ at play’
My dad was a Navy Rescue Diver aboard these Helicopters in the late 60′s and early 70′s. I always thought it might be cool if I could get him to tell me all the details about the times he flew in the UH-2, stuff that I could commit to this virtual flying model. This is [...]
One of the most respected artists in my short virtual career has been AM Radio. His sharing and wisdom has filtered down to all newbie builders and provided an example of real composition and artistry for us to learn from. He works as a media developer at IBM, and I was surprised how approachable he [...]
Big Thank You to Bunnie Mills, who is the stellar eyes and hands behind the great sail textures at Trudeau Classic Yachts in SL™! Here are the latest from the work in progress, the Barque Eagle, nee Horst Wessel. This model is prepared for the SL Coast Guard, who I am sure will keep her [...]
Fire Island Lighthouse is an icon of the South Shore of Long Island, NY. A Lighthouse Tour in Pictures of the current version in SL™. Video can be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4B2oNBkhhAY.
I saw NASA had posted some interesting data on their planet explorer page. I used some of the material to create a prototype Martian surface explorer, possibly for use in some future project. I can visualize tracking the Curiosity Lander location on this virtual otherworld.
Hello from the sunshine state! As advertised, plenty of sun here! A quick visit to my old haunts included a cruise from the St Petersburg Sailing Center, where many days were spent as a kid, tooling around Tampa Bay with a little racing dinghy like this. What a wonderful way to forget about your troubles, [...]
I couldn’t resist this – Eagle 1 and Moon Base Alpha from Space:1999, a late 70′s TV Show. Showing some of the vastness of the 1:200 scale Lunar Surface Model in the Kingdom of DeMolay;