movie Just finished reading Paul Olsen’s eBook “Creating the Enterprise” which is an interesting read, though far more biography than anything else. It uses that as a larger framing story and run-up to how Mr. Olsen came to work at Magicam, Douglas Trumbull’s effects studio (who built the and filmed the Enterprise, and most of the other spaceship effects shots for the movie) as well as working on the V’ger cloud effects.
So after work I picked up some clear laser printer mailing label media from Avery at the local Office Depot. I wanted to pick some up to test how it behaves when being cut, applied in multiple layers, and even a quick test splash of Testors Acrylic paint with a brush to see how it adheres.
After a couple of evenings experimenting with printed acetates, cutting, folding them, etc. yielded some promising results and some problematic issues in the approach.
First, with the new magnifying head visor which finally arrived, I can now easily have both hands free to cut, and hold acetate while having high-powered magnification. This has been a true relief in trying to work with pieces at this small scale.
As I mentioned in a post the other day, working backwards into some of the small detailing pieces that will eventually be part of the model is part and parcel to how I plan on having the level of detailing in my model be realized.
So I have been working up micro-scale Illustrator files as a sort of miniature “blueprints” for a micro-model of the workbees.
Did some more customization and format tweaking for the website this evening. I think I have it close enough to be a useable space now. Where at least it won’t offend me visually, but still be useable in the near-term without investing too much more time right away. The things I want to fix and alter now are more long-term “down the road” stuff.