All these pictures were taken by Russell Clark, one of the founding members of Baylug. Many thanks Russell, for making these photographs available on your website!
October 10, 1998. Some of my first photographed spaceships are barely visible in this picture on the left at the end of the table. They are (from left to right) my StarWing Fighter, Shadow Elite StarWing Fighter, and General's Command Shuttle. This was the very first Baylug meeting I attended.
August 7, 1999. Our first meeting at the Fukaya room at the Freemont library. I'm holding my Exploriens-styled Multi-Core Magnetizer. Don't I look simply thrilled to photographed?! It's probably because the open door behind me leads to the bathroom. :-P I learned very quickly to pick out better real estate in which to display my MOC's!
When I first began looking through Russell's pictures, I was totally jazzed to discover this Classic Space/Futuron-styled Space Shuttle that I had completely forgotten about! I'd never taken pictures of it, so thanks again to Russell for reminding me of this little thing that I'd built for an afternoon's pleasure.
I've already opined about Baylug's participation in the "What Will You Make" truck tour. In short, it was a TOTAL BLAST! I was able to bring a number of MOC's which I still had together at the time. Above is my Blacktron I-themed Multi-Core Magnetizer. Below are snaps of my Gunstar, Lobster, and the first of many shameless mug shots!
Feram's Leech, the full-scale sword prop I'd built, was a big hit with the kiddies. This was mainly because it was one of the few things we had on display that they could touch since we had to use sneezeguards to keep both young and old hands from "altering" our display. However, I carried the sword around with me, and went home in a lot of digital cameras.
My Futuron II theme was brought to a few meetings. I really enjoyed explaining how the different vehicles and buildings were designed and how they worked together. The following pics are a nice compliment to that webpage.
The Gunstar from "The Last Starfighter." I wear my geek tattoo proudly, and so far this MOC is the GEEKiest thing I've done. I had it together for many years before finally dismantling it. Not many people recognized it, but it's one of my favorite creations that I've ever built.
My Giant Lobster made quite an impression on one young boy at the Lawrence Hall of Science's "Underwater Adventure", so much so that his mom forwarded an e-mail to me from him asking for instructions on how to build it. It was a very touching e-mail that I wished I'd saved, if only to present it on the Lobster's webpage as one of the core reasons why I love to go to meetings to display my stuff: to inspire future builders. I kept the Lobster together for quite awhile since many MOC's often require a bit of explaining to get the viewer to understand what you've built. However, everyone can recognize the familiar shape of a lobster!
My wife and I have a great affection for the 50's obsession with Pacific Island iconography that was "borrowed" and displayed by the plethora of bars/restaurants/parks that sprung up after many travelers returned home, bringing with them tales of exotic adventure. In that theme (and through my own twisted filter) I created this sacrificial altar for clueless tourists who met their fiery fate at the hands of hungry natives. Kind of our way of exacting a little kitschy revenge for the cultural co-opting.
I love this picture as you can tell in several places just how long my MOC's can hang around. See the finger tracks through the dust on the smooth plates?
An Alpha Team-inspired MOC.
My police-styled Cloud Cruiser.
Here's another MOC I'd completely forgotten about, my entry for one of our Halloween contests! The pumpkin patch is on the left with a scarecrow, the top left center has a carving contest, and the bottom left center is the wine bar. The big pumpkin over the gate has two faces, but you can't see either in this shot. By the road are several families loading up their orange cargo for transport.
After purchasing two Special Edition Naboo Fighters for all that super-swanky chrome, I thought that the long curve bricks could form the blade of a dagger. My first attempt was kinda flimsy, but I hope to come back to this again someday and have another page to add to my Full Scale Props section.
Here a few snaps of my proto-Znap Zoomer. This model slowly morphed into the one on the main page as I acquired more parts and became more familiar with how to use them. I got to like Znap quite a bit, however it's REALLY hard on your fingertips!
The main page for my Pumpkin Flier laments the difficulties in capturing the subtleties of two shades of orange. Here again, you can see how hard it is to photograph.
In the above pic, you can see The E.O.N. (the big gun), the KnightHawk (bird thingy), and my Inter-City Transport.
Nice close-up on an earlier version of my Super Galaxy Explorer. I've made a few minor detail and structural changes since then, but nothing really major except the landing gear (can't really see 'em here anyway, so that doesn't matter!).
On the right you can see the first version of my Space Police I-themed Total Security Platform. My intent was to design a prisoner transport for the baddest of the bad. The front part with all the prison cells can be separated from the rest of the ship. A friend suggested that there should be a section in the front that could detach as well and then link up the back section when prisoner transport is not the mission requirement. It was a real V-8 moment, and only two years later, I finally completed the new ship.
On the right is my Space Eagle fiber-optic laser gun, which I've re-tooled a third time so that its color scheme matches the E.O.N. My Ogel Targeting glasses also match up color-wise as you can see below!
"Nyaah! I'm here take all your platinum discs, see? Don't gimme no lip 'cause I'm hard-boiled, see? Nyaah! Nyaah!"
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