Resistance Ski Speeder (1)

Resistance Ski Speeder (1)

Took a break from speeder bike making so I could finally edit these pictures 😉

While I think the Ski Speeder’s design is a bit too close to real-world aircraft, I do like it quite a bit. It was certainly interesting to build in any case, I’ve never made a real-world aircraft before (or rather, anything so close to one) so it was strange to find myself building corsair-like wings and a tubular fuselage with a tail/rudder. I also wanted to explore some new-to-me Lego techniques to really push myself into unknown territory. This meant using stacks of technic liftarms for the wings which I was quite pleased with considering I usually avoid using technic in any significant way 🙂

I was planning on making a section of Crait’s surface and a build for the red dust but I soon realised I’d need to build quite a substantial amount to look right with the wide model. Instead I went for a stylised computer generated background which I almost prefer as it makes the model stand out a bit better.

A big thanks to majortom whose Ski speeder inspired quite a few bits and pieces of my own including: fence pieces on the engine section, technic wheel rim for the tail and of course the outline of his cockpit area which was the basis of my design. And thanks to my buddy Kit Bricksto who kindly gave his opinion on the model during its construction 🙂

Let me know what you think, feedback good or bad is appreciated as always 😀

Posted by Inthert on 2018-02-11 14:46:01

Tagged: , Lego , moc , star , wars , last , Jedi , Crait , resistance , ski , speeder , skimmer , ship , salt , wings , tail , rudder , blue , weapons , pod , cockpit , engine , airplane , sky , aircraft

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Posted by brandready on 2017-05-18 16:55:18

Tagged: , Inbound , Marketing , WordPress , Astronomy , Telescope , Cloudscape , Glowing , Star Chart , Moon Surface , Illustration , Andromeda Galaxy , Abstract , Constellation , Dust , Orbiting , Exploding , Computer Graphic , Backgrounds , Spiral , Infinity , Imagination , Fantasy , Star Shape , Dark , Purple , Blue , Black Color , Crowded , Deep , Science , Nature , Night , Light – Natural Phenomenon , Galaxy , Star – Space , Nebula , Earth , Planet – Space , Moon , Space , Cloud – Sky , Sun , Sky , Street , Astronomy Telescope , milky , outer , Plasma , Gas , Wallpaper Pattern , Astrology , Planetary Moon

M45- The Pleiades Cluster

M45- The Pleiades Cluster

The Pleiades, also known as M45, the Seven Sisters or Subaru (Japan), is an open star cluster containing middle-aged stars located in the constellation of Taurus. It is among the nearest star clusters to Earth and is the cluster most obvious to the naked eye in the night sky.

The cluster is dominated by hot blue and extremely luminous stars that have formed within the last 100 million years. Dust that forms a faint reflection nebulosity around the brightest stars was thought at first to be left over from the formation of the cluster is now known to be an unrelated dust cloud in the interstellar medium, through which the stars are currently passing. Computer simulations have shown that the Pleiades was probably formed from a compact configuration that resembled the Orion Nebula. Astronomers estimate that the cluster will survive for about another 250 million years, after which it will disperse due to gravitational interactions with its galactic neighborhood.

[Info from Wikipedia]

Nikon D7000
Explore Scientific ED80
Celestron AVX Mount
9 x 120 second exposures @ ISO 1600

Shot from the North Frontenac Township Dark Sky Preseve near Plevna, Ontario

Posted by Dark Arts Astrophotography on 2016-08-28 16:26:41

Tagged: , astrophotography , astronomy , space , stars , Sky , star , Cluster , Pleiades , Subaru , night , Nebula , nature , natur

Blue space nebula

Blue space nebula

Blue space nebula as abstract background

Posted by Renato Gurgel on 2011-01-10 01:27:19

Tagged: , blue , purple , magenta , nebula , star , space , night , astronomy , field , way , milky , bright , galaxy , fractal , backgrounds , sky , light , outer , glowing , dark , science , dust , infinity , awe , abstract , cluster , looking , forecasting , deep , glitter , rendering , black , computer , illustration , swirl , alien , ethereal , eternity , cosmos , astral , natural , fantasy

Telescope on the grass Under the Stars Astronomy

Telescope on the grass Under the Stars Astronomy

Telescope on the grass Under the Stars background

Astronomy (from Greek: αστρονομία) is a natural science that studies celestial objects and phenomena. It applies mathematics, physics, and chemistry, in an effort to explain the origin of those objects and phenomena and their evolution. Objects of interest include planets, moons, stars, galaxies, and comets; while the phenomena include supernova explosions, gamma ray bursts, and cosmic microwave background radiation. More generally, all astronomical phenomena that originate outside Earth’s atmosphere are within the purview of astronomy. A related but distinct subject, physical cosmology, is concerned with the study of the Universe as a whole.
Astronomy is the oldest of the natural sciences. The early civilizations in recorded history, such as the Babylonians, Greeks, Indians, Egyptians, Nubians, Iranians, Chinese, and Maya performed methodical observations of the night sky. Historically, astronomy has included disciplines as diverse as astrometry, celestial navigation, observational astronomy and the making of calendars, but professional astronomy is now often considered to be synonymous with astrophysics.
During the 20th century, the field of professional astronomy split into observational and theoretical branches. Observational astronomy is focused on acquiring data from observations of astronomical objects, which is then analyzed using basic principles of physics. Theoretical astronomy is oriented toward the development of computer or analytical models to describe astronomical objects and phenomena. The two fields complement each other, with theoretical astronomy seeking to explain the observational results and observations being used to confirm theoretical results.
Astronomy is one of the few sciences where amateurs can still play an active role, especially in the discovery and observation of transient phenomena. Amateur astronomers have made and contributed to many important astronomical discoveries, such as finding new comets.

Posted by scienceandtechnologysu on 2017-07-12 00:24:17

Tagged: , abstract , astrology , astronomy , atmosphere , background , black , blue , bright , clear , clouds , cluster , color , cosmos , deep , dusk , earth , explosion , fantasy , galaxy , graphic , idyllic , illustration , light , many , moon , nebula , night , open , orbit , outer , planet , pleiades , pure , science , shine , shiny , sky , solar , space , sparkle , star , starry , stars , grass , telescope , twinkle , universe , wallpaper , way , white , Thailand , Planets , Gases , Universal , dust , Dark , matter

Waywayanda Evening Sky_6288

Waywayanda Evening Sky_6288

The night my old computer bit the dust, I was out shooting the sunset at Waywayanda State Park, I’ve been waiting for a chance to get this shot posted, so here it is! This is at the main parking lot, and was such a wondrous sight to behold in person. To GOD be the GLORY! Have a wonderful week ahead!

Posted by smack53 on 2017-05-28 01:09:56

Tagged: , smack53 , Waywayanda State Park , Vernon , New Jersey , tree , silhouettes , sunset , clouds , sky , Painted Sky , evening , evening sky , sundown , Spring , Springtime , Nikon , D300 , Nikon D300

Sunset Out My Rear Window – Brooklyn

Sunset Out My Rear Window - Brooklyn

Brooklyn, NY
October 28, 2013

It’s funny, I’ve never been a big sunset fan. But over the last several months I have seen a lot of interesting sunsets out the back window of my apartment as I have sat working on my computer.

They have distracted me away from my work any number of times.

I don’t have anything interesting out there to silhouette or show scale, so it’s mostly just the sky and the tops of some trees on the next block that I am able to photograph.

Today, for part of the time the sun looked like the big red spot on the planet Jupiter. For the rest of the time, it looked as if the sky was full of the dust of an artist’s pastels, or that there were brushstrokes of clouds against the blue canvas of the sky. Not meaning to be so poetic, but that’s what it looked like.

Posted by Steven Pisano on 2013-10-29 04:14:00

Tagged: , sunset , sky , Brooklyn

Angel Keys

Angel Keys

By Angel

Posted by Angel Keys on 2011-03-11 23:06:03

Tagged: , blue , purple , magenta , nebula , star , space , night , astronomy , field , way , milky , bright , galaxy , fractal , backgrounds , sky , light , outer , glowing , dark , science , dust , infinity , awe , abstract , cluster , looking , forecasting , deep , glitter , rendering , black , computer , illustration , swirl , alien , ethereal , eternity , cosmos , astral , natural , fantasy , Angel , Keys , daslu , ótica , ventura

Sunset Out My Rear Window – Brooklyn

Sunset Out My Rear Window - Brooklyn

Brooklyn, NY
October 28, 2013

It’s funny, I’ve never been a big sunset fan. But over the last several months I have seen a lot of interesting sunsets out the back window of my apartment as I have sat working on my computer.

They have distracted me away from my work any number of times.

I don’t have anything interesting out there to silhouette or show scale, so it’s mostly just the sky and the tops of some trees on the next block that I am able to photograph.

Today, for part of the time the sun looked like the big red spot on the planet Jupiter. For the rest of the time, it looked as if the sky was full of the dust of an artist’s pastels, or that there were brushstrokes of clouds against the blue canvas of the sky. Not meaning to be so poetic, but that’s what it looked like.

Posted by Steven Pisano on 2013-10-29 04:13:59

Tagged: , sunset , sky , Brooklyn

Sunset Out My Rear Window – Brooklyn

Sunset Out My Rear Window - Brooklyn

Brooklyn, NY
October 28, 2013

It’s funny, I’ve never been a big sunset fan. But over the last several months I have seen a lot of interesting sunsets out the back window of my apartment as I have sat working on my computer.

They have distracted me away from my work any number of times.

I don’t have anything interesting out there to silhouette or show scale, so it’s mostly just the sky and the tops of some trees on the next block that I am able to photograph.

Today, for part of the time the sun looked like the big red spot on the planet Jupiter. For the rest of the time, it looked as if the sky was full of the dust of an artist’s pastels, or that there were brushstrokes of clouds against the blue canvas of the sky. Not meaning to be so poetic, but that’s what it looked like.

Posted by Steven Pisano on 2013-10-29 04:14:04

Tagged: , sunset , sky , Brooklyn