Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Steelhead Navy Uniform Development

This project frightened me at first, but it's forcing me to learn some great Photoshop techniques. Wings 3D is proving to be a tougher nut to crack, but with Tensai's help I'm slowly getting the hang of it.

Finally came up with an emblem/insignia for the Navy. I'm running it up the flagpole, and so far have rec'd one salute (well, Lunar was the only one online at the time). I already have textures with brass/gold backgrounds for buckles and buttons (see the Ning), but I guess I should get official approval before steaming (heh) ahead.

I'm seriously thinking of "skinnying" the fouled anchor a bit, as it really obscures the lighthouse...

Sunday, January 25, 2009

My new coat

I found this coat, already split for riding, at a local thrift shop. I think I need to make phototextures of it and reproduce it for SL. Very spiffy.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Vote for Tenk!

Another campaign video from Hotspur O'Toole! Starring Mosseveno Tenk, as himself, and Eva Bellambi as the decrepit old lady trying to cross the street. I think I'm in it as about five different "street crossers"/background actors. Watch for Virrginia Tombola as the dangerous woman driver!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Shooting my hubby

Nice and sunny in the RL Pac NW today, so Mr. Peterman voted for another photo shoot. "Let's do 1850s today!" OK, Mr. Fashion Maven.

Naturally, Gimli had to help. Luckily Woody doesn't mind having a fierce predator stomp around on his back.

Got some good shots of the boy, but my favorite is this one. What a strapping lad he is!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The "Ning" Thing

This is a really functional, useful, intuitive group site for Steelhead, and we should all take gross advantage of it! It's taken a few months for most of us to remember that it was even there, but it's really a great way to keep in touch, especially if you want to check on things without actually logging in to SL all the time.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Snowflake Ball '09

I attended Lady Eva Bellambi's 3rd annual Snowflake Ball tonight, and it was one of the best times I've had in SL. Some folks abhor dance cards, but I find that in SL as well as 1st Life, they ensure that folks mingle and visit more than they otherwise might.

Since LL have pretty much killed events like this on Open Space Sims (for the time being, anyway), Eva had to cast about for another venue other than the customary Loch Avie setting. Luckily, Kamillah Hauptman, Vicerine of Caledon, offered a lovely spot in Pt. Caledon: huzzah!

I actually ended up with a fairly full dance card, which made for a lively evening of entertaining conversation with friends old and new. Baron Klaus Wulfenbach (above L), Col. Hotspur O'Toole (right), and Jagermonster Greegar Hellershanks (below L) were amongst those who championed Yours Truly about the dance, er, rink.

The Jagers impressed me by demonstrating a musical grace to match their size and strength! Kudos to the genetic engineers of old!

Poor Myfanwy Davies was experiencing occular difficulties, and was unable to see her heart-poundingly handsome partner, so I took the liberty of snapping a shot of her dancing with Steelhead's own Total Lunar Eclipse (right).

Again, I cannot state strongly enough what a wonderful evening it was. Thanks to Eva for holding this highlight event of the season, and to Edward Pearse, Lord Argylle, and Miss Emily Orr for DJ-ing and hosting, respectively.

Veles Jager and I do our Fred and Ginger impression.