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Title: An Adventure in Awesome
Post by: FAR148 on October 16, 2018, 07:35:26 PM
Hello everyone,
How important is Inspiration to you? What is the source(s) of your Inspiration? And why? This is the second part in a series I call "Exploring My Creativity". Follow the link below to see how I answered these questions and how I feel about Inspiration.

https://anadventureinawesome.com/2018/10/14/inspiration/


Until next time,
Steven  :cheers:
Title: Re: An Adventure in Awesome
Post by: zenrat on October 17, 2018, 02:07:42 AM
An interesting read.
I get inspiration from TV, books, magazines, real life, nature, dreams, movies, songs, clouds, traffic, stuff...
Anywhere really.
When it strikes i'll try to remember to look for appropriate images on the interweb which i'll copy to a folder called references.
If I forget to look it up then it obviously isn't meant to be.
Some things I put in there and forget about.  Sometimes I rediscover them later which can be a joy (or a huh?).
Sometimes I can find no really relevant pictures but the idea nags at me for years until I finally do something about it and build it.  The Harrier B was like that.  I got the inspiration from the F-35 having two versions - the one with the fan and the poverty pack version - but I could find no really relevant pictures and so I just thought about it for years working out the details in my head (a good cure for insomnia) and collecting parts until the RAF100 GB came along.
I've been doing the same with my plan for a Rotodyne 2.0.  I have nearly all the obvious details worked out, have most of the parts and should be ready to go by the time we get to the Alt.Flight GB next year.
Title: Re: An Adventure in Awesome
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 17, 2018, 03:34:36 AM
Hmmmm, very philosophical.............

I have no idea where my inspiration comes from, sometimes the whole model just flashes into my mind in one go, like the PR19 itself and the Rotocrane.

Other times they can be the result of a long thought out process, like the Hawker-Convair Osprey which appeared because I spent a lot of time 'accurising' a KP XFY-1 Pogo, during which it was a logical process to think how such an aircraft might have progressed into production.

Other times it can be by accident, like my current Super Stretch DC8. I've always wanted to build the Braniff Calder DC8-62, and now I have the decals and a well designed DC8-63 kit that's designed to be converted to a -62. But I ended up with a couple of bits left over that would be wasted if I didn't use them, so why not stick them in the middle of another -63 to make an -83?
Title: Re: An Adventure in Awesome
Post by: zenrat on October 17, 2018, 04:12:41 AM
Sometimes it's the result of an accidental juxtaposition of parts on the bench as two unrelated models are built.
"oh look, that fits there and doesn't it look good".

And other times its the result of a rummage through parts boxes as I desperately look for a way, any way, to inject some whiffinessity into something I otherwise have no idea for.
Title: Re: An Adventure in Awesome
Post by: NARSES2 on October 17, 2018, 06:02:24 AM
Mine tends to come from books, magazines, tv and sometimes just out of the blue whilst I'm sitting there minding my own business. That's why I always carry a notepad and pen with me wherever I go just in case. I also tend to come up with solutions to problems in the strangest of places when I'm thinking, or not thinking, about something completely different.



Title: Re: An Adventure in Awesome
Post by: FAR148 on October 17, 2018, 02:15:28 PM
Thank guys for sharing your thoughts on inspiration. I too have had ideas that bug me for years. But haven't start them mainly due to not having a good starting point. I'm currently working on 3 Su-33/34's which I wanted to do for years but never had a good starting point. Now in the age of new model companies popping up what seems like every other month. I now have a great kits to start from and I have been going gangbusters on all of them and really enjoy the different challenges of each of them. Even in photography, I've struggled with capturing an image over the years. A great example is my "11 years and over 16 Airshows/events shot" More about that here https://anadventureinawesome.com/2017/06/24/the-story-behind-an-image-part-three/

Narses, I find myself keep track of ideas as well. At home, I have a number of journal type books to write down ideas. About blogging, built ideas, anything and everything that pops in my head. I also keep a list of ideas on my phone. With my phone, it doesn't matter where I'm at or what I'm doing, I can always keep track of my silliness. I also enjoy, no matter where I go, I can always search for inspirational material on my phone and save it to "The Cloud" and play with it latter when I get home.

Steven  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: An Adventure in Awesome
Post by: NARSES2 on October 18, 2018, 06:20:15 AM
Quote from: FAR148 on October 17, 2018, 02:15:28 PM

Narses, I find myself keep track of ideas as well. At home, I have a number of journal type books to write down ideas. About blogging, built ideas, anything and everything that pops in my head. I also keep a list of ideas on my phone. With my phone, it doesn't matter where I'm at or what I'm doing, I can always keep track of my silliness. I also enjoy, no matter where I go, I can always search for inspirational material on my phone and save it to "The Cloud" and play with it latter when I get home.

Steven  :thumbsup:

I fear I'm still a bit of a Luddite Steven  ;D
Title: Re: An Adventure in Awesome
Post by: kerick on October 18, 2018, 06:34:20 AM
I've had an inspiration seeing 2D projects on this site and just had to build it in 3D. Others are ideas that have been rolling around in the old noggin for years. Who knows when or how they got started. Some times
Title: Re: An Adventure in Awesome
Post by: FAR148 on October 19, 2018, 05:59:29 AM
QuoteI fear I'm still a bit of a Luddite Steven  ;D

Whatever works well for YOU :thumbsup:
Title: Re: An Adventure in Awesome
Post by: The Rat on October 20, 2018, 09:58:09 AM
C2H6O  ;D  :drink:
Title: Re: An Adventure in Awesome
Post by: FAR148 on December 30, 2018, 11:30:53 PM
How did 2018 treat you? To know how it treated me, check out my link below.

https://anadventureinawesome.com/2018/12/31/a-look-back-at-2018-and-my-thoughts-about-2019/

Best wishes for 2019!
Steven  :party:
Title: Re: An Adventure in Awesome
Post by: Rheged on December 31, 2018, 01:15:05 AM
Quote from: NARSES2 on October 18, 2018, 06:20:15 AM
Quote from: FAR148 on October 17, 2018, 02:15:28 PM

Narses, I find myself keep track of ideas as well. At home, I have a number of journal type books to write down ideas. About blogging, built ideas, anything and everything that pops in my head. I also keep a list of ideas on my phone. With my phone, it doesn't matter where I'm at or what I'm doing, I can always keep track of my silliness. I also enjoy, no matter where I go, I can always search for inspirational material on my phone and save it to "The Cloud" and play with it latter when I get home.

Steven  :thumbsup:

I fear I'm still a bit of a Luddite Steven  ;D

Ned Ludd is alive and well!!  I too am an unreconstructed Luddite, Chris.
Title: Re: An Adventure in Awesome
Post by: Rick Lowe on December 31, 2018, 01:22:16 AM
Quote from: Rheged on December 31, 2018, 01:15:05 AM
Quote from: NARSES2 on October 18, 2018, 06:20:15 AM
Quote from: FAR148 on October 17, 2018, 02:15:28 PM

Narses, I find myself keep track of ideas as well. At home, I have a number of journal type books to write down ideas. About blogging, built ideas, anything and everything that pops in my head. I also keep a list of ideas on my phone. With my phone, it doesn't matter where I'm at or what I'm doing, I can always keep track of my silliness. I also enjoy, no matter where I go, I can always search for inspirational material on my phone and save it to "The Cloud" and play with it latter when I get home.

Steven  :thumbsup:

I fear I'm still a bit of a Luddite Steven  ;D

Ned Ludd is alive and well!!  I too am an unreconstructed Luddite, Chris.

Concur, all my project notes are On Paper, In Folders. (oh, so many folders... too many folders...  :banghead: :banghead:)
Title: Re: An Adventure in Awesome
Post by: NARSES2 on December 31, 2018, 05:36:48 AM
Most of my notes are kept on paper. I find the act of writing helps me remember  :thumbsup: Came in handy 50 years or so ago when I was doing "O" Levels  ;)
Title: Re: An Adventure in Awesome
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 31, 2018, 06:24:07 AM
Mine are in files on this laptop, listed by aircraft type or project name. The current count stands at 248.............. (GULP)
Title: Re: An Adventure in Awesome
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 06, 2019, 02:57:27 PM
Quote from: FAR148 on January 06, 2019, 01:59:47 PM

(https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/TSR2GR4set_7.jpg)


What's that missile it's carrying on the starboard fuselage pylon? It looks like a French ASMP stand-off nuke.
Title: Re: An Adventure in Awesome
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 07, 2019, 08:27:17 AM
I can't find any references to an ASM-4 anywhere, just to an XASM-3 which looks rather like it.

Is it a Whiff? It certainly looks the part anyway.
Title: Re: An Adventure in Awesome
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 07, 2019, 03:35:27 PM
Yes I did, but my eyes glossed over the '100% fiction' bit...............

Nonetheless it looks very UN-fictional.  ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: An Adventure in Awesome
Post by: FAR148 on January 07, 2019, 03:55:40 PM
Quoteit looks very UN-fictional

That's the best complement I can received for my imaginary work. 



Steven :thumbsup:
Title: Re: An Adventure in Awesome
Post by: NARSES2 on January 08, 2019, 05:59:47 AM
Some excellent goodies there sir  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: An Adventure in Awesome
Post by: NARSES2 on March 12, 2019, 07:24:37 AM
That does look good  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: An Adventure in Awesome
Post by: FAR148 on May 05, 2019, 07:25:48 AM
Hope you all had a Happy Star Wars Day! Here's what I did!

https://anadventureinawesome.com/2019/05/05/star-wars-day-2019/

Enjoy,
Steven
Title: Re: An Adventure in Awesome
Post by: NARSES2 on May 06, 2019, 05:55:10 AM
 :thumbsup: ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: An Adventure in Awesome
Post by: FAR148 on May 22, 2020, 09:21:11 AM
It's been a while but I've been busy. New site announcement, same projects but new look. Check it out and tell me what you think.

https://www.far148studio.com/


Take care,
Steven
Title: Re: An Adventure in Awesome
Post by: Old Wombat on May 22, 2020, 10:30:52 AM
Nice! :thumbsup:

Good to see your stuff, again, Steven. ;D
Title: Re: An Adventure in Awesome
Post by: FAR148 on May 22, 2020, 01:15:21 PM
Thanks Wombat  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: An Adventure in Awesome
Post by: NARSES2 on May 23, 2020, 12:23:41 AM
Nice work sir  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: An Adventure in Awesome
Post by: FAR148 on December 22, 2020, 03:56:24 AM
Hope you all are doing well.
Kind of off topic but I want to share my 2020 review with you guys. It's not your ordinary yearly review. Mine is about how my creativity was affected by the events of 2020.

https://anadventureinawesome.com/2020/12/21/2020-year-review/



Happy holidays, stay safe and keep busy!

Steven
Title: Re: An Adventure in Awesome
Post by: Leading Observer on December 22, 2020, 05:47:04 AM
Quote from: PR19_Kit on December 31, 2018, 06:24:07 AM
Mine are in files on this laptop, listed by aircraft type or project name. The current count stands at 248.............. (GULP)

Like Kit, mine are on my hard drive, in files with pictures of the base aircraft, possible colour schemes and part written back stories.
Title: Re: An Adventure in Awesome
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 22, 2020, 06:41:14 AM
Quote from: PR19_Kit on December 31, 2018, 06:24:07 AM

Mine are in files on this laptop, listed by aircraft type or project name. The current count stands at 248.............. (GULP)


And now it's up to 330!  :banghead:
Title: Re: An Adventure in Awesome
Post by: FAR148 on December 31, 2021, 04:54:35 AM
With 2021 coming to a close, I can look back at my builds I finished this year and still be excited about them. All are 1/48 scale. First off the work bench was my Republic of China Air Force Forward-swept wing IDF F-CK-1C. She is by far (Pun intended) the sexiest aircraft I've built this year. Kit is AFV Club IDF F-CK-1C.

(https://anadventureinawesome.files.wordpress.com/2021/01/fsw_fck_1c_1.jpg)

She was followed by my USAF camo Mudhen. This was a product of two inspiring images. The build was straight forward other than the big donkey missile. Which was mastered from a writing pen and a piece of styrene tube. Kit is Revell.

(https://anadventureinawesome.files.wordpress.com/2021/12/img_5759.jpg)

While on a roll, I manage to wrap up my long nose USAF Wild Weasel Saab Viggen. This build was much more involved. Her new nose was scratched built, molded and pressure cast. Bunch of resin parts and a $hit ton of decals! Kit is Special Hobby Saab AJ37 Viggen.

(https://anadventureinawesome.files.wordpress.com/2021/05/usaf_ww_viggen_1.jpg)

And "Douche Nozzle One-One", my imaginative tanker version of the F-35C was my last build of 2021. This is my one and only Kittyhawk build. The kit is absolute garbage to today's standard. But I managed to power through it because I was more excited about my idea of the build than the kit itself. She is the heaviest model I've built. All her flight controls including her folded wings are resin. Along with nozzle, wheels and tires, ejection seat, drop tanks and pylons.

(https://anadventureinawesome.files.wordpress.com/2021/12/img_6040.jpg)


To see more of my builds, look here, https://www.far148studio.com/portfolio-2

Continue to stay safe and Happy New Year!
Steven
Title: Re: An Adventure in Awesome
Post by: Old Wombat on December 31, 2021, 06:22:07 AM
Well done, Steven! You completed twice as many builds as I & to a much higher standard than I could ever hope to achieve! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: An Adventure in Awesome
Post by: Rick Lowe on December 31, 2021, 12:23:04 PM
Nice work on those.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: An Adventure in Awesome
Post by: DogfighterZen on January 04, 2022, 05:23:23 AM
Excellent work on all of them :thumbsup: :thumbsup:!!