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Brighton, UK
Interests: games, game design, gaming, rpgs, mmos, TV, movies, books, games journalism, community management
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I'm afraid that, given how little time I'm spending using it and my current financial situation, Lucky Number 2d6 is going to be taking a break for a while. I may look into relaunching via one of the free blogging... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2010 at Lucky Number 2D6
Well, as is pretty obvious from the lack of recent posts, I got a bit distracted over the last month and haven't been keeping things up to date around here. I'll be trying to be a bit more regular with... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2009 at Lucky Number 2D6
Finally finished my first car design in Forza 3, which I've been blogging about over the last few weeks as I worked on it. I decided to use the HKS Genesis from the first DLC pack as the 'canvas', since... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2009 at Lucky Number 2D6
Just finished the second image for the Superman/Batman series of designs I'm working on in Forza 3: Next it's time to work on some logos and other bits and pieces before trying to put everything together on a car. Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2009 at Lucky Number 2D6
Been quiet around here for a while now, thanks largely to a stinking cold and a job interview (not the ideal combination, but fingers crossed), as well as my innate laziness. I'll try to post a bit more regularly this... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2009 at Lucky Number 2D6
Finally, the first image of Superman is complete, at least for now. I tend to keep messing around with things for a while after 'finishing' a vinyl design, cleaning up lines and making small adjustments to things that I notice... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2009 at Lucky Number 2D6
Also, there are already several Batman designs that people have done in Forza 3, but I haven't come across a good Superman - lots of examples of the 'S' logo, but none of the man of steel himself.
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Nah, I'm actually not a Supes fan, but I do love the Superman/Batman stuff by Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness, and wanted to do some designs based on it. Decided to do Supes first as he's more complicated (having a full face and that pesky chest logo) and it gives me Bats to look forward to. =)
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Got the first pass at the line work for head and face done. Unfortunately, while it looks pretty good in the editor, once it's on the car the scaling messes up a lot of the detail, especially around the nose:... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2009 at Lucky Number 2D6
Been managing to fit in the odd hour or two in the Forza 3 paintshop, which combined with my slow pace means that there's still a way to go on my first design. On the plus side, I am getting... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2009 at Lucky Number 2D6
After something like five years in Brighton, I finally made it over to Lewes for Bonfire Night yesterday, and it was definitely an experience. I knew that it was supposed to be a big deal, but didn't quite grasp how... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2009 at Lucky Number 2D6
Busy day with job hunting and related activities, but found some time this afternoon to finish the outline of the rest of the figure, apart from the head and cloak - the former because faces are so important to get... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2009 at Lucky Number 2D6
Forza 3's immense shininess has tempted me back into the 'paintshop' area, where I ended up spending most of my time in Forza 2 (instead of, you know, actually racing cars). I've decided to get to work on something I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2009 at Lucky Number 2D6
Been a bit quiet around here lately, as I've been busy with job applications - like buses, you wait ages for an opportunity, then three come along at once. It's a similar story with games. After a few months with... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2009 at Lucky Number 2D6
AndyB is now following Adam
Oct 13, 2009
On first hearing about it, I have to admit that I expected it to be nothing more than a pale American imitation of Shaun Of The Dead, but I was wrong - Zombieland is a damn funny movie in its... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2009 at Lucky Number 2D6
Although the initial rush is over, the varying schedules of the different networks means that the new US TV season continues to roll out new and returning shows. Here's a quick run-down of the ones I've managed to catch... Hank... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2009 at Lucky Number 2D6
Sadly, as much as I enjoyed it in the cinema, J J Abrams' rebooted Star Trek didn't really hold up nearly so well the second time around. Instead of allowing me to notice more things that I liked, knowing what... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2009 at Lucky Number 2D6
As well as many new US TV shows, last week saw the return of several that I enjoy, including House, The Mentalist, Castle, How I Met Your Mother, The Big Bang Theory, Heroes and Dollhouse. I haven't had a chance... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2009 at Lucky Number 2D6
It began with a trickle, but last week the new US TV season picking up the pace with a flood of new and returning shows, several of which I managed to fit into my busy schedule of looking for work... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2009 at Lucky Number 2D6
The Forza 3 demo (available on Xbox Live now) is awesomely shiny. Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2009 at Lucky Number 2D6
As a child of the '70s and a teenager of the '80s, more of my youth than entirely necessary was spent watching action and martial arts movies of wildly variable quality and production values. Which probably goes some way to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2009 at Lucky Number 2D6
I quite enjoyed the first season, but haven't caught up on the second yet. Will get around to it - one of the few advantages of being jobless is that it gives me a lot of time to catch up on TV and movies. =)
Toggle Commented Sep 20, 2009 on New seasons are in the air at Lucky Number 2D6
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As September rolls on, the Fall TV season is finally getting under way in the US, which hopefully means there'll be some shows worth watching for a change - other than the darkly comic brilliance of True Blood, there's been... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2009 at Lucky Number 2D6
Nothing in particular - I still think it's a fun game, but my interest just started to flag, and with money getting ever-tighter, I cancelled a few months ago.
Toggle Commented Sep 19, 2009 on Third time's the charm? at Lucky Number 2D6
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