Saturday, December 31, 2011

This is a design for a heavy duty Sculpture Stand. I will be doing some large full figure sculptures and will need a stand of this type. It will be constructed in my shop.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Aircraft a low poly model created in the same fashion as the 1929 Car.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

A model of a 1929 type coupe. This is a design of my own. I was trying a new way of creating a model. At least new for me. I created a square in space. Modified with arch's, lines, etc. then used the Offset tool to create a smaller version of the shape. Nest the push-pull tool was used to draw out a space between the two shapes. Using the line tool the outside edges of the two shape were connected together with triangles. The second face was drawn out with the push-pull tool. The new pulled-out shape was modified by a number of tools. After modification that shape was pulled out again. The new shape modified and pulled-out. This was continued until the desired shape was formed. My image of this process was similar to the old balsa wood models I use to build. A series of bulk heads connected by stringers. I think it's a good way of keeping a model simple. This model also has different segments to the arches. Just part of the experiment.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

1930's Type Race Car

 This is the current progress on my 1930's type racing car. This is not a copy of any existing car. The Cadillac V 16 engine is created following many pictures on line and other reference.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

1930's Race Car now has the cockpit, seats, windshield, and dirt track.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

I decided to take a break for all the mechanical parts of the car and work on a body design. I like the idea of 1930's race car. This is a rendering in Kerkythea as a test to how it might look when finished.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

I've added a frame, rear suspension, springs, spring shackles, and son frame cross members.

The is a auto front end of a car. This type of front end design was around the late 20's to the early 30's. I would like to stick with this project this winter. And see if I can design a complete car of my own design. I'm current in the process of restoring a 1933 Chevrolet 5 window coupe Master. Working with drawings like this as I do a restoration help me to more completely understand the workings of the project.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

This Video is for a project I'm working on with the City of Yreka as a proposal to create a downtown Arts Center and training facility. This project is designed to serve several purposes. A Concierge Service for the greater Yreka area. This would be a combined service for all the businesses, restaurants and motels, hotels, B&B's, etc. As an center for the Arts we would be creating small studio spaces for artists, work areas, and meeting areas for classes, and general areas for artists to spend time together. This space will also function as an introduction for tourists to the Yreka community to support and enhance work our Chamber is doing. As a pass through from the parking lot to the Miner St. /Broadway/ Lane St. historic district. An introduction to the History of Yreka would be presented in a pictorial review.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

SketchUp plus Kerkythea

This is a video produced to show the use of the rendering program Kerkythea in combination with SketchUp. This demonstration was given at a Meetup gathering at Google in Mountain View, Ca. I have used Kerkythea for a couple of years now and am very pleased with the results. If you right click on the video you can make a choice to watch the video in YouTube in HD full screen.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

1904 Oldsmobile Pie Wagon replicar

Additional renders from the 1904 Oldsmobile Pie Wagon replicar that I'm currently working on. These are rendered in Kerkythea a free rendering program.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

1904 Oldsmobile Pie Wagon

This is the current project a 1904 Oldsmobile Pie Wagon replicar. I'm designing this reproduction form the original. We are part of the Yreka Committee for Historic Preservation and I think this would be a great advertising vehicle for our non-profit organization. Yreka, CA is a town in Northern California. Gold was discovered here in 1852. Our town has amazing history. It is my goal with this project to keep the vehicle looking as original as possible. However to have modern mechanical parts. To have electric power would be great also. My current problem with making it electric is I don't have experience with electric vehicles. I'm always open to ideas and comments.

Monday, April 18, 2011


Architecture/Religion: Architecture reflects the many things about the people who designed and built the structures of their times. I often like to look at a style of Architecture and think how it might look different if it were influenced my a different religion etc. In this case Classic Architecture influenced by a Pagan style religion. One that saw the four basic "elements" of life as the important items to emphasize; earth, water, air, fire " energy from the sun". I would be interested on yours views of what you might see in this model as to its symbolism. This model in in the process of being designed. It is a complex model, and it may have reached the resources of my computer. So I'm not sure how far I will get before the computer comes to a grinding halt. I need a new computer. But that is not going to happen on my retired income.

Thursday, March 24, 2011


A quick design for a donation stand to be used at the St Marks Preservation Square factuality. The stand will be constructed from Brazilian cheery with Plexiglas windows in the center section.