1:2500 Klingon Battle cruiser and bash

Posted in Uncategorized on 03/11/2014 by patrickivan

This is an on the go of a battle cruiser and a shorter bash based on a design I did a few years ago.

Not a huge update.

It’s coming along. Here it is parked beside it’s D-7 cousin. It kind of looks beefier despite it’s minuscule reduction in volume.

Pre TOS Enterprise

Posted in Star Trek with tags , , on 02/08/2014 by patrickivan


I’ve been working on various incarnations of Matt Jefferies concept Enterprise for some time. I wanted to make something that fit his design basis, yet also with current Trek design history.

I’ve done one before, but it seemed to simple. Then it dawned on me to take the Star Trek: Enterprise NX-01 saucer and merge it to the concept secondary hull and nacelles. The size works perfectly for the size intent. So, here’s what we have so far, starting with Jefferies’ concept.


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Star Trek TNG Reliant Class

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on 20/09/2013 by patrickivan

I always wanted to make a TNG version of the USS Reliant from STTWOK, so here is the concept stage design.

I’ve taken the Enterprise D and turned the saucer sideways in order to lengthen the ship like the Reliant.

Now to build it in sketchup.

Star Trek Into Darkness Klingon Pirate

Posted in Uncategorized on 02/05/2013 by patrickivan

Star Trek Into Darkness Klingon Pirate


Posted in Uncategorized on 23/03/2013 by patrickivan

Fog Made Tangible

Posted in Miscellaneous on 09/03/2013 by patrickivan

A foggy winter morning crystallized into beautiful focus.


Hennessy Hammock Explorer Deluxe Asym Zip

Posted in Camping, Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , on 08/02/2013 by patrickivan


Above: My new hammock that my wofe bought me for Christmas from MEC. I was so excited to set it up, that I used the living room.


Above: My hammock packed in snake skins. It’s a quick way to pack and unpack. Quite convenient and inexpensive.


Above: My recent order just came in from MEC. Four descending rings, two carbiners, and two extra slings. The rings and carbiners are used in conjuntion with the tree huggers and slings to create a super fast way to get the hammock hung without using knots or latches.

All in all, I had my hammock set up within 3 minutes on my very first attempt. I thank all the instructional videos I watched, as well as my prior camping experience.


Above: It’s never too early to get my camping kit organized.


Here’s my hammock set up with my new hex. My yard isn’t ideal, but it mostly worked.

Third times a charm…

Here it is with a shorter span and that really made a difference in comfort. Plus I had better stakes to get through the frozen ground.







Just a few more photos from the first weekend in April. I strung it tighter, but it was a little high due to the sling height.