Pillar of Autumn® (POA) - Redux . Version two of the POA - first one was a mathematical bust. . November 2, 2009
At about 0330 I realize that I have made a mistake in my calculations. I have made the Pillar about 30-studs too wide, and then spend the next two hours trying to decide if I should leave it and plow forward, or if I should correct it. I already know what I am going to do, but am desperately looking for a reason to not rebuild it.
The first attempt at this section (section 4, starting from the front I have parsed it out into five sections). POA V.1
November 3, 2009
Have an online chat with Kelso – he suggest what I already know: if you can live with it and the error is small, then leave it. If you can’t live with it or the error is too large, then change it – I go back, do the math again, and start to make the changes.
November 4, 2009
Phipson tells me in an online chat that he thought it was too wide, but didn’t want to say anything because of his lack of experience in building ships.
November 5, 2009
After pondering this for 24-hours, I give Phipson crap and tell him to let me know when he thinks something is wrong. We kiss and make up, and he promises I can sleep with his wife – all is good.
Figure out more of the angles, and get the spacing between the top and bottom half correct. Still can’t get the indented side piece attached correctly.
November 6, 2009
Manage to get the indented side panel to lock in securely. Several more orders to Bricklink to get the extra/different parts I now need to account for the change in design.
Flirt with Stacy, Heather, Mark, Chris, Dave1, Dave2, Dave3, Dennis, and Alex online (mostly just with Heather and Stacy).
Goal date for completion: May 2010 to be ready for Brickworld 2010, which was completely missed due to lack of time to build. Decided to work and go on vacations instead. Niggled a bit with it, made the changes necessary; however, I mostly focused on the army build – 6,200 figs this year.
June 28, 2010
Back from BW 2010. House getting back in order from builds that were constructed for same. Start to clean out the garage to actually make it a useful space. About $10k in orders placed for my BW 2011 build – already being designed.
July and early August 2010
Finds me working both at work and in the garage. My Lego room is currently filled to capacity with orders and sets that have not been put away. Plan is to move the Pillar on to my reloading bench in the garage – shooting will have to be set aside for now.
August 20, 2010
I notice that my Christmas Mocathon is back up. The world seems to be good again.
August 22 – 28, 2010
Move the section (section four) into the garage, and while listening to audio books, work my bottom off. Coming up a year later and my SHIP is back to where I started. But now I can move on.
Please forgive the less than ideal photos. Done in my garage with some old towels as backdrop.
A special thanks goes out to Stephen Loftus from Maritime Science Fiction Modelers. His screen shots and 3D images have been invaluable in this endeavour.
Ripped apart, and starting the rebuild