The Lightbulb Ship

I spotted the cover of a Fantasy and Science Fiction magazine from 1961, and was intrigued by the strange looking ship on the cover. Like a lightbulb with spindly legs. It looked ideal for my current experiments with Vue, and a model came together rapidly.

A ‘sand storm’ Vue atmosphere made for a suitable Martian dust storm, and I soon had the brown image you see here! RB-1 is a reference to Ray Bradbury.

I decided to try some other atmospheres, and was pleased to rapidly find another that seemed to work well, but in a different way. It was intended for use on a planet orbiting a dwarf star.

Nick @runnymonkey

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Nick Stevens

I studied astronomy at University College London, but failled to get my degree. For many years pre-internet, I ran the bulletin board “Starbase 1”, which is why you will frequently see me referring to myself as that! I am currently on the board of the IAAA. I operate exclusively in digitals using many different software packages. Most often Lightwave 3d, Vue, Photoshop Elemnts, Affinity Photo. I also ejoy oddball graphics packages like Xenodream, Amberlight, aqnd others.



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