Posted on behalf of Peter L. Morris – all words are his.
Nate and I enjoyed each other’s company. Or at the very least, I enjoyed his company. I found him thoughtful, sincere, with just the right amount of eccentricity to make things interesting. Of course, we also enjoy building starfighters. His designs often caught me off-guard, forcing my mind in new directions.
My all time favorite is the UT-16 Pygmalion. In form it is beautiful, with an insect vivacity that makes it seem as though it will leap from the screen. It is diminutive, but carries a monstrous weapon, giving it the look of both predator and prey. In short, I love it because it is a paradox. It is also one of the few creations of his in which the name relates in some small way to the backstory.
Nate and I shared the habit of deconstructing MOCs once they were photographed and he once remarked how interesting it was that our MOCs derive their permanence from the virtual (jpegs and MLCAD files), while the real brick is the temporary.
In keeping with that tradition, the Pygmalion is one of his creations I built in MLCAD, with the hope of one day bringing it to ‘life’ via the virtual world.
Be sure to join us in sharing your own thoughts on Nate’s online eulogy.