Josh & Quick thanks for the high praise. I have a few finishing touches to do.
I struggled with Milkshape for years, but now I have the hang of using quads in Wings3d it is much easier.
This model was a learning experience for a bigger project.
We need to get some more people to enter this competition. I don't want to win because of lack of entries.
Edit: I made my final changes. I wasn't happy with the flattened torus knot on the base.
I found a plugin for wings3d to deform a mesh from an image, with a little fiddling making
images in gimp I was able to put a good trinity knot on the base. The model is made up of
4 pieces the base, cross, ring and center pin. The ring rotates and you take readings thru the holes.
Legend has it that the Celtic Astrolabe can be used to navigate to Merlin's underground Lair.
WindowsXP SP3,Vista,Windows 7 SP1, DBpro v7.7RC7
Stab In The Dark Editor
The coffee is lovely dark and deep,and I have code to write before I sleep.