Hat-Mobile Model

Remember the orthographic drawing of the Hat-Mobile I uploaded a few days back?  I drew that for school with the intention (and requirement) of modeling the car in a 3D program. Well I was going to show it to you today, but I’m not going to anymore.

I’m sorry, but I planned to be done with my model last night.  Unfortunately that did not happen instead I had a very frustrating night because my modeling software crashed three times.  This was a problem, but it wasn’t half as bad as the fifteen- that’s right fifteen! – bad saves.  Every file I saved last night was corrupted when I reloaded it. So I gave up.

Don’t get me wrong I will finish a model of this stinkin’ car, but I’m just gonna start fresh.  I don’t care if it’s less efficient.  so I hope to present you all with a GOOD model of this car in a couple of weeks.  If not, know that I am wailing and gnashing my teeth at my 3D modeling software, Maya (free for students).

Opossum VS. Possum

The answer to the question I never knew existed.


Have you ever seen a small rodent like animal playing dead and wondered “is that a possum or an opossum?” Neither have I, quite frankly I didn’t even know that there was such a thing as an opossum until we made our fourth comic book. Turns out those funny rodents that play dead are  opossums and the differences don’t end there.


Opossums Possums
Habitat in colder climates like North America Habitat in subtropics primarily Australia
Omnivorous Mostly herbivorous, rarely omnivorous
Hairless tail functions as a

fifth hand

Bushy tail helps to balance


Thumb-like toes on all feet Thumb-like toes on back

feet only

Play dead Don’t play dead
Long faces with elongated snout Flat, round faces
Lifespan of 2 to 4 years Lifespan of 6 years
Gray or white fur Tan to brown fur



This whole confusing situation started when a gentleman named Sir Joseph Banks saw the possum in Australia and assumed it was in the same immediate family as the opossum. Little did he know that the two species’ only similarity is that they’re both small rodent like marsupials.