Freelance 3D modeller and games artist. Commenced my games industry career over 10 years ago, starting out at Warthog on the sci-fi FPS Mace Griffin: Bounty Hunter, and a space shooter of Battlestar Galactica. Most recently worked in house for Sumo Digital on a Tennis release for Sega, Virtua Tennis 2009 for PS3, Xbox 360 & the Wii, and I also worked on Sonic & Sega All-Star Racing. I have recently begun to teach 3D modelling and how that relates to games at several educational institutions including the University of Bolton on a part-time basis. Mod work includes development team leader, lore advice and modelling work for the Battlefield 2142 Star Wars themed mod First Strike.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Dec 9 2010, 12:59pm says:

Heh, that sure was a quick response.

Here, have a Wookiee Cookiee.

:P

+4 votes     media: Battle of Hoth WIP Shots
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Dec 8 2010, 11:17pm says:

Very nice work guys, looking forward to your next release.

+2 votes     article: Video Footage of Jundland for Galactic Warfare.
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Dec 7 2010, 4:41pm says:

Excellent! Looking gorgeous with the dynamic lighting and what not, if you guys don't get best upcoming mod just for all these technical improvements you're making to the Freelancer engine, there is no justice in this Galaxy.

Keep up the top notch work.

+1 vote     article: Deferred Rendering: Dynamic Lighting & Soft Particles
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Dec 7 2010, 4:58am replied:

Have got hold of the BI server admin and they assure us that for next week (if not already) they'll have added a greater selection of maps to their maplist for you to choose from (after all we do have a whole lot of maps available in First Strike), so next week we shouldn't find ourselves restricted to the 16 player server that we run with the wider selection of maps. So next week once we hit 16 we'll jump over to BI, or just start on BI in the first place to make sure there is plenty of room for everyone. Though I did enjoy playing a few of the 16 player maps last weekend, Ryloth in particular is a 16 player map we don't see played often enough, and was a lot of fun.

See you out there Troopers!

+1 vote     mod: First Strike
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Dec 5 2010, 7:34am says:

Impressive, most impressive. Great work as always guys.

+1 vote     article: MOTY: New Engine Effects and HUGE Explosions
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Dec 4 2010, 3:17pm says:

Heading on line for the Community Games now. See you out there if you fancy a few rounds of First Strike.

+1 vote     mod: First Strike
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Dec 4 2010, 6:03am replied:

We'll look at getting them to improve the maplist for tonight. The main reason we use the BI server is that we have a fairly good relationship with them, the server is set up correctly, and they tend to play the mod more so will actually have admin on when the events are taking place.

+2 votes     mod: First Strike
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Dec 2 2010, 6:37am says:

Heh, I'm with you on that Open_sketchbook, we really always wanted our blasters to have a serious kick to them, powerful high energy weapons, not always that accurate, but when you do hit something they sure pack a wallop.

Glad you enjoy them.

+1 vote     mod: First Strike
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Dec 2 2010, 6:34am says:

And so First Strike enters the second phase of this years Mod of the Year Awards, we couldn't so this without you all.

Thanks for your continuing support over the years it is really appreciated by all on the team, now lets get those votes in for the second phase as battle commences once more. Every single vote counts so lets do this.

If you bob on at the weekend you should find populated servers, it is a bit quiet during the week, but jump on a server and people soon join. We are working to promote the mod more and get these servers more populated, the weekend community events are an attempt to do this giving First Strike players a time and place where they are guaranteed to find populated servers so they can experience First Strike as it was meant to be played. That time and place? Saturday and Sunday nights at 8pm GMT, the event is usually held on the BI server.

We'll be throwing up a news post soon to further promote the mod in light of our Top 100 Mod placing and highlight the features available in the mod to draw more people to us and help increase our playerbase during this time. Hopefully if you try us out you'll hang around and the chances of finding populated servers will increase exponentially.

So if you want to play First Strike in heavily populated servers get those votes in and raise our profile.

; )

Thanks once again for your support guys, we couldn't do it without you.

+2 votes     mod: First Strike
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Dec 2 2010, 6:15am says:

Congrats to all who made the Top 100, now let phase 2 battle commence!

Good luck everybody.

+2 votes     article: Top 100 mods of 2010
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Nov 30 2010, 2:54pm replied:

Cheers for the kind words Memnoch, long time no see. Look forward to seeing you out there.

+1 vote     mod: First Strike
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Nov 30 2010, 3:51am says:

Irvin Kershner the director of The Empire Strikes Back passed away this weekend in LA.

RIP Irvin Kershner, and thanks for adding to the legend, it was with your entry to the saga that we knew for sure Star Wars was here to stay. May the Force be with you, always. Head over to the Star Wars website to see further tributes to the man:

Starwars.com

+5 votes     group: Star Wars Fan Group
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Nov 29 2010, 7:31pm says:

I assume that if a mod's release occurs after the catchment time for this year's awards it will be counted in next year's awards. But that's only a guess.

+2 votes     article: Top 100 is locked in
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Nov 28 2010, 9:40pm says:

Very nice, excellent job guys.

+2 votes     article: v0.6 Preview Trailer & Shortcut Setup Tool
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Nov 28 2010, 7:49pm says:

^^

LOL!

Looking good guys.

Any news on the next release?

+1 vote     media: Jundland Wallpaper
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Nov 28 2010, 6:39pm says:

Damn you with your more recent engine than our mod!

:)

Looking very pretty guys. Keep up the good work.

+1 vote     media: mp_jundland WIP
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Nov 28 2010, 6:38pm says:

Very nice, been a while since I checked in with you guys, and I have to say some very impressive work, loving the detail on this one (I'll call it a Probot just to give it another one of it's many names ;P ). Good luck with the MOTY.

Got my vote.

+1 vote     media: Imperial Viper Droid
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Nov 28 2010, 5:55pm says:

Looks pretty damned sweet, and yeah, that is an article written with attitude. :D

+1 vote     article: Transparent Bid for Publicity
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Nov 28 2010, 6:46am says:

The Hoth map is the next thing on our to-do-list, we've done a lot of development on it over the years, but it is such a massive undertaking that it is tricky to pull off with our currently limited resources, but with many parts coming together such as working Imperial AT-AT Walkers and an extensive Echo Base already well under way, we really just need to focus and get all these elements completed and blended together to form a cohesive whole.

We're getting reasonable numbers at the weekend, but we really need to push and get more people playing this mod regularly, I too long for the time when you can just fire up First Strike any time you want and find a full server. We hope to see that again soon. Spread the word about how good First Strike is, and let's see those servers fill up again.

+1 vote     article: First Strike 2010: A Retrospective
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Nov 28 2010, 6:40am replied:

No, sometimes you get that message but it should be fine, just install and it should work okay.

+1 vote     mod: First Strike
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Nov 27 2010, 9:28pm says:

Cheers fella, back at ya and the ToW guys.

+1 vote     article: First Strike 2010: A Retrospective
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Nov 27 2010, 3:05pm says:

Bobbing on now if anyone fancies joining me? Let's see if we can get such good numbers as last week playing again.

+1 vote     article: Forgotten Honor First Strike Event
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Nov 27 2010, 2:56pm says:

Should be kicking off another night of First Strike gaming at any moment, so head on line and let's see what we can get going. See you out there.

+1 vote     mod: First Strike
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Nov 27 2010, 8:36am says:

Cracking update once again guys, best of luck.

+1 vote     article: Mod of the Year Awards - Year in Review (Part 3)
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Nov 25 2010, 6:02am replied:

Make sure the server you're trying to connect to has the same version of the mod that you do, make sure you are running BF2142 updated only to 1.5 not the 1.51 Beta as that will cause issues. If it is neither of these problems check out the fsmod forums client support section, they may be able to help.

Forums.fsmod.com

+1 vote     mod: First Strike
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Nov 21 2010, 7:49am says:

It is good to see all the progress you've made over the course of the year, well done guys, not long now eh?

Besto of luck for the MOTY.

:)

+1 vote     article: Mod of the Year Awards: Year in Review (Part 2)
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Nov 21 2010, 7:01am replied:

Good games last night for the Forgotten Honor Event. Now if we can just get those numbers all the time we'll be laughing.

Thanks to everyone who came out to play.

In response to ZangoZett's comment we have an added bonus check out this Livestream channel, should have some good in game footage captured by players on the scene. We'll try and get some of this on Youtube too.

Livestream.com

Enjoy.

+1 vote     mod: First Strike
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Nov 21 2010, 6:59am says:

Good games last night for the Forgotten Honor Event. Now if we can just get those numbers all the time we'll be laughing.

Thanks to everyone who came out to play.

As an added bonus check out this Livestream channel, should have some good in game footage captured by players on the scene.

Livestream.com

Enjoy.

+1 vote     article: Forgotten Honor First Strike Event
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Nov 21 2010, 6:59am says:

Good games last night for the Forgotten Honor Event. Now if we can just get those numbers all the time we'll be laughing.

Thanks to everyone who came out to play.

As an added bonus check out this Livestream channel, should have some good in game footage captured by players on the scene.

Livestream.com

Enjoy.

+1 vote     group: Star Wars Fan Group
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Nov 20 2010, 5:54pm replied:

Indeed, good games tonight, spread the word and lets try and get these sort of numbers playing more often.

: )

+3 votes     mod: First Strike
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