Dillion Phoenix

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Mother of Pearl.

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Egyptian Goddess. Whack!

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So strange in white, right?!

Another great sub $500 pick-up off an American guy on eBay! I’m still on the hunt for a Les Paul, or an SG, but this thing comes pretty damn close! It’s a left handed Dillion USA Phoenix which is a replica of a 1963 Gibson Firebird.

It’s CRAZY heavy, as in, weight! Definitely the heaviest guitar I’ve ever owned (heaviness usually translates to fat tones and much more sustain, great for METAL!). It’s got an old school neck but super low action. Doesn’t feel like a metal shredder (typically wider and thinner necks) but it plays great, sounds great and is just an awkwardly strange thing which comes with a right handed bag, can’t sit up against the wall, or on a guitar stand.

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Clocked it

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My 1.3 Tactician build.

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On the run.

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Love my roadie jacket!

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How do you like my airmaxes?

900+ hours. I’ve well and truly clocked the Division, and it’s looking like the game is dying, as I have less and less “friends” online to play with. It’s been real fun though, and like anything I choose to get into I think I’ve gotten good at it, but unlike other things I’ve been obsessive compulsive about; gaming is different in that there’s nothing to show for all I’ve put in.

Do what you love, sure, but I can’t help but feel a bit of guilt and general imbalance in playing games for 8+ hours a day. Maybe it’s because there’s less to share in comparison to other hobbies of mine (say for example making music or taking photos), or maybe it’s because it’s a bit further outside of the art realm?

Gaming is a beast. You grind, hard, and sure, some people have managed to make a living out of it (I’m amazed at the quality of the videos the gaming youtubers create, namely MarcoStyle and Skill Up), but it’s not for me (I’ve got to get back to the real world!).

PS: Can’t not mention the community workings around the game. Reddit, specifically The Division Reddit has been an integral part of enjoying the game. I’m a Reddit noob, but seeing the games developers utilise Reddit, youtubers, a community manager, and Twitch over Facebook, Instagram and everything else we do with Zen has been an eye opener.

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Frida at AGNSW

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Always stops me in my tracks. Rosalie Gascoigne.

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Always pay a visit to this guy, a James Gleeson piece I studied in high school

Went to see Frida with Krysti, but it was a sold out event (what?!).

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Sennheiser G4ME ONE Gaming Headset

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Came in a sexy black box.

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Box in a box! Lovely on Sennheiser to include a carry case!

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Tight details. When you lift the mic up it mutes the mic, very nice!

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I’ve been using a Gamecom Plantronics gaming headset recommended to me by the staff at EB Games, but people in The Division have been complaining about feedback since I started using them, and if the volume knob on the headphones isn’t up all the way sound comes out from the left side only, which leads me to think they’re rubbish, so since I’ve upgraded my controller I thought I’d upgrade my headset too, this time I went for a brand I know!

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Lunar White Xbox Controller

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I’m still playing The Division (“zengarage” on Uplay), and I’m still using an Xbox controller on PC (even though I’m a die hard keyboard and mouse guy). The Xbox controller I had been using was on it’s way out (my player was stuck moving forward which made aiming hard and going through menus annoying too). I’ve stuck with the same, but upgraded to the Special Edition Lunar White Wireless Xbox One Controller. It looks nice, but more importantly it feels amazing! That tiny bit of texture on the back of the controller makes a world of difference.

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Cops Are Tops…

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…but not when they set up a defect station down the road from your car meet.

Last night’s meet was awesome. So many new cars and faces. A great turnout considering last month’s hired Police attendance would have scared many away, and the extra $5 entry to pay for extra security would have turned a few people off too (not to mention how freezing cold it was!).

Just as we were packing up rumours started spreading about a defect station. Once it was confirmed my heart sank. A defect station was set up not at the meet, not outside of the meet, but the Beaurepaires 3.4km away on the corner of the Great Western Hwy.

Coincidence? I think not. And that’s what’s sad about it.

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myPlates JDM number plate now available

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The JDM Plates I consulted on and designed with myPlates.com.au are finally available for all Sydney Japanese car enthusiasts to purchase!!!!!!!!

More info: https://www.myplates.com.au/?utm_source=MC-forum&utm_medium=JDM-plates&utm_campaign=JDM-launch-16#/home

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Photoshoot with Krystal

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Last year’s housemate Krystal crashed over last night. Red wine, ciggies, D&M’s and an impromptu midnight shoot. We tried to channel Terry Richardson (I’m a huge Terry fan and have wanted to have a go at his style for some time now). Really happy with how the shots turned out considering I’ve never shot with a flash before, managed to get that really sharp shadow reminiscent of Terry’s work.

More photos: http://www.justinfoxphoto.com/stories

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Photoshoot with NYC Model Bri

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Rad shoot with NYC Model @zz.bri last week. Picked her up from the airport, she treated me to breakfast (food before a shoot! I love this girl!), then straight into it. She’s such an amazing mover, all I had to do was snap away!

Love how the shots turned out, will leave them largely unedited as I feel I nailed them on the day. Full set up on my photo folio soon!

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Martin Steel String Backpacker Guitar

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I’m on a roll. Spotted this on eBay and had to have it. It’s so weird and wonderful! Sounds a bit shit, but hey it’s tiny, and comes with a lovely little bag and strap too. Will definitely be travelling with this guitar instead of my $2 market cheapy I’ve been holding onto for all these years.

PS: Still on the hunt for a GREAT left handed acoustic guitar. One day!

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