Evo 2.0

The big marchikoma thing.

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JH AGF-7000 (2022 tan version)

Long time I was seeking the large quarter circle piece in tan. Still a few parts are not available in tan, most was fine to replace with a similar part, except one (2 same pieces) prominent part. Can you spot it?

Here’s the more authentic version of my interpretation of the famous

Alakuneda Think Tank as seen in the Ghost in the Shell anime. (Not the crap Unholywood remake)

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Here you can find the building instructions for the light grey version (click me)

More models from the GitS universe:

Jigabachi

Logicoma

Atlas Mobile Repair Station – salvaging and recycling

FebROVERy might be all about rovers from outer space, might they be realistic, silly or whatever, mostly it’s about having fun. Thanks Crimso Giger for fueling this event in a regular tradition.

The scout

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March of robots

Marchi’koma is a great possibility to flex one’s building muscles with GitS inspired robots. Since this is right up my alley, I churned out a few models.

A small robot with character with minimum parts in company of a anime-styled minifigure is ‘Tiny T’.

Two robots drawing inspiration from a spider and a crab, ‘Pain + Killer’, feature a heavy utilitarian and military look. Initially they were designed for a commission, but turned out a tad too large.

The largest in this run is the ‘Old V.I.C.’, a mixture of victorian steampunk, robot tech and microscale with a dash of Howl’s moving castle. The frame is based upon the same one as the D.A.Z. FS359i. This fella will probably be part of a larger diorama I am working on for ages.

Arce de la Carota

A microscale castle somewhere in the sea.

Box build, fits on a 8×16 plate.

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S247

Every year there is an annual building challenge in November. Originated by the great nnenn (RIP) at Flickr it’s always a joy to build a Vic Viper-styles spaceship. Although I had this challenge as well as nnenn in mind when building this spaceship, it does not fit the criteria since it has no tail fin. No matter I am happy with the outcome and didn’t want to force a tail fin, it just didn’t feel right. This is probably also due to the inspirational blueprint, the Sketch247 by Gary Sanchez.

Image property of Gary Sanchez (published here with permission)

I loved that design for ages and now I finally got back to it. It was a real pleasure to build the spaceship at the actual scale.

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While shooting the model I also played around with lights.

80’s retro 8-bit edit

Graffiti Corner

In the summer holidays I hosted a workshop with a bunch of kids in a suburb town of Monchengladbach, Germany.

Although the kids had no spraypainting experience before, they worked hard and by the end of the project we had a massive mural painted on the corner of the youth center! Big up to everybody involved and especially the kids!

It was a challenge to work a two-story wall with two sides on a corner, and I think the result is great.

Before
After

The full progress:

And the final wall with straigtened perspective lines.

>>> If you are interested have a look here at my portfolio for further information or send me a mail for any requests. <<<

Dots Parts Fest

A few months ago, Elspeth from New Elementary asked me to play around with a few new Lego Sets from the dots series, namely the bracelets.

There are a bunch of results, which will be showcased time by time where this post will be constantly updated.


The Virus edition

>>> The post over at New Elementary

For starters there are the interwoving bracelets which give a nice irregular and organic base.

Some applications of this technique – the viruses are here!

Here are three connected bracelets forming an endless stream. This never went beyond WIP.


Where evolution took place

>>> The post over at New Elementary

Three colourful fellas from the sea.

Some sketches.

And finally some sketches inspired by and with the (mostly printed) tiles from those sets.

Build me a Longboard – from scratch do design

Last week I made my first complete longboard. It was a long term wish on my to-do list as I consider skateboarding as an integral facet of urban culture and the decks being an artistic medium of it’s own kind. An object, a canvas, something useful being further modified by the marks of the urban playground.

My starting point was a blank uncut deck. The designs were spontaneous ideas. I wanted to use the griptape in a designful way. Therefore I cut it out partially and made an underlying colour fading first. The second element is the triangle with the rounded corners. This icon is a reminiscence of the ‘play’-button on tape decks.

The bottom design was a result of a few thoughts coming together: I wanted to honour the material of the deck and leave part of the deck free so one can see the structure of the fabric – wood. I also wanted to paint a picture and include the message of sustainability. Therefore the idea of a cosmic tree was born.

Here are some shots of the progress and the final design.

On a sidenote, the sharkwheels are awesome!