Another hubless roller
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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.
Who doesn’t like flying bikes?
Back in 2010 I was heavily impressed by the Igarashi Design Heli – that much that I had to build a version out of bricks.
That model seemed to be the most viewed of all my concept models up to date.
Now, 11 years later, with new parts available, I made a new version. Originally I just wanted to rework the first version, but the structural integrity was far from stable, therefore it resulted in a completely new build.
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’.[Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”408″ gal_title=”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.[Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”409″ gal_title=”Pain+Killer”]
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.[Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”410″ gal_title=”Old V.I.C.”]
A microscale castle somewhere in the sea.
Box build, fits on a 8×16 plate.
In sprit of the actual expedition and landing on Mars. Also FebROVERy ignited my creative engines.
Large inspiration taken from Igor Sobolevskys amazing Mars 9 Rover concept:
This fella took me ages, The sketch was on my desk for half a year or more before I managed to finally pull it off.
Here’s an interactive 360° model for your viewing pleasure:
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Meta is one of the rare Street Artists in my city who’s work is absolutely original. He inittiated a spontaneous project, after finding a book with pictures of trains in a pile of rubbish on the streets. He forwarded all of the countless fantastic images of real and model trains to many of his Graffiti and Street Art colleagues. I was lucky to be able to pick a train from the book and the SNCF Jouef BB 26000 locomotive immediately caught my attention with the vision of a brick-ified version. The project sat on my desk for about two years before recently I managed to make my version.
I concentrated on the basic shape, the color scheme and some distinct details. As just copying something in existence does not attract me, I decided to implement two twists. First of all I wanted to break the train while keeping the shape. Secondary I included my alias into the sides of the trains, referring to Graffiti and the expression bombing a train.
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The blueprint (Original image courtesy to Bernard Canet / Jouef)
And a WIP shot of the sketch and the forged side wall.
Something Cyberpunk/Anime/GitS inspired with a heavy dash of titanium metallic.
Btw it’s Marchikoma, the time to show the iconic robot class some love.
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A concept from 2013, now with fresh photos and a full gallery.
Construction mech, fully articulated, the radome is for counterweight balance. Be it a gravity generator, engine and energy container packed with sensoric equipment.
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Your support from the previous project, the Alakuneda Think Tank, encouraged me to make a brick-i-fied rendition of the Jigabachi seen at the Ghost in the Shell S.A.C. II animated series alongside the building instructions.
Type: Assault helicopter
Class: aerial robotics weapons platform, semi autonomous pilot/AI controlled
Estimated real life size: TBD
Manufacturer: Kenbishi Industries
The model features
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The model, including the stand, contains of 789 parts. All parts should be widespread available, no rare parts as far as I can oversee.
The 59-paged high-quality instructions are for sale and available on demand, just shoot me a [mail].
And a little peak into the process and the quality you can expect.