Another hubless roller
Who doesn’t like flying bikes?
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’.
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.
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:
Enough talk, here’s the full gallery:
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.
The blueprint (Original image courtesy to Bernard Canet / Jouef)
And a WIP shot of the sketch and the forged side wall.
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.
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
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.