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:
Enough talk, here’s the full gallery:
After days of labour (much more than I thought) my newest project is finished.
I have been working on the building instructions of my interpretation of the famous 6-legged Think Tank robot from Ghost in the Shell‘s climatic showdown. Now available for sale for anyone who wants to build their own version. It’s on demand, just shoot me a [mail].
Making instructions is quite some work if done manually. Considering the building steps like preparing all the images, editing them, creating and editing the parts list, concept and layout of the design and much more is a big project. Despite the labour, it was a great experience and helped me develop skills for other projects to come.
FYI: Any reward from this project will directly flow into the next projects.
Featured at TBB: Ghost in the Shell’s intimidating Fuchikoma
A great rendition accompanied by a unique custom paint job and a fantastic presentation from Ray Leung can be found here.
Sidenote: The best minicsale Alakuneda up-to-date is the Version by Sasapon IMO
There is going to be a new adaption of Ghost in the Shell coming to the big screen soon. The original film is one of my most favourite movies ever. Even though I was skeptical at the beginning when I heard that Hollywood is making a remake with real actors, now I am excited and totally looking forward to the show. The combination of Scarlett Johansson and WETA Workshop covers half the bill 😀
With the new movie on the brink and because this is one of my most popular models so far, I’ve been heavily working on a new refined version of the Alakuneda T08A2 [2012 edit], or known as R3000. This is the 6-legged mech which Major Kusanagi fights in the final battle scene. It really is a masterwork of cinema concept design.
I have created a new refined version with all custom parts being replaced by standard parts so it can be rebuilt by anyone. Most changes have been made to the head, while keeping the design as close to the prior version as possible.
It’s already digitally rendered, I’m only waiting for some new parts to arrive so I have the built updated version at hand and can make some fresh photos then. The new parts will give the Alakuneda a great polish.
The update also means that I am actually making building instructions. Now there is a beta version available, but soon I will have professional instructions at hand. They will be for sale for anyone interested. Preorders / beta versions can be obtained now. The final version shouldn’t take too long as I am actually at it with full throttle.
I hope you like it. More to come soon…
The first version back in 2012 has been featured at
Disclaimer: The Alakuneda is my interpretation. Copyright of the original source material of course owned by Shirow / Oshii.