Archive for July, 2011
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Tommy ([Strange]) sets his sights on the future of military hardware with the TAURUS MBT. The splashes of blue and yellow printed tiles add the kind of believable labeling that appears on many military vehicles, and also breaks up the dark gray.
Tommy’s photo is also an interesting lesson in presentation that I think is worth sharing. Reader Vedad sent us a link to Tommy’s original photo, but the angle at which the model was photographed (and the contrast) didn’t really do the tank justice. Tommy retook the photo, and now details like the gun are much more visible. Here’s the photo above again, alongside the original:
These aristocratic automatons by Robert H. (Robiwan_Kenobi) are ready to rule your robot realm.
If you ever wondered what GLaDOS would look like in a Lego potato, then wonder no more. Chris McVeigh (powerpig) has what you’re looking for.
Dirt, by Jade Wisniewski (Taz-Maniac), has a perfectly matching name for what it is: a dive bar in the future.
The use of what look like solid looking spaceship hull and portholes simultaneously communicates the future, but also that the occupants don’t really want outsiders to see in. There’s also a nice bit of interior detail.
Another space surface creation, the Pit Stop, is also worth checking out.
Kurt Vinnedge (vinn) has posted a few great spaceships this week and these two are well worth sharing. The first is this A-8 SSIC Cobra, which features a very functional looking cockpit and sensor/weapons array as well as lovely angling up and back toward the engines.
The second, the ASSIN-9 Tiger Moth, is an equal beauty with similar livery, but its highlight for me is the way he’s built the engines in a ‘V’ going off to the sides from the cockpit. The most subtle, yet effective, feature is the little bits of red peaking out from under a radar dish covering the cockpit. Angry beady little red eyes.
If you want to see these in person, Kurt will be taking them to Brickfair near Washington, D.C.
This Victorian phone by Matt Armstrong is a thing of beauty and a joy forever…or something like that. I normally hate phones, but I’ll make an exception for this one.
I love the nostalgic feel of this rendition of the stereotypical New York City train car diner. The esthetic that Nathan has worked out is perfect. I want to go in and order a burger. Gotta love those curved windows too!
I love well-crafted interior and I have been a Sherlockian since I first read the stories as a kid So this scene by Peter Reid grabbed me in a big way. The use of sand-red for the walls was an excellent choice and the room simply oozes Victorian charm. I haven’t gotten one of the Sherlock collectible figs yet but I can’t wait.