Chris McVeigh has built a perfect little SLR camera. For those of our readers too young to remember, these cameras required the user to insert something called “film” into them before use. Chris’ version is spot on. Sort of makes me nostalgic, you know?
Tim Schwalf has run out a rather unusual rendition of one of the relatively unknown blue wizards from Lord of the Rings. The entire build seems to be controlled chaos, made of random bits, colors and juxtapositions that I would never have imagined would work together. However, when you stand back and look, it really flows into one cohesive whole. I’m rather impressed that this is Tim’s first brick-built figure and look forward to more! By the way, I love that beard.
This adorable little dragon by Deus Otiosus is too cute for words. I love the use of transparent doors for wings and the use of a “studs-out” technique somehow makes it look fluffy.
Swestar has released a new mech into the wild. It answers to the name “Guardian” and it’s pretty dang cool. But I especially love the atmosphere he has going on in the base/hanger in which he introduces the Mech. The presentation is just about perfect.
This lovely scene from the Star Wars Expanded Universe is very well put together. From the angled walls to the meticulously laid out tiles on the driveway, from the expanded plates on the archways to just the right amount of mottling and texture on the walls, this build is packed with subtle detail and technique. Plus he used one of the gold C3-P0s that everyone is afraid to take out of their packaging, you have to give Markus credit for that! Take closer looks at the pictures on this one. You will be surprised at the level of hidden detail.
This rover by the ever-popular Pete Reid chock full of some nice, subtle detail. Often Neo-Classic Space creations are overloaded with those lovely details known as “greebles”. This beauty had them (between the wheels of the wagon, for example) but by keeping them to a minimum, it doesn’t look too busy and has a nice, clean feel to it. Lastly, you have to love the presentation! That slice of lunar landscape is the icing on the cake!
Moko delivers another sweet build with this adorable little Gundam. He’s just so cute, I couldn’t resist posting him. Plus he was pointing that big gun at my head.
This little build by Disco86 is a wonderful example of an expert use of space! Even though it has a very small footprint, the builder was able to really give a sense of the size and creepiness of Mirkwood Forest. Also, even though I personally am getting tired of every fantasy and medieval creation having a border, it really does work on this one. The border is simple, frames the scene nicely and give you the feel that this is a section of a much larger whole. Beautifully played!
Maktoberfest is well underway and this diorama by Kosmas Santosa really takes it up a notch! Lots of people build cool Mechs, awesome spaceships and whatnot but it really makes a build something special when the creator builds their creation into some sort of context. This one really shines. I love the vintage look of the workshop, the realistic-looking clutter and the plethora of tools laying about. The scene is awesome and the Gorilla Mech is the icing on the cake.