We really could blog pretty much every impossible plane that Jon Hall builds, but some of them do fall through the cracks. Thankfully, I didn’t miss this lovely fighter in red. It’s also interesting to see what kind of process builders use to develop their ideas. Jon sketches many of his designs beforehand, and he’s Continue reading →
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I was stunned when I came across this photo in Cole Blaq‘s flickr stream. The colors in the thumbnail seemed so intense that I had to take a closer look. I have to admit, I never thought I’d see someone use those tentacles for anything other than tentacles.
Air trucks are the 18-wheelers of the sky (we count the thrusters instead of wheels). This air truck by Ragsnarock has both functional details and an interior. There’s even several animated gifs showing off the features.
I can’t get enough of Jon Hall‘s dieselpulp fighter aircraft, and his latest is my favorite so far. The stickers are all custom-designed by Jon, with a pinup girl that’ll get the blood pumping in even the iciest flyboy’s veins. And that is some serious firepower sprouting from the fighter’s nose. Awesome tip, Don!
Is there a contest going on that I’m not aware of? The recent crop of sky-fi fighters makes it seem as though dieselpulp may be replacing steampunk as the fan-created theme du jour. Anyway, I couldn’t blog the more recent fighters by other builders and pass up my favorite, the P-79 Stratofighter “Steel Wind” by Continue reading →
Fredo Houben (Fredoichi) seems to be taking a break from the tiny mecha we love so much to build a series of sky-fi fighters, which we also love. Check out more of Fredo’s sky-fighters in his photoset on Flickr.
EJ Nichols (Gold_2) has combined the sky-fi aesthetic with the Vic Viper form, and the result is rather awesome. (Coincidentally, the XP-55 Ascender was a World War II prototype that would fit right in to the fantastic world of sky-fi.)
Rod Gillies (2 Much Caffeine) blends sci-fi and history to create an alternative fictional aircraft from the German air force during WWII. As much as I like the innovative greeble sandwich aircraft, I like the tan hangar with its dark tan accents even more. The builder would like to acknowledge that the swastika does not Continue reading →
Our third installment of interviews by Keith Goldman takes us into the mind of a builder that — let’s be honest — you either love or hate. Take it away, Keith! This week’s builder is known as “nnenn,” and should need no introduction if you’re a fan of science fiction models, or a follower of Continue reading →
Apparently, an anime movie called Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honnêamise came out in 1987. Never heard of it, but this fighter by Mike Psiaki sure is awesome.
This is micro-scale at its absolute best. When I saw a thumbnail of this build by Fredoichi, I thought that it was minifigure scale. I can’t think of a more impressive feat for a creation at this scale than to read as bigger and more detailed than it is.
Is the Crimson Skies fad coming back? If the Red Zephyr by Jonhall18 is the start of the comeback, sign me up. This plane has a great feel of bulk in all the right places. I like the airfoil shape of the wings, and the bubble up at the front of the fuselage adds a Continue reading →
Soren Roberts may be best known for his mecha, but this tank certainly demonstrates that he’s capable of building outside his comfort zone. It’s frequently when a builder leaves the genre he or she is best known for that truly interesting things happen.
Nnenn reminds us with his newest creation that he is still the master of Sky-Fi. What I particularly like about this creation is the enchanting picture below, where the creation is merged with a perfect background.
Reminiscent of the planes from Crimson Skies, Scotty‘s Glenflight A-450 “Buzzard” looks almost microscale, but it actually fits a minifig: