Monthly Archives: April 2008

Thumping of metal

Japanese mecha master Kwi Chang (Brickshelf) recently won Izzo’s Sci-Fi Industrial Mecha Competition (English info here on TBB) with another excellent heavy industrial mech, illustrated here in a cool background.

The actual model called Type-D9 is quite awesome by itself. You can see another amazing graphic that we’ve blogged earlier here.

Via Klocki

Dave Lartigue assaults the Necromancer’s Tower

When the dead rise from their graves to destroy the living, dark magic must be afoot (or it’s the solanum virus, but that’s a different story). Dave Lartigue illustrates one such incident in his “Assault on the Necromancer’s Tower” diorama. Here’s the tower:

The dead rise up!

Villagers fight back!

There’s lots more to see in Dave Lartigue’s photostream on Flickr.

Joriel Jimenez’s Commonwealth Peacekeeping Forces

Joriel “Joz” Jimenez (MOCPages) has been hard at work updating his Flickr photostream lately. I keep bookmarking stuff to blog, and then he posts something even cooler.

With squad after squad of great minifigs, Joz is clearly a man after my own heart. Unlike too many “army builders,” he peppers his multitudes with unique units like this pair of “Jump Jet Instructors”:

Here are my favorites:

Oh, and yes, that is a kangaroo in the CPKF Insignia. Nice.

Swordfish II from Cowboy Bebop by Adrian Florea

It seems that everything Adrian Florea builds makes the rounds on the ‘net, and I’m sure his latest will be no different — a lovely spaceship from Cowboy Bebop called Swordfish II:

My ignorance of post-1989 anime is staggering, so I had to look up a couple reference pics, but Adrian’s rendition of this ship is perfect.

Enjoying Indian take-away with Ralph Savelsberg

I have Indian food at least two to three times a week (at least in part because the cafeterias at work regularly serve a selection of curries), and it’s the one cuisine I could eat exclusively for the rest of my life.

This wonderful English curryhouse by Ralph Savelsberg (Flickr) makes me crave baingan bharta or okra masala from Bengal Tiger:

A Taste of India on Flickr

The lettering is perfect! Ralph’s modular house would make an excellent addition to any city street.