VectorPegasus-Is a Paper mecha mpdel. Vectorpegasus has exceptional mobility due to the fact it has no feet and its lightwight payload. Vectorpegasus is also equippted with a R.P.G.E unit for maximum menuverability.It also has dual jet drives on its upper legs. Vectorpegasus combat system is longrange based. Its left arm is equipped with a mid range dual lazer. The right arm is equipped with a tri beam that can swich from cannon to a tri-lazer blade.On the back is the secondary combat system, Deep space liner beam launcher or D.S.L.B.L
This is the cake that I made of my cousin's son, Jack. It was for his fourth birthday. I was told he wanted a chocolate Transformers cake. I kind of shot myself in the foot with the carved Ariel bust I made for his sister Allison. Just doing a plain, flat sheet cake just wouldn't do for my liking. Jack already has enough issues to deal with, being the middle child. When I first started to make this I had printed out the design to use as a guide in my carving. I had baked two sheet cakes, but I realized that the square shaped design. There would of been so much waste from that design and I wasn't sure there would be enough to serve everyone. At the time I was unsure of how many this cake was required to serve. So I went out and purchased a third sheet cake. I cut my original two in half and used this third to fill in the gap I had created between the original two. That gave me much more of a square base to work from. Now, It may be hard to tell from this photo, but the dark blue segments that you see on the face are all inset. Those were shallow trenches carved right into the cake. That was time consuming, let me tell you. The top was colored using spray cans that are designed for cake icing. (I used similar sprays to color the Elmo cake and the Spider-man cake. I purchased it from a local cake decorating store.) Since the spray can have adverse effects on colored icing I had to do the spray segment first and then fill in the dark trenches last. While doing this I kept regretting not getting some fondant to do the spray design separate and then placing it on top of the the dark blue icing. It would of been so much faster. I was going to use black in place of this dark blue, but I think the blue meshes far better with the rest of the pattern. I really should time myself in making these, but I pretty much worked through the night and finished this cake. I would estimate this at about 12-13 hours of work. That doesn't include baking time, by the way. My symmetry is a bit off on the jaw line and the nose segment, but I was carving cake.
Not pictured was a small cake I made with the scraps from when I carved this cake. Made from the segments of the jaw line. I pieced them together and formed a small cake that I put his name on and for them to put the candles in. I was told that Jack loved his little cake so much that he ate it all himself. He ate from that piece for a day or so. Not even allowing his elder sister have any of it. Not that there wasn't cake left over from the piece you see pictured left. I think she just wanted some of his 'special' cake. Interesting how the cake I threw together last minute, due to my dislike for waste, ended up having more drama around it. My cousin's wife called during the party to thank me for the cake. That was the first time they had ever done that. Usually I was thanked, due to being present; or they would do so when I met with then again for some kind of get together. My cousin also told me this had to be his favorite. There is a nostalgia factor there for the both of us.
Scarabée Collier is inspired by the work of Rene Lalique, whose beautiful and florid designs informed the ideals of beauty around the turn of the 20th century. By appropriating Lalique’s motifs of plants and insects, then over-sizing and further stylizing them, this work attempts to emphasize and accentuate the natural beauty and curves of the female form, while fusing the aesthetics of the past with the contemporary.
I normally don't like to post run-of-the-mill miniatures that I've painted (otherwise you'd be subjected to a million pictures of vehicles, space marines, and characters), but I felt like I had done something pretty neat with this vehicle. I put a small red LED in the back and put a switch on the bottom, so that when my troops spill out it looks all cool and Predator/Aliens-ish (bottom photo).
For those that don't know, this is an armored personnel carrier from the table-top miniature war-game, Warhammer 40,000.
For those that DO know, this is Rhino "Eisenfaust," transport for 2nd battle company (Under Captain Modi: [link]), 6th assault squad (mounted) of the Ebon Sun Space Marines. Their gene-seed originates from the Ultramarines and Novamarines respectively.
I think all my future APCs will have this conversion. I also have future plans of a Land Raider Crusader with the red interior light and a slot on the bottom where I can slide my iPod nano up into the gap behind the engine cowling. I'm not sure yet where I'll put the speakers, but I imagine it will draw a ton of fire as it rumbles across the table, annoyingly playing Carmina Burana or Die Walkure the whole time.
**UPDATE 2/26/2013 - additional fluff concerning the chapter and paint scheme:
They get a lot of unnecessary attention from the inquisition due to their pragmatic approach to battle and their lack of religious emperor zealotry (there's not a single chaplain in the chapter). They also get smack-talk from other chapters that say their camo is cowardly, but Ebon Sun Space Marines don't suffer from hurt feelings.
The truth is that it's not camouflage, it's actually a clan tartan that dates from the traditions of the people of the chapter's home-world. Cut off by warp storms and forgotten by the imperium the forge world collapsed into civil wars that ravaged the planet and lasted for hundreds of years. By the time the planet was re-discovered it had devolved into a post-urban apocalyptic landscape habited by clans bearing the distinctive camouflage of their clans' ancestors.
The current chapter paint-scheme is the tartan for clan Dohlraum (for their chapter master Ash Dohlraum...yes I'm humble enough to name my chapter master after myself). If/when the chapter gets a new master then, according to tradition, the scheme would be changed.)
A single Genosaurer was given to the Guylos Empire’s Eisen Dragoons, who proceeded to adapt the zoid to suit their hard-and-fast tactics. The result was an incredibly fast and fearsome zoid that was as unforgiving to its pilot as it was to its enemies.
It was decided early on that a high-speed zoid had no business holding still and so, the majority of components and foot-locks for the Charged Particle Canon were removed, save for the heat vents to help deal with cooling issues. Instead, the Geno Comet’s most powerful weapon is a conventional, ableit powerful 360mm Beam Cannon mounted on its face. The 120mm rifles were also sacrificed to make room for the high-output ion thrusters. To further increase the zoid’s speed, ion pulse jets were fixed to the tail, and the zoid’s upper legs received new armor with upgraded boosters. Altogether, the new additions gave the Geno Comet not only the fastest top speed for a ‘Saurer to date, but also a flight ceiling of 100 meters. As if that were not enough, each piece of its new leg armor also sports a 70mm linear rail gun.
In addition to a new long-range arsenal, the Geno Comet received additional melee weaponry to unleash upon its enemies once it got in close; the most notable of which is the Breaker Blade mounted on its right arm. Less notable, and potentially more dangerous as a result, was a hidden, retractable laser-blade on its left wrist.
Although the Geno Comet design was represented by only a single unit, the zoid boasts a success record unmatched by any other Geno before or after it, and the test data gathered from the Geno Comet was ultimately used to develop the Storm CAS for the Berserk Fury. The Comet, or “Red Comet”, as it was affectionately known to the Dragoons, was also given a white “mask” to distinguish it from its cousin the Geno Breaker on the battlefield, as a matter of pride. This distinct cosmetic feature quickly earned the Comet its own name among the enemy Republican forces: Skull Face.
Man, it's been a while since I've made a custom zoid (as opposed to an entirely new zoid from spare parts).
I had originally rigged this custom with a massive Storm Gatling that would actually rotate when you turned the motor on . . . but that didn't mesh well when I settled on making this a high-speed zoid (too bulky).
I'm not much of a Gundam fan, but the Sinanju from Gundam Unicorn was definitely a heavy influence behind this build, with bits of Gundam Exia and Kyrios creeping in as I finished with the blades.
Actually made this custom awhile ago, but never posted it. Made the head poseable with a small Gundam joint and the rest is made poseable with some blox zoids joints. I think the guns where the HMM Saber Tiger's extras. The new backpack piece came from a Zeta Gundam.