Johnny was cold, probably colder than he had ever been in his life. Looking over to the captain then out his window, all he could see was blackness. Europe had been torn by war and yet was still a void at night. The b-17 hummed with gentle pulse and it was almost about to put him to sleep when a spark appeared in the sky. Well maybe not a spark, because it moved , but lighting fast. He strained his eyes closer, certain the his nerves, cold and sleep deprivation was playing tricks on him. The object moved again but directed toward his bomber.
"Captain I think we have a problem"
"what is it?"
his last words hung in the air, as soon the German beast came into sight and he wrapped his mind around it, it was too late.....
Here is my Finished MG Sinanju, gundam model kit. Built outta the box, with aftermarket gundam and German decals. Painted with lacquer spray cans and weathered with acrylics. I had previously painted a HG gundam kit as a Nazi death machine, so thought I would go with a Luftwaffe/Panzer "foo fighter" what if theme. This model kit was pretty crazy awesome and a bit intimidating, due to the tons of moving parts. I was pretty impressed with myself that I was able to get him all toghter , weathered and detailed without screwing up too much and not losing anything.
Other than a few decals being less than prefect and a couple small mistakes I am very happy with this build.
As always questions and comments welcome.
Journey, Memories, Continuity
From time to time my work gravitates back to a certain few symbols. Whenever I need to regroup, having had too much distractions to a point where I feel that my creative process doesn't make sense anymore, I would slowly pull myself back to base, and search within again, instead of with-out. And I always go back to books. They are my most basic canvas, and my most dear. I also find that I would gravitate towards the clock face and the compass. They intrigue me. I ask myself why. With the compass, perhaps I yearn for a sense of direction, or an exploration, to be free. With the clock face … a sense of regret? Of time wasted? Of non achievement? Of running out of time?
In this series, I wanted to explore deeper … but I also wanted to look at the positive side of these symbols. After a long thought, I finally had an epiphany. I started to work on my compass piece. This time I saw it as life's 'Journey'. Everyday we are on a Journey, and we discern and learn things on our way. We become better, hopefully. And with that we create 'Memories'. That's how my second piece came about. Making Memories with love ones, making memories with our surroundings, our work ... our Self. Suddenly, I realized that the clock face or timepiece fitted in perfectly. No longer is it about running out of time … it is now about 'Continuity'. The Continuity of this Journey in the first place, the Continuity of these Memories … The Continuity of Life, as a cycle.
So now I see my symbols in a different light, a different Path. Maybe in all this time they have been as such … Perhaps it is I who chose not to see them this way.
These mixed media book necklaces are an assemblage of resined paper, antique clock and watch gears, ornate filigrees, recycle brass sheets and brass wires, patina, brass tone findings, glass beads and various Jasper beads. Journey has a compass needle made from brass wire and clay, Memories has an old clock face and a pennib and Continuity has an old flat key.
* the necklace is 28 inches in circumference, plus 6 inches from bail to end of book
* the book measures approx. 1.75 (W) x 2.25 (H) x 0.75 (T) inches and has 152 writable pages. Pages are coffee stained. I have my name signed randomly on one of the pages.
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There are only 2 days left on the kickstarter for Rangers Project: The Protectorate Wars digital art book! We've been funded, so any new backers can be confident they'll be getting their reward. The current optimal pledge of $17 will get you the 100 page art book, and a 30 page additional art book of my past work on the Rangers Project. One final push, check it out here: kck.st/1dkwhua
Here's a first piece of work for the book (I wont be posting everything online, much will be book exclusive). Some may have seen this design before here fav.me/d5t6a3f and its almost ready to be produced as a miniature. The modeler/caster will be launching a kickstarter for it in a few weeks, so miniatures collectors be ready (12cm tall resin kit for 1:144 scale).
Designed for engaging enemy shielded units, this mech is controlled by its pilot through a neural jack in order to utilize its full flexibility. It has its own shield generators to protect itself from enemy fire, and especially from offensive shield forms. The majority of its weapons are effective at penetrating shields. Its shoulder pack rail guns provide long range punch, using solid slugs that cannot be pre-detonated. Up close it can use the pile launchers on its forearms to fire heavy projectiles that can overpower the friction of enemy shielding through crushing mass. Missiles afford it some extra ranged power and utility, often loading a variety of munitions. A handheld auto cannon (looped munitions feed for a sealed mechanism) also provides some supplementary firepower, but is often quickly depleted in an initial strike then dropped.
These neural mechs are the nightmares of inexperienced Elemental soldiers, and rightfully so when such towering mechs are purpose built for such a hunt.