Sunday, 16 February 2014

Mad Max: Road Fury images

I might well be slightly late to the party here, but there are behind-the scenes photos floating about for the next installment in the Max franchise. Tom Hardy takes over as Max while George Miller returns to the helm as director.

The fact that the costumes aren't a million miles away from the originals shows just how progressive Miller's vision was for its time. It tapped into the punk aesthetic of the 80s but took it a step further with (for the time quire risqué) fetish trappings, tribal accoutrements and the intelligent reappropriation of sports armour. Though, script wise, it is arguably the weakest of the trilogy, the costume aesthetic reached new heights of accomplishment in Thunderdome.

For the latest installment the costume designers are now tapping into the trend for even more 'broken down' gear. The look is very much in the vein of Ashley Wood's 3A toys, and fashion labels like AllSaints and SkinGraft Designs.

Via the badass Level 13 Road Warrior





Sunday, 9 February 2014

Suny Buny Gundam

Gundam builder "Suny Buny" has completed an utterly amazing kit. The catchily-named "RX-178 Gundam Mk-II" is a 1/60 kit with quite a stunning amount of detail. Indeed, the armoured plates pop off to reveal the endoskeleton below in all its mechanical glory. I love the very subtle airbrush shading on the white components, which really offset the reflective metallics of the working parts.

Via and more photos at: gunjap.net



Saturday, 1 February 2014

Advanced Ghostbusters by Faust

Marseille-based designer Faust has produced some amazing concepts for his "Advanced Ghostbusters" personal project. They're excellent, modern takes on the classic 'busters kit complete with slick presentation too. I like the PKE meter iPhone app.






Via Awesome Robo