This used to be a Gundam model kit. Not anymore. Now it’s “Hi2-D2 - Enhanced astromech droid”.
It might have taken two years to make, but this StarCraft 2 diorama is just adorable.
And hamster waiters are the best waiters.
Harrison Krix is a guy who we normally post about for his props work, recreating famous video game weapons, but this piece is a little different.
This is the second model of a giant remote-controlled Cobra attack helicopter, built by enthusiast Josef Schmirl. The previous one was 11.5 feet long, and weighed 52 pounds. This one is bigger.
Get a look at this custom Porco Rosso display, which is as meticulously detailed as the work of the man who created the character.
I've got a soft spot for Maschinen Krieger, the Japanese models that are seeing their influence bleed into video games. And it's very sensitive to stuff like this.
Did you make models as a kid? I did. Plastic cement and messy decals were a weekly duo on my kitchen table. I got better as I got older, but even by the time I stopped (at around 14), I could only dream of putting together kits like this.
About a month back, the PlayStation 3 got its newest Gundam video game. But unlike past Gundam video games, this one takes place not in a fictional future full of giant robots but rather in a modern day setting where Gundams are small-scale plastic models.
At last weekend's Wonder Festival in Japan, there was an array of plastic figurines and models on display. Many of them were cute, a few of them were scary, and some of them were oh so very macho.
A new plastic model for a Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force escort vessel is raising eyebrows in China.
Flip on the television. From the games we play to the movies we watch, CG is everywhere. While there's nothing wrong with CG per se, there is something so right with models and dioramas.
When you think of plastic models, you probably think about cutting out parts from those leftover frames (called "sprues"). Painting said parts. Then, putting the kit together to make a robot, a car, or an airplane. You probably do not think of sex toys.
A Japanese model builder showed off this set of 1/35 scale cats on FG Site. If you build models in that scale, you might be familiar with 1/35 animals that can populate, for example, World War II backdrops, etc.
In the world of Japanese model makers, Naoto Arakawa is at the forefront. He's best known for his Gundam model building, and for good reason—it's amazing.
Kyoto-based figure maker Volks held its seventh "Hobby Round" show in Tokyo this weekend. At it, Volks unveiled a host of new and upcoming figurines and models.
If I were a fashion critic present when designer Kunihiko Morinaga debuted his fall/winter 2011/2012 fashion line, I might have described the pieces as something my Nintendo Entertainment System had thrown up, and I would have meant it with love.