There is an annual event for artists of all talents that runs throughout the month of October called Inktober. The idea is you draw one illustration a day with ink, black, brown, blue, red whatever… It just has to be inked; me I use Faber-Castell Pitt Pens for that duty. Continue reading →
When I was a child reading the Ro-Busters in Tornado and continuing their adventures in 2000AD I never thought we would see the days that such practical humanoid robots would start to appear. Meet Valkyrie One, a prototype NASA Super Robot, modular, independent motion and with a high degree of mobility. Continue reading →
Bouncing around the Interwebs I uncovered more pictures of the Patlabor unit, these unofficial images via the Mecha Guy give a better sense of scale of this huge 1:1 scale prop. I am seriously amazed at the gumption of these film makers going all out to build one of these units. See the rest of the images after the jump. Continue reading →
I am a huge fan of the Mecha Anime that comes out of Japan, not the super-robot stuff, but the realistic mecha anime like the Police procedure Patlabor, the UC0079 Gundam and Armored Suit Votoms. There is something about the genre I really like, maybe because it is more grounded and the situations are much more realistic because of it.
Now the most grounded of these anime is Patlabor, which is the story of the Mobile Police Patrol Labor Special Vehicles Second Division that is used to combat rogue Labor units. And I’ve just learned via Bleeding Cool News that they are making a live action Patlabor movie! Continue reading →