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Inspiration
« on: January 25, 2016, 11:54:17 AM »
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2016, 02:09:15 AM »
http://fuckyeahsciencefiction.tumblr.com/

Title has that naughty word, but other than that its a great  :)
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2016, 10:30:05 PM »
"They know you can do anything, So the question is, what don't you do?"

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2016, 12:17:57 AM »
https://es.pinterest.com/pin/510454938987520107/

Can be acceptable something in this line?

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2016, 11:47:32 AM »
"They know you can do anything, So the question is, what don't you do?"

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2016, 05:00:12 PM »


Desert Runner by Shae Shatz from here: https://twitter.com/shaeshatz1/status/693134106020974592




Artist unknown, from here: https://twitter.com/70sscifiart/status/694116168458702849

There's loads of great stuff on '70s Sci-fi art':

Tumblr: http://70sscifiart.tumblr.com/post/138472892817

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2016, 08:47:31 AM »
a little bit of concept art from homeworld universe:


sci-fi - the best legal antidote for reality

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2016, 10:35:40 PM »
"I have described nothing but what I saw myself, or learned from others" - Thucydides

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2016, 01:22:16 AM »
RetroFuturism on Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/RetroFuturism/

A sample:

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2016, 02:54:34 AM »
Aarrgghh! It's not bloody Retro-futurism, it's just plain period Futurism or Modernism
or Sci-Fi or whatever, Retro-Futurism is artwork/design created today in a style reminiscent
of the old artwork/design. Retro by definition is an imitation of the past, so please to explain
how art or design from the past is an imitation of itself?

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2016, 06:22:22 AM »
Aarrgghh! It's not bloody Retro-futurism, it's just plain period Futurism or Modernism
or Sci-Fi or whatever, Retro-Futurism is artwork/design created today in a style reminiscent
of the old artwork/design. Retro by definition is an imitation of the past, so please to explain
how art or design from the past is an imitation of itself?

 :-X


Meh, it's reddit. Home of underemployed vaping dopeheads in their 20s who live with their parents and like cats.

From the description -

1. Futurist visions from eras past.

2. Contemporary art with a retrofuturist theme.

There's also:

https://www.reddit.com/r/FuturePorn

https://www.reddit.com/r/ImaginaryTechnology

Image by Marco Goreli (https://www.artstation.com/artist/mvgorlei  and http://mvgorlei.deviantart.com/gallery/)



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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2016, 01:41:17 AM »


Meh, it's reddit. Home of underemployed vaping dopeheads in their 20s who live with their parents and like cats.


You forgot "neck bearded"  ;D


Still, good contributions  :)
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2016, 02:55:36 AM »
But couldn't the contents of the that Reddit thread be inspiration for retro-futurism, the same way the contents of this one arn't models, just the inspiration for them?

Anyway, from a link on there, check out the gorgeously Jetsons GAZ-16A hovercar at 1:30 in this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0rEDRzXdj0



From here: http://oldconceptcars.com/1930-2004/gaz-16a/

Few more details here: http://www.curbsideclassic.com/blog/car-show-classic/car-show-report-gaz-24-volgas-45th-anniversary/

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2016, 06:49:55 AM »
Some years ago I discovered the mind-bending* illustrations of British SF artist Ron Turner. There's an entire gallery on FLickr.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gems_from_the_collection/sets/72157600000117243/
A couple of samples:




And your Dr.'s personal favorite:


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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2016, 08:49:36 AM »
Some years ago I discovered the mind-bending* illustrations of British SF artist Ron Turner. There's an entire gallery on FLickr.

And your Dr.'s personal favorite:


* For given values of mind. and bending.


Love the Pulp Magazine covers.

I suspect "The MASTER WEED" is a California classic.  :o
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2016, 05:41:41 PM »
Peter Elson did a range of ship styles, but I particularly like his NASA-ish ones. The one in the lower LH corner of the 'graveyard' one looks particularly buildable, and I may have a crack at it one day since the egg-shaped front end appeared in several other paintings.




Some others that look buildable:




Official tribute gallery here: http://www.peterelson.co.uk/index.php
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2016, 01:31:56 AM »

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2016, 10:13:48 AM »


Source: Imgur
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2016, 10:14:49 AM »


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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #20 on: February 09, 2016, 10:59:14 AM »
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #21 on: February 10, 2016, 01:25:54 AM »
"They know you can do anything, So the question is, what don't you do?"

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #23 on: February 10, 2016, 10:31:11 PM »

Art by Derek Stenning

https://www.artstation.com/artist/derek_stenning

Blog:

http://borninconcrete.blogspot.com/


Industria Mechanika do some Derek Stenning figures but they're out of stock at the moment:

https://industriamechanika.com/shop/22-1-8-scale

Here's a video of Adam and Norm from Tested.com building a couple:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBHQ7lQGOf0
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #24 on: February 11, 2016, 10:29:25 PM »
That's what happens when you park in a 'wretched hive of scum and villany':

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #25 on: February 12, 2016, 03:02:16 AM »
Oh dear...
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #26 on: February 12, 2016, 06:09:12 AM »
Stop it.. all of you. :D
I am loving all these pictures and now scouring the stash for a suitable quick build.
I have candidates  :)

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #27 on: February 12, 2016, 10:58:50 AM »




"They know you can do anything, So the question is, what don't you do?"

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #28 on: February 13, 2016, 05:13:41 AM »
Two of my favourites:


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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #29 on: February 13, 2016, 06:42:58 PM »
New set of retro posters issued by NASA:

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #30 on: February 13, 2016, 07:20:39 PM »



Unsurprisingly, this is my favorite! ;)

Sci-Fi land vehicles are in short supply here, so;

From the movie "Moon":



From the movie "Moon Zero 2"





A whole raft of stuff here.
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #31 on: February 14, 2016, 02:33:20 AM »
Two of my favourites:





I love the Starfury. Easily one of my top one or two ever as well. The more I look, the more I like it. Its funny because for me it was kind of the first starfighter outside of Star Wars I had ever seen way back in 1993.--I was 10 and instantly enamored

I made a RTV copy of the cockpit from the 1/72 kit, putting that cockpit on things instantly "sci Fi"s something Ive been test fitting on various kits.  :)




Original Concept art

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