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Modelling => Group and Themed Builds => Post Apocalyptic GB => Topic started by: GTX_Admin on August 02, 2021, 03:47:44 AM

Title: Inspiration
Post by: GTX_Admin on August 02, 2021, 03:47:44 AM
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Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: jcf on August 02, 2021, 04:11:31 AM
(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/ea/61/46/ea6146b5766497032c417881fd6f3b59.jpg)

Note what appears to be the Australian sniper version of the SMLE.

Charles Schultz meets Harlan Ellison by way of George Miller.  ;D

The Peanuts, A Boy and His Dog and Mad Max mashup we've all been
wanting to see.
 :icon_fsm:
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Buzzbomb on August 02, 2021, 01:20:55 PM
Post Apoc Team sports anyone ?
Salute of the Jugger
(https://forgottenflix.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Kidda-Joan-Chen-running-with-the-dog-skull.jpg)
Besides, it has Rutger Hauer in it.. what can possibly be wrong with that ;)
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: GTX_Admin on August 03, 2021, 01:22:08 AM
(https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Israel-Orimoloye/post/What-would-happen-to-the-earth-if-all-human-beings-died-out-overnight/attachment/5b45e49c4cde265cb64e6377/AS%3A647163306582017%401531307164580/download/worldafter+2.JPG)
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: apophenia on August 03, 2021, 02:47:26 AM
Ted Ward's Post-Apocalypse Mobile Library

"Today marks 40 years since the release of Mad Max. One thing I noticed they lacked in all four films was a supply of decent reading material. Despite the collapse of modern civilisation in every meaningful sense they still seemed to be OK for tyres and headlamps and things but where could one go for a copy of Middlemarch? ..."

-- https://tedwarddraws.wordpress.com/2019/04/12/post-apocalypse-mobile-library/
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Old Wombat on August 03, 2021, 08:48:50 AM
A couple of previous Post Apocalyptic builds:

28 Months Later: Rage Virus Survivors;

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Rage-Virus-Survivor-Scout-Land-Rover-Dio/i-XzXwRWp/0/3984a3c3/L/RVSSLR%20Full%20Front%20with%20Crew-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Rage-Virus-Survivor-Scout-Land-Rover-Dio/i-GXsGwSh/0/a7305e7e/L/RVSSLR%20Top%20Right-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Rage-Virus-Survivor-Scout-Land-Rover-Dio/i-pSPjKVP/0/745d6304/L/RVSSLR%20Dio%20Front-L.jpg)

(Note: I'm fairly sure this was my first build when I got back into modelling; if not, it was the second.)


PA Earth Exploration Vehicle;

(https://photos.smugmug.com/SciFi-Exploration-Vehicle-1/i-2LFkSht/0/e6fa60c9/L/EV-1%20Front%20Right-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/SciFi-Exploration-Vehicle-1/i-Qxhh6ZC/0/ced10d33/L/EV-1%20Top-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/SciFi-Exploration-Vehicle-1/i-Mpf5qx4/0/fd5d7c59/L/EV-1%20Rear%20Left-L.jpg)

(Note: Another early build. There was a story that went with this about a "Lifeship" returning to an Earth smashed by asteroids after a multi-generation voyage at near-light speed, so some 100's of 1,000's of years after the event, & having to re-colonise the planet with its PA evolved fauna & flora.)
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: GTX_Admin on August 04, 2021, 03:50:05 AM
One idea I am toying with is something set post a Cuban Missile Crisis going bad.  In doing some research for novels written in the general period I came across this one:

(https://sciencefictionruminations.files.wordpress.com/2019/07/dark-december.jpg)

https://sciencefictionruminations.com/2019/07/31/book-review-dark-december-alfred-coppel-1960/
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Buzzbomb on August 04, 2021, 03:33:26 PM
Just found this on Youtube.. The normal mind boggling skills ending with an awesome result
(https://www.modelblokez.org.au/bthpix/whatif/endofworld/PostApocTruck.PNG)

The build on Youtube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2oQsf9eq4E (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2oQsf9eq4E)
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Old Wombat on August 04, 2021, 05:44:59 PM
Slightly off-centre inspiration:

https://youtu.be/rHIwEmKGWe8 (https://youtu.be/rHIwEmKGWe8)

https://youtu.be/wsTwevb85rw (https://youtu.be/wsTwevb85rw)
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Story on August 04, 2021, 11:38:59 PM
Enjoy

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twilight:_2000

(https://reader017.pdfslide.net/reader017/html5/js20200108/5e1588fb32a1f/5e1589075bc32.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-IDAMmjepLP8/WLRZ27MCBHI/AAAAAAAAIGI/eVElFLUyO68elSS_U_aUeTMQRKZB-8TvgCLcB/s1600/USB3.jpg)
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Frank3k on August 05, 2021, 12:06:33 AM
Just found this on Youtube.. The normal mind boggling skills ending with an awesome result
(https://www.modelblokez.org.au/bthpix/whatif/endofworld/PostApocTruck.PNG)

The build on Youtube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2oQsf9eq4E (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2oQsf9eq4E)

Wow - great build! He has a couple of other post-apocalyptic builds:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncV1N4fMftk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncV1N4fMftk)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ju1JTDQmS3Y (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ju1JTDQmS3Y)



Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Frank3k on August 05, 2021, 12:25:11 AM
Master Box (http://www.mbltd.info/) has many post apocalyptic figure kits in 1/35:

Desert Battle Series (http://www.mbltd.info/figures/1-35-scale/desert-battle.html)

And one of a Zombie Hunter (http://www.mbltd.info/figures/1-35-scale/zombies/35175.html) (Milla Jovovich/Resident Evil)

They even have one of Radish/Terry (http://www.mbltd.info/figures/1-35-scale/desert-battle/35199.html)
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Story on August 05, 2021, 05:49:46 AM
The wreck of the old Soviet cruiser MURMANSK (as well as the subsequent salvage operations)
always struck me as something from 20 years after WW3 ended.

Perfect solution for one of those old 1/700th waterline kits that's suffered damage over the years.
(https://i.imgur.com/oisA9gm.jpeg)

https://laststandonzombieisland.com/2012/10/07/salvaging-a-cold-war-wreck/
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: The Big Gimper on August 05, 2021, 06:22:03 PM
Found on Facebook. "Mad Carl".

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/217540641_182173317236020_5128700889473232432_n.jpg?_nc_cat=102&ccb=1-3&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_ohc=hQC9AbjllGoAX8CxT0C&_nc_ht=scontent.fxds1-1.fna&oh=760089505ac09e76ce73308f3b3de790&oe=61333865)
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Robomog on August 05, 2021, 08:51:19 PM
Just found this on Youtube.. The normal mind boggling skills ending with an awesome result
(https://www.modelblokez.org.au/bthpix/whatif/endofworld/PostApocTruck.PNG)

The build on Youtube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2oQsf9eq4E (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2oQsf9eq4E)

Wow - great build! He has a couple of other post-apocalyptic builds:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncV1N4fMftk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncV1N4fMftk)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ju1JTDQmS3Y (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ju1JTDQmS3Y)


That 3D printer he is using is wicked,  has anybody here used one of those?

Mog
>^-.-^<

Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Frank3k on August 06, 2021, 12:48:46 AM
That 3D printer he is using is wicked,  has anybody here used one of those?

Mog
>^-.-^<

I've used the equivalent printer from Elegoo ans well as a larger printer. He should be wearing gloves and ventilating the print area, but otherwise, that's about the correct workflow.
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: GTX_Admin on August 06, 2021, 02:27:18 AM
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Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Story on August 06, 2021, 06:12:22 AM
Exactly - IRON BOTTOM SOUND v.2

Related, a short animation now three & 1/2 years old with 9.5 million views
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWCGK4nneeU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWCGK4nneeU)

Something else I've posted before - THE LAST DAY OF THE WAR
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjJmTeBSEzU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjJmTeBSEzU)
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Buzzbomb on August 06, 2021, 07:25:14 AM
Story.. great links.

The Twilight 2000 theme is quite a good one for just a tweak of existing vehicles.
A BMP I have done on that theme
(http://www.modelblokez.org.au/bthpix/whatif/AFV/bmp/bmp9.jpg)
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Geoff on August 06, 2021, 03:20:39 PM
Cannot find a good pic - but a "Schlepper fur Katastrophen" but based on a T-62
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: jcf on August 07, 2021, 02:35:35 AM
Ballard is a good source for post-apocalyptic influences:

The Burning World aka The Drought for a dried up world.
(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/c0/6c/14/c06c14af5e885d6d699741093eb11240.jpg)
Chris Foss cover.

The Drowned World for the opposite.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/8333/8139516953_75c5d3c9e0_b.jpg)

The Wind from Nowhere world-girdling, ravaging winds.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/7804/46695483124_ba201079e1_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: jcf on August 07, 2021, 02:44:27 AM
I've putzed with tracked vehicle concepts, but the real things are so high maintenance
in comparison to wheeled-vehicles, plus they're slow and aren't suited to long distance
travel, that I've pretty much shelved them, except for maybe remnants of military/govt.
forces who have access to spares, or an organized group who took over such facilities
and have people who can do the work.

Wheeled vehicles make more sense for the average survivor scenario.
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Kerick on August 07, 2021, 12:36:19 PM
Doesn’t have to be military vehicles. Civilian cars and trucks would actually be more plentiful. Big and fuel hungry trucks or reliable fuel sipping cars? Mount a .30 cal on the edge of the sun roof? Or strip it down and stay on the run ahead of the crazies? Do they make a kit of a smart car?
Here’s a fire truck I converted for a zombie apocalypse theme build on another channel.

https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=36816.0 (https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=36816.0)

Page six has the finished product.
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on August 07, 2021, 11:12:50 PM
@Kerick - that Zombie Apocalypse Fire Truck conversion of yours is splendid! 
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: apophenia on August 08, 2021, 10:07:57 AM
@Kerick - that Zombie Apocalypse Fire Truck conversion of yours is splendid!

It is! Full of post-apocolyptic goodness ... but that scratch-built plough is truly masterful  :smiley: :smiley:
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Story on August 08, 2021, 10:35:24 PM
Evocative B-36 artwork, circa 1951
https://scontent-lga3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/234807710_4250012211744712_1784328415080142483_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&ccb=1-4&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=YrpTrqV2bOYAX8B9eza&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-2.xx&oh=755f66e88e810c12afcae4aeb1a0fc9f&oe=613668E3
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Story on August 08, 2021, 10:46:53 PM
I've putzed with tracked vehicle concepts, but the real things are so high maintenance
in comparison to wheeled-vehicles, plus they're slow and aren't suited to long distance
travel, that I've pretty much shelved them, except for maybe remnants of military/govt.
forces who have access to spares, or an organized group who took over such facilities
and have people who can do the work.

Wheeled vehicles make more sense for the average survivor scenario.

Thou preacheth to the choir, as my shoulder muscles involuntarily ache every time I see someone talking about purchasing a tank 'for fun' but in Buzzbomb's case, in a world where logistics have been severely attrited 'light' armor (like BMPs) would likely become the sustainable MBT. File this under the One Eyed Man being king in the world of the blind.

I've mentioned the Israeli nuclear powered laser gatling armed Centurions from the TEXAS ISRAELI WAR OF 1999 in other threads.

Within that novel (written in 1974) the Texas Armored forces included a substantial number of reconstituted antique gate guards (Stuarts and Shermans and the like).  So imagine an M5 with a non-standard (but maintainable) diesel or gasoline rat-rodded into the engine compartment* and a .50 M2 Browning replacing the demilitarized 37mm main gun (for which ammunition is rare anyway).

* Fun fact - the Yugoslavians kept their M36 Tank Destroyers running with T55 engine packs, long after the Ford GAAs gave up the ghost.
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: GTX_Admin on August 09, 2021, 01:53:49 AM
Having fun in the post apocalyptic world:

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fAnYkh3oKUo/Xa0s-Cr7F6I/AAAAAAAAJQY/hhTrtEcrEjA7BfRsF9jk19it6L-y-rTywCLcBGAsYHQ/s640/tumblr_ltw7t6KD3X1qzx7ano1%255B%2Br%255D.jpg)
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Frank3k on August 09, 2021, 02:05:57 AM

* Fun fact - the Yugoslavians kept their M36 Tank Destroyers running with T55 engine packs, long after the Ford GAAs gave up the ghost.

That gives me ideas!

Another post apocalyptic issue will be with fuel and petroleum products, like rubber. Vehicle tires will wear out, and mining old tire piles and landfills for "raw materials" will be energy intensive; tires are very dirty fuel and while they can be devucanized, it requires a bit of technology. So solid rubber composite tires or wood wheels. I can see a Tesla on oxcart wheels...

(https://i.imgur.com/0dxxHq0.jpg)
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: jcf on August 09, 2021, 02:44:38 AM
Engines would be the easy part with tracked vehicles, it’s the gearboxes, final drives, suspension
and track parts that’d become a maintenance issue, basically all of the motive components other
than the engine.

Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: GTX_Admin on August 09, 2021, 03:22:20 AM
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/ujrXSNZQU20TrRiAqKBmdjE27kkB7Gn-g3PHBh-yve1sMqoO3I0KeCHMqQZSNgNzxdfJ7oiJ2y73OsHHl8_27j9BNEGoprGlfifsnc0_GaWgmqbDJkCH2AyaSL9yaqAnsSeroRitBIFKWrb39DFjVEDdFQZxDeaJXu9LS4ttrI-VkTuZVP5TxY7Q)
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Frank3k on August 09, 2021, 03:45:44 AM
From the Original "The Twilight Zone"The Old Man in the Cave (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Old_Man_in_the_Cave) aired November 8, 1963:

(https://thumbs.gfycat.com/HelplessWildKentrosaurus-size_restricted.gif)
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Story on August 09, 2021, 05:34:45 AM
Engines would be the easy part with tracked vehicles, it’s the gearboxes, final drives, suspension
and track parts that’d become a maintenance issue, basically all of the motive components other
than the engine.

Yes and no. "All of the above" are supply issues, but there's also a reason that power packs where specifically designed as time went on with quick disconnects (because of their finite life spans).

There's actually maintenance matrixes that predict how long subcomponents are supposed to last, by mileage and hours. BTDT.

But yeah, there's a reason 3rd World Irregular types prefer Toyotas.

(https://i.redd.it/zzuamd8hdwl61.png)
(https://i.pinimg.com/564x/2d/8b/a3/2d8ba301083ad6ee42e353466c4c4c0a.jpg)
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Story on August 09, 2021, 05:42:17 AM

* Fun fact - the Yugoslavians kept their M36 Tank Destroyers running with T55 engine packs, long after the Ford GAAs gave up the ghost.

That gives me ideas!

Another post apocalyptic issue will be with fuel and petroleum products, like rubber. Vehicle tires will wear out, and mining old tire piles and landfills for "raw materials" will be energy intensive; tires are very dirty fuel and while they can be devucanized, it requires a bit of technology. So solid rubber composite tires or wood wheels. I can see a Tesla on oxcart wheels...
 

South Africans have been messing around with a non-pneumatic 'honeycomb' tire since the mid 1990s
https://defense-and-freedom.blogspot.com/2011/06/airless-tires-again.html
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Old Wombat on August 09, 2021, 08:23:57 AM
But yeah, there's a reason 3rd World Irregular types prefer Toyotas.

(https://i.redd.it/zzuamd8hdwl61.png)

Sadly, for the advertising genius who came up with this poster, there are, in fact, only three Hilux's in it, the other five are Land Cruisers. :(

Must have been a journalist/reporter in a former life. ;)


Still ... Toyota! Yeah! :smiley:
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Story on August 09, 2021, 09:12:23 AM

Sadly, for the advertising genius who came up with this poster, there are, in fact, only three Hilux's in it, the other five are Land Cruisers. :(

Must have been a journalist/reporter in a former life. ;)


I cut folks some slack if the punchline is worth it.
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Kerick on August 09, 2021, 11:05:52 AM
The main part of the plow is cut from a plastic drink cup. The plastic was brittle but it was polystyrene so it worked out in the end.
I might try using a small car model next time.
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Old Wombat on August 09, 2021, 09:30:15 PM
Having fun in the post apocalyptic world:

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fAnYkh3oKUo/Xa0s-Cr7F6I/AAAAAAAAJQY/hhTrtEcrEjA7BfRsF9jk19it6L-y-rTywCLcBGAsYHQ/s640/tumblr_ltw7t6KD3X1qzx7ano1%255B%2Br%255D.jpg)

Does that mean COVID-19 is the Apocalypse? ???
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: apophenia on August 10, 2021, 02:25:53 AM
Does that mean COVID-19 is the Apocalypse?

Perhaps an Apocalypse rather than the Apocalypse? I'm getting the sense that this is gonna be more of an 'ongoing series' deal rather than one 'blockbuster release' event  :o

For some odd reason, I'm also thrown back to childhood memories of Christmas morning ... when the actual unwrapping of presents was a big part of the fun  :smiley:
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: GTX_Admin on August 10, 2021, 02:33:32 AM
That image is actually pre-COVID
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Frank3k on August 10, 2021, 03:41:47 AM
It's probably a Dutch oven kink suit.
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: kitnut617 on August 10, 2021, 04:51:39 AM
Some time ago I came up with this, 1/72 Dodge Ram technical
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Frank3k on August 10, 2021, 05:10:50 AM
It looks like a Shapeways print.
What are the guns from?
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: kitnut617 on August 10, 2021, 05:22:10 AM
Yep! Shapeways 2015 Ram. The guns (.5's) come from the Monogram/Revell F-82 kit which had become redundant after I used the kits for my Twin Fury and SEAC A-11 (CIA operated AF-82) builds.
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: jcf on August 10, 2021, 08:43:30 AM

Sadly, for the advertising genius who came up with this poster, there are, in fact, only three Hilux's in it, the other five are Land Cruisers. :(

Must have been a journalist/reporter in a former life. ;)

Still ... Toyota! Yeah! :smiley:

Seeing as it's a fake advertisement ...
 ;D
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: jcf on August 10, 2021, 08:48:09 AM
Engines would be the easy part with tracked vehicles, it’s the gearboxes, final drives, suspension
and track parts that’d become a maintenance issue, basically all of the motive components other
than the engine.

Yes and no. "All of the above" are supply issues, but there's also a reason that power packs where specifically designed as time went on with quick disconnects (because of their finite life spans).

There's actually maintenance matrixes that predict how long subcomponents are supposed to last, by mileage and hours. BTDT.


Yeah, all well and good in a set situation with a supported logistics supply chain, but that isn't very
likely to be the reality in a post-Apocalyptic scenario.
 ;)
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Old Wombat on August 10, 2021, 10:11:26 PM

Sadly, for the advertising genius who came up with this poster, there are, in fact, only three Hilux's in it, the other five are Land Cruisers. :(

Must have been a journalist/reporter in a former life. ;)

Still ... Toyota! Yeah! :smiley:

Seeing as it's a fake advertisement ...
 ;D

Obviously, but they could have tried! ::)

You know, get it at least half right. ;)
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Story on August 10, 2021, 11:49:38 PM
It's probably a Dutch oven kink suit.

(https://c.tenor.com/Wn3myRMF-xAAAAAM/clapping-leonardo-dicaprio.gif)
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Story on August 10, 2021, 11:50:49 PM


Yeah, all well and good in a set situation with a supported logistics supply chain, but that isn't very
likely to be the reality in a post-Apocalyptic scenario.
 ;)

You're assuming things go from 60 to 0 in a heartbeat.

I'm more inclined to bet on "going out with a whimper".
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Story on August 10, 2021, 11:55:18 PM
Previous Technicals

http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=8561.msg155567#msg155567 (http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=8561.msg155567#msg155567)

http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=9080.msg169530#msg169530 (http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=9080.msg169530#msg169530)

Now is the time, Frankk3k
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CtgjOOYWAAAFxxV.jpg)
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: apophenia on August 17, 2021, 04:37:35 AM
Some dystopic architecture ...

The jumbo-shanty is meant to be a vision of a future Lagos (I think). Not exactly sure what the point of this artwork is/was but it seems to fit here.

The other is dystopic architectural vision is a real project - Top Tower in central Prague. CNN described the proposed 135 m Top Tower as "a planned project that looks like an oil tanker crashed into a office block". That crashed oil tanker would be a 'rusted', skeletal outline acting rather like a flying buttress (perhaps explaining relatively quick construction time?). The oil tanker's framework also supports sections of 'living wall'.

Construction of Top Tower was schedule to begin this year (for completion in 2024) but I'm not sure if the project was ever approved.
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: apophenia on August 17, 2021, 04:38:54 AM
Despite all the Joseph Campbell influences, most of Star Wars' imagery seems pretty dystopic to me. And people either love or hate SF3D and/or Maschinen Krieger ZbV 3000 concepts.

I'm in the former category. So, I bring you a pair of Ma.K.-themed Stormtrooper figures by Kunho Noh.
-- https://www.facebook.com/groups/26684118243/permalink/10153517521248244/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/26684118243/permalink/10153517521248244/)

Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Old Wombat on August 17, 2021, 05:03:55 PM
Despite all the Joseph Campbell influences, most of Star Wars' imagery seems pretty dystopic to me. And people either love or hate SF3D and/or Maschinen Krieger ZbV 3000 concepts.

I'm in the former category. So, I bring you a pair of Ma.K.-themed Stormtrooper figures by Kunho Noh.
-- https://www.facebook.com/groups/26684118243/permalink/10153517521248244/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/26684118243/permalink/10153517521248244/)

Is good! 8)

Bobba Fett (&, now, the Mandalorian) have struck me, at times, as being somewhat Ma.K-ish. ;)
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Kerick on August 20, 2021, 04:27:23 AM
I’ve always wondered why SW didn’t have armored suits for one side or another.
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: jcf on August 20, 2021, 06:29:50 AM
SF3D/MK modelling has been sliding into borderline hentai over the last few years,
and it seems that the only suit “pilots” are “hot chicks”, usually in various states
of undress.
 ???
It’s gettin’ weird.
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: jcf on August 20, 2021, 06:32:19 AM
I’ve always wondered why SW didn’t have armored suits for one side or another.

It would have been difficult to pull off well in the original films, especially the first,
and would have added a huge workload for the stop-motion crew.
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Buzzbomb on August 20, 2021, 06:46:55 AM
SF3D/MK modelling has been sliding into borderline hentai over the last few years,
and it seems that the only suit “pilots” are “hot chicks”, usually in various states
of undress.
 ???
It’s gettin’ weird.

But smack on marketing to the current target demographic. ;)
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: GTX_Admin on August 21, 2021, 03:17:26 AM
Maybe use some of the big mine trucks:

(https://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2015/11/23/759301-Dump%20Truck%2C%20Mad%20Max%2C%20Post%20Apocalypse.jpg)
(https://i.pinimg.com/564x/d4/b2/79/d4b27977849074496e85562e0141a724.jpg)
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-1-Hr2B7F29w/USzMBUGE5yI/AAAAAAAALXo/DtSqhvpn9kE/s1600/RavagedGame2013_02_04_4_zps7469bb45.jpg)
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Buzzbomb on August 21, 2021, 07:09:16 AM
Nice one GTX. Great platform and perfect to defend your own Oil well installation.

Was it Walking Dead or perhaps Z Nation that had a Combine Harvester go through a horde of Zombies ? Sure I have seen it on one of the genre shows.

Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: apophenia on August 21, 2021, 10:31:45 AM
I’ve always wondered why SW didn’t have armored suits for one side or another.

It would have been difficult to pull off well in the original films, especially the first,
and would have added a huge workload for the stop-motion crew.

Where there's a will, there's a way  ;D
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Kerick on August 21, 2021, 11:31:16 AM
That’s a cosplay I could almost get into. Not quite, it looks a little small for me.
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: jcf on August 22, 2021, 05:27:24 AM
SF3D/MK modelling has been sliding into borderline hentai over the last few years,
and it seems that the only suit “pilots” are “hot chicks”, usually in various states
of undress.
 ???
It’s gettin’ weird.

But smack on marketing to the current target demographic. ;)

Middle-aged incels?  ???
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: GTX_Admin on August 23, 2021, 12:53:52 AM
Middle-aged incels?  ???

 ;D
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: jcf on August 23, 2021, 02:04:45 AM
Something recently occurred to me, the Mad Max films are set in Australia, and following
the first are set in the outback, yet I don't recall any indigenous characters or reference to
their tens of thousands of years of history on the continent living in a pre-industrial society.
Indeed the films make it look like everything is an empty wasteland.

You'd think that with "Western" technological society in collapse that the survivors might
look to them for pointers, of course that doesn't mean they'd necessarily get any aid, for
multiple reasons, but based on the culture I'd think it possible. Although some might find
it amusing to watch the white folks flailing about trying to keep their machine world going.
 ;D  :icon_fsm:





Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: GTX_Admin on August 23, 2021, 02:15:43 AM
These days I think it would be equally hard for the Australian indigenous to survive.  The notion that they are still able to rely on the 'skills' of their ancestors is a fantasy.
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: jcf on August 23, 2021, 02:39:36 AM
These days I think it would be equally hard for the Australian indigenous to survive.  The notion that they are still able to rely on the 'skills' of their ancestors is a fantasy.

I didn't state that everyone would survive or that all would be able to fall back on the past,
however there are still those with knowledge - which has been increasing amongst indigenous
groups throughout the "English" colonized world as they reclaim their languages and cultures,
which weren't completely eliminated despite the best efforts of the colonizers. Even a basic
knowledge would help. Personally speaking, I wouldn't dismiss it out of hand as a fantasy.

However, what I stated is still true, the lack of indigenous characters in the film is striking
and a revealing oversight.
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: GTX_Admin on August 24, 2021, 01:19:54 AM
Just what you need for dealing with zombies...

(https://www.scalemates.com/products/img/7/3/1/1369731-38473-40-pristine.jpg)
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: robunos on August 24, 2021, 01:48:10 AM
Just what you need for dealing with zombies...

(https://www.scalemates.com/products/img/7/3/1/1369731-38473-40-pristine.jpg)


Nahhh . . . the rotting guts clog up the mechanism . . .   :-X   :-\   :icon_sueno:


cheers,
Robin.
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Story on August 24, 2021, 09:55:20 AM
More inspiration
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHUqNCDwQj4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHUqNCDwQj4)
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: apophenia on August 25, 2021, 08:01:29 AM
More dystopic architecture ... although I'm not sure quite what is going on here. Beyond the obvious salvage, your guess is as good as mine!
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: ChernayaAkula on August 25, 2021, 12:34:27 PM
Just what you need for dealing with zombies...

(https://www.scalemates.com/products/img/7/3/1/1369731-38473-40-pristine.jpg)

 :smiley:
 I really like these Soviet combine harvesters. There's something quite atompunk about them. I remember a series of pics featuring an abandoned lot of these things. Half a dozen or more of these harvesters in various states of disrepair, sitting in the Russian countryside. Pics were taken in quite gloomy, foggy circumstances. The harvesters kinda looked like zombies themselves.
Have to see if I can find the pics again. Should be in one of the many inspiration folders.

If your apocalypse happens fifty or so years earlier and in the US, how about the Winther Motor and Truck Company Rotary ZombieSnowplow?

(https://64.media.tumblr.com/0432491bfaf3c8d54c72e3f62c7998af/00994bdf50d64eb8-f9/s640x960/c44c0b61f51bb6d31f1ec1fbc5959f8d2e053738.jpg)
SOURCE (https://dieselfutures.tumblr.com/post/660124410691371008/winther-motor-and-truck-company-rotary-snowplow) is the
"Forgotten Futures"-tumblr, an "Archive of Diesel Punk, Atom Punk, Retro Future, Pulp and Weird War". Well worth checking out for some interesting imagery (a lot of which would've also been fitting for the 1920s/30s GB).
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Story on August 25, 2021, 10:31:07 PM
Maybe use some of the big mine trucks:

([url]https://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2015/11/23/759301-Dump%20Truck%2C%20Mad%20Max%2C%20Post%20Apocalypse.jpg[/url])
([url]https://i.pinimg.com/564x/d4/b2/79/d4b27977849074496e85562e0141a724.jpg[/url])
([url]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-1-Hr2B7F29w/USzMBUGE5yI/AAAAAAAALXo/DtSqhvpn9kE/s1600/RavagedGame2013_02_04_4_zps7469bb45.jpg[/url])


I'm pretty sure playing with the TONKA version of these as a kid was why I never needed a tetanus booster shot
https://www.ebay.com/itm/224422207845?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=224422207845&targetid=1263433205494&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=9007306&poi=&campaignid=13384639657&mkgroupid=121918377814&rlsatarget=pla-1263433205494&abcId=9300578&merchantid=101650975&gclid=CjwKCAjw1JeJBhB9EiwAV612yxQQHOdHV1AUj4ocQ3TisBJvh5D8zID-h2xIhJ-08UbgpcR3jMFcehoC0B0QAvD_BwE (https://www.ebay.com/itm/224422207845?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=224422207845&targetid=1263433205494&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=9007306&poi=&campaignid=13384639657&mkgroupid=121918377814&rlsatarget=pla-1263433205494&abcId=9300578&merchantid=101650975&gclid=CjwKCAjw1JeJBhB9EiwAV612yxQQHOdHV1AUj4ocQ3TisBJvh5D8zID-h2xIhJ-08UbgpcR3jMFcehoC0B0QAvD_BwE)

That said, the 21st century versions can be had dirt cheap - $25 here
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Tonka-Steel-Classics-Mighty-Dump-Truck-A-favorite-for-over-70-years/674798930?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=0&wl13=2141&&adid=22222222227336640665&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=418079716733&wl4=pla-873061617353&wl5=9007306&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=8175035&wl11=local&wl12=674798930&veh=sem&gclid=CjwKCAjw1JeJBhB9EiwAV612yzyS7svAyMn64GBQpPskIqmnBy9rKeH0_zEH2E9vd3-Hft5q3lR3-hoC3IgQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds (https://www.walmart.com/ip/Tonka-Steel-Classics-Mighty-Dump-Truck-A-favorite-for-over-70-years/674798930?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=0&wl13=2141&&adid=22222222227336640665&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=418079716733&wl4=pla-873061617353&wl5=9007306&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=8175035&wl11=local&wl12=674798930&veh=sem&gclid=CjwKCAjw1JeJBhB9EiwAV612yzyS7svAyMn64GBQpPskIqmnBy9rKeH0_zEH2E9vd3-Hft5q3lR3-hoC3IgQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds)

Using the kid for size perspective, that'd be a massive vehicle in 1/35th - but I'm not sure how well the plastic-to-metal fusion stuff would work out.
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Story on August 25, 2021, 10:41:17 PM

The other is dystopic architectural vision is a real project - Top Tower in central Prague. CNN described the proposed 135 m Top Tower as "a planned project that looks like an oil tanker crashed into a office block". That crashed oil tanker would be a 'rusted', skeletal outline acting rather like a flying buttress (perhaps explaining relatively quick construction time?). The oil tanker's framework also supports sections of 'living wall'.

Construction of Top Tower was schedule to begin this year (for completion in 2024) but I'm not sure if the project was ever approved.

"This is what happens when you use Fusion Weapons without prior testing"

Elaboration on the project -
https://blog.bricsys.com/top-tower-prague-a-truly-weird-building/

Potential background -

Dateline xx August 2025, Taiwan Strait: A Republic of China chartered tanker attempting to run the People's Liberation Army Navy blockade of Taiwan was hit with an unknown weapon Wednesday morning. Witnesses reported a blinding flash of lightning and the tanker's immediate disappearance.

At precisely the same time, Taipei 101 (Taipei World Financial Center) was struck by wreckage the same size and shape at the chartered tanker. While still obscured by heavy smoke, it appears that this wreckage was fused with the building.

Rescue efforts are ongoing.

The government of the Republic of China has lodged a formal complaint with the United Nations. Beijing has denied any knowledge of the incident.
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Frank3k on August 26, 2021, 01:11:00 AM

SOURCE (https://dieselfutures.tumblr.com/post/660124410691371008/winther-motor-and-truck-company-rotary-snowplow) is the
"Forgotten Futures"-tumblr, an "Archive of Diesel Punk, Atom Punk, Retro Future, Pulp and Weird War". Well worth checking out for some interesting imagery (a lot of which would've also been fitting for the 1920s/30s GB).

Some great images there! Also, who knew Tumblr was still around?
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: apophenia on August 26, 2021, 06:15:37 AM
Love the Taiwan backstory :smiley:  And great link too.
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Kerick on August 26, 2021, 07:22:39 AM
Despite all the Joseph Campbell influences, most of Star Wars' imagery seems pretty dystopic to me. And people either love or hate SF3D and/or Maschinen Krieger ZbV 3000 concepts.

I'm in the former category. So, I bring you a pair of Ma.K.-themed Stormtrooper figures by Kunho Noh.
--https://www.facebook.com/groups/26684118243/permalink/10153517521248244/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/26684118243/permalink/10153517521248244/)

Picked up a Bobba Fett kit from Bandai from all places a Meijer big box store. We'll see what happens.........

Also, for apophenia, where there's a will, there's relatives!  ;) ;D

Also, try some stuff from https://industriamechanika.com/shop/ (https://industriamechanika.com/shop/) especially Ian McQue. Maybe not straight up PA but definitely some good ideas. I did a quick check at their website and it said they are no longer doing resin kits but going to home 3D printing. Wave of the future I think.
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: apophenia on August 27, 2021, 02:48:14 AM
Picked up a Bobba Fett kit from Bandai from all places a Meijer big box store. We'll see what happens.........

Gotta love Bobba Fett  :smiley:

... for apophenia, where there's a will, there's relatives! ...

 ;D ;D  But also ... been there   :icon_crap:
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: GTX_Admin on August 29, 2021, 02:39:49 AM
There has to be something using this:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-l9yHgsmJJRk/UJNIAfluOjI/AAAAAAACBYA/Bm5S_8GQC4c/s900/a11.jpg)
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: GTX_Admin on August 29, 2021, 02:52:30 AM
(https://cdna.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/000/359/430/large/roberto-robert-downed-plane.jpg?1418811038)

(https://i.imgur.com/MYG2OaG.jpeg)
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Kerick on August 29, 2021, 04:01:13 AM
There has to be something using this:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-l9yHgsmJJRk/UJNIAfluOjI/AAAAAAACBYA/Bm5S_8GQC4c/s900/a11.jpg)

Wow, I’ve seen that thing before but I can’t remember what it was for.
Now I know where some of those B movie designs came from!
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: The Big Gimper on August 29, 2021, 05:55:25 AM
There has to be something using this:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-l9yHgsmJJRk/UJNIAfluOjI/AAAAAAACBYA/Bm5S_8GQC4c/s900/a11.jpg)

Wow, I’ve seen that thing before but I can’t remember what it was for.
Now I know where some of those B movie designs came from!

TC-497 Overland Train Mk II: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overland_train

Also: https://wonderfulengineering.com/these-mammoth-land-trains-of-the-us-army-were-too-big-to-be-true/
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Buzzbomb on August 29, 2021, 09:10:07 AM
there is always something to jaw drop.

That overland train really is "in the rear, with the gear"
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Story on August 29, 2021, 01:24:38 PM

TC-497 Overland Train Mk II: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overland_train (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overland_train)
 

So there's already a pre-Apocalypse one running in Florida
https://www.tiktok.com/@pumpkinseasonqueen/video/6999220211698126086 (https://www.tiktok.com/@pumpkinseasonqueen/video/6999220211698126086)
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Old Wombat on August 29, 2021, 03:03:48 PM
Brings to mind the "Amtrak Wars" series by Patrick Tilley.

(https://scontent.fadl6-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/93521117_103480291346814_1545979005818109952_n.jpg?_nc_cat=108&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=6e5ad9&_nc_ohc=55wlFZzvR80AX8DHaA6&_nc_ht=scontent.fadl6-1.fna&oh=acea14e8ee8f4fae3b428022fe5cb29b&oe=61525679)
https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Product-Service/Turn-Amtrak-Wars-Patrick-Tilley-into-a-movie-103477524680424/ (https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Product-Service/Turn-Amtrak-Wars-Patrick-Tilley-into-a-movie-103477524680424/)

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Amtrak_Wars (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Amtrak_Wars)
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: The Big Gimper on September 07, 2021, 04:45:07 AM
Starter kits? Possible Mothership with a remote control car bomb!

(https://d26qn1y84zs32g.cloudfront.net/pics/AMT1209.jpg?t=1623604800)

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/AMT1209 (https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/AMT1209)

(https://d26qn1y84zs32g.cloudfront.net/pics/AMT1129.jpg?t=1571931554)

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/AMT1129 (https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/AMT1129)
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on September 07, 2021, 08:15:03 AM
Starter kits? Possible Mothership with a remote control car bomb!

"Top Secret" with Val Kilmer > The exploding Pinto scene (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-Qj58o87sY)
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Old Wombat on September 07, 2021, 03:32:23 PM
Now, there's a movie I'd rather forget. :-X
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Story on September 07, 2021, 09:20:54 PM
Before the Prius there was the Pinto.

Think about that.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzLNC-strf0
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Story on September 17, 2021, 11:51:51 PM

So there's already a pre-Apocalypse one running in Florida
https://www.tiktok.com/@pumpkinseasonqueen/video/6999220211698126086 (https://www.tiktok.com/@pumpkinseasonqueen/video/6999220211698126086)

Oh look - more proof of concept.
https://unofficialnetworks.com/2021/09/15/beater-buick-towing-portland/ (https://unofficialnetworks.com/2021/09/15/beater-buick-towing-portland/)
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Frank3k on September 17, 2021, 11:59:21 PM
The Florida one is well, almost a requirement for Floriduh.

How does the Portland car change lanes? How would it even pull over? Or even come to a stop in less than a quarter of a mile?
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: jcf on September 18, 2021, 07:13:04 AM
The person sitting rigidly upright in the driver's seat of the SUV is probably in a perpetual
state of anxiety.
 :icon_fsm:
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: kitnut617 on September 18, 2021, 10:03:16 PM
it's even driving in the 'fast' lane   :-\
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: The Big Gimper on January 06, 2022, 02:09:51 AM
A bit late but this is perfect for Zombie smushing!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FITDsA6XEAIUUyJ?format=jpg&name=large)
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 06, 2022, 02:20:10 AM
What the...?