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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #50 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.
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #51 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.
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #52 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/

Is good! 8)

Bobba Fett (&, now, the Mandalorian) have struck me, at times, as being somewhat Ma.K-ish. ;)
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #53 on: August 20, 2021, 04:27:23 AM »
I’ve always wondered why SW didn’t have armored suits for one side or another.

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #54 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.
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #55 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.
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #56 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. ;)

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #57 on: August 21, 2021, 03:17:26 AM »
Maybe use some of the big mine trucks:



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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #58 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.


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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #59 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
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #60 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.

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #61 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?  ???
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #62 on: August 23, 2021, 12:53:52 AM »
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #63 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:





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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #64 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.
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #65 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.
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #66 on: August 24, 2021, 01:19:54 AM »
Just what you need for dealing with zombies...

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #67 on: August 24, 2021, 01:48:10 AM »
Just what you need for dealing with zombies...




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


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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #68 on: August 24, 2021, 09:55:20 AM »

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #69 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!
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #70 on: August 25, 2021, 12:34:27 PM »
Just what you need for dealing with zombies...



 :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?


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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #72 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.

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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.

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #73 on: August 26, 2021, 01:11:00 AM »

SOURCE 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?

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #74 on: August 26, 2021, 06:15:37 AM »
Love the Taiwan backstory :smiley:  And great link too.
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