Archive for the ‘ modelling ’ Category

Prague 2018: Pranks [part08]

These people have a weird humour. Here some examples. First thing, to put pinapple over a pizza.

Graphic rules. They want to dictate what you can or cannot do. In details.

This was in a cemetery. Is it useful to remind that inside is prohibited to inject drugs or to skate? And absolutely forbidden to destroy vegetation or tombs? However beware to transport suitcases inside a cemetery because it is normal that there are thieves ready to steal them.

How have fun during a universal exposition: deformed looking glasses. From their show in 1891 they saved this room and a small Eiffel tower replica.


How to put fun and realism inside your dioramas: wreckages, car crashes, animals at the large, death.






To end, how to use a window to start a war: 1618.

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Prague 2018: Games [part05]

And now something less macabre: games in Prague. Here the Golem in the local Hamleys shop.

The communist version of Playmobil.

Playing chess with three people.

Game pieces and dice from Celtic times.

Under a building, instead of a car parking, you can find two storeys with railway model dioramas. More then huge. An hell of buildings and water strangulated by rails that go nowhere. The heaven for a railway modeller.







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Play 2018: mechas

Even in a convention based on boardgames, and games in general, you can find something different as mecha models made by artisans as Kallamity. Moreover this was the first time that I saw Dust models in a stand. I like 1946 concepts, even if I dislike historical WWII vehicles with legs added. Some of their mechas could be useful for wargame in 28mm, but soldiers are bigger. On the other things, there were a lot of great and extremely big Gundam models but I haven’t the right photos about them to show to you.








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Nagai and Tomino creations in Lucca Comics & Games were present as idols of the Japanese giant robots religion spread by anime on TV. I feel that I need some votive statues with them. I have some Tomino pieces of his pantheon in my house but none of Nagai ones. This could be heresy.








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A short review of some of the millions of statuettes, gadgets, models, action figures and similars that were around. You can find sexy things, perfect painted figures, auto-built models for modelling contests, rainbow Star Wars AT-AT made with Lego, giant Giger’s alien made with mechanical parts, Doraemon mesh-ups with animals, Marvel superheroes mesh-upped as samurai, giant dioramas with Marvel superheroes that you cannot put inside a normal house. Huge quantities of money is not always the problem, it is the available space the only limit to buy them.

















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Romics – october 2017

Two times every year, this is an appointment that I don’t want to miss. As the same I go here in the less overcrowded day of the convention. I find some comics that I didn’t pick up previously, a lot of gadgets (as Funko), and a day immersed in one of my principal interests. And in the last years it is even the moment to taste weird foods and beverages from Asia, and a big slice of pizza with mortazza.










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Romics – april 2017

Time travel. There were two more Romics editions after this one. Always the same story about backlog of posts. However we had fun at time. It is the excuse to buy comics, gadgets. And to taste strange foods and drinks from Asia. And to watch beautiful female cosplayers. We visit Romics during an entire day from the open to the closure, always in the less overcrowded day.




Due to Romics links with Japan we had the visit of Yoshiyuki Tomino, the man behind Gundam.





At the end an image of my friend Paolo together with his nephew, a eclectic cosplayer.

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Lucca C&G 2016: Walk around [part11]

I showed close-ups at the most on particular subjects. Now is the turn to watch some views of Lucca and his habitants in the 50th year of the convention. Always a partial view, but it is something at least. The eye of the camera is so small that cannot reproduce hundred of thousand people that walk around Lucca and that are involved in this world.



























At the end the new fashion of 2016: barriers against death by car terrorism.

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