Sunday, 22 June 2014

A bit more Akira

Prompted by a recent comment on the Akira post below it reminded me that I've actually done a bit more on this.

There's another flat design (that will be for production) and a couple of air con units that are cast up, painted and attached to the buildings.

I've also started on a small office block (larger than the flats) and am currently drawing a more 'slick' office block. More on these in a week or so.

I've also made a very small start on a small truck that will also be available at some point in the near future.

I do have the slight intention of having a four foot display table at next years Salute with all the buildings tarted up and a fair few extra bits but this will be a wait and see thing.

Anyway, onto the few extra pictures...

The crab is from a Japanese gacha gacha (capsule toy machine) and it's on one of the new frontages that is more for a restaurant than a shop. The figure is a Copplestone Future Wars one I think.


This is the very wip of the truck. The cab, chassis and load out on the back will all be separate and I've got three load outs planned so far.


Here area couple of shots of the aircon units in position. They will be available separately in multipacks and look quite the part when in place.




And finally, the second flat type in place next to the original and the parking tower. I think I might change the height of the bottom floor to add a bit of variety.



That's it for now. I've got vending machines and shop interiors to think about next along with more aircon unit types and possible some more civilian vehicles.Hopefully the next time I post about this project the blocks will be complete :-)

ttfn

12 comments:

  1. Looking really good. All really reminiscent of Tokyo. Gods know how many times i've just avoided being hit by those wee trucks!

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  2. That crab looks freaky! And looks great! So What do you have now a market, restaurant, and I don't know that the other one is. Keep up the great work.

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  3. Thanks chaps :-)

    At the moment there are two shops, a restaurant and a parking tower (with the big 'P' on it).

    I'm also thinking no to do more separate shop and other frontages for the bottom floors to give as many options as possible.

    cheers

    James

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  4. There has been mention of me rigging it up to move...

    It's possible but I don't know whether it would be worth it.

    cheers

    James

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  5. Really like the look of these!

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  6. Hi Jim sorry to trawl back through the posts a bit but any more info on the Tokyo bits?

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  7. What sort of info are you after? I'll be carrying on with this very soon as it's laid dormant for far too long.

    cheers

    James

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  8. Just interested in general. 28mm modern tokyo is an itch i feel the need to scratch but with extremely limited craft skills myself the market is rather barren of suitable buildings!

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  9. Well, if you can keep this between you and me I've had a quick look at getting these injection moulded as it would offer more conversion potential and be a damn sight easier to produce them than the current method.

    Won't be until early next year at the earliest though.

    cheers

    James

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  10. Ah that is rather interesting! :) thanks for the info Jim! I shall sit with my hands under my arse for now on the tokyo stuff and keep going forward with the ancients bits for now :)

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  11. The biggest hurdle I think will be the sprue size but we'll see.

    cheers

    James

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