Saturday, 29 August 2015

A bit more Akira

Time has seemed to just rush by at the moment so apologies again for the recent spate of none posting.

To make up for it (I hope) below are some continuing shots of my slow burn Akira project.

Firstly some roof furniture. The signs were taken from the net and printed out at a size to fit the buildings but they can be swapable. The frames are laser cut and are fairly generic.






Next we have the elements for a typical expressway that fly all through the bigger cities (and some smaller ones). There's also a coupleof pictures of the base boards. They are only 300mm square, partly for ease of storage but also for maximum modularity.






And finally a couple of screen shots of the 3d model I'm making to help me plan it. I'm only showing it here to help visualise the expressway as at the moment it's go no paint on it and is a bit difficult to see.



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9 comments:

  1. Looking great! Really feels like urban Japan

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  2. Thanks gents :-)

    I'll be starting on the normal street furniture soon, possibly with lights in some of them...

    cheers

    James

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  3. Amazing work James... would it be possible to discuss the grey "portholes" building a bit? I have not seen one like it before, and it is quite striking, in a sort of retro-future way.

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  4. Thanks again and apologies for the untimely reply.

    The 'porthole' building was taken inspiration from google maps street view. I'm afraid I've got no idea where in Tokyo it was as I don't bother to keep the coordinates but using street view is a great way to get ideas for buildings as a lot of them are completely different.

    The view from the express ways helps as well because it gets you up quite high sometimes on a level you wouldn't normally get.

    The building itself was a simple construction of a central light box with horizontal frames around it to give the building profile. The elevations were lasered from a material called 'rowmark' which is light tight. The sprayed patten was just a random masking exercise. It's been weathered now but there's still a bit of work to do at ground level.

    I do intend to do more detailed pictures on the 'key' buildings soon.

    cheers

    James

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