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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Cool Robo!

Just a quick post to show off a new minis showcased over at The Miniatures Page. I'm not sure what it is about it that I like, but I do. It strikes me as an amost Miyazaki-esque mechanical design and though its intended as part of the Mauser Earth line of 1/35 line of figs, I can see it menacing my 15mm figs. A few comments on TMP indicate that it is inspired (perhaps ripped-off) by/of World War Robot. I'm not familiar with the IP but the below pictures show some similarities but nothing I'd call a outright rip-off. I'll leave that to the lawyers, experts and people who care. All I see is a cool robot mini, that is unfortunately out of my price range at over 32 euro.

Perhaps I can manage to work up something similar using a few cheap lay-about items. I am thiniing a few cylinders laying about and perhaps some arms off of crappy Mechwarrior mechs that I don't want to keep. Legs are always the hardest part.

Cheers,

-Eli





7 comments:

  1. Very nice. The thing has a very retro, industrial feel to it. Reminds me of something out of Mutant Future (the RPG).

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  2. Awesome looking model! Many thanks for bringing it to my attention, I may well be using it my Victorian themed 40k army.

    Also, its a very nice blog you have here. I have recently stumbled upon it and wanted to say keep up the good work!

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  3. Spielmeister, it's funny you mention MF, I was inspired to try my hand drawing a warbot of that sort for a possible MF entry onto my blog.

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  4. @sovietspace - THANKS! It's a labor of love and it suits my diverse tastes.

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  5. 32 Euro? That does sound a bit steep. How big is it, I wonder? And I think your comments on calling it a 'rip-off' are right on target. Maybe 'inspired by' is a better term. And if we go out and get rid of everything out there that was 'inspired by' someone else's IP, then we can kiss pretty much all fantasy and sci-fi wargaming good bye.

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  6. The rip-off comment wasn't mine. Perhaps I should amend the post and put the term in quotes or something. Personally, I see both works as directly inspired by the concepts of how robots would look in the 20s,30s, and 40s.

    In fact, I was trying to find a pic of a proposed radio-operated crowd control robot from an ol' timey science magazine that had a similar look. Both the Mauser World and World War Robot robots are versions of the very classic walking garbage can style of robot.

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