Tuesday, July 3, 2012

MECHA PORN (Part III)



   It's that time of the year again where I skim the net through streams of mecha porn for some inspiration...Here's what I've found. I've combined pics from a previous Mecha Porn Part II post I made, and reorganised all the designs so it'd be easier for reference. Have fun and ogle away!



SLEEK ORGANIC CYBENETICS
    This is one of my favourite type  - sleek bots that looks like they could be sentient on their own. 













TRANSFORMERS MOVIE STYLE
    I don't really know how to describe this, except that they fall within what I would imagine, are the 'Transformers movie' style of mech designs....kinda brutish, kinda insectoid in their parts....











HUMANOID HERO PROPORTIONS
    This is the niche where Gundams fall into, I feel. It's what separates the Gundam mecha from the rest of the field. Part of why they are so successful is 'cos the human eye is trained to recognise proportions that best resemble our own anatomy, which is the mass appeal of Gundams. 









BATTLE ARMOUR
    Sometimes inspiration can also be drawn from human space and battle suits. I'll not go into the MaK universe here 'cos that's an entire genre on its own. But here are just a few standouts I came across...







EXTREME BEAST MODES
    Ah...another favourite category of mine! Break out of the humanoid mould and just go apeshit, why not? LOL.
















BIPODS/ BEASTS
    These guys belong also to the above category, but I think a lot of them hinge on the 'bipod' waist-less Armoured Core concept, which is usually more of an American mecha style than Japanese, but if done well, rocks too!





















MEDIEVAL
    This is my absolute fave among mecha designs because they're so absolutely offbeat and warped, and just so friggin' hard to pull off! Of course, Five Star Stories is KING in this field - FSS is an entire universe unto itself that I can't even begin to cover in this post, so I shall just post a sampling of medieval works, most, if not all, are from the stupendous world of FSS...













1 comment:

Nemphtis said...

Some of these are really cool, though it'd be nice if you linked to the source/artist on these when doing part IV. I recognise the Five Star Stories fanart, the artist is a guy called 'HJL'.

Also, much like you, I love the “sleek organic cybernetic” designs, I will have to bookmark this post and try to hunt the artist names for the images I like.

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