Dave's Gallery of Robot Art - Misc
Last updated: 6/3/06
Exo-Force section added.
Here's where everything else goes. Not a RoboMAC, not a
TransformerTM, but it's either a robot or from a series with
robots and/or hardsuits. Trademark ownership will be indicated as
appropriate. Images are copyright Dave Van Domelen on the date of drawing.
Exo-Force is Lego's anime-inspired mecha series, you can see reviews of the
- Hiko: Hikaru's sister, both names translate as
"Sun". Shown here leaning against the leg of the Supernova mech.
- Hiko Lego: Built from Takeshi's torso,
bits of older Lego minifigs, and Mary Jane's head (Spider-Man set).
- The Sun Devil: Hiko's mech. Built
mostly from a Knights Kingdom figure (first series) with some bits and pieces
from my general collection. Other views: 1, 2, 3, 4.
Hard Vacuum is a game of WWII space combat in an alternate reality where
elements of pulp adventure had an impact on the world. Click here for the unofficial
homepage for the game, maintained by its creator. There are no transforming
ships in the setting (yet!), these are merely my ideas for what the ships
might look like if they DID transform. It's worth noting that due to the
vagaries of derivative copyright law, I may or may not have the copyright on
these drawings, but that doesn't mean they're public domain. :)
- Charger: The first one I did, this is one of
the more powerful American ships. I based the head on the flight helmet of
one of the aces in the supplement, Science Gone Mad. 7/13/02
- Ernmorden: I went for a more inhuman look for
this Nazi ship. I've since found that the proper translation of assassin is
Enmorden, but it's Ernmorden in the game (and this may be a valid alternate
spelling, the game's creator claims it came from a dictionary he owns).
Color scheme on this, as on Charger, comes from the ship designs on the Hard
Vacuum page. 7/14/02
- Cyclone: The Hawker Cyclone is a British entry
into the space war, so I tried to give the robot mode a "Tommy" look, and
abandoned the color scheme seen on the Hard Vacuum page. I also decided to
abandon legs on this one and go with a legless look a la the Syreen in Jovian
Chronicles or Jetstorm in Beast Machines. 7/15/02
- Interceptor: Russian fighter as a Beast
Machines-ish legless floater. Creepier than the Cyclone, because the
Russians are using reverse-engineered alien technology found in the Tunguska
- Nagareboshi: Japanese fighter as Gundam-y as
I could manage. Gundam helmets are based on samurai helmets, this guy's
helmet goes closer to the source. The thing on his back is a broadcast power
Rumble Girls is a comic, now
available online, by Lea Hernandez. It's set in a somewhat indeterminate
future of nanotech, AIs and a media that's actually more intrusive than the
one we have now. Rumble Girls are sort of a cross between soap stars, teen
idols and mecha wrestlers. Their training is focused more on looking pretty
than on actually knowing how to fight, and their careers can be tragically
short...especially if the Suits decide a bit of tragedy would boost ratings.
- "'Skins": Raven Tansania Ransom, star of the comic,
having a sort of symbolic morph from dream to nightmare, from ballgown to
Rumble Girl costume. Heavily swiped from issues 3 and 4 of the comic.
- "Turnover": Another symbolic pic, this time of
the way the Rumble Girl industry dumps its old stars. I was later told by
Lea that I should have made the costume a lot more over-the-top. Honey Bea
is my own creation, for what it's worth. 2/7/03.
- Honey Bea's Love Bug: Using the design aesthetics
of the Hardskins shown to date, I created an oh-so-cute honeybee 'Skin with
butterfly-like wings. 2/8/03.
Here's a few bits and pieces of art involving the characters from Mystery
Science Theater 3000.
- MST40K Revamps of the Mystery
Science Theater robots! (Rescanned 7/7/08, couldn't do much about paper that
had spent 15 years yellowing, though.)
Crow: "Joel, HELP! Dr. Forrester revamped us!"
Tom Servo: "Actually, I kinda like it!"
- Fans of Neon Genesis Evangelion will notice that Dr. Ikari Gendo treats
everyone around him like dirt, kinda like Dr. Clayton Forrester does. So I
took the natural step and combined them into one,
snagging a picture scanned from the manga off one of a bazillion Evangelion
webpages and tinkering with it.
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