Author Topic: Futuristic Models in Japan  (Read 345 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline joncarrfarrelly

  • Bertie Bassett
  • What-IF SIG
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 6221
  • Turn that Gila-copter down!
Futuristic Models in Japan
« on: December 03, 2017, 07:54:02 pm »
https://futuristicmodel.ecwid.com/#

Really cool kits of atmospheric diving suits from 1882 on:

"Evil our grandsires were, our fathers worse;
And we, till now unmatched in ill,
Must leave successors more corrupted still."
Horace, 65BC - 8BC. Marsh translation.

Online Dizzyfugu

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 7295
    • Lots of works in my FlickR gallery
Re: Futuristic Models in Japan
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2017, 01:07:04 am »
Cool, but pricy. Any idea concerning the scale?  :unsure:

Offline zenrat

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 10247
  • OH&S Professional. With the scars to prove it.
Re: Futuristic Models in Japan
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2017, 01:34:41 am »
As a kid, pictures of this sort of diving suit and of early pressure suits (the type worn in high altitude research aircraft) gave me the heebie jeebies.
No idea why.
Fred

Another ill conceived, poorly thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries

Never underestimate the stupidity of humanity.  Robert A Heinlein

Offline Rheged

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 3260
  • Growing older is inevitable, growing up isn't!
Re: Futuristic Models in Japan
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2017, 09:45:15 am »
As a kid, pictures of this sort of diving suit and of early pressure suits (the type worn in high altitude research aircraft) gave me the heebie jeebies.
No idea why.

Was it something to do with an odd shaped head and funny (weird) eyes?
"If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you....."
It  means that you read  the instruction sheet

Offline loupgarou

  • Targeted for assassination by JMNs
  • ****
  • Posts: 895
Re: Futuristic Models in Japan
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2017, 11:59:48 am »
Very interesting. Strange that they mix real-life deep-diving suits with SF items. I'd have expected 2 distinct ranges.
Owing to the current financial difficulties, the light at the end of the tunnel will be turned off until further notice.

Offline zenrat

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 10247
  • OH&S Professional. With the scars to prove it.
Re: Futuristic Models in Japan
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2017, 02:15:36 am »
As a kid, pictures of this sort of diving suit and of early pressure suits (the type worn in high altitude research aircraft) gave me the heebie jeebies.
No idea why.

Was it something to do with an odd shaped head and funny (weird) eyes?

I really have no idea.  The constant volume joints on the diving suits creep me out a bit for some reason but the high altitude suits don't have them.
Fred

Another ill conceived, poorly thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries

Never underestimate the stupidity of humanity.  Robert A Heinlein

Online Dizzyfugu

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 7295
    • Lots of works in my FlickR gallery
Re: Futuristic Models in Japan
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2017, 02:22:14 am »
They seem to be pretty tall - maybe 1:10 or 1:8 scale?

Offline chrisonord

  • DIDN'T READ THE QUESTION PROPERLY
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 3343
  • Paint it gloss??......HOW DARE YOU!!!
Re: Futuristic Models in Japan
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2017, 03:10:42 am »
You could put one fighting with a rubber dinosaur or Godzilla in the middle of a 1/700th scale diorama, a very flat and second hand looking Japanese city dio perhaps
The dogs philosophy on life.
If you cant eat it hump it or fight it,
Pee on it and walk away!!

Offline TsrJoe

  • What-IF SIG
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 2382
Re: Futuristic Models in Japan
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2017, 03:16:02 am »
1/20 scale  :thumbsup:
... 'i reject your reality and substitute my own !'

IPMS.UK. 'Project Cancelled' Special Interest Group Co-co'ordinator
IPMS.UK. 'TSR-2 SIG.' IPMS.UK. 'What-if SIG.' IPMS.UK. 'Cold War SIG.' IPMS. 'Finnish SIG.', 'Finnoscandia what-if group'

Online Dizzyfugu

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 7295
    • Lots of works in my FlickR gallery
Re: Futuristic Models in Japan
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2017, 03:32:01 am »
Yes, there are 1:20 figures, but these are explcitly marked. The dive suits are (partly) 6" tall, though, and that's considerably too large to be 1:20?

Offline joncarrfarrelly

  • Bertie Bassett
  • What-IF SIG
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 6221
  • Turn that Gila-copter down!
Re: Futuristic Models in Japan
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2017, 12:33:05 pm »
http://cyberneticzoo.com/underwater-robotics/1910-submarine-armor-chester-e-macduffee-american/

He makes a 13cm figure of Chester MacDuffee, so if he was 5'10" the scale would be 1/12.

Patent:
https://www.google.com/patents/US989530
"Evil our grandsires were, our fathers worse;
And we, till now unmatched in ill,
Must leave successors more corrupted still."
Horace, 65BC - 8BC. Marsh translation.