The Ark II (animation models) book preview

Still to be moved to other forums.
Locked
User avatar
Denyer
Posts: 32326
Joined: Sun Sep 17, 2000 4:00 am
Custom Title: Shooty Dog Thing
Location: UK
Contact:

The Ark II (animation models) book preview

Post by Denyer » Tue Jul 01, 2008 6:50 pm

Jim Sorenson dropped these into discussion at the IDW forums --
_

Headmasters - Scorponok: http://www.flickr.com/photos/29897249@N ... 516698996/

Masterforce - Minerva: http://www.flickr.com/photos/29897249@N ... 516698996/

Victory - Star Saber: http://www.flickr.com/photos/29897249@N ... 516698996/

Zone - The Nine Great Demon Generals (1 of 3): http://www.flickr.com/photos/29897249@N ... 516698996/

Battlestars - Super and Ultra Megatron: http://www.flickr.com/photos/29897249@N ... 516698996/

_

Original thread here:

http://idwpublishing.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=4185

User avatar
zigzagger
Posts: 3434
Joined: Wed Oct 25, 2006 12:40 am

Post by zigzagger » Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:08 pm

Hmm. Never realised how much Super/Ultra Megatron looked like a glorified Gundam.

User avatar
Clogs
Posts: 4231
Joined: Thu May 25, 2006 10:00 pm
Location: Leicester, where King Dick is buried

Post by Clogs » Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:30 pm

Seconded.

Um. Do I want this? Am I completist? :lol:
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

User avatar
Denyer
Posts: 32326
Joined: Sun Sep 17, 2000 4:00 am
Custom Title: Shooty Dog Thing
Location: UK
Contact:

Post by Denyer » Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:52 pm

Depends how interested you are in Japanese material, I suppose -- the brief was revised to concentrate on comprehensively covering material within that topic area and the book should be better for it.

Personally I'm more into comics art than animation models.

User avatar
Cliffjumper
Posts: 32206
Joined: Wed Jan 31, 2001 5:00 am
Contact:

Post by Cliffjumper » Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:20 pm

Nice, concise capsules, though - I suspect there'll be lots of fodder for pendantic fanboys in them, but **** that lot right in the ear.

Not my bag, but it's good they're more widely avaliable than in the back of Generations (any chance of IDW doing that with English text, I wonder? That really would be fantastic... or even just reprinting it for the West as is, even if it'd be practically impossible to solict...).

User avatar
secretcode
Posts: 3717
Joined: Sun Jul 08, 2007 7:50 pm
Contact:

Post by secretcode » Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:37 pm

Oh God. I love character models and concept art. But not intrested in the Japanese Series. (WHY DO THEY ALL LOOK LIKE F***ING GUNDAMS?!!!!11!!ONE!!)

Anyone know how I can find a cheap copy of the first one that ISN'T eBay?
Image
Latest Hauls: Supertrain Megazord, RID Galvatron, Nightwatch Prime
TF Total: 173 ---- Non-TF: 32

User avatar
Denyer
Posts: 32326
Joined: Sun Sep 17, 2000 4:00 am
Custom Title: Shooty Dog Thing
Location: UK
Contact:

Post by Denyer » Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:14 am

Yeah, Amazon or any bookstore that can order with an ISBN...

http://www.amazon.com/Transformers-Comp ... 600100805/

For the Generations books, no. You don't wanna know what I happily forked out for a book of photos.
Cliffjumper wrote:any chance of IDW doing that with English text, I wonder?
Asked. For photo books we're probably out of luck -- getting a full set of complete figures to photograph or licensing an entire set of images means it'd struggle to do more than break even over here. For art, there's a Japanese book more recent than Generations (and in print) which is just images --

http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Transformers_Visualworks

-- but I don't think either of the Ark volumes includes the Studio Ox models (someone check I've got the name right; 99% sure they're the nice angular models rather than the simplified comic/cartoon ones) that were in Generations.

User avatar
Clay
Posts: 6979
Joined: Mon May 24, 2004 2:19 am
Location: Murray, KY

Post by Clay » Wed Jul 02, 2008 5:40 pm

My friend picked up the Visual Works book at Botcon, and I thumbed through it at the time. It's something I've been meaning to pick up.

This Ark II book looks interesting as well.

User avatar
Cliffjumper
Posts: 32206
Joined: Wed Jan 31, 2001 5:00 am
Contact:

Post by Cliffjumper » Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:05 pm

Denyer wrote:For the Generations books, no. You don't wanna know what I happily forked out for a book of photos.
Possibly not much more than I did for Wedge, TBH, and I a) have most of the toys in that and b) only ever "read" the first third... ;)

I'm not too fussed about the art, it would have just made a rather nice companion piece for Wedge...

Would getting a set of pictures together really be that difficult? While some people would be unhelpful ****s no doubt, I bet a lot of people would be interested just to help get a book like that made - I know whatever presentable figs I have would be used to help out if I could. A Western G1/G2 book would be pretty easy to mount, I feel.

User avatar
secretcode
Posts: 3717
Joined: Sun Jul 08, 2007 7:50 pm
Contact:

Post by secretcode » Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:18 pm

I'm big into character design and art, and I want to get into Graphic Design in some form, so this book is RIGHT up my alley.

If someone has a website I could find these models as well, that'll work too.
Image
Latest Hauls: Supertrain Megazord, RID Galvatron, Nightwatch Prime
TF Total: 173 ---- Non-TF: 32

Locked