HOMO FERRATUS - by makadi3000

I'm a designer currently living and working in Zurich, right in the middle of Europe. This blog is about my original toy work and hobby interests. I dedicate it to Japanese artist Kow Yokoyama, creator of the Maschinen Krieger universe, which has always been a teacher and source of inspiration to me, as he is for many contemporary concept artists and illustrators of the 21st century.

Thanks for looking! - Adi D'Agostino aka makadi3000

Saturday, May 10, 2008

DORVACK (Kobayashi Version)

This post is about two non Ma.K. models I did a few years back. They are from another sci-fi series from the 80's called Dorvack - and it MUST be mentioned at least once when talking about armored suits.
Makoto Kobayashi, a well known artist and mecha designer (and a good friend of Kow Yokoyama by the way) reworked Gunze's injection kit series for promotional purposes and created the Hyper Document.
Straight from the box the kits are rather simple and toyish, but it's Kobayasi's unique style that make the suits look sooo impressive!

The first model is the redesign of the DUNC... the HYPER DU

Original image from the Gunce Sangyo DUNC instruction manual

The second one is inspired by Kobayashi's HALK with R-UTH.07 UNIT

Original image from the Gunce Sangyo HALK instruction manual


alex said...

holy crap! btw did you know hyper document 2 is available?? i wonder where i can see it. thanks a lot for posting your work.

i recently began the search for dorvack models and i think they have been rereleased or something because they are on ebay now.

makadi3ooo said...

Thanks! You probably mean Hyperweapon 2? Yeah, cool stuff :) http://aswars.tripod.com/index.html

You'll also find re-released kits at retail price here www.hlj.com

Thank you for watching!

Anonymous said...

man I followed you link from the ThreeA forums on your kitbashed bertie type build, I'm a big MaK fan myself I also really love the Dorvack style suit as well.