When Model Kits Become Art

When Model Kits Become Art

Boutique company Mano Models don't do massive runs of statues that appear on comic store shelves worldwide. They don't sponsor booths at Comic-Con and they don't fight for the licence to the latest movie blockbuster. They're just five dudes, fans and artists hanging out and making awesome scratch-built model kits.

While some of the works you're seeing here are from properties like Predator and Studio Ghibli, the coolest are the studio's take on the Journey to the West (i.e. Monkey).

Oh, I should add, these aren't one-offs. They're available for sale, albeit most of them unpainted.

Mano Models [Site, via Richmond Lee]

When Model Kits Become Art
When Model Kits Become Art
When Model Kits Become Art
When Model Kits Become Art
When Model Kits Become Art
When Model Kits Become Art
When Model Kits Become Art
When Model Kits Become Art
When Model Kits Become Art
When Model Kits Become Art

Comments

    Love Porco Rosso Still haven't seen a good game version of it.

    I just finished building the Mahesvara kit of theirs. The castings and details are superb, was a joy to build and paint.

    It's reasonably NSFW, however

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/p3ss3ssod/sets/72157637468849074/

Join the discussion!

Trending Stories Right Now