Makes me wish I had this kind of skill. Very nicely done.
Dead Metal wrote:Wow, this is old, and I mean really really old.
Why are they reporting on it now years after the guy put it up?
And yea, compared to all the statutes we've seen come out of China, and other Asian countries since, this looks incredibly terrible.
Well you have to remember, the ones in China an Japan were made by many people who took years to think up and build. This guy doesn't have any formal training and he did it by himself in eight months. Now I don't know what you do for a living/hobby, but I'm pretty sure anything you can build would look like s**t compared to what a professional could build. Give the guy a break.
No, not all of them where done by professionals and did not take years to plan and make, there are some there made by people who live on or near a scrapyard and decided to make one simply to try it, or in the case of that one guy because he couldn't afford an Optimus Prime figure for his daughter.
I also stated that it looks terrible now after we've seen it done so much better since we first saw this. That does not invalidate his work, it just means that it hasn't aged well, just like a PS one game hasn't aged well and now looks terrible compared to stuff that came after it.
And yes, as everyone who's seen/ read my comic will attest, it's terrible. That however does not mean I cannot criticize someone ells' work. As I'm sure you yourself have called something made by someone else bad, and compared it to the work of other amateurs or professionals.
Also, just to not sound like such an ass in my first post here, this is not meant as a stab at Va'al posting this, since he wasn't around when we first saw this. It was directed towards ABC, this has been in his yard for at least 5 years now and they only just reported it as new?