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Showing posts with label Artworks. Show all posts
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Monday, November 4, 2019

A unique pulse-jet powered scooter from the cold-war era

If we see a scooter with a conventional petrol engine, or an electric motorcycle today maybe that is common. But what if the two-wheeled vehicle uses a jet engine? This just deserves to be called unique and eccentric.
The Grand Thrust Star 100, a pulse-jet powered scooter by Randy Regier. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/327eRwN)
Yes, during the cold war around the 1950-1960s, the United States had developed a unique scooter that used a jet engine that was named the Grand Thrust Star 100 and used extensively across the country.
Synthetic photo documentation (above) that suggests that these vehicles were made in large numbers and were common to every major American city during those years. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/327eRwN)
It was said that this scooter was deliberately made as an early warning vehicle that was one of hundreds seemingly maintained by the US Civil Defense Department and 'Revere Wardens,' at that time.
The Grand Thrust Star 100 was developed during the Cold War and used extensively across the United States. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/327eRwN)
With a unique and vintage design through a rounded and aerodynamic look typical of a scooter that was inspired by the shape of a jet at that time, so the Grand Thrust Star 100 has become a pop icon in its time. But unfortunately in the late 1970s these scooters were decommissioned/scrapped.
The Grand Thrust Star 100 was deliberately made as an early warning vehicle that was one of hundreds seemingly maintained by the US Civil Defense Department and 'Revere Wardens,' (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2pq9v2p)
This is what drives Randy Regier, an American artist who is trying to revive the unique figure of the jet-engined scooter. Not as a daily vehicle, but limited to installation art to be exhibited to the American public.

As quoted of Silodrome, the project includes the creation of a functioning pulse-jet powered scooter, accompanied by synthetic historic images, multiple handmade period-correct toys and kits, hand-painted posters, magazine ads, and an insignia chart

The only thing Reiger has not yet done is to ride the scooter himself. He built it to be fully operational, pulse jet and all, but has not yet put it to the ultimate test. Are you wanna see another American classic scooters?

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops...... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | SILODROME | DRIVETRIBE | RIDEAPART | SOLOMOTO]
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Friday, October 11, 2019

Do you want to have a classic scooter-shaped ring?

Indeed as we've been knew, the scooters made by Italian manufacturer Piaggio named Vespa have many fans in all over the world. This makes everything related to those legendary Italian scooters always attracts a lot of attention and is liked by many of its enthusiasts.
The Vespa Scooter Ring by Paul Michael Design is a must-have for motorcycle enthusiasts (especially for those Italian scooter fans). (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2IuLvl2)
Recently, Paul Michael Design, a jewelry designer known for their expertise in making unique-shaped rings, again made the latest innovation. Unlike the most rings that have a standard model such as a circle and others.
There's an artificial diamond is designed as the headlight of the Paul Michael Design Vespa scooter ring. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2IuLvl2)
This time, they made a classic Vespa-shaped ring. Perhaps for some people, this classic Vespa-shaped rings are not as special to the Vespa fans. Yes, for the Italian scooter lovers, this unique ring is an interesting piece of jewelry that they must be collected and lets them wear it on their finger.
This Paul Michael Design Vespa scooter ring made of 22K gold and inspired by the famous Vespa's classic scooter models. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2IuLvl2)
As presented on the custommade.com page, the Vespa-shaped ring also looked unique and amazing with the distinctive details of those classic scooter. Starting from the shape of the front of the scooter, its round lights, handlebars complete with brake handle and clutch, up to the footrest and scooter seats are made in a tiny ring. And while the wheel parts are discarded. Then its footrest made in curvature becomes the inside of the ring.
There're artificial rubies form the taillight of Paul Michael Design Vespa scooter ring. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2MzFPYf)
This unique shaped rings are offered with several choices of materials, there some are made from precious metals such as silver, 22 carat gold, 14 carat gold, 14 carat white gold up to platinum. And for the price, you have to pay as much as US $495 or around Rp.7 million for silver. While the platinum ring, the price reaches US $2,195 or Rp.31.1 million. 

Are You interested in buying it? *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CUSTOMMADE | NOVELTY STREETWEB URBANIST]
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Monday, July 22, 2019

Unique classic car designs inspired by wildlife animals

It just fine and free, if everyone have a fantasy of wanting to have a super cool classic car. For some of us, these cars might be remind us of the past.

And then there's a Swiss artist named Frédéric Müller has the imagination and has advantages in realizing his dream in the form of works of art. In his latest series work titled 'Rides of the Wild' which consists of 8 images that illustrate some specifically designed classic cars.
A partially collection of eight images titled 'Rides of the Wild' by Frédéric Müller. (Compiled into one by EKA of the pictures taken from: http://bit.ly/2SsKL3G)
Yes, he combines his four imaginary classic car figures with 4 forms of wildlife animals. The four classic cars are 1963 Aston Martin DB5, 1967 Ford F-250, 1968 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and 1977 Fiat 600S, which was later designed in such a way as to become a vehicle inspired by those 4 wildlife animals (hippos, lions, alligators and pandas) by using photography, computer-generated imagery (CGI), and 3D-visualisation technique.

Let's take a look at the following models.

1. 1963 Aston Martin DB5 design inspired by Hippopotamus
Yes, the figure of 1963 Aston Martin DB5 which is given purplish gray color where the design is combined with a typical hippo silhouette. Müller carefully considered small details such as a pair of 'ears' that were placed ideally on the roof of the vehicle and gave it a personal number plate, 'H1PP0'.
1963 Aston Martin DB5 design inspired by Hippopotamus. (Pictures from: http://bit.ly/2SsKL3G)
Beware not to nudge it on the streets or you'll get big trouble with the boss!!!
Big boss rides on 'H1PP0.' (Pictures from: http://bit.ly/2SsKL3G)

2. 1967 Ford-250 design inspired by Lion
Next is 1967 Ford-250 this is the perfect partner for lions! This heavy pickup truck figure is ready to go to the wild for adventure. This car has a lion feature - a design made like a lion's nose, complete with 'ears' and brownish-yellow paint exactly the color of a lion's feather. The entire display is enhanced with a special 'L1ON' number plate.
1967 Ford-250 design inspired by Lion. (Pictures from: http://bit.ly/2SsKL3G)
Step aside, the lion will pass this way!!
Let get work with 'L10N.' (Pictures from: http://bit.ly/2SsKL3G)

3. 1968 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray design inspired by Alligator 
And the next one is the figure of 1968 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray combined nicely with a crocodile figure. Müller believes that this car should only be driven by professional crocodiles at very high speeds on a racing circuit. The elongated frontend is made similar to a crocodile muzzle and pointed teeth positioned next to a special 'G4TOR' number plate. The color is made exactly the same as crocodile skin in the wild.
1968 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray design inspired by Alligator. (Pictures from: http://bit.ly/2SsKL3G)
Officer, there are speeding alligator!! Catch him..!!
Here's speeding 'G4T0R.' (Pictures from: http://bit.ly/2SsKL3G)

4. 1977 Fiat 600S design inspired by Panda
Lastly, the figure of the Fiat 600S from 1977 where the design was combined with a panda figure. Yes, this cute tiny car design inspired by the panda has black and white features including a distinctive nose and ears. Müller imagined that the car owners were out on the way, putting their things stored in bamboo crates. Then given the final touch is the private plate ‘P4ND4’.
1977 Fiat 600S design inspired by Panda. (Pictures from: http://bit.ly/2SsKL3G)
You are too cute to sunbathe, dear!
Whitey tiny cute 'P4ND4.' (Pictures from: http://bit.ly/2SsKL3G)
The idea of Frédéric Müller combining classic cars with the distinctive shape of wildlife animals is not just an idea. Each custom car has a World Wide Fund for Nature sticker to remind us of the status of these wildlife animal habitats. All designs are available as Limited Edition Fine Art Prints, you can see and buy it here.
Hopefully after seeing and reading this article will makes us all more love the environment and strengthen our commitment to preserve it for the continuity of life for all beings in it. Peace and Out...! *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | M.A.D GALLERY]
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Thursday, December 27, 2018

This Lego-made Bugatti Chiron replica also can be driven

For fans of toys, the Lego brand is definitely known as a toy manufacturer that forces you to think creatively. But what the Lego team did this time really exceeded the creative expectations of toy enthusiasts in general.
Full-scale and drivable of Bugatti Chiron hypercar replica made of over 1 millions Lego Technics elements including its engine. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2GzsEXh)
Back on Thursday, August 30, 2018, Lego announced through their social media account that they succeeded in creating a replica of the Bugatti Chiron, a hypercar that costs of US $2.6 million, with a comparison scale of 1:1, like the original.

Not only that, the Lego team also revealed that they also made these Lego Chiron drivable, by using an engine made of Lego Technic elements too. This engine is capable of producing 5.3 horsepower and on the test ride, it able to reach speeds of 19 kilometers per hour with an overall weight of 1.5 tons.
The Lego-made replica posed side by side with the real Bugatti Chiron hypercar. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2GzsEXh)
If you build the original car, you need about 20 people, within six months and 1,800 parts, but to build the Lego version you need more. 

Then the Lego-made Chiron was taken to the Volkswagen Ehra Lessien test tracks, the same place when Chiron was first tested. Behind the steering wheel, entrusted to Andy Walace, a Le Mans 24 Hours champion and also the Bugatti's brand ambassador. 
The functional instrument panel on dashboard and steering wheel of Lego-made Bugatti Chiron replica. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2GzsEXh)
"Driving this Lego Chiron is an amazing experience and I really enjoyed it. Years ago I couldn't imagine that one time I would drive a car from Lego," Wallace said as quoted of Top Gear.

Lego reveals that the manufacturing time is almost the same as the original car, only for parts of it more than 1 million parts of Lego Technic. It consists of 2,304 parts for the driving motor, 4,032 for the gears to drive the tires, and 2,016 for the axles.
On the test at the Volkswagen Ehra Lessien test tracks, the replica drove by the legend of Le Mans 24 Hours champion and also the Bugatti brand ambassador named Andy Wallace. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2GzsEXh)
To make the Chiron replica as similar as possible to the original, Lego also makes the speedometer section, the rear wing all of which function. Doors, headlights, rear lights, steering wheel and brakes also work like the original car, except the throttle pedal is removed.
Lego uses the original tires and rims taken from the real Bugatti Chiron with additional frames made of steel to strengthen this replica. This Lego Chiron parts are connected without the use of glue and almost more than 90 percent of these Chiron replica car is actually made by using Lego. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS OSURCES | LEGO | TOP GEAR]
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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

McLaren BP23 Sculpture, an overview of the luxury of 3-seater hyper-GT

Welcoming the presence of the latest McLaren with the BP23 code, McLaren made a hypercar sculpture (mini model) which reportedly will be named McLaren Hyper-GT. These sculpture made only 106 units is not traded but given to selected consumers.
McLaren's BP23 Speed Form. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2znoBrt)
This sculpture, named BP23 Speed ​​Form, illustrates the details of the car that has an awesome and luxurious interior but is still sporty. BP23 'Speed ​​Form' is also equipped with a frame design in such a way that makes it the most aerodynamic and fastest McLaren car (more than 243mph).

"BP23" Speed ​​Form "provides preliminary information about the luxury and imagination that is deep into the interior which consists of 3 seats, the position of the driver who is in the middle inspired by the McLaren F1," wrote McLaren in his press release.

Like a rare car, BP23 Speed ​​Form has individual numbers. This 3 (three) dimensional model measures 400mm x 205mm x 80mm with a weight of 3.6 kg. Each part is done using CNC cutting technology but is assembled and completed by hand expertise.
The manufacturing process for each "Speed ​​Form" takes more than 100 hours, with 30 hours of hand-polishing done by experts and checking the models one by one to get the perfect results with the best quality. All allocations of 106 BP23 units - the same sales terms as the McLaren F1 - will be introduced along with the official BP23 name. *** [EKA | MCLAREN | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MOTOR1]
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Saturday, September 8, 2018

These wooden replica of Ferrari was originaly made in Boyolali

The annual automotive industry event like the 2018 Indonesia International Motor Show (IIMS) which was held some time ago is indeed very indulgent for automotive lovers. Because in this event, visitors can enjoy many things that are certainly related to the automotive industry.
1967 Ferrari 334 P4. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2QbPQLT)
Starting from the new cars rows from various brand holder agents/general importers, various automotive accessories and works automotive modification workshops, up to unique car exhibits such as these Ferrari 330 P4.

When we hear the name of Ferrari might be in our imagination is a supercar made by the Italian Prancing Horse logoed manufacturer with a luxury model and top-class performance. However, this 'Ferrari' is exactly different. Yes, this car is only a replica of Ferrari 330 P4 which is the work of PT.Sumber Sejahtera Alamindo (SSA) --- an Indonesian woodcrafts company.
A wooden replica of Ferrari 334 P4 made by PT.Sumber Sejahtera Alamindo (SSA). (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2NqpyHs)
"While we are still making it only for display, if we are asked whether it able to run. Yes, this car can be run if you push it directly from behind," said Chief Executive Officer of PT.SSA, Santoz Martoz, jokingly.
Interior view of wooden replica of Ferrari 334 P4. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2NqpyHs)
According to him further, he was assisted with six builders and took up to four months to build completely these teak-based replica of the 'Ferrari 330 P4' in his workshop in Boyolali, Central Java.

"Doing a project like this really needs patience, because what we made is quite detailed up to every curve of its body. So if we look at its dimensions, we made it on one to one scales, meaning that it really looks the same as the original version," Santoz explained.
Front view of wooden replica of Ferrari 334 P4. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2NqpyHs)
The selling price of these 'Ferrari 330 P4' can be said to be quite fantastic, which is worth US. $50 thousand or equivalent to Rp.684 million. Admitted by Santoz, the business he has held since two years ago has been loved and hunted by foreigner. The European and American continents became the places where he sent many wooden car displays like this.

Furthermore, Santoz explained that his company was conducting a study to develop their wooden cars so that in the future it would not only be a display. And he plans to work with several universities in Indonesia to realize this project. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | ]
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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Wow, a gorgeous Lambo Countach transparent-bodied!

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Perhaps these transparent-bodied supercar is not real, but at least the car managed to attract a lot of attention from the automotive lovers. If only these unique car does exist and is sold freely, maybe you can see how the supercar runs on the streets.

Actually, these transparent-bodied Lamborghini Countach is a conceptual digital artwork made by an artist named JonSibal, who created an imaginary transparent Lamborghini Countach on his computer monitor.
2 Lamborghini Countach supercars appeared with different body (left: real figures of Lamborghini Countach; right: a digital artwork created by JonSibal). (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2vHwJRc)
The design of transparent-bodied Lamborghini Countach really looks very detailed. And these JonSibal's transparent supercar featured a reinforced acrylic shell, with many of its plastic parts remaining visible beneath the body panels, including its beefy V12 engine.

You need to know, the world's first full-sized transparent car is 1939 Pontiac Deluxe Six 'Ghost Car' made by the American automotive giant General Motor and a chemical company named Rohm & Haas.

Then there had been a transparent-bodied in full scaled car concept created by ZF Friedrichshafen AG and was displayed for the first time at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. These car used to promote the company's driver assist system.
The transparent-bodied Lamborghini Countach made by a digital artist named Jon Sibal. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2P9CuPS)
If only the translucent car really exists, just imagine what the reaction of other road users and pedestrians on the sidewalk. They will certainly be stunned and amazed to see you and the contents of your car clearly visible from the outside. There's no hiding place anymore for your mistress inside your car. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | JONSIBALCARSCOOPS | TECHBLOG]
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Monday, August 20, 2018

After 28 years finally the statue of Garuda Wisnu Kencana was completed

Yes, after 28 years, the masterpiece of the Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) statue was finally completed. As a new icon of tourism in Bali, the long journey from the building process of the statue finally sweetened with its inauguration marked by the presentation of an art performance named "Swadharma Ning Pertiwi," in the area of ​​Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park, Bukit Ungasan, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, at Saturday, August 4, 2018.
Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2MXVeQP)
The GWK is one of the great masterpieces of Balinese art and culture. When it's still in the development stage, there's so many tourists have come to see it. Therefore, to GWK inauguration event, they made an art performance called Swadharma Ning Pertiwi which involved a line of famous Balinese artists. There were singers Dira Sugandi and Ayu Laksmi, dancers I Ketut Rina and Keni K Soeriaatmadja, as well as choreographer Eko Supriyanto.
The event titled 'Swadharma Ning Pertiwi', was held in order to welcome the completion of the construction of the GWK statue on Saturday, August 8,2018. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2BqXsXz)
"This is a form of appreciation to 120 artists who have been diligent, patient, and always work hard to compile the statue piece by piece, from day to day. Most of them have worked for 28 years," said the initiator and creator of Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue, Nyoman Nuarta on the GWK statue inauguration ceremony.

The idea of the GWK statue making since 1989 
GWK is deliberately built to be a tourism landmark of Bali. The idea emerged in 1989, but the concept began in 1990, involving the Minister of Tourism at the time, Joop Ave (late), then Ida Bagus Oka (late), Ida Bagus Sudjana (late), and artist Nyoman Nuarta.
The initiator of the Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) statue, Nyoman Nuarta took a photo with the background of the GWK Statue in Ungasan, Badung, Bali, Tuesday, July 7, 2018. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2L6DlOd)
After obtaining the blessing of President Soeharto in 1993, the artists then conducted socialization in front of members, the leaders of Bali Regional Representative Council, Balinese community leaders and the communities around the GWK location will be built. At the time of the dissemination of the socialization, there was a pro-contra, but the groundbreaking pedestal of GWK statue was successfully implemented in 1997.

Although, the land processing has been carried out around Bukit Ungasan, Jimbaran since 1994-1996, to become what it is today. In its journey, the construction of the GWK statue did indeed experience ups and downs, even when the monetary crisis struck in 1998, Nyoman Nuarta, who at the time had 82 percent of the shares could no longer afford to maintain his ownership. And in 2012, he had to be willing to PT. Alam Sutra Realty Tbk to acquire GWK shares. However, he remains committed to completing the construction of the GWK statue.

The 2nd highest statue in the world 
After completion, the GWK statue turned out has a 121 meters tall with weighing up to 3,000 tons. With its height, it means the GWK statue is higher than the Statue of Liberty in New York, which has only 93 meters high.
After 28 years finally the statue of Garuda Wisnu Kencana was completed. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2MmOBLV)
But the statue of GWK is still inferior to the tallest statue in the world, namely Spring Temple Buddha in China, which reaches 153 meters high. Thus, the statue of GWK became the second highest statue in the world.

Physically, the statue of GWK becomes a copper sculpture with the largest cast welding technique in the world. These statue of GWK is the first largest statue to be built with a piece by piece welding system. Because statues like Liberty in New York are generally done with metal cast techniques.

"In simple terms, the scaling of the sculpture is done by cast welding techniques and I have patented this," said Nyoman Nuarta.

A form of proving Indonesia's ability to the world 
Indonesia does have many heritage buildings that are known to all over the world, such as the Borobudur Temple. But with the success of the GWK statue built, it becomes a new proof that developing countries like Indonesia can build masterpieces for the world.
"GWK will be proof that we are sovereign in the field of culture and we hope that the world cultural orientation will occur at the GWK Cultural Park because there are not only the statues, but also world cultural forums," said Nyoman Nuarta further.

The following is a video of Nyoman Nuarta, Maestro Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue:
According to the target, this nation's GWK sculpture was completed in August 2018 as one of the best offerings of this nation's children during Indonesia's 73rd independence celebration. Although the statue has been completed, but the surrounding area as a cultural park will continue to be built and developed. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | ASUMSI | TRIBUN NEWS]
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Friday, December 16, 2016

Lego also make the classical model of BMW R60/2

Now, the enthusiasts of classic BMW motorcycles can enjoy the legendary motorcycle BMW R60/2 without having to buy the unit. Because Lego Ideas already made a miniature model of motorcycles are manufactured in 1967.
This Lego BMW R60/2 motorcycle model is fantastic. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1gjQxJ)
Interestingly, unlike other miniature vehicles were made using Lego bricks, but these BMW R60/2 motorcycle model looks very similar to the original ones. Due to the Lego Ideas pay strict attention to motorcycle model details.

Call it the triangle fork at front, hand brake lever, tank, engine, as well as BMW's typical seat for the rider and passenger. Even now the Lego Ideas were making the sidecar to add the motorcycle model details.

In addition, a company based in Billund, Denmark, it also makes the R60/2 handlebars can be rotated as well as its side supporter as well. Unfortunately, there is no information when the motorcycle models went on sale and at what price. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | AUTOBLOG]
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