Friday, 9 February 2007

Martin's Tripods

I found this site the other day, which shows the fantastically detailed Martian fighting machines made by Martin Bower for a photo novel of WOTW. Sadly, the project got scrapped but his models are simply fantastic.


Martin says" Martian Fighting Machine 48" high. This is one of 3 scales of model built for a “WAR OF THE WORLDS” photo novel. Sadly the project was scuppered when Jeff Wayne brought out his record album. I also collaborated with artist Roger Dean on another project based on H.G.Wells’ wonderful novel. The 22inch (middle sized) model of the Martian Fighting Machine was also designed and built for the photonovel. It is made of Perspex, brass rod and etched brass. "
http://www.martinbowersmodelworld.com/html/war_of_the_world_s.html

I also found this very interesting page through TMP that shows a couple of avi models of how a tripod could actually walk
http://drzeus.best.vwh.net/wotw/other/gait/

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