Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Treasure Goblins are so laden with gold, that they spill it everywhere while trying to find their way out of the dungeons of "Diablo III"...! ;o)
The "RoboCup" best known to the public is the soccer event in which the challenge for teams from all over the world is "to build a team of humanoid soccer playing robots that will be able to win a match against the winning team of the human World Cup Football by the year 2050!"
In 2014, the official World RoboCup will be in João Pessoa, Brazil (July 19 - 25) but I don't think the robots will be ready to take on the winner of the human FIFA Word Cup (also in Brazil this year from June 12 - July 13) just yet... ;o)
But there are also "RoboCups" in other fields, as shown on the Japan Open RoboCup 2014 (from May 4 - 6) for instance, where there are competitions in Soccer, but also in Rescue and Home improvement - and of course it wouldn't be Japan if they didn't have a cute mascot for each event! ;o)
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Monday, April 21, 2014
Ironically, NASA's Apollo 13 Moon landing mission from 1970 is famous only because it went terribly wrong: during the approach of the Moon, one of the oxygen tanks exploded, causing critical damage to the spacecraft... ("Houston, we have a problem...")
Mr. Orange is the Kamiki Village elder in "Okami". He's married to Mrs. Orange and has a real talent for dancing (he even invented the Konohana Shuffle to revitalize the sacred tree of the village!)
Readers of this papercraft weblog probably know the "Mondorf Kallboys" from the many Mondorf-themed papercraft models they have on their website, but their main interest (for fifteen years now!) as a group is of course bowling! ;o)
Sunday, April 20, 2014
AMFF Craft Work made many paper models of famous landmarks for their shop, but they also have a (low resolution) freebie so you can try out if you like their work, a paper diorama of the "torii" gates of the Fushimi Inari shrine! (among other things, Inari was believed to be the deity of prosperity, and each of the thousands of "torii" gates is donated by a Japanese company hoping to become a wealthy business ;o)
This Liburnian-Class Interplanetary Cruiser is the first of a series of paper models to come in RocketmanTan's original "Resurgam" series.