Tag Archives: Marvel

Industrial Office Tower

Having designed the Industrial Processing Tower based around a Pringles tube, I thought I would design a Pringle-less tower, something that does not require munching through a pack of snacks (although having a couple of teenage girls around always helps in that respect.

This construction, the Industrial Office Tower, uses level at the same heights for the levels as the Industrial Processing Tower so they fit together nicely with the joining ramps.

There is still loads of work to do on all the boring flat surfaces, I have plenty of sketches that I will turn into designs in the next few weeks.

I have also been experimenting with a removable wall section to allow models to be positioned inside.

Hiding tabs is sometimes quite tricky, so in some places, I make a feature of it and make some interesting alternating patterns, such as where there are raised sections around the stairwells.

On the top level is large design, but I think that may be going or at least changing to something else.

The most difficult bit has been designing the stairs, they are almost finished, watch this space. Some of the supports were a bit short on this iteration and did not line up with the wall tabs.

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Dead Good Deadpool 2

Laugh out loud super violent dead good Deadpool. I never like to give anything from a movie away, so no specific comments but I really enjoyed it. It is a very different Marvel movie from the Cinematic Unviverse story line.

Stick around for the nuggets at the end.

Black Panther

The latest release in the ever expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe is the much anticipated Black Panther, and it does not disappoint. T’Challa made his first appearance in Captain America Civil War and is back for his own adventure.

The action lives up to the usual Marvel standard, plenty of super-powered smashing and bashing and there is a great car chase.

There are amazing sets with a blend of Africa and an ultra modern city. There is one bit, where a scene takes place in a street market in South Korea and shortly afterwards there is a scene in a street market in Wakanda, and the similarities and differences between the two were pretty cool.

I also enjoyed the music and I will be seeking out the soundtrack.

Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue is brilliant as he has been been in several preceding Marvel movies, he plays an utterly insane psychopath armed with a wickedly powerful, er, arm, he steals the first half of the film.

So next is The Avengers Infinity War with everyone playing a part.

Spider-Man Homecoming

Seems to be quite a few movies out at the moment that I want to see on the big screen. After Wonder Woman a couple of weeks ago, Spider-Man Homecoming was next on the agenda. A very young Tom Holland is now the third actor to play webhead since 2002 and the modern Marvel cinematic universe project.

It kicks off with Spidey’s part in Captain America Civil War before returning to New York and an encounter with Batman The Vulture played by Batman  Michael Keaton. The film is a blast and ties in with The Avengers and Captain America very nicely, with the abuse of the alien technology from the Battle Of New York being the main theme.

There are plenty of Marvel gags and Stan Lee pops up yet again for his fifteen second scene. I don’t like to say too much about new movies as I would hate to spoil it, but I did sit until the very end of the credits to see Captain America’s extra scene, the less said about that the better…

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2

I went to see Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 yesterday with the family. Quite enjoyed it, but it did not grab me as much as the first one did.
The special effects are almost too much, there is sometimes so much going on that it is difficult to keep to with what is actually going on. It must be very difficult to act in one of these movies as it must nearly all be green screen on set. There are some good gags, but I did feel it tries too hard to be funny.

Still worth seeing.

Doctor Strange

I went to see Doctor Strange this evening in the next installment of the Marvel marathon movie franchise. Beardy Benedict “Sherlock” Cumberbatch was a good choice for the role, Marvel do have a habit of getting the casting right.
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The folding city scenes were very well done, but I’m glad I did not see it in 3D, I probably would have fallen off my seat…

Civil War

I went to see Captain America Civil War yesterday, excellent movie, one of the best Marvel outings yet. Some good laughs blended in to the action, in fact more laughs than in some recent alleged comedies. Stan Lee gets a good line. No spoilers here, just go see it.
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