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About the Author

Over 40 artist contributors to Nuthin' but Mech blogspot are featured in this first installment of a series. Founder of the blogspot, Lorin Wood is so passionate about Mecha design that he created a nook of cyberspace to dedicate to the talent that he found among his colleagues. Currently with Gearbox, Lorin has been involved with the development of games Aliens: Colonial Marines, Borderlands as well as Borderlands 2. Prior to joining Gearbox in 2007, Lorin worked with major studios such as Walt Disney Pictures, 20th Century Fox and Warner Independent Pictures.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Design Studio Press (August 15, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781933492674
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933492674
  • ASIN: 1933492678
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #192,296 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Parka TOP 50 REVIEWER on September 16, 2012
Format: Paperback
Length: 0:56 Mins
Nuthin' But Mech is the book from the blog of the same title. The blog was founded by Lorin Wood and has been updated regularly by a group of talented artists, of which 31 are featured here.

This 128-page paperback features a nice variety of mech designs. Many are weapon equipped mechs but there are also those for utility purposes, some animal inspired designs and two that actually play basketball. These are all original concepts from the artists. As with mech designs, there are lots of details to see.

The art is top notch. Only a handful of pages are devoted to 3D models and renders. The rest are painted, some with sketches.

The book mentioned that this is the first installment so there's more to come.

Highly recommended to those who like robots and mech designs.

(There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Havoc on January 30, 2014
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I bought this for a Christmas present and it got here super quick! The book was in perfect condition and even shrink-wrapped. When we finally opened it up and got to look inside the pictures were wonderful (he really enjoyed it!)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Wooden on October 29, 2013
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This is exactly what I was looking for. Great book for references to all your Mech drawing needs. Fast shipping too!
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By enrique589 on December 2, 2012
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This book is pretty self explanatory. Nuthin' But Mech delivers very cool mech designs from some pretty talented artists working in the entertainment industry. If you like mech designs, this book will show from simple to complex designs. Even though there is not much description from each artist on their process and there was not a tutorial or process of making the designs, it still inspires and motivates artists who would like to become mech designers themselves. Even if you are not an artist, the book will keep you engaged within each illustration.

For more information and art by these artist, the book also gives the blog site where more mech can be found.
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Nice Book, great artwork in a concise subject related collection, I am not much for the super big war-bots ( I know from experience they would just be fire-magnets and larger targets- you couldnt armor them enough to survive the amount of enemy attention they would garner) but I do love the power armor tthat is the way to go! Probably get the second book in a couple of months after I get back from oversea's. A book on just power armor and combat exoskeletons I would buy instantaneously as well.

Nice work!
thanks
Chris
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Yes, You can always find loads of pretty pics on line of mechanicals, but sometimes its just fun to have some hard copies of them, to bring out and share w visiting friends, to show on your book shelf, (if they still make those) heh! And the price was great! a nice little splurge for me for the month.

Just wish it was bigger, hardback, more pics! Don't we always? ;)

It DOES have every page filled w pics! I just don't want the book to end, tis all.
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By Hexbeast on December 4, 2012
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Great book, great art by such talented people. If Sci Fi, Robots and Mecha are your thing just buy this book, you won't be disappointed!
It's so good to have art like this readily available at your finger tips - beats just viewing on the computer ; )
These artists are leaders in their game and with this book they're playing to win!!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Montague on January 1, 2013
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First the bad; yet another Amazon purchase (we're talking six to seven items now) arrived with substantial damage. The top corner of the book (spine side) was mashed down. I can't imagine the amount of force it would have taken to crush the one end of the book that held all of the tightly-packed, glued-together pages but that level of physical abuse is exactly what was applied to the unfortunate copy of Nuthin' But Mech I received. I'm going to have to send this copy back. I'm glad this wasn't purchased as a gift. What a hassle.

The funny thing about the damage is that there was no corresponding dent to the corrugated cardboard envelope in which my book was shipped. That leads me to believe that the book was sent in damaged condition. For shame Amazon. What a terrible way to treat a loyal customer. I've arranged to have a replacement copy sent to me so I'm guessing things will turn out ok.

Now onto the good...and there's a heck of a lot of good in this book! As the title suggests its packed with all manner of mech design (humanoid, animal and vehicle) that one may have seen on the pages of the awesome Nuthin' But Mech blog. I'm not a concept artist, simply a fan of illustration in all its varied (advertising, sequential, info graphic, book, conceptual, storyboard and I'm sure I missed some) forms. And speaking as a fan there's loads in this book to serve as inspiration. I found myself hissing in amazement with almost every page I turned. What a treat!

Nuthin' But Mech reminds me a bit of the fantasy art annual, Spectrum in that it draws examples from a varied amount of incredibly talented individuals. There are some names that I recognize (Feng Zhu, TyRuben Ellingson, Marc Gabanna, Jake Parker, Kemp Remillard, Ben Mauro, etc.
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