US artist turns Russian warplanes, tanks into sci-fi 'biomech' monsters (ARTWORK)

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In a series of impressive illustrations, Los Angelis artist Alice Bruderer has been transforming modern and historic military hardware from Russia and other countries into sci-fi monsters which she calls ‘the Biomechs’.

Bruderer, who posted her pictures online under the nickname ‘Hydrothrax’, seems to hold a deep fascination for military hardware and Russian aviation in particular.

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In one impressive illustration she modified a trio of Sukhoi SU-47, SU-33 and SU-34 fighter jets into “areosaurs,” which combine the features of both modern aircraft and prehistoric flying monsters.

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However, the artist isn’t only interested in modern weaponry – she has works dedicated to the World War II warplane IL-2 as well as the Soviet T-34.

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Many of her other ‘biomechs’ have been inspired by contemporary and historic military hardware from the US, Germany, France and other countries.

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Bruderer, who works in transportation design, explained that the project “started as an entirely on-the-side endeavor.”

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“I've always been drawing creatures and sci-fi things on the side for fun, many of my works are glimpses into the head-worlds and stories I've created and developed over many years,” she wrote.

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