I look at these figures ... and I always think of Muad'Dib's Fremen ... Ok ... I know that they are very different. Very. ( red eyes for kenos and deep blue eyes for freemen, military uniforms for kenos and water recycling suits for fremen...)
But every time I look Keno's Imperial Guard they remind me the fremen. :-D
I look at these figures ... and I always think of Muad'Dib's Fremen ... Ok ... I know that they are very different. Very. ( red eyes for kenos and deep blue eyes for freemen, military uniforms for kenos and water recycling suits for fremen...) But every time I look Keno's Imperial Guard they remind me the fremen. :-D
Rhannon, you absolutly right! Freemen were prototype of kenoese people. I only change eye color and reasons. Their eyes red (just red, not luminous) because they has a psyonic powers. But this power "sleeps" in general,therefore, only 0.1% becomes real psionics. It very hard way, and after some transormations, psyonics no more humans in a sense. But it was the Freemen who inspired the idea of the people of the empire Keno.
If you dig deeper, each side and each specific unit has its own prototype. I already do not remember what exactly inspired me, but here are some: 1. Androids - their prototype was synthetics from Aliens vs Predator 2 video game. They are even visually similar. At first, I also imagined them as machines, but Timofey decided that let them be genetically modified clones 2. Imperial Fanatics - their prototype was north korean "Flag Unit" soldiers from "38 parallel" film))) But Guardmen not communists (In Continent nobody knows about communism, capitalism and another things from our world), they are real emperor's fanatics, brave and crazy 3. Alanian infantry - atreidis infantry from movie (regulars), and various modern european airborn units (paratroopers and Hutsmans) 4. Otloks - prototype of "Otlok regulars" is ww2 japan infantry, "shock infantry" - ww1 deutsch assault troops, Otlok Lizards - Reptile from Mortal Kombat 5. Kordas - mix of Caucasian and Syberian brutal guys 6. Gauladas - mix of Tatar Mongols and Mad Max 7. Baarths - absolutly 100% freemen 8. Prototype of Continent - Eastern Syberia
For me prototypes are a bit different. It was a bad luck of me. The "Dune", I read in Russian, was a gorgeous published book with even pages not white, but of a colour of sand, good illustrated, but in terrible translation, and zero work of editor. So I wasn't impressed at all. 1. Kenoese and Otlok infantry -- a bunch of post-apocalyptic nations from Soviet science-fiction books. Longcoats, grey jackets, woolhats and helmets. Ordinary and strong people of hard times. 2. Kenoese Guard -- Persian Guardians of Islamic Revolution Corps (at least visually). 3. Lianrians -- European armies of 1980-90s, not the real ones, but how they seemed from the Eastern side of the Iron Curtain. 4. Kordas -- mix of Caucasians and Dothraki. 5. Gauladas -- Mad Max and Water-World-type movies characters. 6. Baarth -- American Indians in their idealized form (like in Karl May books). 7. Alana army -- Red Army and ReichsVehr uniforms of 1920-s, I love their aestethics. Territories. Unlike Dima (he comes from the lands of Volga), I have been to Siberia (not Eastern, but South-Western part of it), I used to spend every summer there, when I was a child. And I spend my early years in the Siberian village, where local wisard treated me, when I was ill (there was no medical care 120km around). So, Keno is too vast to be like Eastern Siberia everywhere. Eastern Siberia -- are Alana and south of Lianra, and the most harsh territories of Keno and Baarth-Djat. Most of Lianra --are Norhern Urals, and lands of tundra (North Siberia and the most northern part of European Russia). The most populated territories of Keno are more like Central and Western Siberia in terms of climate: hard, but possible to survive on regular agriculture. Korda and Gaulada lands recalls Altay mountains in terms of climate, somwhere -- tundra, somwhere -- relatively warm grassland.
cowboyleland: Now I have seen it. It doesn't advance our hobby, but anyone with half a brain who wanted 2nd rate figures could easily figure this out for themselves so I guess he isn't doing any harm.
Mar 19, 2019 17:53:59 GMT -9
berneart76: well, this is fun, (not) transferring all my papercrafting sets into the cloud. The stuff I got from DriveTrhruRPG was simple with their library desktop app,but my other stuff, sometimes with multiple duplicate copies is entertaining.
Mar 1, 2019 15:44:32 GMT -9
berneart76: Vermin King I usually use a mix of drybrush/watercolor/photocopy and occasionally posterizing at different levels of opacity.
Feb 26, 2019 20:46:54 GMT -9
berneart76: Vermin King, that's similar to the enhancing that I do on my texturing. I've found that sometimes I need to scale up or scale down the image (usually by 50 or 25 percent down or 200 or 300 percent up) to make get the enhancements to look "right"
Feb 26, 2019 20:44:53 GMT -9
Vermin King: On the zebras, I did multiple enhancements and cartoon filters and used them at 100%, and they still didn't look that different than the photos
Feb 26, 2019 12:27:26 GMT -9
Vermin King: When I make a figure or terrain piece based on a photo, I clean it up and align things to look 'right', then I create another layer and do enhancing and cartoonizing on it. I then adjust opacity over the photo image until it looks good. On the zebras,
Feb 26, 2019 12:26:35 GMT -9
Vermin King: berneart76, do you mean giving them green or purple manes and tails? and a few piercings? maybe a cig hanging out of their mouths?
Feb 26, 2019 12:24:18 GMT -9
Vermin King: cartoonizing a zebra doesn't do much
Feb 20, 2019 5:59:28 GMT -9
Vermin King: And due to the snow, I'm off tonight. I am going to miss the cash on the paycheck, but I'm glad they want their employees to be safe
Feb 15, 2019 10:52:24 GMT -9
ignatious: Actually I was referring to the two previous posts. I was trying to be subtle in order to sublimate the crassness. Read them again, but in Mel Brooks voice while he is winking, and nudging the person to his right.
Feb 9, 2019 13:38:11 GMT -9
Vermin King: Sure. Euphemize us
Feb 8, 2019 18:40:48 GMT -9
ignatious: would anyone care for a euphemism?
Feb 8, 2019 13:40:27 GMT -9
cowboyleland: We hadn't had snow for a few days. Last night the plow came down my street and did nothing but fill every ones driveways back in. Just for practice, I guess.
Feb 8, 2019 7:48:16 GMT -9
Vermin King: In KC we had an ice storm (with thunder sleet) the other night. Left things drivable, but last night the plow came down my street. They took all the rough edges off. Might as well have ran a Zamboni...
Feb 8, 2019 6:42:32 GMT -9
okumarts: Vermin King... Mind Blown!
Feb 5, 2019 19:32:30 GMT -9