Post by Spacejacker on Jul 29, 2009 14:52:43 GMT -9
After comparing my first two models with the Terra force figures, I decided they were still not right proportion-wise compared to other Onemonk ranges, and that the level of detail was not right.
I did a new figure, paying more attention to Jim's figures, and did it in a pose Icould reuse a lot of the parts from for future models. When he was finished, I modified the first two to fit.. In the case of the engineer, VERY heavily modified I'm going to make this a set of 6, then follow up with some enemies.
I love your artistic style! These are going to be great! I'm glad your making them in 30mm too. One nice thing about 30mm is that you can get 15mm out of them that look good rather then having to enlarge 15mm-30mm. Great work
Post by Spacejacker on Jul 30, 2009 14:55:14 GMT -9
Yeah I was thinking of a young lady martial artist and maybe the team medic or support weapon being female. They need a robot though too, and of course an alien and a dog/chimp/thingamajig. I think we're going to need a bigger ship.
Post by Spacejacker on Aug 3, 2009 10:30:15 GMT -9
She's got bullet earrings! seriously, I'm thinking of doing little 'bitz' sheets when I relase a pack with things like tattoos and pouches, guns etc on them.. Maybe even some spare helmeted heads. This way people inclined to tinker but not confident making their own art (or just wanting to maintain the same exact style) can get creative.
I changed her a bit, mainly tidying up her body proportions and hair. I modified the gun to be gripped a little differently and have a little servo-arm that supports it attached to her belt harness.. Aping that movie everyone loves so much
I just DL'd Gimp, and am going to do some test colouring on that tonight in the hotel. I could just use photoshop, but I dig the idea of using only free software for this project, and Gimp is also a much lighter install for my laptop.
I could do a pilot I suppose, but in my mind both the guys with pistols could easily be pilots. A lady with a jet pilot style helmet would be pretty cool I guess.
Post by onemonktrey on Aug 3, 2009 12:05:05 GMT -9
Very nicely done! Almost a classic '50s look, without going Flash Gordon (not that that would be bad...)
I'm always good at suggesting more work for artists... ;D...have you considered applying your work to games like Battlestations! by Gorilla Games? These humans look great, and it would be neat to see your style applied to some of the other alien races. Just a thought.
Post by Spacejacker on Aug 3, 2009 14:58:17 GMT -9
Battlestations looks really cool. I would have been seriously into it in high school with my gaming friends. (we played a little SFB and a lot of Awful green things in outer space.. in fact most old school sci-fi microgames) but today.. Nah, not without solo rules.
These figs are for me to play guncrawl with, and other to do with as they please. But don't worry, I'll be doing a whole mess of aliens and bad guys after this set!
Post by Spacejacker on Aug 26, 2009 1:37:54 GMT -9
I think quite hard about what would make a useful gaming mini and balance that off against aesthetics and interesting features. Beyond that I suppose I'm influenced by all the movies and various sci-fi medi I've read or played.. But in terms of actual reference materials for ideas or techniques,I don't use any while I'm actually drawing.. It's just what comes out of my head.
For historical stuff I'd definately use reference as a starting point, but for sci fi, the fun is making it all up! And the best thing about cardboard minis is they can be whatever I want, instead of painting and converting.
(The one exception in this lot would be that the LMG weapon was loosely based on an MG42 and an A2 Smartgun.. But so loosely you can't really see it anymore.)
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