This will be where i'll post WIPs of the four new sculpts I'm going to do. =I have started on the Furbl, (Scrapped it though due to a stupid pose) =The Jezzadiac is going good and i found a good pose to start him in. =The Ikrini I haven't done anything with yet,as I'm not sure how radical i wanted to do his pose. I know that they can fly, and had originally intended to do a flying/hovering mini, but changed my mind when I realized they don't fly all the time.
=I've wanted to do a robot figure for a while and I was thinking how to incorporate that into the SSDC universe. I came up with a character who is part of a I-bot resistance movement. They grew tired of being looked down on as machines hiding in the form of humans and have removed thier skin to reveal the machine bodies underneath, in protest. They now still wear clothes but are free of thier master's fleshy trappings. I don't really know if that works or not, but i'm going for it.
Anyway, let me know your ideas. I've just started so I can still do alot and would like your ideas before i get locked into something.
Yes, I redrew the furbl in a dancing pose. I had originally sculpted an armature of one slinking around but i didn't look very good. I'm going to do him in a funny way instead.
The preist is leaning on his staff and raising a archeological find in his other hand. admiring his new find.
The Ikrini I thought of doing a simple casting pose, and i think i'll go with that. he'll have garments blowing back from the force of the matrices 'spell'. that will give him a sorta flying dynamism.
The I-bot is just going to be standing in difiance, with his arms lowered and fists balled. he's going to have a torn pair of pants and a tank top to cover the majority of his machine body. It will really only be the feet, arms, shoulder, and head which will be visably mechanic.
Post by flipfriddle on Feb 22, 2010 9:30:43 GMT -5
Ferk, I think the I-Bot concept would work. They are the most advanced cyber-organism in the game and I could totally see them resenting being called property. I think your idea could also be used by someone playing a full cyborg as well, so that's cool.
Thanks, glad you like it. hopefully it will all work out. I read about the Jezz's 'charms' object enchantment idea and was going to make the staff very ornate with lots of jewels. something i've not done yet, so should be a challenge.
For the I-Bots; I thought it was interesting that in the Galactic Underground book/pdf I got, you guys did a few pages on what each race generally thought of the others, and it seemed that most of them held the I-Bots in pretty low regard. I thought to myself, that anyone playing this character would have a chip on his shoulder about that. and they seemed like a cool underclass to flesh out. I imagine there are lots of them, doing all the terraforming and industrial work? Latent rage there. good story.
Post by flipfriddle on Feb 22, 2010 16:39:05 GMT -5
There's actually not very many of them because they are so expensive. It's cheaper to send 50 humans and lose 49 of them, than one I-Bot and lose it. They are corporate property, but they are sentient so I still don't think they like the idea once they find out. Kinda like a really pretty looking version of Robocop. Players seem to like them though as you can be pretty powerful right off the bat.
Oh, I had thought the opposite. That they were the disposables. Are humans over-abundant in this universe? Are we everywhere. Do most players pick humans? I'd still like to sculpt the unique races but i'm just curious.
Post by flipfriddle on Feb 23, 2010 10:03:18 GMT -5
It's weird. Many beginning players pick humans because they don't "get" the other races, but soon get jealous as they watch the other players really wooping it up with the other races. Humans aren't too popular to play as they only have one bonus, being able to start with a lot of skills. They are the definition of "average" since all of the stats for all races are modified off of a human. Humans are a bit fragile in combat in the game as they can't have nearly as many body points as many of the other races (you can only increase the body points you start with in Battlelords by a small bit ever).
Humans are fairly prolific in the Alliance as we breed quickly but have short lifespans compared to the other races (for instance, there are very few Mutzachans since they live for thousands of years). There are tons of Orions too.
Hey guys, Here are some pretty mediocre pics of my WIPS. I've been sculpting pretty quickly for me, and so even these pics are a couple of days old. It's been harder for me to do non-humans and pretty fun too. I might scrap teh IKrini and start again. he's coming along alittle smallish. What do you think? Preist, he's going to be wearing only a belly chest armor thing and gauntlets on his arms and legs. he'll have some gear along his waist line.
The Furble is lifting one leg and spinning. his arm fur is showing movement and he'll be looking sideways. Kinda like he's either doing a dance or winding up to stab you.
This is the I-bot defleshed. He's doing the defiant thing. he's very basic, which i thought was a cool alternative to the robodudes of yore, you see other companies doing.
alright, what's a data slate look like? I imagine it's a slate. a slate of data. that's about it for the cables. i will be filling in the spaces though between them for potential casting. thanks for the encouragement.
Finished with Frubl! hazaah. I'll post some pics this weekend. I'd say three more days/blurry eyed nights on the rest. Next mission i'm going to focus only on Uncle Ernie. I want to do a good job on him.