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Old 18-07-2010, 03:56 AM   #1
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Got bored so I went back to my Armoury collection I have started. This is the first complete model...I have a sidewinder to go and about 50 models of antiquity as well as modern era stuff...yep wish me luck...should finish it in about 50 years. I know I could buy or download the models (Roman swords..sheilds..Greek, Persian, English etc) but I figure...why buy..just make and get better at modelling??

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Cool, nice work! I'd be tempted to say that the grooves look a bit soft/smooth, though it's hard to say from the ref image.
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Thanks mate,

yeh it was a bit hard to determine....some are hard some other refs are smooth....so I went for the easy option. The only mistake I mad was the shape at the upper...it should have been a little more expanded.

Still gives the noobs something to do and emulate...not too haerd a thing really..

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Old 18-07-2010, 01:39 PM   #4
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And an arrow for the boredom, dont know how Im going to do the flights...hhhmmmmmmmmm

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never did any fletching etc etc
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Old 18-07-2010, 04:53 PM   #5
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Originally posted by bullet1968

never did any fletching etc etc
I have, lots!
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Looks ok. I would also say that the edges look too smooth.

Btw, this shouldn't be in Maya chat. It should either be in the noob, or wip sections.
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Hey gster are you taki the mickey??? LOL


Thanks ND I dont want it in WIP...bugger that...I have 20 models to do in this venture. Its just general banter.....I could ask to move it to noob.

Yeh its a little smooth but I figure later when I get to texture stage I will fix it with a bump map??

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Well, this looks an awful lot like a work in progress, no offense, but you've obviously got a project in the works (all this cool weapons and armour), so I say no harm in putting in there, where you'll get a lot of the comments you're looking for. Keep it up!

I'm also having a bit of trouble getting the fletching on a lego bow and arrow. Not a trivial thing!
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bahahahaha....yeh you are both right BUT I dont want to get roped up into a full on WIP atm. I have enough on my plate now with the 3D design on a city layout...sigh...sigh...

It is a mess and a nightmare to get my head around.

Ok Mods move it to WIP please....if any of you glance back in here.

You do realise I have about 20...yes 20 FOLDERS with all different artifacts to produce.....so it will be a LONG WIP. Im going for shields, swords, bows, arrows, modern small arms, missiles etc etc. I want this as a base so when I do planes..tanks..Knights..etc etc I have all the base bits ready to go.

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thanks stwert for the kudos

Edit...I will do the flights as I did the arrowhead mate. Didnt quite work out but it aint easy.......
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Hey gster are you taki the mickey??? LOL
No, I used to do archery and built my own arrows, I've done a hell of a lot of fletching!
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Wow....ok Steve..I know who to come to when my eldest boy gets to start archery at the end of the year????? bahahahaha you are marked now mate. He is doing Karate but is getting too good too quick and needs more of a distraction. He loves weapons so I thought he could do archery (cos I loved it wehen I was his age..12). It will of course depend on costs etc...Karate costs over 2 grand a year for the 2 elder boys...and I know archery isnt cheap. I will have to look it up...I promised him 6 months ago he could have a go but now Im back in Perth the money is crap.

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Yeah, depending on the route you go.

I shot for England an Great Britian under 18's recurve. The bow, stabilisers, sight etc was about £1200 and the arrows were about £13 each! Though beginners stuff is a lot less (you used to be able to get going for about £200 - £300.

Good thing is once youve got the basics of the technique its more practice than anything to impove.

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Yeh thats true....my boy has an uncanny ability to pick things up real quick!!! Im a demon for an old fella at games and usually flog them but they are getting better LOL. AND I bought him an RC chopper...I RC cars really easy..I couldnt fly the damn thing!!! He picked up the radio and BOOM flew across the street and back..hovered and then laughed at me!!! Little turd

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Ok one English arrow....no not textured yet...just colours for show. I will just model the basics and texture when I have had more experience.

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I like everything so far but i would think the spoon where it connects to the top of the pineapple looked off to me. Maybe an angle thing.

Is there a reason you are doing these 50+ weapons or is this a personal project?
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