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TeamLando
02-12-2010, 18:37
Hi everyone, guess this is kinda weird, posting in this here project log with two figures that are done :P
But the project is still underway, so I guess it's ok!

Anyway, the explanation:
Doing a project, at the university, where one creates something creative, it has to have something to do with games (I study computer graphics for games)
So, hell, I thought, why not make Marquettes of some of Dan Abnetts famous characters, and then model them in zBrush and whatnot. Get that fictive Warhammer 40 000 license to work on!

The interesting part for you guys is, of course, the marquette bit. Less talk, more pictures, here are Oan Mkoll and Colm Corbec from Tanith First & Only Fame, standing 30 cm/1' tall.
They turned out kinda ok I'd say, we're not 100% pleased with them but pleased enough!

We've really tried to keep this as canon as possible, of course we've read all the books (great stuff!) but for the project, we went back, re-read parts and post'it every page with a critical detail. We believe every single detail about these characeters are in the pieces :P If not, do tell!

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_UHag1X6JMwE/TOw6yAVEbSI/AAAAAAAAABM/KY_MJnOWC0A/s1600/Colm_Corbec_Oan_Mkoll_collage+copy.jpg
Both of 'em.

They're up on Coolminiornot too!
http://www.coolminiornot.com/265203
and
http://www.coolminiornot.com/265201

Update: Here's Kara Swole and Tona Criid!
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_UHag1X6JMwE/TSYzl3W3fgI/AAAAAAAAAEg/sK6zXm2exe0/s1600/Kara_Criid_01.jpg

Feel free to rate 'em! :D

/Mange & Viggo

Corvussanctus
02-12-2010, 20:47
Nice! :yes:
But aren't the lasguns a little bit...tiny?

Horus Aximand
02-12-2010, 21:54
Not really. In Warhammer (and Inquisitor at that) the weapons are far larger than they would actually be due to the properties of 'Heroic Scaling'. If you look at any real-life weapon they would look roughly the same size as depicted here.

Personally, I think these are BEAUTIFUL models, and thoroughly well done. I expect good things from you, good sir!

ss_cherubael
02-12-2010, 22:43
Looking very very cool! dont forget the tatts though, the blue tanith star bursts/dragons etc

TeamLando
02-12-2010, 23:13
Nice! :yes:
But aren't the lasguns a little bit...tiny?

Yeah, I guess they're kinda right. might be a little tiny still but yeh, they're were to heavy for the armature anyway, so if I would've made them bigger it would mean problems xD
But as aximand said, I think they're kinda right.



Personally, I think these are BEAUTIFUL models, and thoroughly well done. I expect good things from you, good sir!
Thanks! We'll be working hard on the new ones!


Looking very very cool! dont forget the tatts though, the blue tanith star bursts/dragons etc
I didn't, kinda, trying to keep it as canon as possible, it does not say that corbec has got small start or so, like Rawne, but he does have those spirals on his arms, so they're in. It says nothing on Mkoll, but seeing every tanith has one, and seeing Abnett mentiong Mkolls former wife by name if found the idea of tattooing her name like som kinda marriage ritual from old tanith to be pretty cool :)

Wolf Scout Ewan
03-12-2010, 00:19
Amazing! Not enough words yet...

tuesday_the_pixie
03-12-2010, 00:46
This is really something. The expressions and poses are so evocative :)

jayman
03-12-2010, 03:25
I like the idea of small lasguns being more practical. Bit like truescale marines with normal sized bolters. I have always thought that 25mm 40k models weapons were a bit big.

Awesome models btw. The clothing actually looks like leather! Maybe a slight gloss to the skin might make it look a bit more fleshy but maybe get a second opinion, just in case that idea is stupid.

Corvussanctus
03-12-2010, 08:10
hmm...okay, but i think the wooden stock of the gun is still to short, with these muscular arms they won' be able to comfortly rest the gun against the shoulder and squeeze the trigger.

TeamLando
03-12-2010, 08:33
Awesome models btw. The clothing actually looks like leather! Maybe a slight gloss to the skin might make it look a bit more fleshy but maybe get a second opinion, just in case that idea is stupid.
Great, we were kinda going for that feel :P Especially on the laspistol cases.


This is really something. The expressions and poses are so evocative :)
Thanks! Alot of work were put into the faces and expressions @_@


Amazing! Not enough words yet...
DO come back when you find some more xD





hmm...okay, but i think the wooden stock of the gun is still to short, with these muscular arms they won' be able to comfortly rest the gun against the shoulder and squeeze the trigger.

One other thing to point out, is that that is no lasgun actually, it's a las-carbine MK III, which apparently (according to the Dark Heresy pictures and some other sources, miniatures as well) are shoter in lenght than the lasgun :O
Tanith apparently carries "Mark III lasrifles" (mentioned severeal times in the books" which apparently are the same as mar III las-carbines/rifles. That of the cadias for example are apparently mark IV which are bigger, borader and longer :)

BUt I still agree to the fact that I made them too small xD

Guess the arms became kinda too big to actually xD then again Abanett describes them as "tree trunks" on severeal locations :P


Oh, and while we're on the subject, the color of the stock, that of Nalwood, I actually asked Dan himself what color Nalwood was, couldn't find it in the books :D
It's teak, apparently!

Korras
03-12-2010, 09:49
I must say.. wow.

and I wonder, if you asked Abnett about the color of Nalwood, did you also show him the end result? one would wonder how he would react, heh.

Dullmohawk
03-12-2010, 09:49
Amazing sculpts man!
Oan looks a bit like he's about to sit down though, but other than that, nothing to knock!

Keep it going!

TeamLando
03-12-2010, 10:44
I must say.. wow.

and I wonder, if you asked Abnett about the color of Nalwood, did you also show him the end result? one would wonder how he would react, heh.
Yeah, I did, he thought they were "cool and fantastic" :P
I'll be asking him to post them on his blog later, so that the fans can truly say their say.


Amazing sculpts man!
Oan looks a bit like he's about to sit down though, but other than that, nothing to knock!

Keep it going!

Haha yeah, d'oh! I know, I was going for bending forward like he's about to jump you at first, but it kinda messed up in the end, and when I had to drill him to the base (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_UHag1X6JMwE/TO5lJ76jmTI/AAAAAAAAABc/8reEoTQoiKs/s1600/DSC03854.JPG) the screw kinda said "to hell with this! I'm sitting where I damn well please" so he kinda ended up like that :P
But I still wanted to show him from that angle that gives it away( the sides) so well, yeah :)


Thanks for all the comments, please do keep em coming, questions about hows and why and stuff like that, it's always good fun to answer! :D

Vex
04-12-2010, 14:02
I thought Oan looked like he was leaning against a wall. Like the back of the shelf where he'll be displayed.
When will the `to scale' Chimera for them be done?

Dullmohawk
04-12-2010, 15:20
Hah, yeah, he looks cool though, kinda like I pictured him myself.
Can we see the greens of Colm and Oan? I just noticed the regimental badges on the cloaks: awesome.

have you shown them to Dan yet? I'm pretty sure he'll be thrilled!

TeamLando
04-12-2010, 17:34
EDIT: The pictures were enourmous. Had to link em instead.

Ok, here are the "greens" rathger greys, before they were painted :P
I guess one can see them, and alot of other WIPS (as well as zbrush meshes as said) over at the artblog: http://teamlandoprogress.blogspot.com/
But here are the pictures directly:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_UHag1X6JMwE/TNHWuP4LKCI/AAAAAAAAABA/a_szsNat6gs/s1600/corbec_wip_pic.JPG
Colm Corbec Early Wips - Unpainted

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_UHag1X6JMwE/TNHWvPkKRzI/AAAAAAAAABE/HqESlSYFAUE/s1600/mkoll_wip_pic.JPG
Oan Mkoll Early Wips - Unpainted

Both unpainted (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_UHag1X6JMwE/TM6jRJXzvnI/AAAAAAAAAAw/_e2V7VSsph4/s1600/CorbecMkoll.jpg)

And oh yeah, we drew up two fast concept too for this, here they are:
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_UHag1X6JMwE/TM6jtf2qLMI/AAAAAAAAAA4/BPtl7AtXBvw/s1600/mkoll-concept.JPG

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_UHag1X6JMwE/TM6jqdUxmpI/AAAAAAAAAA0/FeyBGlBs6Ag/s1600/Concept_Colm_Corbec_13.jpg

And alot of WIPS, on the base etc can be found here: http://teamlandoprogress.blogspot.com/2010/11/tanith-first-and-only-colm-corbec-and.html

Enjoy!


I thought Oan looked like he was leaning against a wall. Like the back of the shelf where he'll be displayed.
When will the `to scale' Chimera for them be done?
Damn it! That could've solved my problem :P I'd just had to create a wall of some sort from plasticard or something.....but I guess that would've covered my cloak to much, and I liked the splatter mud effect it had :P
The chimera eh....hmm we'll see O_O


Hah, yeah, he looks cool though, kinda like I pictured him myself.
Can we see the greens of Colm and Oan? I just noticed the regimental badges on the cloaks: awesome.

have you shown them to Dan yet? I'm pretty sure he'll be thrilled!
Great that I nailed your picture of him, Mkoll doesn't have much to go on in the books really. Short beard, hair, early fifties some minor details and such. But I hope he's like everyones version of him haha :P
Mine was actually quite different before I read up on the details for some reason xD

The greens can be seen above :) Not so much green as grey tho! Made them from Super Sculpey, and I made the small details, like the regimental badge for instance, out of green stuff!
And yeah, Dan have seen them, he thought they were "Fantastic!" :P Whihc of course fuels my fires!

Lavadude360
05-12-2010, 17:51
Larkin is where it's at ;)

Intrepid Adventurer
05-12-2010, 20:10
Absolutely. Stunning.

But...

BRING US KARA SWOLE!!!

alphachicken
06-12-2010, 18:41
wow bravo, the level of detail, the painting and the love given into these are just amazing.

My only critism would be the faces, but they're probably the hardest part to do, and you've done quite well, they just could be better I guess.

Other than that, these put a very nice smile on my face as a reader of the series, thank you :)

TeamLando
07-12-2010, 01:01
Absolutely. Stunning.

But...

BRING US KARA SWOLE!!!

Haha, in Due time, I hope here and Creed are to everyones liking, they're were so frikkin hard to make, I dunno if I succeeded in the end but they turned out OK I guess :P
Harder to sculpt than the men, absolutely.


wow bravo, the level of detail, the painting and the love given into these are just amazing.

My only critism would be the faces, but they're probably the hardest part to do, and you've done quite well, they just could be better I guess.

Other than that, these put a very nice smile on my face as a reader of the series, thank you :)

Thanks! I did put alot of love into the painting and the detail, all for the fans, and the fact that I'm a fan, so glad that you liked em!
Concerning the faces, oh yes they are definitely the hardest part of the whole sculpt, I redid Mkolls face from scratch (that is, after calling it done, and than not being pleased the day after) three (!) times! And at long last I thought that this one was ok. It's not great, but it's ok Kinda way.

One shall point out, and I've probably said thsi before, that these two are my
very first humans that I ever sculpted. Ever. My only super sculpey experience before these two were two dwarfs (http://teamlando.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d2wu6qf) :D
http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/232/0/b/Sculpey_Warhammer_Dwarfs_by_TeamLando.jpg


And those guys were "easy". Dwarfs are waaaay in my comfort zone, and if one messed up the anatomy, one can always cover it up with muscle mass and beard :P

glenning
07-12-2010, 21:20
Pretty cool man! Have you ever thought of getting into customizing 1/6 figures?

I do, it's pretty fun! One of my figs;http://sixtharmygroup.com/portal/viewtopic.php?t=18719&highlight=tandorian

TeamLando
08-12-2010, 11:01
Pretty cool man! Have you ever thought of getting into customizing 1/6 figures?

I do, it's pretty fun! One of my figs;http://sixtharmygroup.com/portal/viewtopic.php?t=18719&highlight=tandorian

Whoa, looks cool man :D and sure seems like great fun.
For this project however I will focus on building everything from he ground and up, because I'll learn so much about anatomy, form an function by building the actual parts myself :D
But yeah, cool stuff!

TeamLando
21-12-2010, 09:43
Small update before Christmas, here a photo of the WIP figures of Tona Criid and Kara Swole :)
If one visits our Art Blog (http://teamlandoprogress.blogspot.com/2010/12/wip-update-before-christmas.html) one can find pictures of these girls done in Zbrush aswell! :D
These were crazily hard to do, but we're pretty pleased with the result!

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_UHag1X6JMwE/TQvsnhQ-FwI/AAAAAAAAAEA/f9LZZ8abqbY/s1600/KaraSwole.jpg

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_UHag1X6JMwE/TQvsoC81_NI/AAAAAAAAAEE/-mr4nItSxNQ/s1600/TonaCriid.jpg

Here you can see my Green Stuff patchings aswell :P
They're actually spray painted black atm!

icecream boy
21-12-2010, 23:19
You sir are a genius :eek: The attention to detail you have put into this is just wonderful. It's great to see masterpieces like this from true fans of the game and universe.

Intrepid Adventurer
23-12-2010, 10:16
The girls are awesome, but I can see where you say they were harder to do than the guys. The men look better... but I can't put my finger on it.

That's not to say it's not insanely well sculpted. You guys are true artists!

TeamLando
23-12-2010, 10:48
You sir are a genius :eek: The attention to detail you have put into this is just wonderful. It's great to see masterpieces like this from true fans of the game and universe.
Thanks, appreciation from the community keeps one going for those fan-loving details. It's all in the details, I say! Atleast when you're trying to recreate something that another person have described :)
By a true fan for the true fans so to say eh :)


The girls are awesome, but I can see where you say they were harder to do than the guys. The men look better... but I can't put my finger on it.

That's not to say it's not insanely well sculpted. You guys are true artists!

Yeah, I definitely see what you mean, and I'm not as pleased with them as I am with the guys (but just like you said, not to say that I don't like them, I'm still proud of them :))
The thing with sculpting men in general for me is that, well, it's basicly easier :P
The faces we're especially hard, you can't give it character by adding a billion lines and creases like you can on the old guys :P
Anatomically or whatevs. Plus if you screw something up you can almost always get away with it by covering it with a beard or adding muscle, can't really do that with a girl in a catsuit :P

But yeah, thanks for the great comments, I hope the paint (which I will start with around new yers) will make these girls cool.

Corvussanctus
23-12-2010, 10:52
Hey, looking good, but still the old problem of the "hangover". They all lean backwards. :)
But still looking great. :yes: :yes: :yes:

TeamLando
24-12-2010, 10:04
Hey, looking good, but still the old problem of the "hangover". They all lean backwards. :)
But still looking great. :yes: :yes: :yes:

Thanks :)
And yeah, they got that aswell, it's a real problem, when they become so damn big while not baked, they kinda weigh themselves down the marquette stick, and get all f'ed. I think one can bake parts of them, as you go, but I haven't been able to test that thoery yet due to the tight time schedule of the project. I will test it on my coming "free"-projects. But I think I actually fixed them pretty well when based (as one might notice, they are not on these pictures :P) becuase the feet actually broke (!) when I tried to fasten them, so I got another chance at the feet, so to speak. With green stuff.
Oh well, you'll see next time I'll upload WIPs ;)

Thanks for the comments and feedback guys, really motivating!

TeamLando
07-01-2011, 00:34
Whoa, here's an update, thge ladies are done. Kinda pleased wiht them, they were really hard to do! As always, somethings could be better, but I'm overall pleased with the result. getting bigger, badder and better :)

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_UHag1X6JMwE/TSYzl3W3fgI/AAAAAAAAAEg/sK6zXm2exe0/s1600/Kara_Criid_01.jpg


Comment away.

Next up, Gregor Eisenhorn O_O