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#101 Breunor

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Posted 10 September 2003 - 07:47 AM

NOTICE!

As a general informal announcement, we're asking that the various concept threads for the aliens focus more on posting concepts right now, rather than requesting tweaks to other artist's concepts. Rather than taking each concept and tweaking it as it comes in, let's leave it up to the artist to present their idea, and if you'd prefer a change to it, either modify the posted image to show what you mean (and that becomes another concept), or PM the artist about getting the files if that would make it easier to do. Some threads have lots of posts with tiny tweaks to essentially the same concept pic, which makes the contect very cyclic.

Thanks!

Also, please read:
http://www.xcomufo.c...?showtopic=2355

#102 Jenny

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Posted 13 November 2003 - 07:02 AM

Those are some REALLY nice models Crix, keep it up!
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#103 fux0r666

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Posted 18 August 2004 - 04:35 PM

Here is my shot at the Spawn. C&C welcome. I have no idea where to put this thing and was too lazy to paint a bg so for now he's in the grey abyss that all of my monsters reside in. hehe.

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Here I go an angry brother gonna make his move
But can I buck him in the city so I never lose?
See I'm a get him in the crowd with a couple heavies
And lay the barrel to the ground, hold the gat steady
And now I'm ready for my adversary, talk is cheap
I'm looking for a way to make a plan gonna keep it neat
So don't be telling me to get the non-violent spirit
'cause when I'm violent is the only time the devils hear it
'cause all I want to see is m****f***ing brains hanging


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#104 Breunor

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Posted 19 August 2004 - 08:56 AM

The spindly shape fits with these things quickly forming in the human host and bursting out. Insect-like speed too, which fits.

For those wondering why we're looking at this again, we never received the models for the previous concept, so we're having to start over on this.

Nice concept fux, do you see this thing dropping to more than 2 legs when moving? I think it would look good that way, but still be able to stand on 2 when attacking prey.

#105 fux0r666

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Posted 19 August 2004 - 02:55 PM

We're revising the design to assure that all of the alien concepts and models are brought up to the same exacting standards of the recent designs.

The way the legs are configured I don't really see it crawling... I don't suppose that it would be out of the question, though.

Here I go an angry brother gonna make his move
But can I buck him in the city so I never lose?
See I'm a get him in the crowd with a couple heavies
And lay the barrel to the ground, hold the gat steady
And now I'm ready for my adversary, talk is cheap
I'm looking for a way to make a plan gonna keep it neat
So don't be telling me to get the non-violent spirit
'cause when I'm violent is the only time the devils hear it
'cause all I want to see is m****f***ing brains hanging


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#106 Vaaish

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Posted 19 August 2004 - 02:58 PM

I think it would look great with a bit more "muscular" lets and the feet redesigned to look less like the hands.

#107 fux0r666

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Posted 19 August 2004 - 07:26 PM

Hmm... I was at a loss for what to do with its hands and feet. The reason I went with pincers is because the original had them and they are the furthest things from hands that are still hands.. but also resemble blades. I wanted to create an ambiguity between the hands and feet- as much as there is between the 'hands' and 'feet' of crustacea or apes. The feet are very similar but slightly different. To be honest, I am quite happy with the hands and feet the way they are... Other than how I have them, I don't see how I can change them without changing the hands.. and don't get me wrong, I'm not very partial to the pincer design- but to what?

There is a great danger here in making this thing look like a genestealer of WH40k fame (which it already partially resembles, to my embarassment) or a xenomorph from aliens. The resemblence would only increase if the creature was thicker. Part of the problem is that it's already a genestealer/xenomorph in function- only the effects of the seeding are much more rapid.

Suggestions as to alternate forms of the hands and feet are welcome.

Edited by fux0r666, 19 August 2004 - 07:29 PM.


Here I go an angry brother gonna make his move
But can I buck him in the city so I never lose?
See I'm a get him in the crowd with a couple heavies
And lay the barrel to the ground, hold the gat steady
And now I'm ready for my adversary, talk is cheap
I'm looking for a way to make a plan gonna keep it neat
So don't be telling me to get the non-violent spirit
'cause when I'm violent is the only time the devils hear it
'cause all I want to see is m****f***ing brains hanging


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#108 Vaaish

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Posted 19 August 2004 - 08:38 PM

Maybe a splayed pincer to add something like a heel to it or working with the ankle to make it look less like a bent out of shape hand.

or try adding a spur to the back of the foot for support.

Thinking about it the biggest issue with the feet is that they don't seem to provide the necessary support to keep the critter from falling over backwards. If it were able to stand upright it seems as if its balance would be extremely fragile.

#109 fux0r666

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Posted 19 August 2004 - 08:46 PM

I'll try adding a heel like projection from the carapace behind its toes.

Here I go an angry brother gonna make his move
But can I buck him in the city so I never lose?
See I'm a get him in the crowd with a couple heavies
And lay the barrel to the ground, hold the gat steady
And now I'm ready for my adversary, talk is cheap
I'm looking for a way to make a plan gonna keep it neat
So don't be telling me to get the non-violent spirit
'cause when I'm violent is the only time the devils hear it
'cause all I want to see is m****f***ing brains hanging


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#110 fux0r666

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Posted 08 September 2004 - 03:35 AM

It doesn't make sense that it would rest on its carapace, actually... I don't really see the balance problem. It's running as if it's on its tip toes like the other bipeds on the planet (excluding the partially bipedal primates).

Here I go an angry brother gonna make his move
But can I buck him in the city so I never lose?
See I'm a get him in the crowd with a couple heavies
And lay the barrel to the ground, hold the gat steady
And now I'm ready for my adversary, talk is cheap
I'm looking for a way to make a plan gonna keep it neat
So don't be telling me to get the non-violent spirit
'cause when I'm violent is the only time the devils hear it
'cause all I want to see is m****f***ing brains hanging


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