Onmyou's battlesuit hangar - Made the old suit look cool

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Onmyou
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Onmyou's battlesuit hangar - Made the old suit look cool

Post#1 » Jan 15 2008 01:04

After looking at all those cool suits with this contest going on, I wanted to show what I have accomplished (in like half a year? :smile: ) This hasn't got anyting to do with the contest, just to make sure you know.

Well, here it is (front part still needs finishing touch):

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That white thing is supposed to turn into a backpack. Won't be touching that for a while since it won't be for this suit. Thus far this suit has had 4 or 5 versions :P Luckily I made sure to not cut/glue anything before I was absolutely sure. Maybe I should have taken a picture of the lower part too, since it shows an attempt af making it poseable with joints (same as the right shoulder.) However, I'll be scratchbuilding another lower part, the old one makes his waist too big, in my opinion, and I don't like chopping things up unnecessary. The shoulder joints will be cut off and placed more to the back, like here http://www.advancedtautactica.com/viewtopic.php?t=8097 As you can see the neck part is also inspired by that concept art. By the way, I really can't wait till jik continues building it :D !
I've decided on the color already, it's screaming to be white! My army is traditional vomit brown, but it still needs to be white. (I might be changing this opinion in the months to go :P ).

Oh, this is my first suit.

Edit: just noticed XV82 might look strange. I'll look into the naming later.
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Post#2 » Jan 15 2008 02:11

nice clean work. Not sure I follow you yet but that doesn't mean much!

Keep it up!
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The Honda Guy
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Post#3 » Jan 15 2008 10:37

Cool.... me want to see more!!! :)
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Post#4 » Mar 14 2008 02:33

Tiny update.

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After a lot of thinking (took more time then to actually build it :smile: ) I decided on this shape for the shoulders, still have to shape his right one. The plate is the beginning of his new hips. The older one was too broad to my liking. I still don't know how I will connect it to his upper body (the visual thing), any ideas?

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Post#5 » Mar 14 2008 10:32

this is looking decidedly interesting.. logs in for updates..

As for torso connecting, you could review some of the BCC entries, several have some original methods.

~ Tael ;)

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Onmyou
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Re: [WIP] Crisis XV82

Post#6 » May 05 2008 04:25

I'm still not sure about the connecting of the torso, but I'm sure I'll think of something nice :) And the BCC was very helpful ^^

I got the head done today (based on Mr. Cirillo's sketch):

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I really like the head, ok could have been better, but it's so small! I made it this small to get rid of the 'toyish' look. I still have to fill a hole in the back of the head and the space behind the head, but after finishing the head I wasn't really in the mood for that (oh, and those panellines ofcourse. The longer I look at it the more I see unfinished things, and it's only the torso!). You may also notice some really small modifications at the lower part (left side not done yet, right side is round now) and the space under his shoulder (also in previous pic, but I didn't mention it). Both really simple modifications but it makes the suit much more 'muscled', it's also the cheapest conversion ever :P You may not notice it, but this thing consists of 8 parts which aren't glued yet, I hate it when I change my mind after I glue something. I'll have to glue the brown front to finish up that huge gap though.

Suggestions/comments anyone? :)

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Re: [WIP] Crisis XV82

Post#7 » May 05 2008 06:44

Man thats looking good. The head positioning and structure makes him look -fast- even at a stand still. Thanks for the all the step photos, looking forward to your future solutions to the torso and chassis.

The subtle and small neck mounting is very nicely executed.

Good stuff!

~ Tael.

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Re: [WIP] Crisis XV82

Post#8 » May 06 2008 01:26

Very good work for the moment, and yes, many thanks for the steps, it helps the ones (as me ;) ) who are not great converters and wish to have their Cirill'O suits.
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Onmyou
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Re: [WIP] Crisis XV82

Post#9 » May 06 2008 04:43

Thanks for the nice comments :)
I think I have an idea of how to connect the torso to the hips (which I still have to build). I'll make a nicely shaped tube on the hips, then I can just put the torso on that tube (a bit like the left photo). I plan on making it so that I can take off the torso without breaking something. I want to have removable parts for future use (like lights, other ideas and such). Maybe I can even make a joint of the tube, poseable torso!

Oh, I really want to share these videos. This is from RFOnline, an MMORPG. 3 Factions, one of the factions is Bellato, they use MAU (Mass Armored Unit). They really give a good crisis suit feeling (even have the right paint scheme for a T'au army :)). Before I knew of the Cirillo suits I planned on making one of these. The suit I'm making now is still based on the movements of these MAUs, so beautiful. So my suit won't have some sort of heroic pose, just plain but still a powerful look.

2 Trailers of RFOnline with MAUs in them:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fktd4FbvG3E
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOfkrgaSybs

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Re: [WIP] Crisis XV82

Post#10 » May 06 2008 05:34

Guys,

I see a lot of images disappeared from ATT recently... whether it is due image banks cutting the ties (Imageshack and the like) or some other cause (ATT renewal) I don't know...

Would like to see these again for instance ;)

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