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mrgrotey
09-05-2007, 10:48 AM
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Title: War of the Worlds
Name: Michael Grote
Country: United Kingdom
Software: 3ds max, Photoshop

This was an image a long time in coming, i originally wanted to simple model a tripod but it turned into a whole scene. The tripods are from Jeff Waynes Musical version of H.G.Well's The War of the Worlds.

Im currently working on a small animated sequence with the tripod too.

More images on my website

DrZenith
09-06-2007, 11:54 AM
Wow! Why hasn't this image had any comments?! (maybe u need a better thumbnail)

There's so much going on here, so much detail. I love this image. I started modelling one of the Tripods from the new movie a while ago but gave up on it.

Everything about this image is awesome. You've certainly captured the unrelenting nature of the tripods. 5 stars from me.

shkumbinferizi
09-06-2007, 12:12 PM
great image dude, I remember seeing your WIP some time back, I think u nailed it in the end.
Well done!

AndrewMarch
09-06-2007, 07:33 PM
The soldiers are about seventy years out of date. You've depicted Napoleonic fusiliers, from around the 1810's, at the time of HG Wells novel soldiers would have been more like those from the Boer war.

mrgrotey
09-06-2007, 08:06 PM
Thanks guys,

AndrewMarch: Yeah Ive been fully aware of the historical inaccuracies of the soldier uniforms since the earlier stages of making the soldier models, there was a discussion about this that I started on another forum...

http://evilnerfherder.proboards78.com/index.cgi?board=general&action=display&thread=1175951972&page=1

which discussed this subject but it came to the conclusion that it was far nicer and almost more romantic to see the good ol' red coats running about fighting the martians than a bunch of drab khaki uniforms that would fade into the background. And as its only a fun personal project, the neccessity for accuracy isnt really top priority :).

supermarioART
09-07-2007, 09:00 AM
Composition,lighting and colors are awesome!Bravo!:thumbsup:

dEDa
09-07-2007, 02:06 PM
WOW what a good job!
It's a so complete environment, beautiful light and materials, and also I can fell the movement of the characters.
:thumbsup:
dEDa

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