View Full Version : Game Art Comp 3: W40K, wraithguard

02 February 2003, 01:36 PM
Hi there!
again on eldar????
yes indeed...
i'm becoming a fan!
next model is a wraithguard, meant to be played in a first person shooter, like UT or Quake!

i know out there, there are some models already...
it will be hard but i'll try doing better!!!!

here are some fotos...

02 February 2003, 01:37 PM
and one more...

02 February 2003, 01:37 PM
one more yet!

02 February 2003, 01:44 PM
Looks good m8
Il be keeping my eye on this one :thumbsup:

02 February 2003, 12:13 PM
here is the first scrap...
:wip: :wip:

02 February 2003, 12:24 PM
Looking good :)


02 February 2003, 10:44 AM
:wip: :wip:
i am starting thinking about the texturing...
some colour scheme to suggest??

02 February 2003, 10:46 AM
some more..

02 February 2003, 11:23 AM
can wait to c the textured version as the model is looking well fine :thumbsup:

02 February 2003, 09:34 AM
He is comming along nicely.


02 February 2003, 11:10 AM
you should stop by a games workshop and pick up the warhammer 40k elder play book those books have tons of awsome pictures in there... of course its pricey for a book though.

the model looks like its coming nicely :)
i can't wait to see them textured.

02 February 2003, 11:11 AM
tnx guys...
here is the almost final model
about 1900 polys without weapon, 2421 with the weapon

02 February 2003, 11:12 AM
and here is the weapon
now with rigging...
any suggestions for the skin?

02 February 2003, 08:57 PM
cool! your haulin keep it up!

02 February 2003, 11:06 AM
yester night after rigging the character (and studying) i was so tired i started playing with renders & shaders...

i'll heve to texturize it sooner or later...
(here is a render with Ink'n Paint and a meshsmooth... nothing important)

still i think this character could fit in a comic huh?
(too much study will burn your brain, just like mine :D )

02 February 2003, 01:28 PM

03 March 2003, 11:58 AM
nice nice! I like the creepy toon render.. i didnt even realize it was 3d till i read it. keep it up , cant wait to see it textured

03 March 2003, 12:55 PM
My favourit coloration would be Black and White with some gold edges. And a start at his left eye, like in clockwork orange ;)

These are also the colours I use. :p

keep on working, looks good!

03 March 2003, 12:51 PM
tnx guy!
i found a cool scheme in black and white...

anyway i'm not sure what u mean with eye...
maybe u mean the gems on the head huh...

hehe i like the idea of the start i'll try it out!

03 March 2003, 01:47 PM
today i bought a Wacom graphire 2

first steps with a pen...

here is the first try! (be kind pliiiiis)
:wip: :wip:

03 March 2003, 03:40 PM
hey krunch. this is progressing really well. starting to look very impressive mate. looking forward to seeing more !! :buttrock:

03 March 2003, 10:54 AM
here the (maybe) final texture!

i think i'll try some more schemes, and now...

on to the weapon.
the matter is that i only had a 256x128 for the head... uhm...
we'll see

03 March 2003, 03:09 AM

03 March 2003, 01:37 PM
Wow, your texturing skills have improved :thumbsup: :bounce:

Have you changed the smoothing groups? because he looks kinda square now.. especially the fingers...

03 March 2003, 02:10 PM

i' working on the shock gun right now... this is the Wip


i'm not sure i like it... i'll try something new tonight :wip:

c&c always welcome!

03 March 2003, 09:11 PM
damn ! Looks good :eek:

No critics but comments:

1. could you show the skin?

2. I read my last reply in here and I also misunderstood it ;) . It was unneccesary (dificult word)

3. Can you make the skinmesh or Texturemap (I don't know properly what it is called. I mean the black/white wires where you draw on) public.
Only to practise and show ideas?

03 March 2003, 12:27 PM
i think this is what u wanted...

03 March 2003, 12:30 PM
and the body...
sorry for the quality i'm not sure i'll upload these to my website...


03 March 2003, 12:10 PM
Nice make some space orcs

03 March 2003, 09:25 PM
Looks great man, I specialy like the second render. Great work :D

03 March 2003, 10:34 PM
I havent seen the updates in awhile.. looks good! cant wait to see the final submission. should be a very strong entry!

03 March 2003, 10:50 PM
the model is very kewl, dont know about the contrast.. but... its too much cartoon, is that what you are trying to do?

03 March 2003, 01:41 AM
I feel like a jerk suggesting it, but isnt his anatomy not like normal eldar wraith guards? Unless they were robotic. Im uber rusty on it. But I thought eldar were actually thin people in metal suits... I was really under that impression. Your model is insanely cool, but Im just one of those guys who looks and looks for something to crit on and all I can think of is that maybe his suit doesnt match how it would normally be. It's a really good model. I havent even read a warhammer 40k codec story or anything in ages, I hardly remember a single detail for the eldar. and they were even my favorite. well, this looks reaalllyyy cool. I wish I could say I made it. later anyways :D

03 March 2003, 05:32 PM
tnx guys!
i'd like to post the last (slight) changes like alpha on the fabric, more details on the feet, some more renders and poses, and so on...
but my website is locked until 30 of march!!!!
(damn..! :cry: )

meanwhile i'll answer you!

first: wraithguards are not real living eldar, but are robots which have a dead eldar warrior soul in their gem (the bigger one on the chest)
there is a bigger and nastier version (4 meters tall), the WraithLord (i think i'll model it soon), which holds the soul of a nobleman eldar.

colours are contrasted and cartoon quite on purpose... well it's not completely realistic but i wanted to imitate somehow the physical models i painted myself with brush and acrylic :bounce:
i'll post in the submission some photographs

i saw some more gloomy model on the web (polycount) and didn't really like it much that's all ...:shrug:

i don't think i'll get a high score in this comp... there are so many beautiful models!
anyway... it's been a pleasure. Lots of motivation, lots of things i've learnt...

i'll try to post on monday...


03 March 2003, 12:01 AM
ooh sweet :D

i love wh40k... well i dont play... but the art work of John Blanche is great and the models they do are very good too. I hop your planning to make a Dreadnaught? :p

03 March 2003, 11:28 PM
Cool model. It would be cool with a fps 40k computer game sometime. Like driving rhinos droping of marines to attack some orcs or chaos :P.

03 March 2003, 10:41 AM
ok the web is unlocked!
now u can see my submission on the proper thread (man the crow rocks! and so does the carnotaur!)

here are my last renders


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