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11 November 2008, 05:13 PM
Glen Gramling is entered in the "Steampunk Myths and Legends" update: View Challenge Page (

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11 November 2008, 11:43 PM (

On the right is an advanced sentient android. On the left is its SteamPunk Spaceship.

The android has a Warp drive self contained in its body, therefor does not technically need the ship for travel. The android, however enjoys the mechanics of the ship and enjoys working on it. He thinks of it much how a modern day mechanic would think of his or her own car, a form of self expression and art form. It also makes for a hospitable environment when having guests.

11 November 2008, 03:55 AM (

Another quick sketch of My Steampunk Space ship. I haven't quite worked out the composition and story yet, any suggestions would be great.

11 November 2008, 08:48 PM (

I have been playing with this concept for a while and it just solidified that this would be the perfect opportunity to use it.

Basically about a space fairing Johnny Appleseed that travels to barren planets and gives them life.

11 November 2008, 09:29 PM (

Last quick concept sketch, time to start modeling.

11 November 2008, 10:14 PM (

Early alien model

11 November 2008, 10:58 PM
I read your post Glen, and I felt to was in the previous challenge "uplift universe".
What about myth ? Just a question, you look very well organised ( for sure it's a quality to work with 3D )

11 November 2008, 11:15 PM
Forgive me im not sure i understand your question. :sad:

Are you saying you feel this fits in the Uplift universe better?
I didnt realy think about that, but i guess your right it does make sense as an Uplift story.

The Myth and Legend is Johnny Appleseed, he was a man that would travel around America teaching and convincing people to plant trees.

I appreciate the comment but youve just instilled alot of doubt in me :shrug:

Maybe i should rethink it.

11 November 2008, 11:19 PM
Arg ! sorry I didn't wanted to put some doubt in your mind.
Just a cultural issue, cause here I didn't know this legend, and I read it as a "name" without any other sens for me. It will remind for my thread to not take some old french legend, or nobody will understand. I have to think for "multicultural" legend and myth.

11 November 2008, 11:22 PM
You deffinately have a point there, maybe i should also go for a more well known legend. We still have plenty of time to rethink our ideas right :wip:

11 November 2008, 11:44 PM
Sorry to share my doubt, but I'm seeking too some good concept too before dive and invest a lot of hours in this contest. This evening, I read how other challenger took this instructions and start the contest. Very instructive and great to can interact with them.

EDIT : I have my answer, and sorry to share doubt about :
your idea totally feet in the instruction cause of the completion information of the link above...

11 November 2008, 12:29 AM
Allas the doubt you have given me, has inspired me.

I have a new idea i think is much better fitted for what i want to do. Let me do some research and ill post more details.

11 November 2008, 12:48 AM (

I think this is Better suited for this challenge.

A Steam Punk Don Quixote. This will have somewhat of an astronaut farmer feel to it. I want to keep my concept of steampunk space travel so this Don Quixote will be venturing out into space with his Steam Ship.

11 November 2008, 09:01 PM (

This is the early head sculpt of Don Quixote, he still needs some work before im happy with him, and also hair.

11 November 2008, 09:06 PM
Ho man, I had exactly the same idea (Steampunked Don Quixote). :)
I'll have to think about something else...

11 November 2008, 09:08 PM
hehe,.. I don't mind, it would be cool to see someone else's take on him.

11 November 2008, 09:14 PM
Im not sure it is allowed by the contests rules.
Anyway, Im still not sure Ill participate.
good luck.

11 November 2008, 02:28 AM (

Nearly done with the head

11 November 2008, 02:59 AM
nice sketches, you have some intersting ideas, good luck

11 November 2008, 05:25 AM (

Im much more comfortable as an organic model than non, so im kinda dreading the gears and such. But thats why i wanted to do this challenge in the first place. Hopefully i can work through it

11 November 2008, 09:51 AM
Im not sure it is allowed by the contests rules.Anyway, Im still not sure Ill participate.good luck.
Of course to poeple can choose the same myth or legend.

GlenGramling >> Look very promising and very interresting subject. The head looks already good.

11 November 2008, 12:28 PM
i love donquixote and love the first stuff u post here!

11 November 2008, 06:04 PM
Thanks guys.

Im trying to keep a foward progression, and even though i dont have my entire scene worked out i will try to continue to work on something.

11 November 2008, 04:54 AM (

I don't know if im going to have the helm on him or not in the final shot, but i think having it in the scene will help express whats going on.

11 November 2008, 01:01 AM
As I was reading through your post I really liked your johnny appleseed idea - Not that I don't like your current work with the Don. I have been trying to come up with an idea that someone hasn't used and you came up with 2!

Good luck

01 January 2009, 04:59 AM (

Well i really need to get on the ball with this if i plan on finishing in time. However because i see quite a few Don Q's showing up from other people, im going to revert back to my original idea of Johnny Appleseed.

Mr Appleseed will be teaching some steambots how to plant, similar to the image below.

01 January 2009, 08:05 PM (

I'm kinda struggling with this because ive never been the best non organic modeler, but i think he is coming along nicely so far.

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