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11 November 2010, 09:02 PM
Hello fellow modellers,

A new month a new concept. I've seen this concept for a steampunk train quite some time ago, and I fell in love with it. I mean, it's huge!

So, this month we're doing a steampunk train. The authors website is (, so feel free to check out other of his amazing work.

And as you can see, there's only one view, so try to visualise how it looks from the top and front view. I hope this won't be too difficult :)

Time limit is 5 hours. As before shading, texturing and lightning are not included in the time limit and are optional. So you can spend as much as time on them as you want.

Please post your WIPs, problems, comments about your or others workflow in this thread.

Have fun modelling!

11 November 2010, 09:06 AM
You know steampunk is something that I am really starting to like, not sure why but it kind of gives you room for inventive thinking I guess..

Awesome concept MSus. :)

11 November 2010, 11:56 AM
Uh, I'll give it a try in the afternoon. Speedmodelling... I'm curious.

11 November 2010, 11:59 AM
I'll give it a try too, promised =)

11 November 2010, 10:25 PM
Phew, that was nearly enough time. One hour or two more hours and this might have become a pretty neat model, for my standarts... well, it's practise I guess.

11 November 2010, 02:59 AM
Phew, that was nearly enough time. One hour or two more hours and this might have become a pretty neat model, for my standarts... well, it's practise I guess.

Nice work Fillet, keep it up!

11 November 2010, 11:56 AM
Hi, im rather new to modeling, anyway im trying to participate in this since steampunk is a cool theme^^. I took all 5 hours but couldnt finish it, anyways here is my model: ( (

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11 November 2010, 12:41 PM
Love the entries, looks good.

If you're guys run out of time, you can always finish the model and post it here. Just post the "finishing" time as well :)

I love steampunk. It's steam, it's punk, it's awesome.

11 November 2010, 12:57 PM
i planned on finishing it anyway since its good practice^^

11 November 2010, 04:19 PM
Ooooh la la! I'm looking forward to this one!

@Fillet: Nice work! Way to get the base forms in.

11 November 2010, 10:58 PM
Awesome work guys, hope that I can find some time next week for the concept. :)

11 November 2010, 07:36 PM
Hey guys, I put in another few (7) hours, to get the undercarriage and some minor details right. The concept didn't really make sense down there... ah, it's so ahrd to stop working on a model...

11 November 2010, 01:48 PM
fillet, awesome, keep going. :)

11 November 2010, 05:46 PM
I have spent some time on this, so I thought i could make an update: about 20hrs or so ;) ( (

11 November 2010, 06:33 PM
Woot, awesome! I love your interpretation of the passenger part! And also how you integrated that wierd wheel that didn't make any sense to me into the chassis.

11 November 2010, 08:58 PM
Hey guys, it's up to like 17 hours now and I think I'm calling it done. It's not like I'm entirely happy with the detail, but I like it. Enjoy!

11 November 2010, 12:57 PM
You put in much more detail i had^^ looks very realistic especially the mechanical part to move the train.

11 November 2010, 03:31 PM
Oh wow, I've done about an hour or so on it, and it looks horrible. Once I started working on it I realised that you really need a good concept to work from, because figuring it out where each piece goes takes a lot of time. That's a good lesson for me for our next concept SMCs.

Now you guys just need to put some textures on it, render and put it in your portfolio :)

11 November 2010, 04:02 PM
I'd love to see you giving it a try, Miha. Try this ( as a reference for the gear.

11 November 2010, 09:51 PM
Started and came halfway today, think I am gonna aim for a low poly version. What I am striving for is to simplify forms to be able to solve them better. I think it is too easy to add things that doesn't need to be there, really challenging things that.
I guess that comes down to topology aswell, sure is difficult though.

Bigger Version:

2 hours and 30 minutes this far, need to solve some things better and hopefully I will make it so that I can add all the cables within timeframe. lol. :)

11 November 2010, 12:21 AM
Nice, clean topology and good shapes so far. 2,5h for this progress is quite impressive.

11 November 2010, 06:08 PM
fillet, appreciate it thank you. :)

Damn, I had some arrays which I forgot to apply when I joined the mesh, really pisses me off. I lost some ladder steps and some details on the balcony and some bars on the back of the train.
Well lol you get to see the start of the ladders in the finished one here, beginning of the array.
Btw I freestyled some parts....

Bigger Version

5 Hours, SteamTrain

11 November 2010, 08:43 PM
I used the train model for this beneath, a wannabe bookcover sketch for another forum.
A mix of 3d and 2d. :)


11 November 2010, 10:25 AM
Yey, actually got a bit of free time in the past week, and started doing the train. This is about an hour and 20 minutes of work. I've kept making mistakes and redid the whole front part a couple of times. It really shows that I haven't been doing my 3D homework.

I just hope, that I'll be able to finish it. Keeping my fingers crossed.

God, is that your drawing?

11 November 2010, 07:58 PM
Yea it is. :)
I like what you have so far, really like what you did with the steam top thingy. :)


11 November 2010, 01:57 AM
Amazing entries, guys! I'm havent been active on the forum for quite a while but I'm definetely going to join in the challenge before the end of the month.. Now if I can get some time off in this crazy end of semester at school!

You all give me such a drive with the hard work! Bravo!

11 November 2010, 03:38 AM
God of Zilla that looks amazing as always! Keep up the great work! Actually all of these posts are great! I love these challenges!

11 November 2010, 05:41 PM
Doing this today! GREAT CHALLENGE!

11 November 2010, 07:00 PM
Dave, appreciate it thank you. :)

11 November 2010, 06:54 PM
Well, I guess I have to call this done ( Can't tell the how many hours I used on it anymore, must be somewhere between 30 and 50.

11 November 2010, 10:21 PM
phileiden, real awesome there. :)

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