HARDCORE MODELING!: 80's Cartoon: He-Man & BattleCat Diorama

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Old 03 March 2009   #1
HARDCORE MODELING!: 80's Cartoon: He-Man & BattleCat Diorama

Hi, my entry would be a diorama from He-Man & the Masters of the Universe.
The basic idea would be He-Man in a heroic pose riding on a rearing BattleCat.

I would be referencing from paintings by Earl Norem, and actual MOTU toys.

Hopefully the model would turn out as inspiring as the paintings.
Old 03 March 2009   #2
some work-in-progress of He-Man, more revisions needed

and BattleCat, just roughing out the forms for now, 1st time making a muscular cat, should be fun. I'm using the toy as reference, unable to find photos for such a muscular cat.

Old 03 March 2009   #3
A paint-over to test the proportions before making the costume

Seems pretty decent
Old 03 March 2009   #4
loved it.

what program are you using for modeling?
Old 03 March 2009   #5
Very nice work so far!

Your anatomy looks rather weird in some places though, ie in the quadriceps area (the rectus femoris seems way to big and the vastus medials appears to be attaching to the wrong place on its upper insertion) as well as the serratus and brachioradialis. Judging from this angle, the tibia does not seem to have its characteristic curvature. Just my two cents.

"Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do."-Bruce Lee

Old 03 March 2009   #6
hi Azereus, thank you, i'm using max & zbrush.
hi TheRazorsEdge, i really appreciate this kind of feedback, thank you!

BattleCat Update:
Old 03 March 2009   #7
its looking good man !! good luck
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Old 03 March 2009   #8
akhenaten: thanks, good luck to you too!

Here's an update

a pose test, any comments would be most helpful ,
Old 03 March 2009   #9
hey omnilight!

man it's good to see you've entered....it was your dragon ball z work that was the base inspiration for me entering this challenge...

i can see a lot of similarities in your he-man anatomy and your goku anatomy and thats only a good thing...cos its nice and stylised and awesome...

look forward to following this one....

any new dbz stuff in the works as well? i check your site every now and then but there hasn't been an update recently
Old 03 March 2009   #10
robo3687: hey, your models are looking great so far, looking forward to your final entry. i didnt have much time for personal projects until recently, so no updated dbz models yet, thanks for dropping by!
Old 03 March 2009   #11
Looks like a very cool pose! To my eyes, the guy looks like he is just about to loose balance and fall off though. Bending him a tad forward at the waist might fix that. For some reason it also looks to me as if the beasty is trying to throw him off, rather then rising/charging with him. Maybe fixing the angle of the head can correct that.

"Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do."-Bruce Lee

Old 03 March 2009   #12

finally an update!
Old 04 April 2009   #13
quick update with test paint over, he's got an axe attached to his back, shield in left hand

Old 04 April 2009   #14
beginnings of the battlecat armour, added teeth, tongue and claws too.

Old 04 April 2009   #15
It's perfect!
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