This will be my journey in modeling the two seater mecha Bigfoot from the anime Fang of the Sun Dougram. Also known as Ziyon in the Revell Robotech Defenders series of model kits, but perhaps more well known in the visually altered Battlemaster in the early beginnings of the Battletech strategy game. For this model I will be following the design as it appears in Dougram, later I’ll use it to make the Battlemaster. I will be working In 3DS Max 2015 and photoshop for texturing. Rigging will be done both in MAX and Poser 9. I’m lucky enough to own a 1/72 model and digital calipers to help with the process. The following images are for reference. I believe them to be a larger 1/48th scale model.
Since I’m referencing a physical model I’ve set Max’s units to mm.
The four shoulder guns appear to be a smaller diameter and longer than the reference pics but I chalk that up to the difference between the 1/72 and 1/48 runs.
I think I need to add some extra edges and move points to round out the lower edge of the canopy above the vent area.