Steampunk Myths and Legends Entry: Dennis Jensen


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Latest Update: Finished Video: Pheidippides - Final


Some research I did today. I found some interesting things. Check out these sites:

Both sites very usefull.


Hey! great reserach! thanks!


Some drawings to see proportions.


Working on some details.

I might rework the proportions again.


I like the global look of your robot so far :slight_smile:

The steam iron-man is very nice ! Maybe this pic may help you too, just in case of :

And good luck !


samsanca: Thx for your comment :slight_smile:

I thought that my robot might look a bit too much like The Iron Giant.

Nice concept, Im not sure if im gonna do that much details, because I’m not that much into modellering so many details :slight_smile:

Okay, so the story Im doing is the legend of Pheidipides, With the Marathon run is named after. Copy/paste from wiki:

The name marathon comes from the legend of Pheidippides, a Greek messenger. The legend states that he was sent from the town of Marathon to Athens to announce that the Persians had been defeated in the Battle of Marathon.[2] It is said that he ran the entire distance without stopping and burst into the assembly, exclaiming “Νενικήκαμεν” (Nenikékamen, ‘We have won.’) before collapsing and dying.


Some sketches, with details.


I think this should be the final proportions of my character. I did som other sketches but the strokes was very bad when I scanned it in.


Hey Dennis.
It looks cool. Are you gonna storyboard the story before you start production, or are you just gunna jump right into it?


Thanks !!!

Yea, I’m gonna do at storyboard soon :slight_smile: when i got the time, just to get a idea of the hole thing.


So the first sequence of my short is finished. I just pulled of some quick zoomes and cuts.

We come to a galaxy, in a “castle” where we see the silout of a king. He calls he best soldier. But it turns out that he isnt that good, and a bit clumsy. So he almost breaks a statue. The king is impatient, and the soldier salutes resulting in him dropping the statue. The King gives the soldier the message.

I’m not sure about the clumsy part, what do you think? I might leave it out.

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A quick sketch where i tried a few colours out. I like these.

I’m trying to keep my character simple. I might add some bolts different places. Time must show :wink:


So I been working on the model. And right now Im at the point that i to tired to work more. So I’m gonna get up tomorrow and se all the mistakes i made :smiley:

Anyway Feedback is welcome.


Working some more on the model. It still needs a lot of details.


Very great modeling work. Modo?

the design really makes me think of robots. Damn i loved that movie.
I hope you’ll add much more steam-punckyness to it cause i’m kind of missing some.

cheers and keep it up



Yea, I made some gears, which is gonna be all over the model :slight_smile: Included with pipes, and other stuff. Its gonna be awesome.

Thx you for your comment.


Hey Dennis.
It looks great so far!
Nice updates. I love the little spring under his foot, cool little detail.


I noticed the spring too and digs it! :slight_smile:

Maybe you should Greek him up a bit though, so it’s easier to see who he is? Like give him some kind of toga with greek patterns on the edges or a “skirt”… That’s what I’m thinking about when someone talks about this legend. A greek guy in nothing but a skirt running, and running…

keep it up. Can’t wait to see what you will do to him!


I been working a bit on it. I think it’s becoming quit good.

Checklist (Todo):

  • Details on hand, leg and feet.
  • Bolts all over the robot.
  • Smoke thingies

And then the model is done :smiley:

I’m not quit sure, if i should unwrap him, it would take ages, but then again, whould the result be cool just with shaders? I not totally sure, any thoughts?