Hunter Feet Revisited…

After building the feet on Tuesday and throwing that out, and building something Wednesday and throwing that out, and today I finally came up with something that works for me.

hunter04.jpg

hunter05.jpg

Some features:

  • The heel has a crampon like claws to better purchase the terrain
  • Three claws in the front legs, and 2 in the back
  • Added overall foot rotation in front
  • Eliminated the circular joint element in the hind leg/foot

I’m happy with the overall design, though I might work on the scale of some of the elements. The profile is nice looking but the front quarter angle makes the head look way too large. I might just fix that kind of stuff per render.

This brings up an artistic note, that while we will see many of these hunters traveling the wilds of the world, I will try and define each of them as individuals through scale changes, and part size differences, damage effects and unique parts/repairs. 

Hunter Feet Revisited…

After building the feet on Tuesday and throwing that out, and building something Wednesday and throwing that out, and today I finally came up with something that works for me.

hunter04.jpg

hunter05.jpg

Some features:

  • The heel has a crampon like claws to better purchase the terrain
  • Three claws in the front legs, and 2 in the back
  • Added overall foot rotation in front
  • Eliminated the circular joint element in the hind leg/foot

I’m happy with the overall design, though I might work on the scale of some of the elements. The profile is nice looking but the front quarter angle makes the head look way too large. I might just fix that kind of stuff per render.

This brings up an artistic note, that while we will see many of these hunters traveling the wilds of the world, I will try and define each of them as individuals through scale changes, and part size differences, damage effects and unique parts/repairs. 

The Hunter Legs

Today I worked on the legs for the Hunter. I like how the shaping is turning out with the joints and arms, but I’m not so happy with the tread feet I created.

If I have to describe why I don’t like it, I’d have to say that it makes him look like some sort of toy – on skates. Not at all what I’m going for. It works on the Bull, but not on this guy.

So tomorrow I’ll scrap the tread feet and work on something a little more aggressive looking.

Why am I posting my mistakes? Beats me.

hunter03.jpg

Back to the Hunter

Back to the hunter creature. Not to be confused with Sam who’s occupation is hunting. Perhaps I have to rename this thing.

Plenty of progress. I worked on the head, the legs, the body and all the joint connections. Here’s some new renders.

 hunter01.jpg

 hunter02.jpg

Lots more to be done:

  • Finish up the legs.
  • Fill out the rear quarters.
  • Fill out the chest some more.
  • Fill out the head.

After I’m done this this guy, I will take some of the design cues I came up with for this model and apply them to the Bull model, since they are of the same family.

Mason Jar Battery

Haven’t posted in a while. I gotta do that. I’ve been working A LOT of small things. I just made this old school mason jar battery this morning.

masonbat.jpg

Other things I’ve been building:

  • Corn Fields
  • Solar Electric Generators
  • The interior for Ammo and Waffles
  • Dirt

It’s time to really get a move on and finish some characters.

More Ammo & Waffles

Well actually just the ammo part. I’ve been dabbling with the Al’s Ammo & Waffle House.

waffles_05.jpg

Some set dressing:

  • Building and adding diner booths
  • Napkin holders
  • Salt and Pepper shakers
  • Syrup dispensers
  • Ammo press
  • Ammo Cans
  • .50 cal bullets

Some structural:

  • Built out the diner counters
  • Framed out the kitchen/workshop
  • Drive through windows
  • Added some a new section of the roof

Some things I need to work on:

  • Cooking grill
  • Waffle irons
  • More dressing for the lived in look

waffles_07.jpg

waffles_08.jpg

waffles_06.jpg

More Ammo & Waffles

Well actually just the ammo part. I’ve been dabbling with the Al’s Ammo & Waffle House.

waffles_05.jpg

Some set dressing:

  • Building and adding diner booths
  • Napkin holders
  • Salt and Pepper shakers
  • Syrup dispensers
  • Ammo press
  • Ammo Cans
  • .50 cal bullets

Some structural:

  • Built out the diner counters
  • Framed out the kitchen/workshop
  • Drive through windows
  • Added some a new section of the roof

Some things I need to work on:

  • Cooking grill
  • Waffle irons
  • More dressing for the lived in look

waffles_07.jpg

waffles_08.jpg

waffles_06.jpg

Another World

I sit here at my computer not knowing what to do. What a culture shock to be home. It’s good to be back, but boy do I love Kauai. That’s the right temperature for me. Great sun, great waters, none of that California, Bay Area ritual of wearing layers.

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