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Ok I said I wasn't going to post this because I wasn't happy with it, but on The Painted Dragon (see sig) I've had some really positive comments that in the cold light of day I can see its not that bad really. Still areas to improve on but I know those, and can work on them.

Concept sketch (not mine, was found on 4chan by a friend)


My 3D representation, completed from sculpt to painted in 11 days.


For more info on the sculpt, or a chat, check my sig. Would be awesome to see some of you guys over there.
 

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And here is the WIPs
Sorry for the huge pics, but it good for you guys to see all the detail and the flaws up close. It helped me as I went along to sit back and analysis each stage.

Heavily filed down legs, which were repositioned at the knees and pinned together.


Arms and head go on... its taking shape


Ut-oh, I hit a problem! Shadowsun's guns (I mean her weapons btw) are massive! I had to make a miniature fusion blaster to fit the scale.


2 Fusion guns and a bra later she hooks up with Barry the Shas La for scale purposes.


Armour starts to go and is proving tricky


More armour and the start of the hands, 2 pence coin really shows how small this piece is to work with.


Starting to look a little feminine with some hair.


Wrist mounts and jet pack added


The jet pack is made from 2 xv8 target locks, a devilfish sensor spine cut up, a fusion gun canister and 2 XV25 target locks, and an xv25 drone controller


And finally with hands and some tidied up details


 

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Well the point was to copy the illustration (not my illustration for anyone who didn't read the text and just skimmed the pics).
 

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I like it. The only thing Im not too sure about is the shape fo the face. Would probably have preferred a slightly thinner, less rounded face but thats my own personal taste. But nice sculpting work none the less.
 

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great sculpting mate given me inspiration to start using the green stuff. thanks

Had quite a few people on other forums say the same. Seems seeing it broken down in to stage by stage WIP pics does illustrate to people its not that difficult to get good results.
 

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well theres no other way to say it, THATS FUCKING AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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I like it. The only thing Im not too sure about is the shape fo the face. Would probably have preferred a slightly thinner, less rounded face but thats my own personal taste. But nice sculpting work none the less.
I have to agree with Humakt here, the face is a tad round considering how narrow the Shas'ui heads seem in comparison. That little niggle aside however, fantastic job!
 

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I like it! Great job on the sculpting, and excellent on the painting! Personally, I've always thought the XV22 was too heavy for her...

-Dirge
 

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yeah, this really is amazing.

well it's kind of a matter of taste with the rather round face. it stays close to the concept which uses an anime like style with those big eyes (i mean the eyes, really) and the round face. i rather like it this way than the way the comparison tau model looks like.

hell, that must be the first tau model i ever saw which i really like :victory:
 

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Actually Dirge, Tau smell with an organ in their mouths. The nasal slit is for breathing purposes only.
 

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Beautiful sculpt...just, uh...be careful digging around for stuff on 4-chan...there's some much less tame stuff by I think the same artist.

Trust me, you don;t want to go there ;-)
 
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