Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Project Hellworm Part 3: Hellworm Needs Your Help!
Old School here with an update/ request for ideas for Project Hellworm, my efforts at a really gross Heldrake replacement for my Death Guard. Let's take a look at the good before we get to the bad.
Alright, so after taking some time off to paint some crons for an upcoming tourney (and getting some tourney practice), I busted out the GS and sculpting tools to add to the Hellworm.
I managed to get most of the lower body taken care of. I also added the flesh that is ripped open on the bottom, which will be where the gun eventually will find it's home.
The area underneath the other barrel has been GS'd and is looking quite nasty.
I have also added in the ripped open back crest, which is exposing the inner coils and body parts within the machine. The GS around it is textured differently since it will be the smooth muscle of the inner worm. I will be adding some skin on the outside of it and the edges tonight.
I am happy with all this stuff ... until the wings.
Man, I was so dead set on these wings, but now, I just don't dig them at all. The fact that they are huge doesn't bother me, it's the look. They just don't work for me right now. I am thinking of going over to the rotors like a blight drone ... or as CVinton has suggested ... letting it fly with no wings like a Chinese Dragon, which is where the rest of the body was going anyway. I could pull this off pretty well with some of the large DE after burners that I have. I could add them to the open areas at the bottom of the model or just make it look like it flies on it's own.
When I get into situations like this, I ask questions to you all because there is so much more we can accomplish with our combined hobby experience and thoughts than the inspiration I have stuck in my head.
So, how about it - do you have any suggestions/ opinions on alternatives to the wings? Are you a fan of the Chinese dragon? Perhaps Rotors? Maybe he could have little jets along the bottom, blasting the heat of decay to keep it afloat? I am reaching out folks, throw me a line!