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Re: What gets resculpted
« Reply #30 on: 26 August 2017, 08:19:05 »
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Re: What gets resculpted
« Reply #31 on: 26 August 2017, 16:16:57 »
No, I get credited for work that isn't mine. I noticed that when I read it, kept reading and saw that Justin had already made the correction. I didn't do the primitive Wolverine either, despite what some packaging from IWM claims!  :)

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Re: What gets resculpted
« Reply #32 on: 26 August 2017, 16:23:50 »
No, I get credited for work that isn't mine. I noticed that when I read it, kept reading and saw that Justin had already made the correction. I didn't do the primitive Wolverine either, despite what some packaging from IWM claims!  :)

Yeah getting that fixed.

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Re: What gets resculpted
« Reply #33 on: 27 August 2017, 22:17:44 »
I have one mislabeled as well. Can't remember which one though lol...

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Re: What gets resculpted
« Reply #34 on: 28 August 2017, 02:11:02 »
oh boy can I claim it then?? :P

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Re: What gets resculpted
« Reply #35 on: 28 August 2017, 12:46:30 »
So, for example (just an example, this is not in the works or anything) I'd expect to see a primitive Dervish long before we see a Dervish resculpt.

Wait didnt you re-do the Centurion as a base for the Omni-Cent? Wouldnt it make sense to do similar for a primitive Dervish  ;)  ;D

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Re: What gets resculpted
« Reply #36 on: 25 September 2017, 18:46:13 »
...Still waiting for the Yeoman and Jagermech III resculpts that are desperately needed.

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Re: What gets resculpted
« Reply #37 on: 25 September 2017, 18:54:43 »
JagerMech III:

1) Get plastic Jagermech
2) Remove legs & arms
3) Order JagerMech III legs and arms from IWM
4) Apply to JagerMech torso
5) Rejoice in the absence of abomination.

Yeoman:
1) Slice legs off Yeoman mini
2) Get waist piece from any of a number of MW:DA 'Mech minis
3) Apply legs to waist
4) Mount torso on waist
5) Do the twist!

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Re: What gets resculpted
« Reply #38 on: 25 September 2017, 19:06:47 »
And now everybody knows why Worktroll is made of AWESOME!

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Re: What gets resculpted
« Reply #39 on: 26 September 2017, 09:52:23 »
...Still waiting for the Yeoman and Jagermech III resculpts that are desperately needed.

Funding issues aside, The Yeoman sculpt is limited by the requirement that it remain faithful to the published art. The existing sculpt isn't all that far off from the picture, as far as I can tell.
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Re: What gets resculpted
« Reply #40 on: 26 September 2017, 13:39:59 »
The Yeoman sculpt is limited by the requirement that it remain faithful to the published art.
I have my doubts that is as stringent a requirement as it used to be. The new Highlander doesn't match one specific piece of art. It takes from several sources and has unique features as well. It's a beautiful mini that obviously got the go-ahead to deviate.

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Re: What gets resculpted
« Reply #41 on: 26 September 2017, 13:46:30 »
I have my doubts that is as stringent a requirement as it used to be. The new Highlander doesn't match one specific piece of art. It takes from several sources and has unique features as well. It's a beautiful mini that obviously got the go-ahead to deviate.
I would totally dig the Yeoman if it looked like this instead:

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Re: What gets resculpted
« Reply #42 on: 26 September 2017, 20:40:41 »
JagerMech III:

1) Get plastic Jagermech
2) Remove legs & arms
3) Order JagerMech III legs and arms from IWM
4) Apply to JagerMech torso
5) Rejoice in the absence of abomination.

In another thread mods of the protomech models were discussed any sugestions?

Yeoman:
1) Slice legs off Yeoman mini
2) Get waist piece from any of a number of MW:DA 'Mech minis
3) Apply legs to waist
4) Mount torso on waist
5) Do the twist!

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Re: What gets resculpted
« Reply #43 on: 27 September 2017, 11:44:39 »
I have my doubts that is as stringent a requirement as it used to be. The new Highlander doesn't match one specific piece of art. It takes from several sources and has unique features as well. It's a beautiful mini that obviously got the go-ahead to deviate.

If that is so (and your point about the highlander is a good one), something like the fan picture posted above would certainly be an improvement on the Yeoman, while keeping the essentials of the design.
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Re: What gets resculpted
« Reply #44 on: 27 September 2017, 11:51:07 »
Fan art very specifically does NOT qualify, unfortunately.

The Highlander was derived by blending together many different pieces of art from what I understand(as was the Flashman), but all of the art in question had to have showed up in canon sources.
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Re: What gets resculpted
« Reply #45 on: 27 September 2017, 11:56:09 »
Fan art very specifically does NOT qualify, unfortunately.

The Highlander was derived by blending together many different pieces of art from what I understand(as was the Flashman), but all of the art in question had to have showed up in canon sources.
So i guess the MekTek Yeoman in MW4 doesn't count either?
Bummer.

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Re: What gets resculpted
« Reply #46 on: 27 September 2017, 12:12:48 »
3rd party mods would fall under 'non-canon', so yeah.

That said, I know Worktroll custom-built that version a few years ago, I'm sure he'd happily tell you how he went about it.
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Re: What gets resculpted
« Reply #47 on: 27 September 2017, 17:21:04 »
The Highlander was derived by blending together many different pieces of art from what I understand(as was the Flashman), but all of the art in question had to have showed up in canon sources.
Personally, I'd say the Highlander was inspired by many sources but is definitely an entirely new work of art. (Same as I would say for most canon artwork of established chassis from one artist to the next.) I immediately recognize it as a Highlander but the details are slightly different. The forward-swept armor of the cockpit is most notable to me, but the LRM launcher arrangement and left arm weapons stand out as well. Also, I don't recall a canon depiction of the -734 or -738, yet we have those variants sculpted. I can't claim to have every piece of Highlander art to reference, but I do have a lot.

I don't state this to be argumentative, I do so to highlight that there is a way for CGL and IWM to get things done if projected earnings make it worth doing.  I was on the QCC for several years and we were bound by canon artwork, period. I would dig out as many sourcebook images of the units as I could find in order to give the sculptor as much flexibility as possible, but it was still very limiting. The current QCC is very good (IMO) and constraints appear to have loosened somewhat, which is a good thing. There has been one artist that I can recall (IAMCLANWOLF) willing to make isometric artwork for traditional sculptors to reference, and this new artwork apparently is approved by TPTB at CGL. Converting a 2D image to a 3D sculpt has always been tricky and if TPTB are willing to be a little flexible with the art in order to get an even better 3D product, we're all that much better off.

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Re: What gets resculpted
« Reply #48 on: 27 September 2017, 22:44:02 »
Comparing the Yeoman (art or mini) to the Highlander (art or mini), and expecting them to be thought of as "Equally Popular/Loved" by the players is like comparing the Pacer to the '63 split-window Corvette.   :D  (Or whatever year the split-window appeared.)


Face it folks. The Yeoman is Fugly, in art AND mini, and just isn't that popular, compared to the Highlander.
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Re: What gets resculpted
« Reply #49 on: 27 September 2017, 23:09:40 »
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Re: What gets resculpted
« Reply #50 on: 27 September 2017, 23:39:11 »
That said, I know Worktroll custom-built that version a few years ago, I'm sure he'd happily tell you how he went about it.

looks upthread  ::)
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Re: What gets resculpted
« Reply #51 on: 28 September 2017, 03:25:32 »
I always thought the Highlander was a curious choice for a resculpt. I mean, the new one is great, but there are many other mechs in more dire need of attention. Hopefully over time the rest of the TRO3039 stable gets a look over.
Related: can anyone point me in the direction of the art source for the IWM Catapult resculpt? I'm a big fan of it, but never have seen any similar art...

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Re: What gets resculpted
« Reply #52 on: 28 September 2017, 10:36:57 »
Hopefully over time the rest of the TRO3039 stable gets a look over.
Related: can anyone point me in the direction of the art source for the IWM Catapult resculpt? I'm a big fan of it, but never have seen any similar art...
Everything except some of the old TRO2750 designs have been resculpted at least once.

You'll have to be more specific on the Catapult. There are more than a few sculpts out there.

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Re: What gets resculpted
« Reply #53 on: 29 September 2017, 19:26:13 »
You'll have to be more specific on the Catapult. There are more than a few sculpts out there.

20-930 I believe. It seems to be one of the more extensive resculpts, It doesn't have much in common with the old skinny legs version :P

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Re: What gets resculpted
« Reply #54 on: 29 September 2017, 22:59:21 »
The Highlander rescuplt was voted for by the fans and funded by the fans. I am a proud card carrying Fan Fundicator and honoured to have had the privilege to be the   Lead Fundicator for the Highlander rescuplt  O0
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Re: What gets resculpted
« Reply #55 on: 30 September 2017, 14:28:23 »
20-930 I believe. It seems to be one of the more extensive resculpts, It doesn't have much in common with the old skinny legs version :P
It came from the MicroProse/FASA Interactive PC game, MechCommander.
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Re: What gets resculpted
« Reply #56 on: 02 October 2017, 09:07:12 »
It came from the MicroProse/FASA Interactive PC game, MechCommander.
huh. indeed it did! never made the connection until now.