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Monday, April 4, 2011

Hydralisk Head



I've been holding off publishing anything about this project because I had originally intended to build a full-size monster Zerg (a race in the StarCraft video-game universe) which would have been man-sized. Although I am sticking to the scale, the project has been down-sized to a trophy head. This is still a large construction in that you probably wouldn't put it on your coffee table.


I can imagine some Terran officer keeping this trophy in his spacious office to impress visitors  and to remind himself of the threat that the Zerg pose for mankind:


 "Ah, yes, the Zerg. This particular specimen met its end at the muzzle of my Gauss rifle on Antiga Prime back when I was still a junior officer. Although it took my arm, I took its head! Pour yourself a drink, my friend, and make yourself comfortable while I tell you all about it."


The Plan


Making the head-shield

Completed head armature



Oh, and the full-size figure idea isn't gone, just off the table for now.

Much more to come.








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4 comments:

  1. This looks like it's going to be fun. I'll make sure to follow along!

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  2. Hi :)
    finally someone had the same idea as I. Have a good working!

    This is what I built:
    http://kaleblechowski.tumblr.com/post/15690313132/i-finished-my-paper-mache-model-to-have-at-least

    but in my opinion, the Hydralisk is taller than you think. This is what I used as a reference:
    http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_lje20xojmp1qirwnmo1_r1_1280.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJ6IHWSU3BX3X7X3Q&Expires=1326453312&Signature=X%2BOdK7pK3jbH2CNjk5mmLqPr1ic%3D

    It´s from the SC2 realtime cinematics. You can open it in the editor. :)

    cheers!

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  3. Wow, Kaleb, you have done amazing work; and full-scale too! That's going to make a wonderful wall-mount for some space-marine bar! My hydralisk will be a scaled-down, full-body, "old-school" version, standing about man-height. Thanks for the links, and keep up the excellent work! I hope to see more of your creatures in future.

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