Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Hammond's Cane: Boom! Done!

It took 11 renderings, modifying and adjusting both sculpt and render each time, but I finally got what I want! Woo!

Monday, January 2, 2017

Hammond's Cane:3

  So, here he is in (mostly) the right pose. As you can see from the screenshot, they've added a thick long thing to the head of the cranefly. I'm guessing this is the addition that changes it from cranefly to prehistoric mosquito. I'm going to go ahead and add something that's a little thinner, but just as long and prominent. 

Hammond's Cane

Just the wings left and I can pose this guy! The Thorax is about twice the size it should be. I'll correct that when I pose him. Looking at the film stills, it looks they added a long blood sucking tube to him. Or it's a different, but very similar insect. Once I pose him, I'll show you what I'm talking about. 

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Hammond's Cane

 This is a member of the insect family Tipulidae, of the order Diptera. Commonly called a 'Crane Fly'. More importantly, this is the insect used as a prehistoric mosquito trapped in amber atop John Hammond's cane in Jurassic Park. It's my intention to recreate JUST the mosquito trapped in amber. (I think the rest of the cane looks stupid)

This one shouldn't take too long. It's organic and I don't need to get too detailed with the fly since it's so obscured by amber.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Big Boy: FINISHED!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  Finished two days before the deadline! Woo! Behold a completed American Locomotive Company class 4000 articulated, coal fired steam locomotive. More accurate than the Revell model kit, not quite as accurate as the real thing. 

And now, I'm taking a break from Zbrush for a few weeks....

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Big Boy: Week 11. Front Bumper

 The Front Bumper (as I call it) is all done!!! Complete with Union Pacific shield and little light bulb in the headlight!!! Now she's looking like a proper engine!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Big Boy: Week 10. 10? I'm not sure.

I'm very confident I can keep a 3 month deadline. That will be November 8th. I started this thing August 8th. Here's my plan for the next few weeks. The rest of this week, I'll make sure the inner bottom stuff is done, so all the drive wheels look like they're attached to something. The next week will be the front and back smaller wheels. The week after that will be the front boxes and platform stuff (the very very front of the train). The last three days will be adding the upper train numbers, bell and light.