WIP - My CubeDude Vignette Entry @ FBTB...
Posted 05 October 2010 - 02:36 PM
I was already thinking about giving General Grievous the CubeDude Treatment when this contest was announced so I decided the make him the start of the Vignette!
Since Grevious is known for his unique attack angles I thought "What better than to have him offing a couple of clones by catching them off guard coming from above?" What we have is Grievous hanging from the ceiling with a decapitated (and dismembered) Clonetrooper dead on the floor as grevious turns to stop the Clone Jetpack Trooper from escaping.
The design of Grievous' head is based on the head of his UCS Statue. I just trimmed it down as much as I could without losing any important details.
His body was inspired by Larry Lar's design, okay the legs are a direct copy but they work so well. His torso is original.
Here are some renderings of the design. Note that the tan walls & ceiling are still in the design stage but I'm pretty sure I like the positioning of the 3 CubeDudes. I might rotate Grievous so that he's killing the Jetpack Trooper behind his back (more ninja-like and bad-megablocks) as it will also make his head/face more visible.
Links to photos (take with my phone) of the work so far:
Here is the link to the gallery once it becomes public: http://www.brickshel...des/CD-Vignette
Finally, here is the star of the show: General Grievous rendered as a CubeDude!
Any Feedback would be appreciated...
Posted 05 October 2010 - 04:27 PM
The shoulder joint on Grievous is really well done.
That should eliminate his arms from coming off unintentionally
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Posted 06 October 2010 - 01:16 AM
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Posted 06 October 2010 - 03:12 PM
I'm still trying to see if I can get a good enough head with the diagonal orientation. Still have 25 days to perfect it!
Once the design is finalized I'll post building instructions for him.
Posted 06 October 2010 - 05:52 PM
In my mind the diagonal placement of the head is the single most important aspect when making CubeDudes.
I would advise those taking part in that contest to really study the CubeDudes from MacLane and others.
They are really fun to make, but the success of the format is based on the limitations and the basic idea MacLane developed when making his first hundred CubeDudes.
Posted 06 October 2010 - 07:55 PM
The original head was design #1...
Designs 2 & 3 never were completed...
Design #4 looks more menacing in my opinion and (best of all) it is offset by 90 degrees!
Compare the two heads:
I'm trying to decide if I should add a couple of slopes above his eyes (on the new head), here is the before & after shot:
Here is my favorite on the body:
Edited by kyphur, 06 October 2010 - 08:36 PM.
Posted 07 October 2010 - 08:59 AM
You've got the cube dude angle now so that's good.
The one on the left in the first pic I was going to comment looked a little narrow and so was gladly surprised to scroll down and find you bulked it up.
Nice job can't wait to see the real thing.
Posted 08 October 2010 - 08:25 PM
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Posted 12 October 2010 - 02:54 PM
I think both sets of legs work, the question is which work better. One thing I like is how this set of legs lets me mix the colors better with the tiles on the 1x1 headlight bricks.
All other things being equal I think this set of legs fits the CubeDude format better than the original set.
BTW, for those interested I will post instructions for Grievous once I'm settled on the final design. Hard to believe I'm almost 2 weeks into building this little guy!
Edited by kyphur, 12 October 2010 - 02:55 PM.
Posted 13 October 2010 - 03:31 AM
The latest version is by far the best, you've really captured him well in Cube form.
Could you get some pics of the red clone by any chance? He looks really good aswell, I'd just like to see him from the front.
Thanks and keep up what your doing, and good luck!
Edited by CommanderFox, 13 October 2010 - 03:32 AM.
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