optimus99, on 24 April 2012 - 12:17 AM, said:
This is really cool. Correct me if I'm wrong but is this based off of the star wars the clone wars character Cade Bane?
I had a different famous bounty hunter in mind when I created this character, but I realize that there are a lot of similarities. I even chose a blue head for this Hero.
Aanchir, on 24 April 2012 - 01:54 AM, said:
This is also a well-refined enough design to work as a Cuusoo proposal. Although it wouldn't be all that impressive as a single set unless it also included, like, a horse or something. I've tried building a Hero Factory horse, and it's surprisingly difficult! Mainly because horses are such bulky animals and so would likely require a custom-built skeleton, which at least on LDD is hard for me to manage. Or perhaps it's just because I'm not a very good MOCist.
I'm working on a horse and rider for one of the next characters, and I agree that horses aren't easy! But because this would be a Hero Factory horse, I've decided that my solution won't be entirely horse, just as none of the other Hero Factory animals are entirely one specific creature.
Here I have the advantage of being able to create custom parts, so I may invest in designing a new bone type or two to make the horse more achievable.
CabooseBM, on 24 April 2012 - 09:37 AM, said:
My oh my, but isn't that just gorgeous. I most certainly hope to see more, man!
Although, what colors are his bones supposed to be? Doesn't quite match up to any official LEGO colors. Light bley?
Most of the bones are dark bley, while the hands and forearms are (meant to be) light bley. I'm fairly sure I had the RGB values right for that colour, so I think I need to tweak some other specular properties of that material to make it look correct in the renders.
Cirkit, on 25 April 2012 - 08:49 PM, said:
Then there's those new parts. I like that the gun has loadable ammo, or maybe that's the part the bullets go in? The Pin-mount on the gun looks like it gives the ammo a spinny function when put on, and I rather like that, makes the gun feel a little more 'real western', if you get my meaning. The little noisemaker things for the boots are great too(can't for the life of me think of what they're called, Google isn't helping either), though I can't really see them in any of the cowboy-hero's poses. I like that head-connector piece best of all, it's what I wanted with the 2.0 figures- something useful and not so limiting as the headgear then.
AND THAT HAT!
One thing about the hat though- the little circle on the front looks like it could be used as a pin-connector, like for the horns on the head and upper-arm cladding. Doing that could also bring the possibility of a Villain-type character wearing it with a skull-decoration or something on it. But other than that, I love that hat.
I could definitely see this as an Official Lego Set. If you do Cuusoo this, you have my full support.
The barrel is a 1x1 cylinder brick with added indents, which would make a great architectural brick like the modified 2x2 round bricks used in the Temple of Atlantis. I'd love to see future Hero Factory sets use new System bricks before they appear in System sets.
The boot pieces are spurs, although they aren't in the right position to be functional. I'm stuck on alternate uses for that piece though, with my only idea being decorative belt details.
The hat does indeed have a rod-connection point.
I included it intending to for it to be used for a Sheriff's star piece or Barraki eye, but a small skull could also fit well!
Bricknave, on 25 April 2012 - 09:15 PM, said:
This is amazing. My favorite part is probably the pistols, because they look like a blend of the real deal with retro-futurism.
If this became a set, here is a possible story/description for it:
"In the outer rim of the galaxy, a lone Hero Factory sheriff works to protect colonists from bandits and other threats."
The pistols were my favourite part to work on as well, although I think I got carried away with adding connection points - even the trigger could have a clip piece connected to it.
I don't have much of a story worked out, but I do have a logo for the theme!