Once again, I found an awesome cosplay picture online and this time, the photographer was so awesome as to actually LIGHT his subject in a way that made her seem as if she were floating above a cityscape at night, so I photo-shopped the starry night sky in the background in order to do away with those gawking people that were in the background . . . FANBOYS, what are ya gonna do? I had to extend the cape which resulted in more paintwork on the cape than I wanted to do, but I did it. BTW, I do not know who this girl is or who deserves credit for the photo itself.
My red Dawn costume, made in around 2003. It's a shame i don't have more pictures of it. It was destroyed in storage. Thinking of the insane idea of recreating the whole thing. It was one of my favorite creations.
These were all quite fun to do. References were consulted for all but the two green sketches in the bottom right-hand corner of the page. Below, you can find links to all of the images I used as references.
Used a WiP render for this as an excuse to keep fiddling with Anti-Aliasing settings in Vue5i. This is the best render out of about 20 I did with varying degrees of AA Sampling.
Took 1 hour 46 minutes to render, about as long as using TOXIC Engine through Wings3D, just in this case, better lighting... and I'm not confined to a morphed sphere to get Final Gathering lighting.
I'll be doing a new turret design on the currently modeled turrets, as I'm not entirely fond of them at the moment. The new design for those turrets are going to influence the tertiary set for anti-fighter-specific duties.