since Nemesis i'm just a huge fan of this series and to build this model was just pure fun the really cool thing meanwhile there psn released a collection for the PSP
oh man, you can't imagine how i'm exited to get this
about the model: the model is based on three parts the center and the two wings the wings are also based on three parts which have to combined it was not easy and some pieces are very small but meanwhile i have a feeling for this tiny pieces
sadly, i have to say this model has been released only for a short time and is not avaiable anymore so i can't give you the link, even if i knew some other one sry
thanks a lot to for inform me about the free sheets now [link] enjoy
old school fans know may this game too good some may love and some just hate it (ore both )
one of the greatest score shooter but also one tough if you don't choose the right weapon for the right situation you're just fucked
about the model: i just have to say this sometimes i have the feeling that the creator don't build there own models some are just badly designed but not in this case quite the opposite when i have to describe it, then only with one word !genius!
this model is just genius and you just know that "Irem" build this one not only one time everything fit just perfect
if i have to prefere a model as a starter then this one try it, build it and enjoy it, this one is just great
you can download the model here the power orb is also avaiable here
man, this thing took just freaking long when i imagine that the plan was, to build this in my three weeks vacation (last year ) and meanwhile a half year is gone since i started the boosterpack
ok, i had a few breaks, one with Renamon and a few others so the pure building time was about two months but also a long time
i have to say that i don't have any clue about Gundam Wing/00/Zero ore whatever which series is called i know about the Gundams and love the mecha design (specially this one because of the wings) but never saw one part so don't bother about the name
ah, big mechas with wings i just love this shit
even the sheets where not the best (they are very pixelized) i'm totally pleased with the result but during the building and right now i can say, it's definitely not a starter model i had to modify a lot of stuff and quite every blue and grey edge is recolored to hide the folding lines but all over is was pure fun and... surely not my last Gundam model the next one is allready planned
A traditional redo of 's Star Fox Picture. Go look at his digital version as well: Trust your Instincts
I just wanted to practise my backgrounds and try out some effects, but then I blurred it to give it more depth. So just if you care: unblurred background or the lineart I appreciate any advice to improve^^
and I thought about how much people dislike, or even hate, Star Fox next generation characters, highlighting Marcus. Knowing that the admin of Hiara has a crush on Marcus, it really pisses her off. So she wanted me to make a sign about this. This can be used throughout dA and even out of the site. No permission necessary.
Finally got my Laptop fixed (once again). So more drawings. Yeah
Edit: If you want to use this for another game's next generation, this message can be applied to here as well.
I've always been a fan of the Star Fox series, despite never playing the core games (and, of the game I have, sucking at it). The characters I love mostly! CAN YOU GUESS WHICH ONES I LOVE THE MOST. CAN YOU.
IT'S PRETTY OBVIOUS
-- also i am in that star fox mood, have a feeling I might be drawing fanart for it for awhile [link]
I was thinking (when Starfox 64 was the newest) of the bunch that maybe the SNES Arwing design could be incorporated into a coherent lineage of Arwing models.
The design for the SNES starfox features a craft with a design that looked more geometrically simple. A central fuselage, what looked like two cones put end on end on both sides, and a straight sharp wing. The N64 Arwing looked like a more integrated design with a more intricate design for the wing.
So I sketched this out thinking it would have been interesting if the N64 craft was the successor model to the craft used by the previous Starfox generation.
Little details and greeblies added simply because it looks cooler that way to me. Also, the fighter used by on Katina included just for kicks.
This is Fox McCloud from the first game of the series. I used the Fox McCloud by the Ebonyleopard (Deviant name) as a template to make this sketch of Fox (with permission of course). I based the face and details on his SSBM appearance.
Age:18 Sex: Male Species: Red Fox Fur Colour: Orange/Tanned and White/Light Yellow in areas Eye Colour: Blue/Green Height: 1.73 sm (space meters)/ 5'7'' Weight: 70.31 sk (space kilos)
Info: Fox McCloud was born on Corneria to James McCloud and Vixy Reinard McCloud. His father was considered the best pilot in the Lylat system and was the leader of the first Starfox team. For the most part they lived a happy life until Andross, a scientist with an insane desire for Vixy, overcome with jealousy decided to fix it so that Vixy and he could be together even though she already had a family. He planted a bomb in James' car, hoping when James got in he would be killed, however instead Vixy used the car that day as her's wasn't working. She was killed in the following explosion leaving both James and Andross stricken with grief. Fox spent most of his life raised by his father. James taught Fox to never give up and as Fox aged it became clear that he possessed many of his father's skills as a pilot. Fox joined the Cornerian Flight Academy in his early teens along with his close friends Slippy Toad and Bill Grey. Along the way he met a street kid named Falco Lombardi who wanted to fly and go straight. Fox helped him clean up his act and enter the Academy and they have been friends ever since.
Andross at this time was head of the Academy and considered one of Corneria's most brilliant scientists. However he had become mad, even though his experiments were for the benefit of the Lylat System and during one of his experiments with one of his 'bio-weapons' an accident occured and much of Corneria City was destroyed in the occuring explosion. Andross was captured after that and General Pepper of the Cornerian Army, fearing Andross's mad potential banished him to the dead planet, Venom. Five years later strange activity was discovered on Venom and General Pepper sent in the Starfox Team, comprised of James McCloud and his close friends Peppy Hare and Pigma Dengar. However upon their arrival at Venom a devastating battle ensued between them and Andross's newly massed forces and during the conflict Pigma betrayed James and Peppy for money and greed and they were captured by Andross.
Peppy managed to escape Venom and James appears to have been killed by Andross. Peppy, wounded and in a damaged ship returned to Corneria were he had the hard job of giving Fox the news of his father's death. Fox vowed vengeance against Andross, dropped out of the Academy and Peppy took him in and began to train him to be leader of a new Starfox team. A few years later, Andross launched a full-scale invasion on the entire Lylat system and General Pepper placed a call to the new Starfox team, comprised of Fox as team leader, Peppy as the team's advisor and Fox's friends, Slippy as the team's mechanic and Falco as the team's ace pilot. Also on the team was ROB 64, a robot left to Fox after his father was killed, as a maintenence robot and pilot for the team's mothership, the Great Fox. Their new mission was to rid the galaxy of Andross's forces and defeat Andross himself.
The team started on Corneria gradually destroying Andross's forces and bio-weapons planet -to-planet until they reached Venom. Along the way they received assistance from Bill Grey, Fox's old friend, now a member of the Cornerian Army and Katt Monroe, an old friend of Falco's who used to be in the same gang together and received attacks by the Starwolf team. This new team was working for Andross and comprised of Wolf O' Donnell, a pilot who Fox became rivals with at an unknown time, Leon Powalski, a (literally) cold-blooded assassin lizard, Andrew Oikonny, Andross's nephew and the ex-Starfox member, Pigma Dengar, once again acting just because of greed.
After numourous encounters with the team and even a robot decoy of Andross, Starfox finally breached Venom and located the real Andross (now reduced to a giant head and two floating hands due to his experiments). Fox ordered the rest of the team to stay behind and engaged Andross alone in single combat with his Arwing. Andross had become powerful and even though Fox managed to destroy his skin so that only Andross's brain and eyes remained, he still remained dangerous. Fox managed to finally destroy Andross who began to self-destruct in order to take Fox to his death with him. However Fox was saved by what appeared to be a ghost of his father. He managed to escape the planet and the team returned to Corneria as heroes. General Pepper offered them a place in the Cornerian Army. Fox however declined, saying the team would rather do things 'their own way' and honoured the legacy of his father and mother. The team went back to patrolling the Lylat system, looking for any threats that might appear.
Abilities/skills: . An inexperienced but confident and highly skilled leader . Piloting skills are said to be the best in the Lylat system, at least equal to his father's . A crack-shot with a blaster, his tendency for rapid, quick-draw firing earned him a 'shoot first, ask questions later' reputation . Trained in martial arts, has a fighting style made up mainly of fast kicks and punches
This is Slippy Toad from Starfox 64. Personally I think Slippy is the most underappreciated character of Starfox, he builds and maintains the weapons and ships (making him pretty much in-disposable to the group), he analises shields on bosses letting them know what works and is actually Fox's best friend since childhood (that's right it's not Bill or Falco). Sure his voice has been annoying sometimes and he does get in trouble (so does EVERYONE else though) but there are much worse characters than Slip.
Age: 18 Sex: Male Species: Amphibian (seemingly a Frog rather a Toad) Skin Colour: Light Green/ Pale Yellow in areas. Height: 1.67sm/ 5'5'' Weight:63.50sk
The son of great inventor/scientist, Beltino Toad, Slippy became incredibly gifted with machines at even at a young age. He quickly became friends with Fox McCloud ad both of them attended the Cornerian Flight Acedemy together along with Bill Grey. Soon after another person joined, an avian named Falco Lombardi, who despite his mockery of Slippy, became a close friend and along with Fox, protected him from any Jock who decided to take a swipe at him. It became apparent that although Slippy was a worthwhile pilot, his real talent came with inventing. As Fox put it best 'anything I can blow up, he can put back together'. His skills became very apparent after the lose of Fox's father to Andross. Slippy voluntered to join Fox along with Falco on their mission to destroy Andross and along with Falco and original member Peppy, became the new generation of the Starfox team.
Slippy's first real battle ended up with him in trouble but much like their Academy days, Fox saved his skin once more. During the battle against the first lead enemy ship, Slippy was able to analyse the level of strength in their sheilds and any potential weak spots or targets. His usefullness continued after every battle and Slippy even seemd to have improved as a pilot, particularly on Fichina, where he destroyed a fair amount of enemy ships. None of the team were prepared for the arrival of Starwolf though and Slippy found himself in trouble once again. Fortunately, they survived their first encounter with the team (as well as any later encounters they had) and procedded onwards. One particular mission demonstrated Slippy's usefullness with machines when on Aquas, a vehicle capable of underwater operations was required. Slippy had such a vehicle: the Blue Marine. With help from his father, Slippy had taken the mechanics used in an Arwing and placed them in a submarine. The result was a success, the machine, with Fox piloting it, completed the mission and destroyed Andross' underwater Bio-Weapon.
It was in Sector X where Slippy put himself in the most trouble. When fighting Andross' incomplete robot secret weapon, Slippy (one too many victories having gone to his head) attempted to attack the robot head on by himself. This resulted in him taking a hit from the robot's fist that knocked the systems of Slippy's Arwing offline and sent him crashing into the barren desert planet of Titania. Slippy found himself in even more trouble here, he wound up in the clutches of the Gola, a fearsome Bio-Weapon. However, help came as the rest of the team attempted a rescue mission. A shot from the Landmaster (driven by Fox) managed to free him from the Gola's claws and with his ship's systems now functioning, he took his chance and escaped. Soon after, the Gola was destroyed.
It was the final assault on Venom that took the toll on most of the team, the armada known as Area 51 was as challenging as could possibly be, but they broke through, destroying many Venom troops in the process. But Starwolf returned once again, in newer, more advanced ships, to make up for their past defeats. However they survived once again in what would be Starwolf's final defeat in the Lylat War. Afterwards, Fox left his team on the surfice of Venom, willingly going to destroy Andross alone. Slippy had no choice but to watch as Fox entered Andross' lair, uncertain if he would ever see his friend again. His worries were put to rest when Fox flew his Arwing out of Andross' lair, which exploded just as Fox cleared the opening. They returned to Corneria as heroes and were even offered a place in the Cornerian military by General Pepper. However, in agreeance with Fox that the team preferred to do things 'their own way', Slippy left with the rest of the team to patrol the Lylat System for any threats that might appear.
Abilities/skils: . Second-to-none as a mechanic, anything Fox can blow up Slippy can put back together . Also adept at computer hacking and analysis . An average pilot, still has much to learn
This is Falco in his first appearance of the series.
Age: 19 Sex: Male Species: Pheasant Feather Colour: Blue over most areas but with Red markings around his eyes. Eye Colour: Blue Height: 1.88sm/ 6'2'' Weight:74.84sk
Info: Falco Lombardi has had a mysterious past. What is known is that he used to be a member of a gang, where he became familiar with Katt Monroe. However, the young avian desired more than this and left the gang at some point. He drifted until he came to Corneria where he met the young Fox McCloud, who eventually helped him get into the Cornerian Flight Academy and become a pilot. Being a Bird of Prey, Falco seemed a natural at flying, quickly proving himself to be highly adept in the air.
Soon, he and Fox became good friends and to some extent, rivals, with each other. Falco also eventually learned ro respect Slippy Toad and watched out for him, whenever he seemed to get in trouble.
After Fox's father was killed, Falco joined him and Slippy in forming the new Starfox team with Peppy Hare. Their first battle had a profound effect on Falco, the avian couldn't believe the destruction the armies of Andross caused as they attacked Corneria, which made it all the sweeter for him whenever he gave some ' payback'. Nevertheless he prooved his worth as a pilot and discovered a few hidden enemies that the team would otherwise have missed.
Falco did have a reckless attitude though, which often meant he would put himself in danger during an attack. It was the team's first battle with Starwolf in which Falco would make a life-long rival, that of crazed killer, Leon Powalski. Falco's persistence in their battles annoyed Leon to such an extent, that future meetings would often lead to a flurry of retorts and insults between the two.
Also, during their campaign, a face from Falco's past, Katt Monroe, appeared to lend assistance to the team (much to the annoyance of Falco). Still flirtatious as ever, Katt first appeared on Zoness and left after a few battles. Much as it pained him to admit it, he did miss her, even if she gave away some details of his past he would rather the team didn't know.
When Fox finally engaged the real Andross, alone on Venom, Falco was forced to return to orbit with the rest of the team. After seeing his leader and friend emerge victorious from Andross' lair, Falco reluctantly admitted that Fox 'did good'.
After returning to Corneria, Falco respected Fox's decision to not be a part of the Cornerian military, which suited him just fine. He may be part of a team, but deep down, he'll still be that rogue from his past.
Abilities/skills: . Has a reputation as an 'ace pilot' . Prefers strength to speed, when fighting
This is the cornerian fighter that can be seen in the intro of StarFox Snes, and in the nintendo power 1993 comics. Its name is mentioned in the Mission File Printout guide book, they call it the X-fighter ( Xファイター ), an obvious reference to the X-Wing.
Even though it isn't the prettiest ship in the StarFox series, I like its design. As with every other cornerian ship, its very triangular, either because they designed it that way or because it would reduce the polygons count. And it got that racing car look.
I took a few liberties with the design, and added landing gears (since it hasn't VTOL or a G-Diffuser), and 4 side doors that when open reveal the secondary weapons of the craft. Since the Arwing has nova bombs, I gave this one missiles. However, I cant get a good render without fixing the opening of the landing gear and side doors. I also changed the appearance of the front blasters, since they originally looked very weird, I also kept the ropes attaching the wings and the nose of the craft. I'm planning to add a complete cockpit someday, so in the meantime try not to mind the ugly placeholder I've put in place. By the way, I've managed to make a good looking glass texture for the canopy!
On the more technical side, this took hours of my free time on about a year or so. I finished modeling it in September,the UV mapping mid-November, and finished the texturing on the 10th of decemeber.
It has a little more than 15 000 polys, mostly because of the landing gear. It uses 6( x3, each texture has its bump and specular maps ), 4096x4096 textures , for each sub parts. Including the landing gears (which isn't ready yet). There is still some noticeable stretching in a few place, but nothing is perfect, especially my UV unwrapping skills
I've used my own brushes this time, more like the one brush I've made. I've used Gimp for the texturing, it doesn't like large multi-layer 4096x4096 images though, almost busted my ram a couple of time, and even made the Gimp crash a few times...
This took 6 months to do, textures and all. Its based on a cross between the official scale model nintendo used in its Starfox promos and in the instruction booklet, and the arwing from the 1993 Nintendo power comics.
I added a few original touches like the different paint scheme and the markings. I used a couple of scratch brushes from my favorites, (I'll get the author name once i sort through my brush folder). For modelling I used 3ds max 7 (I wish I could use blender...), and for the textures I used Gimp. I also used the best texturing tutorial ever : here
This is the first papercraft I attempted. Boy was she hard and I do not recommend it for beginners. This is the starfighter from the smash hit on the Nintendo 64. She is the Arwing, primary assault vehicle of the StarFox team.