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Altair Jiriad - Micro Hero WIP

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Ta-daaa! Here is Mandalorian commando Altair Jiriad in his glorious vongyc beskar'gam. That's right, he forged himself a set of Mandalorian armor to resemble that of a Yuuzhan Vong - you know, those spiked armors that are actually living Vonduun crabs? Whenever a Vong sees Jiriad in this armor, he's likely to boil up in rage because of this "heresy" - remember the Yuuzhan Vong Hunter Droids? Same idea.^^

There are still a few things unfinished, but this is basically how he looks like. Mostly created from scratch, took some official images of Yuuzhan Vong and Darth Krayt as reference here, and tried to combine it with a Mando look. The custom helmet design is inspired by the awesome supercommando helmet Marrow Sun on TheDentedHelmet.com created, the same helmet that is used by Novall Talon in MandoMercs. I chose this design because it looks a little skull-like, which helps the whole concept of Vong imitation.

One small detail, which can't really be noticed in this scale, is that his chest diamond (the middle piece of the breastplates) is too small and white, unlike the rest of the armor. That's because Jiriad replaced his diamond with that of his deceased son, Skira, as a constant memory. Also, some parts are supposed to be pure metal, not textured with that crusty surface to resemble the Vonduun crab shells, that really stand out from the armor imitation and make any Vong go mad.

For the hair I edited a template of dreadlocks, made them a little shorter. Also, I added Jiriad's black Kiffar tattoos, but especially the star-like pattern around his right eye doesn't come off that well on this scale. Also, in the helmeted version, his hair is braided and looks out of the helmet, and I even added the hair from some Vong scalps.


next up: Atross, a Togorian in custom Mando armor :D
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Nethgar's avatar
This is one of the most unique designs for Beskar'gam that I've ever seen. Kandosii!
blue-but-beautiful's avatar
I'm boiling up with rage as we speak ;)

I really like the concept of this one, a nice blend between the two cultures.
CorranFett's avatar
Oooh, so that's the Vong speaking, eh? Great to see the mocking effect works on you scarheads. ;)
blue-but-beautiful's avatar
:rofl: That would be correct, and silence artistically awesome infidel ;)
Gratulor's avatar
Great design, and the idea behind it even better. I'm sure the Vong would be absolutely furious! :D

Keep it up!
CorranFett's avatar
Yup, making them furious is the whole idea. ;P Glad you like it, thanks a lot. :)
Raptor-Chick's avatar
Oya! Anything to make the Vongese angry... ^.^ Very kandosii work, ner vod.
CorranFett's avatar
Vor'e! :D Glad you like it.
StormWo1f's avatar
I like the idea on the yuuzhan vong armour-look-alike. Very unique. =)
CorranFett's avatar
Thanks! :D Yeah, I though it'd be a nice idea to have a Mando mocking the Vong with an armor like that.
ZEROresolution's avatar
:O WTF Dude, wen did you get so good!?!?!
CorranFett's avatar
It did take me a good 10 hours or more, I think, I bet someone as good as you can do it a lot faster. ;P Still, thanks. :D
ZEROresolution's avatar
Oh two three maybe, depends on what I'm working on. :D

Got one bit of advice; try giving his belt a bit of a curve in them instead of making it go straight across,
so it looks like it's "hanging" on the body more realistically.

keep 'em comeing! :thumbsup:
SpectorKnight's avatar
Wow, sweet work on him! The face is exactly how I figured he would look from the descriptions in RotSW, and the crab-armor is very well defined. You're definitely getting better at these. :)
CorranFett's avatar
Thanks! :D Yeah, well, he doesn't look much different from Jason Momoa (aka Ronon Dex from SGA), who he is based on. Maybe a slight bit grimmer. But I think I got the likeness quite right. ;P

Glad you like it, means a lot coming from you. :bow:
SpectorKnight's avatar
Yeah. He's a bit darker then Jason Momoa, but I think that helps to create a slight visual difference. And you're welcome. :)
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