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Cerberus hovertank

CanXCanX Registered User new member
edited March 2009 in Artist's Corner
Hello all,

A friend at work told me to post my recent builds here because the sci-fi crowd would enjoy them. I'm getting into Photoshop and using it to more fully realize what I build.

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Pics and write-up here:

http://mocpages.com/moc.php/98858

More pics and variants here:

http://mocpages.com/home.php/3341

High-res pics on my Flickr photostream:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/30114306@N06/

From here I want to Photoshop the build into more 'action' sequences with live backgrounds and lighting/special effects. Eventually I plan to work with my brother on making a Ken Burns-esque style film out of the pictures I build.

I'm hoping with the cross-pollination of artists here that I can learn a lot.

Enjoy!

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    Angel_of_BaconAngel_of_Bacon Moderator mod
    edited March 2009
    Man that is some kick-ass lego work right there. :^:

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    McGibsMcGibs TorontoRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    The lego part = gawdawesome

    the photoshop part = gawdawful



    I'd say ditch the photoshop angle (its really hard to make it look decent without a lot of special equipment and knowhow) and go for building an actual diorama, like you see with military scale models.

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    MetalbourneMetalbourne Inside a cluster b personalityRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I'm with gibs: the photoshop destroyed all the talent and hard work that went into building those models. The lego models themselves are pretty impressive.

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    TamTam Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Yeah that construction kicks all sorts of ass, but that Photoshop looks like ass.

    First off, you can't see any of the features you worked so hard on, the tank is halfway outside the frame, so you can't see its awesome total shape, and it is painfully obvious that it was inserted into the background.

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    AldoAldo Hippo Hooray Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I was kinda confused if this thread was about the photoshop job or the actual Lego model. Could you maybe post some normal pictures of your Lego? The photoshop is just not very interesting.

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    NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I was blown away to see mocpages in here.

    Good details and bits, and I like your approach to SNOT

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    CanXCanX Registered User new member
    edited March 2009
    Aldo wrote: »
    I was kinda confused if this thread was about the photoshop job or the actual Lego model. Could you maybe post some normal pictures of your Lego? The photoshop is just not very interesting.

    Well, this just confirms what I'd suspected: my budding Photoshop skills make Baby Jesus cry :P

    The one above was my first time out with the software, I just used magic extractor and plopped it in.

    Here's the build on its own:

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    Lots more on the links above.

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    MetalbourneMetalbourne Inside a cluster b personalityRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    That is one awesome lego model.

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    crawdaddiocrawdaddio Tacoma, WARegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2009
    I like that version much better.


    Also, awesome.

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    TamTam Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    So what's that ring of cylinders?

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    McGibsMcGibs TorontoRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    a LOT of smoke dischargers?

    (I'm guessing somekind of countermeasures)

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    KendeathwalkerKendeathwalker Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    When I think of lego I think this

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    How did you make that out of those? They have custom lego blocks? Im confused and impressed.

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    MetalbourneMetalbourne Inside a cluster b personalityRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    When I think of lego I think this

    intro.jpg


    How did you make that out of those? They have custom lego blocks? Im confused and impressed.

    Oh man you've been out of the loop for a while, then. Yeah basically every part there you can get in some kit or another. There's even lego stores where you can go and pick the parts you want out of a bin and put them all in a cup that they charge you a flat fee for.

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    winter_combat_knightwinter_combat_knight Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    man, legos come a long way. The only thing i could make out of my lego was blocks which id pretend where city buildings for my gundam figures. Very cool work. how do you build there? Base them off real tanks/ships, or design them yourself? Coolies.

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    spellchromespellchrome Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I like your lego tank.

    And Photoshop is a potentially dangerous tool. It can make actual hard work look bad, kind of like really fast film editing in an action scene.

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    GodfatherGodfather Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    It has a maple leaf on the side ahahahahahahah

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    TamTam Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    yeah, it says on the write up that it's a Canadian variant

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    beavotronbeavotron Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Godfather wrote: »
    It has a maple leaf on the side ahahahahahahah

    boy you're on our soil now
    hold your tongue

    (rad legos!)

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    NeoRedXIIINeoRedXIII Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I really dig the maple leaf and even the playboy bunny. Good work on covering the whole model with pieces. I want one.

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    Scott WegenerScott Wegener Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I don't know why but the fact that it's Canadian makes this even better. A little note of character I guess.

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    NibCromNibCrom Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    It's difficult for me to give this piece a serious critique without seeing it in person. Please send the LEGO model to my post office box. Thanks!

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    desperaterobotsdesperaterobots perth, ausRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I really love that model.

    Now you have to build an appropriately futuristic cityscape from lego.

    Godspeed.

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    MustangMustang Arbiter of Unpopular Opinions Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    This is how I always imagined lego should be....it's just 20 years past the time that I wanted it.
    So forget about deperaterobots (he's just a user anyway) and build me a lego time machine so I can travel back to the year 1988 and give my 12 year old self awesome lego products to build awesomeness with and I promise to take you to a water slide on your birthday.

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    ObsObs __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2009
    Awesome.

    Now lets see that thing in a Brikwar!

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