Red Lion-Voltron

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by Plugz, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. Plugz

    Plugz New Member

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    One of my favorite projects was released recently, but as often the case, models don't get shot like they should. I did work on a the upper half of a 3 foot scale model of the red lion for a live action short. The script calls for the ship to look destroyed, in case you were wondering why the arm looks torn off. Of course they only show the head in the trailer, and I went uncredited, so it wasn't very good exposure.

    I ended up with a lot of pics by the end of it so I thought I would share some for you Voltron fans out there.

    Also, there just aren't enough big robots in the real world.

    When I started I spent a few days on the head. Then the Dragon Age project came up and Voltron was delayed for a month. After I came back to it we had about two weeks before comic con and they wanted to shoot it before then. So I had less than two weeks to build it. Some what of a rush job but still one of my best models so far.

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    Last edited: Nov 18, 2011
  2. DaddyfromNaboo

    DaddyfromNaboo Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Holy guacamoley !!! I never saw the show, but that is awesome !!!
     
  3. IEDBOUNTYHUNTER

    IEDBOUNTYHUNTER Sr Member

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    See this is why we need a Scratch building Section. this is just plain Awesome builds like this are why im here.


    Al
     
  4. Ruddigger

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    That's the alex albrecht directed short? I can't believe you didn't get a credit, that's really crappy. Especially for some work as awesome as this! I had no idea it was an actual model while watching the short.
     
  5. Randy13

    Randy13 Well-Known Member

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    I love this! Thank you for sharing and more pictures please.
     
  6. WombatOfFury

    WombatOfFury Active Member

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    Spectacular!
     
  7. crackerjazz

    crackerjazz Sr Member

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    woah!!!!! This is pure genius. How I would like to be you!
     
  8. Wes R

    Wes R Legendary Member

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    Very cool. These were my favorite toys as a kid next to Transformers.
     
  9. Maelstrom

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    Wow. Just wow. I wanna see more!
     
  10. MooCriket

    MooCriket Master Member

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    Subscribed! Can't wait for moooooooore!
     
  11. Plugz

    Plugz New Member

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    more to come!
     
  12. modellernz

    modellernz New Member

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    FANTASTIC work there .. where can i get the link to the short ?
     
  13. Plugz

    Plugz New Member

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  14. iamdrake

    iamdrake Active Member

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    What an amazing start! Looks great.
     
  15. sirnaut

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    wow, look at the work in that. How big is that? it looks like it has some size to it.
     
  16. Ray22

    Ray22 Sr Member

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    Very Cool.
     
  17. Fuzzual

    Fuzzual Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Wow! that is fantastic!!!
     
  18. Maelstrom

    Maelstrom Sr Member

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    You sir...did not disappoint!
     
  19. Maelstrom

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  20. masterjedi322

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    Sick!!!!

    Sean
     
  21. JUICE

    JUICE Member

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    That's amazing!
     
  22. OylPslyk

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    Very very cool!
     
  23. Monster Dave

    Monster Dave Sr Member

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    I say build the whole set and have the most amazing and realistic Voltron replica EVER!!!
     
  24. Talisen

    Talisen Sr Member

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    That's just freakin cool. Loving the detailing!
     
  25. Plugz

    Plugz New Member

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    tell me what you guys think of the color scheme. Really I didn't do anything different except paint the brow white. And if we happened to do more Voltron, what might we do differently? and what details would you like to see?

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  26. JMChladek

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    About the only thing I could see that might give the lion more of a sense of scale without greeblifying it too much would be to do the old Derek Meddings trick of adding some small decals (stencils, squares and such) to parts of the model to make it look like it is "full size". Just a few little markings in spots could have the desired effect. Only other thing I can think of would be strategically placed truster ports (flush mounted like a shuttle or a nuBSG Viper) to make it seem more realistic and less like alien technology magic.

    That was a very quick model shot in that short, but I am GLAD it was done as a model shot and not as CG as it gave a nice sense of scale.
     
  27. Plugz

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    Yeah, It was the deadline that kept me from beveling and stenciling the crap out of it. I made thrusters out of spray paint nozzles, which you see on the side of the head and the front part of the body. I agree more would be better.
     
  28. Plugz

    Plugz New Member

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    It's a three footer.
     
  29. killrhertz

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    Wow plugz thats a pretty * awesome red lion. My only wish is that someone did a kit of all the lions with the amount of detail yours has in it that actually make them look like real machines and not cheap crappy plastic toys. A three foot complete voltron with detail and weathering like yours would be awesome...
     
  30. Deelite

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    VERY nice indeed. great work!
     
  31. darb

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    i want this amazing work and you oshould really do the rest of the team
     
  32. gizmo

    gizmo Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Duuude you are all sorts of cool.That is amazing!!!

    That was one of my fav shows when I was a kid and I`ve just bought the box set and got my son into it.Being here is like reliving my childhood.I love it!!:love

    Ben
     
  33. Monster Dave

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    Amazing work! :thumbsup
     
  34. Onlyalad19

    Onlyalad19 Active Member

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    Holy crap that's awesome! I just came across this thread and I can't say enough. Consider my mind officially blown. Well done.
     
  35. sakanade

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    Amazing!!

    Keep up the great work.
     
  36. Arkanis

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    Excuse me, i have to **** some bricks...

    Man, this is simply awesome. Are you planning to make the whole robot?
     
  37. SXRDROCKS

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    Just WOW.But there needs to be more chrome.Just sayn'.
     
  38. Plugz

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    No plans in the near future, unless we get the funding to do so. There's talks, but you can't always rely on those.
     
  39. TitaniumBat

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    WOW ... This really brings back memories from my childhood. One of my favorites :love Hopefully you'll get the additional funding because I'd love to see what you do with the rest of the lions.
     
  40. Fuzzual

    Fuzzual Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Agreed! I just can't stop watching this thread.:eek


     
  41. Jedifyfe

    Jedifyfe Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    This is SICK!
     
  42. Passiondesigns

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  43. from hell

    from hell New Member

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    Amazing..

    I don't know the Voltron's history.. really happened, the destruction of the red lion...
     
  44. Krull

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    Impressive...I remember Voltron as a kid,one of the shows that made me sort of an otaku.

    Great work :thumbsup
     
  45. BLACKULA727

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    Amazing. Reminded me of being a kid again, awesome work!
     
  46. Bandit-Jedi

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    My jaw won't come back up.

    I really like how you took the cartoon look and brought it into the real world.

    PERFECTION!
     
  47. tek2graphics

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    LOVE the paint job!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing!!
     

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