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November 6, 2010
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Voltaire by sledgeviper Voltaire by sledgeviper

alas friends! i have completed a mecha! maybe for kicks i'll make a poll to see which mecha i should complete next ;J

here's the colored version:[link]

oddly, i have little words to say after many hours of work... but i can say this, i won't be doing nearly as much detail in the future XD... well... maybe.

people have asked me why i do so much detail. the answer is simple, i do enough detail for 1/100 (7.5 in) or even 1/60 (1 ft tall.) this way when i sculpt this guy into a kit i don't have go back and figure out what new details i have to do; cause they're already done.

this guy posed several challenges for me -(i can hear you laugh, shhh,) the right toe was challenging cause of how it's tapered and slanted. infact i had to study Hajime Katokis' Wing Zero customs' feet to see how he dealt with such a challenge. the solution was to give the outlines closest to the viewer a slight bend.

the next challenge was the forward-facing right thigh, and i had to remember to wrap some of the shapes on the side of the thigh to the front. luckily, the "inside" of the side was designed accurately, so i didn't have to change the design. and with eastern mecha theory, what exists on the front, must exist on the sides, whether it's rotated, scaled, or different-but-similar.

one minor note, this version has the missile packs on it's shoulders. the suit has "hard points" on the shoulders and shirt for attaching weapons, boosters, or even extra fuel tanks; etc. sorry i don't have a model number yet for this guy; you know like gundam: rx-178 gundam mkII.) another option is the re-enforced knees; (shown.)

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Ishida1694 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
detail is a beautiful thing :}
Frost7 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Student Digital Artist
nice mecha man..
Daeouse Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wicked-cool! This is more of a hard-core MSV type of Gundam, that screams Five Star Stories!

I must get you to do a piece for me one day!
variouslyvaried Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010   General Artist
That is hardbody!
neo-magnus Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
looks amazing, too many details and good posture
kingbobchris Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
how is that voltaire that looks nothing like the singer.
sledgeviper Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
welllll, it's sort of an onomatopoeia. the "vol" part complements the various "V" shapes, like the forehead, and the "aire" works cause it's mostly a flight suit. so it's slightly reminiscent to Volture; which is another name i was considering, but i didn't quite like it.

i knew that Voltaire was nothing remotely close to what i made, but i wanted the name for my own selfish purposes ;D
hehehe, i knew i was gonna hear something about it at some point XD
kingbobchris Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
hey guess what.
sledgeviper Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
kingbobchris Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
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