Thursday, 31 August 2017

Halo Troynib - Life of a mutant in the underhive


OK, so like always, when you have a deadline, you always believe you have plenty of time just to realise 2 days before you don't. ALWAYS.


This time, there was a modeling challenge on the Emporium FB page and though I really considered giving up, the idea to get my model judged by Andy Chambers was too exciting to falter.

The idea of the challenge is to get a mutant converted and painted so that meant I had to determine mutations. I actually had the idea before so like any oldschool player, I just went and picked the mutation that suited the model best.


We'll all agree it's not exactly her gaze that's hypnotic but I couldn't get past this reference to one iconic movie (I hope I don't have to remind you about Total Recall) :


Now all I needed to recreate this golden piece of oldschool sci-fi was a chaos Blood Bowl cheerleader and her High elf counterpart, using the torso of the former atop the legs of the latter. Add a converted head and arms and here you are !


Just to give her more character, I also gave her a can of Spook, the iconic 40k version of Soylent Green all the underhive craves for.


"Halo Troynib has had to cope with a lot in her life. Being born from an eldar father and human mother and raised in the toxic wastes of the Red Zone being just the frame of it. While many of her companions were disfigured and left with horrible mutations, Halo, probably saved by her eldar genes, "only" had to suffer from an extra breast which although unpleasant for a lot of aspects has earnt her the ability to play on people's (mostly males) weaknesses.
A strong character, eager for fights and anything that's gonna earn her the cash or Spook she needs, she's as unique as any of the underhivers."


29 comments:

  1. Great work! I can see how "hypnotic" might feature into it, although talk about man hands!

    Also, that creative process chart is remarkably similar to my own process.

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    1. Yes, the hand was downsized from the original but still way too big, guess that's fine on a mutant !

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  2. Well now, she's a sight and no doubt. Perfect for er, specialist tastes!

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  3. Man, I wish I had three hands!

    Love her to bits mate. Really cool conversion and homage.

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  4. Fab for loads of reasons JB. Well done.

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  5. Haha, I call that a success :D

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    1. You're still talking about the model right ?
      Cheers ! ;)

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    1. Cheers Ash, I knew mild erotica would please some.

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  7. Frickin' genius mate - classic movie, nicely referenced, beautifully executed :-)

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    1. Douglas Adams could also be quoted but I was born and raised with Total Recall. Glad you like ... that. ;)

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  8. Three thumbs up.

    I'm always scared of sculpting breasts as it'll reveal my failure to understand what shape they are and my complete inexperience with women.

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    1. That's why I used ready made. I'll probably try to sculpts breasts using muscle memory only.

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  9. Beautiful paint job, JB!
    I feel about breasts the same way I feel about razor blades. Why stop at 2 or even 3? There's room for 4, 5 or even 6, if the engineering is done right.

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    1. I'm usually a "enough over more" kind of guy but I sometimes can look away... ^^
      I don't know where I would have stopped if I had sculpted them myself.

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  10. All I can think of is just how uncomfortable having three breasts must be! Ye gods the bras must be a veritable yoke! ><

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    1. I'm afraid it's nothing but the twisted fantasy of sad blokes not thinking beyond... ^^

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  11. This workflow chart looks like my daily to do list. Glad you got the inspiration. I was uninspired after rolling up a couple of mutants. I didn't realize Andy Chambers was going to judge, I might have tried harder. Great job on this!

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    1. I usually don't like to work this way when modelling's involved but busy holidays, a week off ill and a confused mind brought me into this position.
      There will be a next time I suppose !

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  12. Ha ha ha ... all the work while crying ... :) You forgot the hair pulling too!

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    1. I try to be kind to my hair, you never know... ^^

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