Tuesday, October 16, 2012

ROAR! Here come the beats of burden...

Well, for something as huge as Grond, it's gonna take some hefty monsters to haul that thing around!

I didn't have as many reference photos as I do today, so I had to make my own monsters in my own vision.

At the time, I really liked the dinosaurs from the VOID sci-fi game, of the Viridians faction.  These two monsters were sculpted to look similar to those.  As usual, sculpey was used to make them.

I think the actual Grond in the movies was pulled by 3 monsters, but I only had space for 2.

They had to be completely sculpted and painted prior to attachment to the main display base.

These views will give you a better idea on the scale of the dinos!

I used some twine to make the ropes attaching the yokes on the beasts to the frame of Grond.

Tonight's late night post will show the converted Trolls... Stay tuned!

Something "Gronde", part 2!

With the 300,000 views no in the rear view mirror, we begin the journey to 400k.  What better way to start than with more 'Gonde'.  Here are some images of Grond after it was painted.

It was a major challenge to paint, not only for some of the very heavy textures, but also a lot of hard to reach areas!  It made me very nervous to continuously turn it upside down to get at those places!  It weighed a lot, and there were dozens of actual spikes sticking out of it.

I had used tiny little brad nails as spikes, which looked very realistic, but was also realistically sharp!!!

Lots of tin bitz used on this, to say the very least. :-)

Stay tuned later today, when I post the images of the sculpted dinos that pulled this bad boy!