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Re: TLD: Concept Art
« Reply #45 on: January 28, 2007, 09:28:58 am »
yeah, I think Celtic style shields should work fine for Dunland.. considering I already made 3 for them  :P

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nah, Aw asked me to do them a while back. they're actually closer in style to the Dunnish Warlord's shield in that sketch you did, but it's Celtic nonetheless. they're not textured yet, far as I know, but you can see the models in the dev version in the lotr-octoburn BRF.

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« Reply #46 on: January 28, 2007, 01:20:30 pm »
I'm working on those shields.

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« Reply #47 on: February 01, 2007, 05:45:54 am »

Going back to the new Dunedain outfit. . I have a related question:

Is it possible to make a new 'glove' model that doesn't have the bunched end like the vanilla M&B glove? The reason I ask is because a fair few of the armour and clothing designs have some form of vambrace of arm-guard incorporated into their design, and it looks weird for the glove to -overlap- that design, as a glove should be tucked underneath. So it would be cool to see a glove that actually looks like it goes up underneath, instead of bunching up and over.

Just a thought.


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« Reply #48 on: February 01, 2007, 10:13:45 am »
you could just not wear gloves, but i have to agree with damien simply because i hate the hand texture, it never quite matches the skin tone, so that eliminates not wearing them.

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Re: TLD: Concept Art
« Reply #49 on: February 01, 2007, 12:41:19 pm »
Is it possible to make a new 'glove' model that doesn't have the bunched end like the vanilla M&B glove? The reason I ask is because a fair few of the armour and clothing designs have some form of vambrace of arm-guard incorporated into their design, and it looks weird for the glove to -overlap- that design, as a glove should be tucked underneath. So it would be cool to see a glove that actually looks like it goes up underneath, instead of bunching up and over.

Easy. Just make a new version of the glove and replace those parts (they're separate meshes from the actual animated 'hand' of the glove) with a 'nothing' mesh.

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« Reply #50 on: February 01, 2007, 04:15:26 pm »
Here's an update on the Lothlorien new scale.


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« Reply #51 on: February 01, 2007, 04:50:55 pm »
Wow!  Thank you.

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« Reply #52 on: February 08, 2007, 11:06:38 am »
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« Reply #53 on: February 08, 2007, 11:15:54 am »
ok, I've just seen screens from MiddleEarth Total War and they have even cooler designs! damn, my concept artist's heart weepes :)

http://www.chamber-of-records.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=688&sid=9f917208940637a69022c93be46711b4
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« Reply #54 on: February 08, 2007, 11:23:03 am »
well, I don't like everything, but some of them are pretty good.

this link is maybe more useful, it's factions previews:

http://www.chamber-of-records.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=252&sid=9f917208940637a69022c93be46711b4
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« Reply #55 on: February 08, 2007, 01:04:08 pm »
Yeah, they've done a very good job.

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« Reply #56 on: February 09, 2007, 08:54:19 am »
As I disliked John Howe's work for being too epic and fantasy in the past, visiting his page now changed my mind :) thanks for the link, Pellidon. I think mostly the designs he painted for the card game are excellent and most of them could be used for referrence. Gimli is great, easterlings, nazgul and other are awesome too.

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edit: he's  really good. Some perfect weapon and armor designs. It's good that he's a smith and knows various types of stuff used through the history...his first narsil sketches are almost identical to one of my corsair sword designs :D
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« Reply #57 on: February 09, 2007, 09:11:08 am »
:D :D John Howe's comment on the Helm's Deep siege :

"On the other hand, what I DO want to know is how all those unfortunate Elves, who were armoured from head to toe, died to a man (well, to an Elf...), whereas Legolas, with his wee leather shoulder guards, survived unscathed... "

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« Reply #58 on: February 09, 2007, 09:34:25 am »
That's simple.

In the books, there's no Elves besides Legolas at the battle of Helm's Deep.
So if PJ deviated the start of the battle, by adding a company of them, he couldn't deviate the end of the battle, to have some left alive.
So none were left alive. If they weren't killed by Saruman's forces, they committed seppuku in the final stages of the battle, to stay aligned with their role in the plot.
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« Reply #59 on: February 09, 2007, 09:56:05 am »
That's simple.

In the books, there's no Elves besides Legolas at the battle of Helm's Deep.
So if PJ deviated the start of the battle, by adding a company of them, he couldn't deviate the end of the battle, to have some left alive.
So none were left alive. If they weren't killed by Saruman's forces, they committed seppuku in the final stages of the battle, to stay aligned with their role in the plot.

I know, what he meant was that Legolas could have worn more armor than just the leather shoulder :)
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