Warrior Bug

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Paragon, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. Paragon

    Paragon Active Member

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    I know its been awhile since I posted anything of substance on the forums, and I know a lot of people want me to make more aircraft models, but I'm very distractable, so you have to expect me to keep making whatever I want. Sorry.

    Anyway, I sometimes browse the 4chan.org /po/ section (papercraft and origami). I was asking about a papercraft warrior bug from Starship Troopers, not really expecting to get anything, but instead I got a 2.5-D gaming model designed by Jim Hartman. It wasn't quite what I wanted, but I decided to use it to create what I did want; a fully 3-D model of the arachnid warrior.

    This first build is rather small, it fits (barely) in my palm. I'm going to build another larger warrior soon (maybe start on it tonight), in scale with my Master Chief action figure. I'm thinking if I can put pipe cleaners in it I can actually make the joints move without a lot of hassle, and while making them stiff enough to hold a pose.

    Anyway, for those of you actually reading my post, I'm sure you're waiting for some pictures, here you go:

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    Oh, btw, once I add proper credits to Jim Hartman, and one final piece, I'll post the template on my website for everyone to download.
  2. widget

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    Cool ! BION,we were watching it just the other night.
  3. Lex

    Lex Dollmaker

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    Distractable maybe... But every one of your models are impressive, no matter the subject!
  4. Millenniumfalsehood

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    How cool! I wanted one of these ever since I found out about the Starship Troopers board game(not the miniatures one, the old paper/pencil game. I'm a sucker for those). Now we just need a guy in power-armor to combat- er, display alongside this model. :wink: :D
  5. Hot4Darmat

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    Very cool indeed. I want a whole whack of 'em to over-run my Ebbles' terrain stuff.
  6. SEBRET

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    i was there when you posted this in /po/. i think its a lot of fun when i go back and forth from here to /po/ and it turns out that im quite often among the same community of people.
  7. Paragon

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    Some of the same community I'm sure. I imagine a lot of the older people here don't frequent /po/ though.

    Also, the Warrior Bug is now posted in the "Other" section on my website.
  8. SEBRET

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    This will be a fun quick Build, and your probably right, so lets hope the older people here don't get curious about po. lol
  9. Millenniumfalsehood

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    What about younger guys like me? :wink:

    I anxiously await the release of this to adorn my computer monitor. :mrgreen:
  10. cdavenport

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    Distractible

    Good use of the English language! Don't apologize for doing what you want. I have found in life that for every person with time and skill, there is another quite willing to direct him/her on how best to use it.

    And, like others, the work you are willing to share is of such quality none dare quibble about that which you choose not to do!

    BTW, Warrior Bug is one of the coolest Sci-Fi monsters ever! I have been wanting a model of one ever since the movie came out. Thank you for sharing it with us!
  11. FlareBaffled

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    I think the fact that it is small and fairlyu simple to build is a real asset. As has already been mentioned, one Bug on it's own looks good.... but a HORDE is what you want to see, and a big and complex model won't lend itself to that. Would make a terrific diorama with a dozen of these breaking out of a bug-hole!
  12. Paragon

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    Trust me, I've been thinking about what that would look like for awhile. I doubt I'd have the patience to do it, but hopefully someone else who does, and maybe can't afford hordes of those expensive plastic models can actually do it now (thats one of the things I love about card modeling).

    Hopefully it can be scaled up to the right size to add to any existing diorama too.
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    Terrific looking bug, Paragon! SST was one of the few movies I've seen more than twice. I've been wondering when someone would get around to modeling one. I'm thankful that you've taken the bull by the horns. I'm looking forward to building one when you make it available.

    Many thanks,
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  14. Lex

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    It's already available Don! Just came back and downloaded my copy, very nice design! --I'm anxious to see Paragon building a horde of this!!

    P: Posting a link to 4ch is likely to be off-limits here on Zealot, but it sure is an interesting community there... just a thought :p
  15. Paragon

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    Let me know if any of you need help figuring out what goes where, I know I didn't include instructions. The reference images should spell most of it out though.
  16. Paragon

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    I finished the large version, which is about 1:12 scale:

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    I also did a few shots with Master Chief, because he looks like a Roughneck. He didn't exactly come out on top this time:

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    His mistake? Tripping!
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  17. SEBRET

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    very nice! cant wait to build a bunch of these. So how are those brain and tank bugs coming? Just kidding....unless...
  18. docs57

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    Helo!Anybody have instructions for build?
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    Nice work Paragon!:mrgreen:
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    master chief nnooooo!