Saturday, October 29, 2011

Diablo III Beta

So I know I told everyone I was going write up my review of ComicCon this weekend but there was a bit of a snag. I got my Diablo III Beta invite around 2am Friday morning and I'm pretty sure I've devoted at least 90% of my time to that. What I will do is write up a review on what I've seen thus far.

So far as of last night I have played threw the entire beta once with my first character. I loved the concepts behind the Witch Doctor so I decided to make that my first character. The Witch Doctor is a summoner, having skills in the Spiritual, and the Physical Realm.

You start the game outside of New Tristrum (a name that sounds familiar to those who played the other games in the diablo franchise). Your character has traveled from far to learn more about "The Fallen Star" a meteor of some sort that has fallen from the sky and landed in the heart of New Tristrum. The Beta ends after the slaying of the Skeleton King in the depts of the Old Cathedral. While shorty (The Beta is only the first quest line in Act 1, many believe it is only the first quarter of the act) the beta is a lot of fun, I plan on playing through at least once with each character class.

In other news I've been working on another custom Munny, this one a complete conversion from its natural state. I am turning it into the Mech from Sucker Punch, I believe its name is the Gentile Giant? All the sculpting is done I just need to finishing sanding it and prime it. Ill make sure to post some pictures as soon as I get them off my phone. I'm hoping to have the entire Munny done before November 1st as I want to enter it as a submission to an Art Book. Ill post more information about that soon. Until then keep checking back for updates and ill try and post more often. If I see that there are more people coming to my blog Ill start posting more frequently.

Oh and heres a little eye candy...Pretty much finished the 3D model I was making, just did the last of the texturing.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

New York Comic Con!

So I'm back from comic con, well to be completely correct I've been back for a few days now. My job takes over my life during the weekdays. Anyways I just wanted to write a few things while they are a little fresher in my mind. Ill be posting a full update this weekend.

For all those who read last weeks quick post you all should know that I went to NYCC last Saturday and man was it a good time. I got to meet a lot of cool people both art and gunpla related. I first stopped off at the BlueFin booth to drop off 3 of my models for a painting contest they were holding. After that I headed straight over to the ThreeA booth to enter the raffle to win one of the Ashley Woods killer Vinyl Toys (Limited Press Zombie). Those were my main objectives, I spent the time between waiting for the judging of the gunpla and the raffle drawing mostly in the Cult Yard (an area of the con devoted to art toys such as kid robot). I got to meet JC Rivera and check out some of his art; I actually bought one of this toys, it was just too cool to not buy.

There was so much there, so little time to talk about everything right now. Ill be posting pictures of the con this weekend along with some of my entries in the BlueFin Gunpla World Cup Contest. Until then you can go check out some video of the Con on a new friends page. StryderPrime is a fellow Gunpla painter who entered the contest along with me. I've been watching his videos on youtube for some time now so it was nice to meet him in person. I believe his day three video has a lot of shots of the Contest along with the winners but all his videos are great. So check it out! (Click: StryderPrime)

Ill leave you guys with a project I am currently working on...A little Autodesk 3D Max for you designer nerds out there. I'm currently in the process of learning the software and this is the first thing I have managed to pop out. Just spend the last 4-5 hours unwrapping the UV for textures. Good thing I bought a new toy to help with the process (Love me my Wacom Intuos4). Signing out for now but check in this weekend for more pictures.

I decided to do a quick model of a Qee. I think I nailed the design pretty well. Went into 3DMax knowing nothing and I'd say after about 10-15 hours in the program came out with that.  Not bad considering 3DMax has a pretty large learning curve. 

This is the old UV that I made (My first attempt at Unwrapping. The new one is much much better!

Thursday, October 6, 2011


My apologies for not being on in almost 3 months, the first 2 months of teaching have been a bit rough. Not much Gundam going on right now though so you guys haven't missed much!. I did however paint a small SD kid about a week ago to kick start me back into painting. Ill be sure to upload some pictures of the SD kit. I also recently have gotten into custom vinyl toys; kidrobot. I'm having a lot of fun with these guys, sculpting and painting and such. Ill post some pictures of them as well.

Hopefully in the coming months I will post more, until then keep checking back now and then maybe Ill have some new stuff. Hope you guys enjoy these pictures. Take Care!

P.S. Next week is New York ComicCon, Ill be sure to take many pictures of that to post for you guys!