Requesting Opinion Prototype design.

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Which set of legs is more proportionate?

  1. 5%

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  2. 7%

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  3. 10%

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  1. AlphaCustoms

    AlphaCustoms Active Member

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    So I have made some quick, sloppy pictures of the waists and legs with their respective size increases. I would love some advice. Bellow in decending order are the 3 main size increases. Image 1 is the lower body increased by 5%. Image 2 is increased by 7%. And image 3 is increased bt 10%. I would love the input to help make the figure as proportionate as possible. Thank you for your time.
     
  3. Fuhzimota

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    10% seems to be the best of the three, IMO. No matter which way you go, I would suggest that your thighs and shoulders be the same (or nearly the same diameter,) and that the your shins and shoulders should be the same (larger that thighs/shins) diameter. this will give you a more proportionate figure, especially if this is going to be a "generic" body-type drone. Most generic characters are designed this way; in basic proportions so a to be "filler" characters - i.e., mannequins, as opposed to "hero" characters, with more muscular of exaggerated bodies. (or in the case of Transformers, barrel chests -Optimus, Grimlock, Soundwave: really thin arms and legs - Cheetor, Prime Soundwave and Starscream: or murder claws - Bayverse Tank Megatron, G1 Omega Supreme, Longrack, etc.) Anyhoo, that's my opinion, for what it's worth!
     
  4. AlphaCustoms

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    We will be modifying the skeleton when we start working with more unique characters bodytypes, but we will not be making any named characters. We will borrow some bodytypes from named characters, to which the skeleton will be appropriately adjusted. But right now these figures are supposed to be the most basic, generic, faceless soldiers.
     
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    Fuhzimota Well-Known Member

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    Well, I am very intrigued with your ideas. I'm getting a very Mugenbine vibe from the "basic, generic" design cues! I will be watching this project with great interest. Great job so far!
     
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    [​IMG] This was something I just threw together real quick. I was thinking that something more in line with these proportions might fit in more with a Transformers collection. I based the body loosely off of the G1 Maintenance Drones. Hope this helps a little.
     

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  7. AlphaCustoms

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    Yes this is basjcally, exactly the bodytype we’re going for. It will become more pronounced when we begin addding vehicle parts to the skeleton to bring out the figure. For reference, this is one of the drones i began working on before i decided to move to a more stable, and flexible skeleton that can pull off more customizability options for the buyer. I appreciate the support guys! Dont be afraid to get the word out.
     

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    This is currently the top pole, 10% increase.
     

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    Typically, renders only go in Fan Art, but since you're asking for advice, we're off to Creative General Discussion since there's no actual physical work to show. When you have a physical product to show, just start a new thread in Customs.
     
  10. AlphaCustoms

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    Oh i have physical work. Its just the plastic I used is kinda reflective and hard to see in full detail on camera. But ill try to take a picture anyway. Also my camera is broken so this doesn’t help. But i hope this looks good
     

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