Welcome, and thanks for checking out my thread.
I'm a huge fan of Team Fortress 2 and a self taught 3D modeller. I decided to try my hand at this contest. I'd like to get some experience from this one and see if i can come up with anything decent.
Theme: Mad Max
I decided to make a pack for the Sniper, drawing inspiration from Mad Max trilogy. Reference is quite clear: Sniper is australian and Mad Max movies were shot in Australia as well. Furthermore, Sniper is kind of a loner, who prefers to do things his way and so a loner was Max. I'm a fan of the Mad Max films and since no one came up with such a theme, I'll try it.
So far I've the following ideas for new items:
Hat: The Night Rider
Glasses and possibly face cover:
Main Force Patrol styled badges
This one would fit quite good with team colored background and MFP letters replaced with RED or BLU
Or I might try to make something based on this one, still have to decide. Sketches will come tomorrow probably.
Melee: The Toecutter
Most likely I'll base it on that meat cleaver look-a-like used by the Toecutter in the first episode. Will add some stuff to it, as it looks too blank on its own.
Secondary: Outlander's Outburst
Replacement for the submachine gun, basically modified version of the assault rifle from Beyond Thunderdome. I will change the proportions to fit it into the TF2 style and match overall look to the original SMG. And put some stuff on it of course.
Maybe the crossbow he handed over in Bartertown, but I'm not sure about this one actually. There's not much of it seen in the movie, either. If I make the other 3, then maybe.
After watching The Road Warrior once again I noticed that there were more crossbws, maybe I'll make one of them.
25.06 - Outburst finished, on to the Toecutter
I'll try to put some concepts up tomorrow. I look forward to hearing your opinions on my idea so far (though there should be more to comment on tomorrow). Any suggestions are welcome.
20-24.06 - Lost track due to undersleepness and general tiredness. Or whatever the name, I'm tired.
19.06 - AO shots of finished Outburst mesh
16.06 - Outburst update
14.06 - Beginning of the SMG model
13.06 - Start of the Toecutter
12.06 - More SMG silhouettes, hat idea
11.06 - Concept arts added
7.06 - Topic started. Ideas for melee, misc and secondary replacements, some pictures