3D printed PSO chess

Discussion in 'General' started by ABetc, Dec 8, 2019.

  1. ABetc

    ABetc Member

    Hey all! I didn't see a fan art section so I figure this either belongs in general or misc.

    But anyway, PSO for life! I'm new here but first played PSO in high school. I can't believe this game is still going strong all these years later. The menu music can still give me chills.

    I recently started getting into 3d sculpting and it took me way too long to realize I should model up the episode 1&2 classes. I was also playing around with another chess set idea, hence PSO chess. Looking back, I could've just done separate models of each default pose... but I can always get back to that.

    I just wanted to throw up my progress and get some feedback. Hope this looks alright!

    hunter lineup
    full classes lineup
    chess piece poses
    HUmar rough

    As you can see I went with a rough pose of all the defaults first, then tried to figure out how to arrange them in a way that would work for the chessboard. In case it's not clear (and definitely let me know if it isn't), the pieces are:

    king: HUmar/HUcast
    queen: HUnewearl/HUcaseal
    bishops: RAmar, RAmarl/RAcast, RAcaseal
    knights: FOmar, FOmarl/FOnewm, FOnewearl

    I don't have any progress on the rooks or pawns but I'm thinking:

    rooks: stack of item boxes/teleporter (or maybe telepipe)
    pawns: mags/red boxes

    That's all for now folks. I'll post more when I've got it.
     
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  2. spaceBORT

    spaceBORT Replicant

    wow, this is awesome. i am terrible at 3d modelling personally, so i am very impressed with your work. the HUmar (KING) looks excellent. can't wait to see your progress on this project--i will be watching this thread!
     
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  3. Ade

    Ade The Charlie Brown of PSO.

    This is so cool. I have a Super Mario Bros. chess set that I love. Sega would never make something like this and it would be amazing. Nice work!!!
     
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  4. ABetc

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    Eh, thanks a bunch!

    I don't even play a lot of chess, although it's a great game. I just like the excuse to arrange all the characters on a board. Also, it kinda makes it all seem a little more classy, so why not!

    This progress took me a while so it's almost a shame to make it seem like I'll be able to pump this out really fast. But I am almost finished the final HUmar... so that's something. I'm still learning!
     
  5. Ryan

    Ryan Casual GM Staff Member

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    I gotta say, I love how the rough models are all just normal human figures posing, and then there's RAcast. :cool:
     
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  6. King

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    Looking forward to seeing the end result!

    If you're looking for other ideas for pieces, how about adding various NPCs, like Principal Tyrell or Red Ring Rico?
     
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  7. ABetc

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    Ya, RAcast looks way out of place, haha. I'm actually a bit concerned there won't be an easy way to fit him on to a chess piece without shrinking down everyone else or ignoring the right sizing. But that's a problem for later.

    And NPCs definitely crossed my mind but I wasn't sure if I wanted to break up the dream team. Maybe there could be a set for only NPCs? I feel like the tekkers need some time in the spotlight.

    I mean damn, even each level could have it's own set. The Forest alone is so iconic.

    King - Dragon (this would be pretty tough without shrinking him way down or just doing the head or something...)
    Queen - Hildebear
    Bishop - Booma (go with the classic? Could go full-on Gigobooma)
    Knight - Wolf
    Rook - Monest (maybe with the mothmants around but I could be getting crazy)
    Pawn - Rag Rappy

    Of course, this always depends on having time and patience but it's nice to dream...
     
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  8. ABetc

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    Ok, it's been a little while but I've finally made some progress. I'm going to work on some different stuff before moving onto the next piece (HUcast) but until then, I think the HUmar turned out pretty good!

    3D modeled HUmar

    I'll post some pictures of the printed model soon. That's pretty much the best part.
     
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  9. maxvdub

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    rooks should be chaos bringers considering their ability to charge halfway across the world instantly (or dorphons/delbiters, same deal). humar looks great btw
     
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  10. Rune

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    good stuff
    Now I want Red Ring Rico and Heathcliff Flowen in somehow as well I feel
     
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  11. Wil

    Wil HUmar Scum

    I'd have thought they'd easily make king/queen.

    For Rook you should use East and West Towers. Because they're... towers.. get it? :)
     
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  12. ABetc

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    Dam folks, I'm torn! I wish I could sculpt faster. :(

    I feel a full on ruins set coming on...

    In fact, I can already picture Chaos sorcerer as the Queen, Del Saber as the knight... Or maybe chaos bringer with the whole horse thing? Claws are the pawns, though. That's easy, haha.
     
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  13. Nyte

    Nyte Booma-Rang!

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    Bishop should be a force. FOnm!
     
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  14. ABetc

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    Ok, I'm back. Christmas break has given me some extra free time and HUcast wasn't as hard as I thought. Enjoy!

    3D Modeled HUcast

    I couldn't find any pictures of the back (except the low poly video game shots which weren't that much help) so I made it up. Could use a couple screws or something but I think it looks ok. I love his face though. So sharp and robotic.

    Next are those dangerous hunter ladies. Fingers crossed their delicate deadliness isn't something too tough to model.
     
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    Spencer Brezlin The Real Brezlin For Prezlin

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    I tried to make a Brez figure out of ramen noodles and dried macaroni noodles (like a youtubes- "How To" video), but when i opened the seasoning packets.. The smell lit up my nose like Monterrey Jack from rescue rangers and I lost all self control and ate it. Now I have to replace some drywall I smashed through....
     
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