This project was my application to the recently finished Blender-Pt ( http://forum.blender-pt.com/ ) forum contest.
We have a traditional/popular everyman character called Ze Povinho, much like the American John Doe, ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Z%C3%A9_Povinho ) and the purpose of the contest was to model our own version of him.
I chose to portray a retro-future Ze, repairing his mech war robot after some battle. The robot is shaped after a traditional Lisbon Tram car, or “Lisbon Electrico” and both sit atop a portuguese colonial fortress much like the ones spread across Africa, South america and the Far East.
I had some deep rust to remove from my Blender skills, and this project involved most of them (model, Subs, UV, rigs etc.).
Here are some pics of the process and the final image (it won :yes: !).
Mech almost done:
Mech is textured and rigged, still some errors with IK hydraulic tubes
Ze textured and rigged, still some errors with the bones weight painting and some seams on the UV.
Hi res version of final: