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Old 20-11-2009, 09:27 PM   #1
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SMC M#01 - Japo - Legendary Weapon - Medusa's head

Hello
I will post my new legendary weapon in this post.
Before I do so, I created a little teaser game. Can you guess what weapon hides under the cloak? I will give some clues. I will be adding clues too, and unlike those already revealed, those will be more and more specific.

a) It is most likely you know this weapon.
b) If you dont know this weapon, it is almost certain you have seen it on a picture.
c) It is unique. There is only one - no copy of it ever worked.
d) It truly is legendary (in all meanings of the word).
e) This weapon is said to have been wielded by one demigod. Yet even he needed extra tool to handle it.
f) This weapon kills in very special way. No weapon we have today kills in this fashion. Not even experimental weapons.
g) This clue will be revealed later.
h) This clue will be revealed later. And it will be the last clue

Let the game begin
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Old 20-11-2009, 09:39 PM   #2
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I sense it's something really simple, but my brain's just not working right now (it's full of polys and verts ). Maybe another clue , but i guess it's something mechanical...
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Old 20-11-2009, 10:37 PM   #3
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Old 21-11-2009, 06:48 AM   #4
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I think Japo is trying to build a boulder or something. You just take and smash someones head with it. LOL. Cant hold on to my excitement.
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Old 21-11-2009, 05:30 PM   #5
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Hello
I posted new hint (updated one to make it easier). One more coming tonight at 00:00 GMT+1

Zippel: Nooooooooooo....
Rocnesta: Noooooo, but appearently your cruelty knows no boundaries. Reminds me of one episode of Black Adder
Avishek: Noooooooo, no boulder

I hope the new clue helps.
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Old 21-11-2009, 11:33 PM   #6
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is it Medusa's head?
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Old 21-11-2009, 11:33 PM   #7
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perhaps it's a, it's a....... bah lost it, can't remember what i was thinking that it was in the first place before i thought about something else
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Anders 2000 is Absolutely right!

It indeed is Medusa's head. Weapon used by demigod Perseus kills by turning anything living into stone. Perseus needed a polished shield to reflect Medusas visage to fight her, and later on to use her head. Just looking at it would turn him into stone.
It is weapon from legend, and even there it is legendary. It is legendry by any meaning of the word.
It is very likely you know who Medusa and Perseus were.
If you dont, its likely you have seen the head, either on door, building, picture, book, film, cartoon, computer game, even logo.

Changed thread name to properly identify the weapon

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Old 22-11-2009, 12:16 PM   #12
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Medusa's head

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And here is the head of Medusa. Like other copies, this one doesnt work either . The model is loosely based on Medusa's head by Josef Müllner.

Modelled in 120 minutes.
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Old 22-11-2009, 05:12 PM   #13
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For 120 minutes of work this looks very good, however I think the eye texture/shader needs work. At the moment it seems kind of flat, and maybe you could make them more intense and bright (considering looking into them turns people to stone). Other then that I like it, keep it up.
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Old 25-11-2009, 02:30 PM   #14
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hehe very nice presentation

I always love u'r models and renders, good job here to
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Full marks to the way you presented this piece on the forums. Totally gripping. However to be honest I really didn't think it would end up being Medusa's severed head. Very nice render, my feedback would be to make her seem more scary. Its one thing to see a seductress Medusa, it's entirely another to see her head floating as a weapon. More decay or the ripped skin etc. Just a thought
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