Sep 23, 2010


So I'm working on this really sweet space marine idea from the gamesworkshop universe Warhammer 40k. The plan was to sketch out the standard spacemarine, then ad little things; skulls, rings, chain-mail, bullet holes, just like a customized space marine would have you do. Then model the whole deal in the 3D program called Maya so that I may pose or animate  my creation in my own fantasy. 4 hours into the project I've started to model the little objects in his belt. I have down two of the fragmentation grenades and half the belt done. The helmet was under construction at hour 6 and I could feel the pangs of hunger grinding my stomach. 'I am a warrior' I told myself, a space marine wouldn't give in so easily, that would be unexceptionable, and so i pushed on breaking down the design of the helmet into simple shapes so I could model them in Maya. Whenever I felt stuck I would simply browse through the epic cinematic trailer on the internets that I have seen 100ths of times in the last 4 years. Brother Broderick was next to me working on his own project. When the silence would get to me I would chat it up with great enthusiasm different characters or stories of the 40k universe. It was nearly time to go and Mr. Swift our 3D teacher walks into the room to shoo us away. We show him what we have been working and immediately shuts down my work as plagiarism. He tells me I wouldn't be able to turn in this work into the contest unless i want to be disqualified. My face when he tells me this. :|

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