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Update! Custom Faction: Steel Fire

Postby Azaghal » Sun Sep 18, 2005 8:51 pm

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Re: Custom Faction: Steel Fire

Postby Tanotrooper » Sun Sep 18, 2005 8:54 pm

Cool, but i think the hilt is too wide. Just my opinion.
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Postby lil Jon » Sun Sep 18, 2005 9:48 pm

That's pretty cool, but I agree the hilt is sort of wide, or it might be the blade is too short.

Anywho, I would like to see them on a minifigure, print them off! Post pictures of it!
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Postby ottoatm » Sun Sep 18, 2005 11:40 pm

I like this idea as well... I think it would make a cool minifig... In terms of the hilt... maybe it should be a bit wider? The blade is pretty long, but I think it's ok if the hilt is bigger.

>>EDIT - Oops.. not hilt... I mean handle! :oops: :oops:
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Postby Formendacil » Mon Sep 19, 2005 12:53 am

For an actual blade used in fighting, I would agree that the proportions are wrong, but for a design of heraldry, I would say that Azaghal's version works just fine, possibly better than one with a narrower crossguard, since that would create a design too much longer than it is wide.
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Postby Graynar » Mon Sep 19, 2005 5:04 am

Cool, but i think the hilt is too wide


I must agree, but it still is a great design. That sheild and torso print would look awsome on a minifigure.

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Postby Cyclonis » Mon Sep 19, 2005 10:02 am

It's too simple, just like this post.
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Postby Recluce » Mon Sep 19, 2005 2:30 pm

I have one piece of advice on the design: it would make a great scottish claymore. It only needs two more sword catchers added. They are V shaped and pointed. Let me find an example that is already hearldic... ok here is a device of a friend who has had an augmentation to her arms. At the top is a black sword impaling a black tower. The sword style is the type I recommend you use for your design. It will give it that special flair, and will distinguish it as a greatsword type weapon.
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Postby Lord Mikal » Mon Sep 19, 2005 5:20 pm

Recluse, you have a point, but Azaghal wanted to replicate the standard LEGO broadsword.
Azaghal: On the straight black picture, the proportions do look completely off, crossguard too wide, hilt too narrow, etc. However, when you split it and use it as a heraldic emblem, I think it works out pretty well. The triangle shield looks a little funny, (too much blank space) and I'd set the sword about 15 pixels lower on the oval, but beside that it looks pretty good. I especially like the torso emblem repeated on the cape. Reminds me of my original capes (with the triangle shield on them) only it looks a heckuvalot better.

My favorite's the book though. :D Wasn't it your advice that made the template possible? Nice work.
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Postby Azaghal » Mon Sep 19, 2005 7:20 pm

Hmmm... Maybe. :D

Thanks to everyone for the comments, I'll do a little playing with the main emblem and see if I can get it any better. I thought it looked fine in the first place but, hey, that's why one posts stuff. 8)
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Postby Azaghal » Sat Sep 24, 2005 5:28 pm

Sorry about the double-post, but I just wanted to point out that I've shortened the cross-guards on the stand-alone drawing. Also I lowered the symbol on the oval shield as per Lord Mikal's suggestion. Finally, in celebration of 200 posts, I added a flag with the split-color sword on it:

http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Azaghal/Minifigs/Stickers/SteelFire/swordflag.jpg

I understand that Fry_Slayer was originally responsble for the template to this, so thanks. :D
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Postby Lord Mikal » Sun Sep 25, 2005 11:41 pm

Azaghal wrote:I understand that Fry_Slayer was originally responsble for the template to this, so thanks. :D

Actually, that one's my template. Fry_Slayer's template is much cleaner and better looking: http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=1030425
The ovoid shield looks great, I may have to use this as an elite faction loosely associated with the Black Falcons... or maybe the Dragon Masters... we'll have to see. I like your design. :)
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