View Full Version : June Entry: Sorrosens Caravan

06-18-2009, 06:50 PM
Not a well known Halfling - and he tries to keep it that way thank you very much - Sarrosen travels in this exquisitely made caravan to various towns and performs as a story teller, juggler and musician. He is not noted for being particularly great as a performer. Eminently forgettable is the desire. His jokes fall a bit flat and he misses a note here and there but he just about gets by. Which is at odds since the caravan is of such excellent workmanship its just assumed that this is halfling quality at work.

Of course Sarrosen is a master thief with plenty of money and ability. The caravan is of high standard to take on the magic used to augment it. Its lighter and harder than the apparent wood. Its also fire resistant and slightly magic resistant too. He can use many magic items and cast a few of the weaker spells. Theres a rack of scrolls inside. Some are spells, others are maps and notes.

I have roughed out some of the insides but I am concentrating on the exterior for now. There will be a leather tarp over the top with several heavy crossbows around amongst the roof top luggage.

So for now here it is so far...

EDIT - got bored so did some more views.

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06-18-2009, 07:02 PM
Glad to see you in the challenge Redrobes! That halfling wagon actually looks pretty cool, cant' wait to see more.

Plus I was really hoping we'd get more than five entries - seven now, since I really didn't want to see voting stuck to a single vote.

Boy, I hope you win one of these challenges someday.

Looking forward to your next update.


06-18-2009, 07:08 PM
Boy, I hope you win one of these challenges someday.Hah - you and me both :D

It will end up as a map of the interior with notes about all the cool little widgets and modifications he's had made to it. I have been reading The Hobbit again and was swayed by Bilbo's little tunnel. I had a halfling thief a long time ago who didn't have a caravan but had a portable hole with lots of stuff in it. I was initially tempted to do that but its not so interesting to map. I used to have a cage on casters inside that would rotate and the character had an amulet which prevented him from requiring to breath so he could stay in it. Very high level dude he was with x5 backstab... ahh fond memories. I probably have the character sheet still in the loft.

EDIT -- Just made a banner for it in suitably poor cloth and signage. All expense spared ! Thats probably all I will be able to do now till next week...

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06-18-2009, 08:58 PM
All I have to say is "Dude, this is nice!"

06-18-2009, 09:01 PM
Thanks Ascension. I should have put that WIP here now instead of editing it in. Looking forward to getting some interiors done. I have some done but its untextured at mo.

06-19-2009, 06:21 AM
Yeah, nice stuff so far and an interesting idea.

Steel General
06-19-2009, 10:59 AM
Very cool idea and I'm loving the caravan/wagon so far.

06-19-2009, 01:45 PM
Yeah, I also like the RV/wagon idea for this challenge. It would be fab if you could figure out some way to put the map and this model on the same image.

06-19-2009, 08:32 PM
I think I have that covered but ill leave it as a surprise for the end ! Not that its a new or novel idea or anything....

06-23-2009, 08:14 PM
Just texturing some of the insides. He still needs a chair some more stuff like books in the book case and a few more bits and pieces. I need to do a mini map for the pages of the book. I think a little chest with a set of lock picks too on the desk. Theres some more on the outside to do yet too but its coming along.

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06-23-2009, 11:53 PM
Man that's some of the coolest stuff that I've seen in a long while. Better than Oblivion even. I'm eager for the rest and make sure that I bonk ya when this is done.

Steel General
06-24-2009, 07:09 AM
That's really cool RR!

I wish I had the patience to do the 3D stuff...

06-24-2009, 08:07 AM
Praise indeed ! Thanks guys. Most of this is just boxes tho. Theres not a lot of modeling going on. The bowl is a profile and quick lathe to make it. I did steal the books from an old project which is why I need some new pages on the big one. The table is stolen too and does appear smaller in other challenges. Even most of the wagon itself is just more boxes. The wheels were done by making one spoke and cloning it with rotation to make a wheel. I am only using textures for planking in horizontal and vertical directions and thats from cgtextures. The panel I got from a kitchen guide somewhere and have been reusing it a few times. The hardest part so far has been the door arch but even that is just a slice through a cone to make a conic and then a bit of tweaking. Perhaps this is an example of something which looks hard but really isn't. There are plenty of things in 3D that look easy but are really hard but so far, this hasn't been all that hard.

06-25-2009, 09:10 PM
Done a slight bit more and revealing the secret weapon - cut away section. Well its the only way ill be able to make a map out of it. I think the red is too strong and I am missing red on the lower section but ill have to fix that. But there is only a few days left now so in case I don't get the opportunity to upload another, here is a....
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06-28-2009, 11:44 AM
Thought I had better get this WIP up in case the deadline closes... Just need to label it a bit now.
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06-28-2009, 12:06 PM
And a bit of labeling. Would have liked to have done the ropes and leather top but time ran out as usual. Anyway - good luck everybody as I am done.

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Map Vandal
06-29-2009, 11:32 AM
I think it is great that Sorrosen plays D&D!

06-29-2009, 01:56 PM
Heh heh - yeah but still on 3rd edition it seems !