Right Tool for the Job by virgosun

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Featured, 1st Knight , 29/10/2010

“Nightmares? Nah. I give the nightmares nightmares!”

When his ship was destroyed in battle with the Maland, space marine Marcus Du Pre was the ony survivor to reach the surface of the nearest planet. The world was low-tech, inhabited by a feudal civilisation, although ruins suggested this people had a very high-tech past.

In the early days it was all he could do to survive in this backward place. To the locals he was an idiot who could barely speak or make himself understood, a hapless foreigner from the impoverished lands to the far north, and held in contempt. One day, when challenged by the Imperial Guard for his name for the umpteenth time, he snarled the strange foreign phrase, “Darth Obvious!” The name stuck.

He was able to eke out an existence by going on “cave crawls” for treasure. Although he missed his laser pulse rifle dearly, he quickly took to more primitive combat tools as a means of survival.

In the stars above, his fleet’s defeat left the planet open for Maland invasion. When they arrived, even the bravest of knights knew horror at these “demons”, and fled in terror.

Not Darth Obvious. For him, fighting the Maland was just another day at the office. The contempt with which he treated his enemy was inspiring. Now armed with items he had scavenged from the ruins, such as super-tough polymer “glass armour”, he earned the respect of the community. In time, allied with the Imperial leadership, he was crucial in helping the world repel the Maland under its own powers.

After fighting Maland, a few poxy undead skeletons isn’t enough to break a sweat over… “Undead? Not for long!”

Who doesn’t love a bit of Dungeons & Dragons???

Please note that this image looks significantly darker when printed.

Figure M4, own morphs. Paladin armour by XUrge 3D, own texture tweaks; rendered in Poser 8. Skeletons exported from Poser to Bryce, background rendered with Bryce. The Gimp working file got to 182 meg on this project. Cave background was two Bryce renders using different materials, merged. Layer modes, masking, transparency, gradient fills.

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  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersabout 4 years ago

  • Started out a few weeks back as a Poser test render for the new armour, and grew from there… wanted to attempt a cave in Bryce too. Thanks Hugh :D

    – virgosun

  • Norma-jean Morrison
    Norma-jean Mor...about 4 years ago

    I love this and gee I am so happy to visit and see these visions and your write on all of this so splendorous, all love and goodness Normajean.

  • Glad you enjoyed this little tale! Cheers, love & light :D

    – virgosun

  • Vanessa Barklay
    Vanessa Barklayabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic!!!!!! :O)

  • Thanks mate. Something a bit different to flying around the stars, for a change… Cheers!

    – virgosun

  • Edzie
    Edzieabout 4 years ago

    Who doesn’t love a little D&D! Great job. This one had me in from the start!

  • LOL… suddenly I’m remembering Flynn, although he was nowhere near as cool as Darth Obvious. Or… what was his name, Sister Incontinent of the Inconceivable Conception, the warrior transvestite? Beware the “hostile stairs”… those were the days! I’d better stop now before people think we’re completely mad ;-D

    – virgosun

  • Scottb1977
    Scottb1977about 4 years ago


  • So glad you like this, Scott, thank you! :D

    – virgosun

  • Edzie
    Edzieabout 4 years ago

    What do you mean….think…we are mad? :)

  • mordechai
    mordechaiabout 4 years ago

    Super cool!

  • Cheers mordechai, thanks! Glad you like :D

    – virgosun

  • shadowlee
    shadowleeabout 4 years ago

    fabulous virgo…would look good in the 1st knight group too

  • Cheers mate, thanks for the tip! Don’t often do works like this one and the change was fun :-)

    – virgosun

  • shadowlea
    shadowleaalmost 4 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS … well done

  • Thanks! Great news to come home to :D

    – virgosun

  • Sherri     Nicholas
    Sherri Nic...almost 4 years ago

    I love him…cool image!!! Virgo..good to have you back..how is you hidden little one…did he come out yet…lol

  • Thank you so much, Sherri! Yes, our new kitty did come out, she’s very sweet and loving, and has an unfortunate habit of drinking straight from the tap in the bathroom sink, would you believe, LOL! Cheers mate :D

    – virgosun

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