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Carcharoth
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« on: October 19, 2010, 06:17:35 pm »

The Erillai, colloquially known as 'Runners' are a common sight on the plains to the south west of the central empire. These elegant beasts participate in the great migrations and are often hunted by Devanu and other beasts of the plains. Their herds are however often protected by the ferals who run with the migrations, and bitter conflicts often arise when hunters make the mistake of believing those herds to be fair game.



This was a fun little sculpt that I really wanted to do. The Ferals will eventually ride lots of different beasts, and the Erillai are likely to be a starting point for some of their more basic cavalry. I'll need to do some different poses if I want to go that route, so keep your eyes open for those. As always, I would love to hear what you think, and I hope you like it!
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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2010, 07:52:59 pm »

That's a very nice sculpt, and it's good to see a clear image of a cast one. It was a bit hard to make out the details on the green, so this is welcome. The only issue I see with having a rider is that the beasts' head is fairly upright and a little back, leaving not much room. I'm guessing they can also run with the head forward, in the case of trained ones?
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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2010, 12:18:32 pm »

The ferals who ride the Erillai are quite flexible enough to lean around the neck, but I've not tried sculpting riders in a convincing pose yet. The broad back and the positioning of the legs will probably be more problematic...
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« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2010, 03:01:05 pm »

The broad back and the positioning of the legs will probably be more problematic...
Yep. Especially when you consider the movement of the thighs when running

I think your only answer is short legged Feral surfer dudes!
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« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2010, 03:34:12 am »

The broad back and the positioning of the legs will probably be more problematic...
Yep. Especially when you consider the movement of the thighs when running

I think your only answer is short legged Feral surfer dudes!

Nope, you want the "Easy Rider" pose for the Ferals, lol!

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« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2010, 12:57:05 pm »

Easy rider ferals vs surfer ferals   Cheesy

Only problem is those funny shaped legs... Hopefully I'll come up with a decent-looking solution, or I'll need to come up with a more-obligingly shaped beastie for them to ride!
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« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2010, 08:21:37 pm »

I'm thinking an interesting shaped "saddle" that extends either side of the neck to prop the fubarnii's feet out of the way of the running legs.
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« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2010, 12:46:36 am »

have a look at ostrich racing...
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« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2010, 01:02:30 am »

have a look at ostrich racing...

Funny, thats what made me think of the "easy rider" pose - legs either side of the neck, but the body leaning back a bit so as not to get bumped by the runners neck and head. I think we've all got a similiar idea of what we think the rider's pose should be.
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