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The Delphinus by Stevolteon The Delphinus by Stevolteon
This is my first attempt at the Delphinus from the awesome Dreamcast game Skies of Arcadia (Eternal Arcadia if you prefer). It was mostly a product of limited source material, but even in light of finding a nice plan view it's not bad. Of course now it can be improved upon...

See here for the new improved version: stevolteon.deviantart.com/art/…
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Excel-Reverse Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I have never played with Lego, but when I see that some people can create these kind of things it's like o_O Omg amazing.

I am curious if it was difficult to find images of the Delphinus in order to use them as reference and make this
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Stevolteon Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
That was probably the biggest challenge, mostly Google searches and scouring fan sites. At one point I just booted up the game and entered a ship battle so it kept sweeping past the camera from a variety of angles.

Finally finding a full plan projection of the in-game model (once again, on a fan site) was what allowed me to make my more recent version so much more accurate ( stevolteon.deviantart.com/art/… ).
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Excel-Reverse Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I can imagine. When I draw fan mangas based on videogames, I use to do the same, pausing the game sometimes in order to draw some backgrounds, because there is not enough material in the Internet.
You are very talented with this, anyway.
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Hexidextrous Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
OMG! Skies of Arcadia!!!
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Stevolteon Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Hell yeah!
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JohnK222 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
Sweet! You must have a good variety of Lego pieces.
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Stevolteon Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks. To be honest I don't have much, with projects like this I design them on MLCAD and then buy only the pieces I need. The downside is the real version can be kind of fragile!
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JohnK222 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
Ah, well at least you know what you'll need before hand. ;-) Some of the shaped pieces I saw in your work I don't think I would have. Most of my Lego is stuff from the 1980s. Well before all the cool new colours. :-)
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Stevolteon Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Exactly, in fact it was the arrival of the new curved pieces (among others) which prompted me to take a shot at the Delphinus. And comparing this to my second attempt shows just how much further the curved elements have come since!
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pimpinmcgreedy Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Great job! I love it.
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02Lei Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Cool!
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SonicWing Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Lego + Skies of Arcadia = MIND BLOWN!
Excellent work!
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TheLadySheogorath Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is fucking awesome! XD
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4dojo Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
wo of the greatest things in life come together. video games and legos
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Stevolteon Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Totally!
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shadownickmcnick Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
awesome. someone finally made a good delphinus lego!
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Stevolteon Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks. I've been making an improved version and should hopefully have pictures soon.
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shadownickmcnick Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
cool. sounds great
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ForsakenWanderer Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Awesome!
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Stevolteon Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Cheers ^_^
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ImonZ Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Impressive.

Only thing left is step-by-step instructions.
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Stevolteon Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
The program I used to originally design it (MLCAD) allows you to create instructions just like official Lego ones, so it'd be pretty easy to do. If I can figure out a sensible way of uploading them I will.
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ImonZ Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
I forgot to mention; on the old SoAWorld homepage, there's a list on "How to know you're a Skies of Arcadia"-nerd. Building the Delphinus out of lego was one of the points XD.
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rtil Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
i would spend any amount of money for lego skies of arcadia sets. that's a great mini delphinus. i'd love to see what you could make with unlimited lego pieces at your disposal!
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Stevolteon Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Same here! I did plan out the bridge for a minifig scale one but I have nowhere near enough brick to make the whole thing. Not yet at any rate...
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gallantmon8 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
.....You made a LEGO version of the Delphinus.
DUDE WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT
THAT'S AWESOME
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Stevolteon Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Well there weren't any to buy, so I had to make do!
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gallantmon8 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Holy shit, man, that's fuckin' awesome!
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Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
NO.

WAY.

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I want you to know you just made my day. :D
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Stevolteon Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Good to hear!

And watch this space, there's more to come...
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TheHauntedBoy Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, that's impressive! :3
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Stevolteon Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks ^_^
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mechaplex Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
I like it!!!
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Stevolteon Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks. I'm just waiting on some parts to complete the revised version which is a real improvement in terms of accuracy, if a lot flimsier as a model!
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Biggreengribbly Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
How many attempts at the under-prow bulge are you up to now? .
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Stevolteon Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Still trying to pull the parts together for the second. It'll definitely work and on the plus side I don't have to resort to Dark Blue but it just feels a bit... un-Lego-y. Then all I need to figure out is the anchors.
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Biggreengribbly Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
....un...Lego-y?

THAT SOUNDS LIKE HERESY TO ME!
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Stevolteon Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Only in spirit, it's 100% legal!
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mechaplex Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Now that is the story of my life... never enough parts, or never the ones I need.
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