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    PROJECT SAND

    Postby 13athroom » 24 Dec 2009 19:47

    found this stuff at gizmodo today.

    Dune concept work by fans. Really good stuff here. thought you guys might enjoy it.

    http://projectsand.blogspot.com/
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    Postby Ampoliros » 25 Dec 2009 11:12

    See, now if James Cameron had spent 300 million dollars to make those pics into a 3 hour 3d epic DUNE, then I would go get my "eyeballs fucked".
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    Postby Seraphan » 25 Dec 2009 16:51

    Ampoliros wrote:See, now if James Cameron had spent 300 million dollars to make those pics into a 3 hour 3d epic DUNE, then I would go get my "eyeballs fucked".

    :clap: :clap: :clap: Well said.
    Unless of course he decided to cheese up the story, wich in that case i wouldnt want to see it.
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    Re: PROJECT SAND

    Postby SandChigger » 25 Dec 2009 19:21

    Well, Americans love their dairy products, and Dune these days is only about the milkin', so a cheesy remake would be about right. ;)


    I really like the art on this site; thanks for posting the link, 13athroom! :D

    This one is purdy, but...

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    ... a bit too much artistic license with the moons. (The lighting & shadows are completely wrong. :( )
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    Re: PROJECT SAND

    Postby Seraphan » 25 Dec 2009 20:31

    I personaly like this one.
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    Re: PROJECT SAND

    Postby Ampoliros » 25 Dec 2009 22:22

    Hmm Sigorney Weaver as Mohaim? could be interesting.
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    Re: PROJECT SAND

    Postby SandChigger » 26 Dec 2009 04:44

    Well, she has done worse. And recently. ;)

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    Re: PROJECT SAND

    Postby inhuien » 26 Dec 2009 10:27

    Nicely styled work, the sense of scale in some of the pics featuring Worms is very impressive. As mentioned already this is a fair helping of artistic licence going on but wtf, really.
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    Re: PROJECT SAND

    Postby trang » 26 Dec 2009 13:05

    Fantastic work, with the formentioned
    Artistic license. Makes the artist inside..fighting to get out want to cry. I have no talent even near that, but have those type of visages inside my head (as I'm sure you do).

    I have often wondered if FH ever thought of haveing a stills artist alongside him, to capture those creation moments as he wrote at the same time on canvas. Dune might have been. 1000 pages, but it would have only enhanced it. I know he wanted to leave it up to the readers mind and imagination, but to me, Dune (all six books) SCREAMS to be visually represented. I don't know why I feel like that I just do. Every image I see, be it movies, cut sceen shots, artwork etc... Just makes that wanting deeper.

    Will savor these... And hope I guess.
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    Postby DuneFishUK » 26 Dec 2009 17:50

    Dune is a fantastic universe to draw stuff in - Although sometimes it can a bit infuriating because FH was just so vague :p

    I love these 'thopters though -
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    All the film guys who try to tackle thopters always say the concept doesn't work on screen (ie: why we had the flying-iron and the fan-flap-things). That pic is proof it would work, and look amazing :)
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    Postby chanilover » 07 Jan 2010 12:19

    They're great. Those pictures pretty much capture how Dune looked in my mind when reading the books, far more than Lynch's film or the mini series.
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    Re: PROJECT SAND

    Postby lotek » 07 Jan 2010 12:58

    yup very good find!
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    Postby Hunchback Jack » 07 Jan 2010 13:27

    I really love the orange 'thopter in this one, too:

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    Kind of a cross between a helicopter and a mosquito. I always thought of 'thopter wings as being bird-like, but having them be *insect*-like really works, IMHO.

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    Re: PROJECT SAND

    Postby SandRider » 07 Jan 2010 13:45

    being in a major hummingbird migration path,
    and having watched some of the same clans
    sojourn back and forth over the years, I've
    come to picture ornithopters & their maneuvering
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    Re: PROJECT SAND

    Postby Freakzilla » 07 Jan 2010 13:46

    I've always pictured 'thopters as dragonflies.
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    Postby SandRider » 07 Jan 2010 13:48

    yeah, that too.

    don't see too many large flying water insects out here, tho ...
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    Re: PROJECT SAND

    Postby inhuien » 07 Jan 2010 14:08

    Why, the Bats eat them all?
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    Postby SandRider » 07 Jan 2010 17:18

    well, we do have a lot of bats around here,
    but mainly it's cause there ain't no water ...
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    Re: PROJECT SAND

    Postby inhuien » 07 Jan 2010 17:27

    And who you think drank all the water?
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    Re: PROJECT SAND

    Postby Omphalos » 07 Jan 2010 18:38

    Freakzilla wrote:I've always pictured 'thopters as dragonflies.


    Recently I have pictured them in my heads as bigger birds; raptors and the like. Think about it, with so much open desert on Arrakis the winds must move ferociously, and the heat coming off of that desert probably provides enough lift for something pretty big. In strong winds like that I would imagine that they have to be kind of bulky or they would get blown apart. Given the major thermals that are probably coming off the desert, lift probably is not a huge problem. Plus, it must be pretty bad ass to see one diving at you like a hawk going for a mouse.
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    Re: PROJECT SAND

    Postby SandRider » 07 Jan 2010 19:17

    didn't the Atreides bring the thopters with them from Caladan ?

    were they in wide use thru out the Empire ?

    or an Atreides specialty ?

    point is, I don't think they were designed on Arrakis or only for use on Arrakis.

    or were they ?


    the uplift aspect is a good point, tho;
    hadn't thought of that... flap-flap-flap up a ways,
    catch a thermal, soar around like a glider, flap-flap-flap for a landing.

    (not the way hummingbirds fly atall, BTW ...)
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    Re: PROJECT SAND

    Postby Hunchback Jack » 08 Jan 2010 00:00

    Do they have jets as well? Or is that a prequel travesty?

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    Postby DuneFishUK » 08 Jan 2010 14:02

    FH mentions jets iirc.

    I always interpreted that as a booster for short runway take-off or when things started to go wrong. - The real manned ornithopter they built needed a small jet to reach take-off speed.
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    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 08 Jan 2010 14:17

    Yes, I just read a passage from CoD where Idaho is "abducting" Jessica, and there are jets on the thopter.
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    Re: PROJECT SAND

    Postby Omphalos » 08 Jan 2010 14:44

    Did Leto II hit an afterburner or anything like that to escape the worm in his Ornithopter?
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