Date Completed: 4.11.2006
Modeled in: 3ds Max 8
Approximate Time to Complete: 1 day
Like the nitrous tank, this is an item that would never appear in the actual game, just in the HUD. I had some trouble figuring out what exactly to do for an item that would make the user temporarily invincible, and in the end I just couldn't get the idea of a base containing some ball of energy out of my head. This model was one of the few cases where doing concept sketches ahead of time wasn't all that helpful. I did several concepts that looked nothing like this and wasn't too satisfied with any of them, but finally thought I had settled on one. After creating a quick test model for that concept I immediately discarded it and created this instead.