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Maasai Warrior

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Unit Graphics' started by ShiroKobbure, May 4, 2006.

  1. ShiroKobbure

    ShiroKobbure Still modding Civ3

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  2. LMR

    LMR Back In Green!

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    great work!! :thumbsup:

    love that victory jump :lol:
     
  3. Yabanjin

    Yabanjin Chieftain

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    Good job Shiro. Looks great!
     
  4. Plotinus

    Plotinus Philosopher Administrator

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    Excellent work, Shiro. That headpiece thing gives him a very distinctive look. Thank you!
     
  5. Rambuchan

    Rambuchan The Funky President

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    Hey nice work! I like it a lot.

    FYI: The Maasai are from Kenya. Largely nomadic herders. The jump you've got as the victory is entirely appropriate too, for they do this at a number of dances. You'll find that they usually wear red robes. They often paint their faces with red and white, and also go for scarification. Another characteristic decorative element of Maasai culture is their bead work. You'll find both men and women with huge collections of tiny, coloured bead chains around their necks. Again, often red or white in colour. You'd find them in place of the neck piece you have atm (which is still quite appropriate). I'll find some Maasai pics and put them in the spoiler for your further info.

    EDIT: Here are the pics and it seems the Maasai live in parts of Tanzania also.

    Spoiler :

    A group of young warriors on walkabout


    Here's the jump!


    Masai Warrior


    Some kids


    Masai Lady


    The Mamas


    Looking out over the Maasai Mara or Sarangeti plains most likely. They live in a beautiful land, largely made up of great tracks of game reserve.
     
  6. Grandraem

    Grandraem Alchemist

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    Looks great, Shiro. I like the victory jump too.:)
     
  7. woodelf

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    Ditto what everyone said. The jump is a super touch. :)
     
  8. Goldflash

    Goldflash Grumpy Old Man

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    Shiro, why don't you put the Date in the name of your thread so we can keep track of such things?
     
  9. AncientOne

    AncientOne Johnny Juwarra

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    Unit is great.. but it seems, that you haven't included units32 for this
    ?
     
  10. BadKharma

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    Another great unit Shiro very nice details on the jump and head dress.
     
  11. 7ronin

    7ronin 海軍少佐

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    Great work. Very distinctive with superb animation. Love that jump.
     
  12. Vuldacon

    Vuldacon Dedicated to Excellence Supporter

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    Although this has been said several times....Love the distinctive look with the head dress and the jump adds a distinctive action as well. This captures more of the essence of the Maasai...nice touch :goodjob:
     
  13. Snorken

    Snorken Chieftain

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    What everyone else said, basically. :)
     
  14. ShiroKobbure

    ShiroKobbure Still modding Civ3

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    Plotinus Philosopher Administrator

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    I'm just following your lead, Shiro!

    As I said before, the real gaps for Africa are in the early modern/industrial period, with muskets and so on. But the gaps are getting filled, slowly but surely...
     
  16. Mithadan

    Mithadan Wandering Woodsman

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    Great unit! Two questions, though:

    1. What the hang is that thing on his head? Reminds me of that little spitting dinosaur from Jurassic Park. Is it supposed to be like those collars those kids were wearing in Rambuchan's post?

    2. The spear seems, I dunno, too European. Aren't the Masai spears more Zulu-esque, or at least more of the shaft being steel? (My dad's got a spear -- from Mali, though -- and the whole thing is steel...)

    Regardless, I'm downloading this unit and putting it in my mod...because it still very good.
     
  17. Stormrage

    Stormrage Ever Present Taskmaster

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    That dinosaur also did that little jump thingy IIRC :D

    Nice unit, Shiro!
     
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    Ah, now I see. It's all clear to me now!



    Holy cow, look at Sheena givin' the "Iklwa" to Conan's gut!
     

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