View Full Version : [HALO 3] Maddame Tussauds first videogame character

TIA Gangsta
September 16th, 2007, 09:17 AM

Earth’s 7ft 2in hero has proudly become the first ever video game character to be reincarnated into a waxwork. Last month we showed you some spy shots of the speculative Chief during creation, but now we can confirm he is standing in Madame Tussauds 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Funnily enough, it took about ten wax artists 892 hours of pure elbow grease hours and 1000lbs of the wax to create the Master Chief.
Halo 3 (http://www.product-reviews.net/search/halo+3) is set to be the best-selling game of all time by the looks of things, having broken the record for having more pre-orders than any other game, not only on the Xbox 360 (http://www.product-reviews.net/2007/09/12/xbox-360-elite-rival-40gb-ps3-coming-this-christmas-ps2-price-drop/#comments), but out of all the consoles.

Linky (http://www.product-reviews.net/2007/09/13/halo-3s-master-chief-appears-at-madame-tussauds/)

Elite Killa
September 16th, 2007, 09:46 AM
Wow. I'm amazed how much time and effort it took to make that. And the amount of detail in it just amazes me too.

September 16th, 2007, 09:49 AM
thats awesome, though his head looks kinda funny :/

Teh Ganon
September 16th, 2007, 09:56 AM
Holy crap that looks nice. Not to mention its the first video game character.

September 16th, 2007, 09:58 AM
that's really cool, i just wish there were higher res pictures, since that img is like 4 CM high on my resolution :<

i'm wondering how they want to make shiny metal armor, shiny in was, since wax isn't really all they shiny.

September 16th, 2007, 10:06 AM
Just the paint they used I guess, not sure really whether they actually used paint or not.

TIA Gangsta
September 16th, 2007, 11:25 AM
I guess Bungie really meant it when they said the current biped texture is more realistic (in terms of the Halo universe) and is what they wanted it to look like.
That's an example of how Master Chief would actually look like if he were real.

September 16th, 2007, 11:49 AM
Yeah but its kind of annoying seeing all these models figurines and things of masterchief, yet the actual ingame version of him is nearly as low res and cloudy as what he is in halo 1, wich is xbox one. I mean, on the new Halo 3 Diorama, when you get to rotate the made model of the chief, it looks AMAZING. It looks like what it SHOULD look like ingame. Shiny metal detail, and unshined contrasted bits, as if it had a hi res spec map. Ingame halo 3, he looks as though hes made of plastic, and his armour detail is cloudy and doesn't look a whole lot better than he did in halo 2 which, when in console comparison, should be WAY off. I really hope we don't go up close to him in the cutscenes.

Normal maps might give off extra detail, but you can see the blurryness in the diffuse textures. If you have a hires normal map, and a considerably low res specular map (because the specular map, unfortunately is the alpha channel of the low res diffuse map), you get that uncompromising Doom 3 plastic effect going on.

I would have thought they'd go at LEAST 1024x1024 texture maps, considering the standard today has been bumped up to 2048.

Though, he did look amazing at E306 as has been said many times before. If it was they're choice to make him look like what he does now, they need to lay off the shrooms.

Just upsets me looking at all these replicas models.

TIA Gangsta
September 16th, 2007, 12:46 PM
Well in certain points in the screenshots I saw he looked pretty damn good. Calling it Xbox material is putting it a little harsh though.

Maybe we should wait til we play the game? Everything always looks better in real life than in pictures.

September 16th, 2007, 06:31 PM

Higher resolution pictures!

September 16th, 2007, 06:42 PM
Fucking win. God I love being a halo fan. Halo is so :awesome:

Take that you half life 2 fanboys.

September 16th, 2007, 08:46 PM
I am SO fucking taking the ferry there next weekend. :o

Is it just me, or does the guy on the right look more waxy than the Chief? :raise:

September 17th, 2007, 12:16 AM
I am SO fucking taking the ferry there next weekend. :o

Is it just me, or does the guy on the right look more waxy than the Chief? :raise:
Yeah, I thought he was a statue too.

September 17th, 2007, 12:30 AM
Fucking win. God I love being a halo fan. Halo is so :awesome:

Take that you half life 2 fanboys.

more like M$ has to much $$$ :|

yer it's cool.

September 17th, 2007, 01:16 PM
D: I need to go to that wax museum again just to go see that wax figure...