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Return to Castle Fegelstein beta
Return to Castle Fegelstein beta by @Thorvald (El Thorvaldo)

And so roughly three years to the day I've finally completed the next stage of this spoof. The original was only intended as proof-of-concept, but it was shortly afterward that Gmod simply became unusable.

Originally I was simply going to rework the pose and add some floating heads, but after getting fed up that the draw distance had changed and I couldn't get the same terrain details, I literally did a 180 and realized the backdrop was begging for better fleshing out, so I made it closer to the original Return to Castle Wolfenstein cover art. The Steyr was axed because it couldn't fit the frame, and rendering problems with the fire effect leave the lower half stale; add to that manual lighting rebalances because this was arranged on a brighter monitor and Valve's infuriating forced perspective skewing stuff around the edges, and there will be at least one more rework before I move onto the Box Art version.

In the mean time, feel free to suggest reworked lighting/colour schemes, poses, and an alternative setting so half the characters aren't floating midair.

Der Untergang [2004] © Constantin Film.

[Originally submitted to DeviantArt June 2016.]

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