Hey, still alive! Still alive and making someone that will hopefully have a warm home waiting in someone’s stables!
This project is twofold: First, I wanted to create Tauryon’s beloved steed from the ground-up. Second, I wanted to just do something about my complete and utter annoyance at Nexus’ baffling need to bodyshame horses.
So, in order to avoid a rant, let’s just talk about Scandalon! In my stories, my big horses are based on Percherons, specifically. These are tremendously huge animals bred – according to need/fashion – to either haul very large loads or as just some big-ass thing to ride. Or both. Scandalon, as with the original French horses which bore the name Percheron, is a war horse. Compared to the draft horses in Skyrim (that aren’t fat, Nexus), Scandalon is about 1.5x their size, which is to say, they are tall, but they still bear the general proportions of any other draft horse. So when you stand next to one it feels like you’ve been shrunk.
Scandalon is black-on-black, and I plan to give him proper armor. Bracelets, hoof caps, and proper armor and tack bearing Thalmor livery. So here’s some Blender screencaps. His barrel needs work, as you see in the above shot, it is way too sharply tucked. His neck is not as long as the vanilla horses, but rather compact and muscular, which is preferable if you’re expecting close combat. The chest, point-of-shoulder, and forearm are stronger and more defined. And he’s anatomically correct in tribute to Slof because lol why the hell not. There’s sculpting to do as he’s going to have a bespoke model space normal map generated.
TL;DR I’m making Scandalon and I want you all to have him when he’s done. And yes, he will be blog-exclusive. I’m done with Nexus in terms of uploading my shit.