The first one of my Colony Series, named "The Beginning". I have intensions to make a few more renders to complete the sequence but I didn't planned yet how many. For this rendering I used some advices from David about the mirror surface, I also used his "fighting machine" model and the "rings of lights" tutorial. The "Carva" species are modified (and smoothed) version of my Robotic model. The "empty shells" are result of my latest modeling in Maya (still a bit incomplete though). All the inscriptions made with Flash MX.