My latest visual design project is based on the H.G. Wells War of the Worlds. We were asked to design an alien tripod. For this one I have sticked to the original text and radio broadcast. My plan is to base it on the origns and add some old victorian twist to it.
Back in the days some people were afraid of the industrial revolution. Big scary machinery with pipes and rivet all over them. Steam comming out of it constantly. It was something new for humanity so no reason that people were afraid of it. I think that this is the way to go with this project for me.
Here are some different "cylinder/boiler" based designs for the tripod. This is still a design stage. A preperation for developing a final product.