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Let's make a hero.
Add some faithful allies,
And a cunning villain that swears he will win another day!

A thread to collect the art for the Stargaze and the Sentinels of Starlight (SatSoS) /co/llaboration project, which aims to make an 80s cartoon made to sell toys.
The goal is to make the 80s show, but there are no limits to creativity in the journey to reach said goal: there are many proposed sequels and spinoffs set in different decades (like 90's Stargaze), and even a side project about the animation studios that made the 80s show (Tetraleaf Studios).
I will try to put the art in chronological order, if doing so doesn't become too boring or taxing.
The posts will be tagged with the name of the character in the picture, written in capital letters (e.g. STARGAZE).

Wiki entry:
https://the-conservatory.fandom.com/wiki/Stargaze_and_the_Sentinels_of_Starlight

Pastebin with informations about the characters, story and setting (thanks to Shang-Xu's biggest fan):
https://pastebin.com/ScFx2SQr

Archived threads:
https://desuarchive.org/co/thread/132811671/ (thread 1)
https://desuarchive.org/co/thread/132950534/ (thread 2)
https://desuarchive.org/co/search/text/stargaze/type/op/ (all the other threads)

See you... OUT... THERE!
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STARGAZE
LAN-STAR
ROBOPUPPY

First sketch for the project. Was later considered as the concept of an older show (1940s-1950s) starring these three characters, where Stargaze was a Superman rip-off.
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ROBOPUPPY

This design (the one in >>419584) had the most staying power.
>Anon: Peak mascot design. We are millionares. No- billionares.
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STARGAZE

>Added a bit of shining gundam to him. also debated on him having pants or not, but went with the he-man route.
>He's got to look more royal tho.
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STARGAZE

>Yeah, I'm trying to go for that crown helmet design.
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STARGAZE

One based drawfriend single-handly opened the path to 90's Stargaze. And it seems there will be mechas and power suits.
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URSA-LA

This artist (later known as Comet-anon) would go on to become one of the greatest contributors in the threads. He's based beyond belief.
Here's the first design of Ursa-La, that changed in later threads.
>Here's a first concept for Ursa-La, the bear alien love interest. I think her planets a bit more primitive so has more of a tribal aesthetic, but of course they still have lasers and other sci fi shit. The weapon I gave her is a special bo staff that also has a laser gun at the end of it. >She can also scratch with her claws.
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STARGAZE

>another sketch of Starro. dialed back on the neck armor bud added a shoulder pad for his royal cape.
No.419591
Anonymous
Replies:>>419593
>>419584
this is like someone combined Nova Prime and Stephen universe.
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URSA-LA

>I like the look... could you try some braids to give a bit of female viking? Perhaps also make the ears rounder? Those looks more like a koala.

>I agree on the ears, I fixed them here.
>As for braids, she already has them wrapped around the side of her head. In her original design I didn't post the braids hung down and were more obvious, as well as she had longer hair but I remembered these are supposed to be plastic action toys so the long hair would make her less articulate being a solid lump of plastic hanging off the back of her head (pretty sure brushable hair was more of a girl's toy thing) I could maybe give her one or two long braids on the back of her head if you think that'd look good, since that shouldn't interfere with articulation too much.
No.419593
Anonymous
>>419591
Well, it will take a while to post all the images, so your opinion may change later (I don't see a big SU influence. But yes, there are rock people later in the game). But I guess you are totally right with Nova Prime: if you check the first thread, the protagonist was named Stargaze in a post with a picture of Nova.
Anyway, I'm resuming the work. I'll also make the Stargaze thread on 4chan's /co/ later, as soon as I finish with the art of the first thread here.
And on another note, Plus4chan is awesome.
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COMET

Comet by Comet-anon. I can't quantify the influence this little drawing had on the project.
>Okay so here's my initial concept design for Comet. I remember her being described as sort of a tomboy so I tried to reflect that in her design while also keeping her appropriately feminine for the time period. Here I based her on the elfin/cat alien look, if we decide to go with that for her alien heritage.
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CICADRE

Her original design. It will become less cartoonish later, but this is about it.
>Someone mentioned an insect milf villain. Had a go at designing one. The claws on her hands are her main weapon, they can poison people they scratch, and inflict viruses in machines as well. Her cloak is supposed to have an insect wing pattern, like on her collar but I didn't want to draw it all.
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SIGIL

>I designed it with the cat-elf aliens that make up Comet's alien ancestry in mind when I designed him, if we go with Sigil being from that species.
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URSA-LA

90's Ursa-La.
Ngl, she makes me feel things. Wholesome things.
Also, great characterization, read the text in the picture if you can.
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TONNS

There were many heroforge designs in the old threads. One in particular became a beloved character (Trancia, coming up later). Tonns is the leader of the Scraphunters and there's a design for one of her crewmates (Klawfang, coming up later too).
>Scraphunter Tonns. A She Troll-like, hunter for scraps of all kinds on a mostly junk area on a planet looking for big hunts for big finds; no matter the cost. Could work as a side-character working for either side in exchange for info/rare game.
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KLAWFANG

>Here's another side character that is seldom a part of Tonne's Scraphunter group that's a crossbolt and short-blade welding, tall canine with a western theme that savors a stand-off from the best named Klawfangs.
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TRANCIA

Heroforge design of Trancia. Later, Comet-anon will make sure to make her unforgettable.
>Behold! Conshock’s daughter who I spent some time on.
>I decided to make her a fawn to emphasize her innocence and also gave her some stripes and spots like a cuttlefish.
>Her spiked shock collar is slightly hidden, but it’s there
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STARGAZE

>here is a pic in a Capcom like style.
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STARGAZE

>Anon: He looks like a guy I can believe in
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COMET

>I kept her design relatively simple because she is an animated character, and I feel the simplicity plays into her childness.
>I feel she could be pretty acrobatic and dexterous. Plays into her elf/cat design.
No.419604
Anonymous
And that's it for thread 1.
On to thread 2!

After a commercial break. Stay tuned.

THREAD 2
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COMET
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WINSOR & 01

There is/was an idea about SpaceCOPS, an interplanetary organization that is something like the police or the interpol. The head of the organization would be Hammer Hex, a robot (?), and (for what I remember) they are somehow tied to Wire Shark, the Big Bad of season 3 than manages the Galactic Prison (Prison Planet).
>Hey Stargazers!! Here's an update on the SpaceCOPS Winsor/ Off-Duty and 0-1/ Version 2!
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VEHICLE:SPACECRAFT

>what about a ship or vehicles? a cool toyetic 80s space hero needs a spaceship doesn't he?
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COMET

In this thread the name of the cat elf men alien race was decided: Baastanians. Many thanks to Lore-anon, another based contributor.
>Anon 1: Being half Baastanian, would it mean Comet is unable to do magic?
>Anon 2: Comet is also half Human so, she could have a bit of both worlds, while also being a massive fuck-up.
>Comet: Rude!
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WARMASTER

>Here's a design concept for Warmaster. People had pretty varying ideas for what he looked like in their heads so I tried to balance the different interpretations in this design. I remember it being mentioned he'd wear some kind of military uniform with bulky upper armour that has a mounted shoulder cannon. I also gave him a military knife sword as a side arm for when he needs to get up close and personal.
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WARMASTER

>How about this new version? There is an empty space of less detail around the legs though.
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CONSHOCK

>Damn, that's a solid Conshock right there. I like the Xavier eyebrows. He really looks like a wise mystic who could kick your ass...
>...assuming he doesn't job first.
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CICADRE

While in later threads someone mentions "the young queen of the Hive", in the first threads "insect milf" was all the rage.
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PULSAR
KULL THUUL
THE VORPALITH

>Anon: He's pretty Kull.
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STARGAZE

>Anon: This is very good art though, his face is very handsome and the musculature is well drawn.
No.419616
Anonymous
Commercial Break!
Coming up next is...

THREAD 3
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COMET

This drawing was in a thread made between the second and the official third thread.
>Here's a new Comet for all your Comet needs.
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COMET

>I haven't been in one of these threads before but seeing how cute comet was convinced me to try drawing her last night. Also picked out some random colors that I think look good together
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COMET

Alternative color schemes.
2 won.
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UNNAMED CHARACTER

I don't have the foggiest Idea of who is this guy. But the artist left these words:
>Appears only in flashbacks, with design on the right. Purely a formative rival not the present main villain / deuterogonist /etc.
>Initially lives rent free in the macho hero's mind, without any direct references for the viewer to go on. Purely a source of comedy until fully fleshed out flashbacks.
>Does not appear anywhere else, except as left in the final battle.
>Arrogant honor obsessed warrior to monk, in both manners, remains true to himself but still opposed in personality to the hero
Maybe the concept lived on in other characters.
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COMET
SIGIL

>I think I remember someone in a previous thread had a suggestion along the lines of an angry Sigil picking up Comet by her tail, so I decided that could be fun to draw.
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SIGIL

>Here's an alternative Sigil design, made to be a bit simpler so it'd be more feasible to animate and make toys out of. I could see both versions existing in canon though, one is just a more detailed outfit that could exist in promotional material for example. Feel free to give your thoughts.
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NEBULIOUS

Here's the Big Bad of the first season and ancient enemy of Stargaze. In his proto-design.
>Also here's my initial idea for a Nebulious design, at least his cloaked version.
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UNNAMED ROBOT CHARACTER

>somebody asked for one-off villains?
>noodly telescopic arms would allow for a toy with soft-plastic arms that can bend every which way and in combat would allow him to entangle or extend to fight
>face plate has simple minifig-style facial expressions like you would expect from an 80s style monitor
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COMET

>Here some Comet designs I was thinking of
>Hope its worth some amusement
>Seems like her design is pretty well cemented at this point
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NEBULIOUS

>Here's a quick change, is this looking better?
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NEBULIOUS

Anons wanted to see him without the mouth.
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UNNAMED ROBOT CHARACTER

Refer to >>419627
>cool robot anon. I tried drawing him after using his boot thrusters and there's smoke coming out of them
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COMET
SIGIL

>Random idea I had of a bad end/AU where Comet gets adopted by Sigil instead and made into his apprentice.
>Not an idea that should actually be canon and is just for fun. Unless we do want to do an AU/it's a wonderful life type episode where this kind of thing could happen.

>Anon:
>Leotard
>Exposed shoulders
>Anon: Truly such an evil influence on such an impressionable child
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COMET

Wilykit modified.
>Anon:Comet is cute!
>Pic related artist: yes!
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COMET

More Thundercats.
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STARGAZE

Alternative design.
>With a big iron on his hip
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STARGAZE
COMET
URSA-LA

Continuation of >>419615
>Updated sheet in progress for a bump.
No.419637
Anonymous
And now, another commercial break!
>Try our new Star-Os! Your cereals for a space breakfast that will send you among the stars!
Up next...

THREAD 4
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ROCK-IT

Drawing by Shang-Xu's biggest fan, for a healty dose of sovl.
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ROBOPUPPY

In color. He's a green dog.
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COMET

Sad Comet is sad.
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TRANCIA

>Anon: Waifu material.
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COMET

Was it because of the hair color? The (Long)stockings? Anyway:
>panzer here. Took a crack at comet
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COMET

>>419645
It gets better.
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COMET

In a disguise made popular by a certain greentext.
No.419648
Anonymous
Up next, thread fiv– No, that got archived way too soon, so...

THREAD 5 (Redux)
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COMET

>Comet is very flexible
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COMET

>Felt like drawing my version of Comet in one of the outfits in the OP pic because they're cool
The OP pic was >>419628
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URSA-LA

Still, her final design is yet to come.
>I've played around with her ear design making it a bit more like how the 90s reboot artist did it, so the ear placement is more in line with how we've done the other animal-people races like comet, sigil and trancia.
No.419652
Anonymous
Replies:>>419653
COMET

What? No picture?
Yes, because a picture of Comet wearing a bikini shall be uploaded by someone from a land more free than mine.
Check the archives if you wish so.
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COMET

>>419652
>It's definitely surreal when someone makes r34 of a character you designed.
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PUM-MEL

>I have done some development on my take for designing Pum-mel, based on stuff discussed here and my own thoughts. Here you can see her earth/rock elements as well as the crystal theme. Here are some of my thoughts on the design:
>So, I feel her species are in some weird grey area between organic and literally made of rock. They might have some squishy aspects to them or maybe they are rock solid, I am not sure. While a male character could look more weird and monstrous female 80's characters still tended to still look feminine, so she has a mostly human looking shape to her body and look to her face. This version is colourless but I imagine her skin would be a shiny crystal like colour and texture, with the clothing parts being more hard and rocky with crystals sticking out of it. Don't ask me how she gets changed out of it, maybe their species can move stone like we can fabric. The one on the right has more lines on her body to give the appearance of a gemstone, although I think I prefer the left as not only is it easier to draw, it would also be easier to animate. Maybe I could find a middle ground with the design. Like defined joints in the elbows.
>Her big fists are weapons for her, she is supposed to have sound/shockwave powers in addition to being good at punching things, so I assume the gauntlets would have sound abilities somehow. Maybe I can tweak their design when we work out how that would work as well as the toy. Regardless they are good for punching stuff anyway.
>Her hair is this sort of metal wire, mentioned by an anon here 134089529 so I incorporated that. I have been experimenting with other hair styles including other materials outside of metal wire so may post those if we want to try out a different hairstyle.
>I am not fully sold on the boots yet, I feel they could be polished up a bit, maybe more accurately mirroring the other one near the bottom so she looks less messy and is more consistent.
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PUM-MEL

>Continuing, here is a look for her without the gauntlets on as I don't think she'd be walking around with big fists like that all the time, unless we want her to but I feel that'd get annoying for some scenes.
>Someone also mentioned her species being inspired by japan. While I didn't put too much of that into her outfit no kimonos or anything as that'd restrict her movement as an articulated toy and fighter, but I did give her a sort of asian appearance.
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KROGDAR

I made a mental note to myself not to post AI art, but the original concept for Krogdar is just three pictures, not the usual flood of attempts, so I'll make an exception.
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KROGDAR
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KROGDAR

This design appears in a proper drawing later.
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PUM-MEL

>Alright, I am back with some minor edits to the Pum-mel design. I'll list off some changes and you tell me which ones you like and dislike.
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RESOURCES

Posting some good resources made by a based anon. Check the rest of the script on the wiki.
>Using this converted into a script that could be storyboarded, an example of what this project could become.
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RESOURCES

>clean version
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RESOURCES

>And the weathered, atmospheric version
Replies:>>419677
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URSA-LA
RESOURCES

>Changed the proportions. 1:6.5 head to body ratio and smaller torso-waist plus some other minor edits. WIP
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PUM-MEL

>Tried my hand at making her action figure like
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PUM-MEL
No.419666
Anonymous
Replies:>>419675
Next is...

THREAD 6
No.419675
Anonymous
>>419666
Goddammit did I miss the thread this week? I was at the eclipse all day with a dead phone, spending 5 hours in traffic in West Memphis
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STARGAZE

I resized this thinking about storage and bandwidth. I hope the original author won't hold a grudge.
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STARGAZE

Frome the same anon (I suppose) who did >>419663
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COMET
KROGDAR

I think this picture needs context.
>For a "how did they get away with this in the 80's" trope, Comet could be what brings him into the fold in a "twas beauty tamed the beast" way. Entirely paternal, but something for everyone meme implications at. >Crack in the stoic, hard personality when he sees a "true innocent" catgirl for the first time and feels novelty after a life on an unforgiving desolate world. Her entreat led to him helping the team off the dead world, then she's the only one who can make an emotional/moral choice against pragmatism that he'll go along with knowing it won't work out. To the annoyance of the others when their more grounded ideas are ignored.
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TRANCIA

>Decided to have a crack at actually drawing her in a full outfit, going with the idea its a sexy gothy outfit and not quite literally the same outfit as the heroforge model.
>I have also made two versions. The left one more resembles an actual dress while the one on the right is probably easier to articulate as an action figure.
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ROBOPUPPY

>Gruff and edgy reboot of robopuppy
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COMET

She loves animals.
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COMET

But sometimes, animals are dangerous.
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COMET

Though no more dangerous than a human-baastanian little princess.
>Don't worry about me, B-rō, I got this handled!
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STARGAZE

>based my design on various different drawings that have been done for him so far, trying to keep it streamlined enough to not be too difficult to animate.
>Got him in his battle armour with the blaster on the left, it's in sword mode at the moment. And his more causal day to day outfit on the right.
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UNNAMED GENERIC ASTRAYAN SOLDIER

>I used Star-ro's body as a template to quickly design this Astrayan soldier, uniform based both on Star-ro's and Warmaster's designs. This is a design for generic foot soldiers who may be guarding the royal family or fighting against Nebulious' minions. There would also be some of them who'd end up enemies if they chose to be loyal to Warmaster when he does his heel turn.
No.419686
Anonymous
Onward to...

THREAD 7