Now I know that most people here thought the mod 1187 was rather mediocre, but I did find one cool thing out of it after playing it: an “enhanced” version of a Vortigaunt with blue armor and black skin.
Scene from 1187 in which the character appears (WARNING: Lighting is poor, so the model isn’t easy to see. I’m posting this just so people know when it appeared, as it was during the endgame that I don’t think many people saw)
I’ve since taken the model from the 1187 files and put it into my copy of GMod. It’s been fun to use, but I do think it could be made a bit better with faceposing and finger posing. I don’t think this would be a hard task, as this has been done before with this custom Vort model, and I think it could be as simple as copying the faceposing and fingerposing rigging from that model. But I know just about nothing about how faceposing/fingerposing rigging works, so I could be dead wrong here. Still, I thought I might put this request out and see if anyone was interested.
The original model can be found in the files for 1187 (the model data merely left in the “model” file, and the materials under “materials/models/vortigaunt”), or I can provide the specific files via e-mail. I haven’t uploaded the files myself due to fears of plagerism.