Damn thats a petty, I got invited by Starcraft 2 Art Tools Beta, so I can do some assets for the modding community and send some feedback to Blizzard, and thought of your model to do in 3D. But I'm not that good in coming up with such ideas, so I need to think of stuff for the rest of your model if I want to do that
Thats why the texture looks funny and stretched out. Basically its like skinning an animal - you take the model and unfold it flat in your 3d program - then you paint on it like that. You dont HAVE to do things this way anymore these days, but its still fun
Whenever I see one of these of yours, I am always blown away by how skilled you are at painting. So much detail is rendered so amazingly well, it's insane. Are/will you ever gonna use him for anything?