News from the Warfront #2
From concept to miniature
When I first started looking into making these miniatures I knew that I would need to build a prototype. To have it in hand and show it off to the people I needed to convoke that this was possible. So what was the process?
First I worked with my concept artist to create a cool new design for powered armored soldier. Something familiar to tabletop miniatures players, but still unique in its own design. We created several variations before finding an awesome design that I was happy with.
Then I contacted a 3D artist to build the concept into a digital 3D model. With the 3D model built I needed the model posed. Unfortunately just putting the model into cool poses wasn’t enough.
When a miniature is going to get made you have to make sure that the model is designed in a way to allow for the model to be manufactured. This requires special consideration when the model is built.
Finally, with the model built and prepared for 3D Printing, I sent the model files to a 3D Printing company. Then waited. Impatiently. After a few days the models went into the printer and then were mailed to me. A few days after that they were in my hands.
I have had the prototypes for a while and finally got to photograph them and now at last paint them.
Its been a long road to get them here but at long last I can see all the hard work paying off. I will be back in a few days with a new update and more news.