It may be a bit of time before I can get some new pics up of new work. My camera’s battery charger is missing, and either I will have to order a new one, or find the damn thing. Either way that is holding up sharing whats been going on with you all! Hopefully that won’t be too long.
I received a ton of fantastic feedback from folks at Rampage regarding my miniatures. This has me very inspired to really push some of the elements that have been very successful up to this point. My friend Jason was by last night, and he gave me some very valuable creative criticism about maintaining some of themes across the various units, and different ways to achieve this. The ornate armor, the masked faces, contrasting with bare flesh really is the look of this group of miniatures. He had some fantastic ideas on ways to bring this into the chaos knights some more, especially their horses, which is something that hadn’t really occurred to me before. Frankly, once I was done grinding off all the extraneous spikes, chains, and blades* off of them, I was ready to consider them done, but Jason called it right that they could be pushed farther.
Well, hopefully I will be able to share some new pics for you soon!
* I don’t really have a problem with this type of detail in principle. Blades, spikes, and such are fantastic detail for chaos stuff, but whoever designed kits like the knights, kind of put those details all over the models. This ruins the composition in my opinion. I noticed that taking off a few of these details, the ones that remained suddenly had a great deal of presence, and looked pretty cool. Massing details like that took away their significance, and muddied the waters of the miniature’s design. The more of something extreme you have in one instance, the less effect it will have in the composition.