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Last parts waiting to be lined up, which means last hurdle before we etch some metal. Confidence is high in this one.
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Changed the sprue layout?

Just had a gander at your kickstarter preview page, looks a lot better! Much... cleaner? How stands your timetable now?

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 ingtaer wrote:
Changed the sprue layout?

Just had a gander at your kickstarter preview page, looks a lot better! Much... cleaner? How stands your timetable now?



Seeing if we can squeeze in the fourth body. If all goes to plan, the first male and female molds will form the core number 8 bodies, weapons sprue 4 (probably duplicate this twice) and command sprue 4. I got some suggestions to optimize parts with the ratio of bodies. Hopefully goes well for everyone. What you see is roughly 3 inches of space used, with 3 inches I need to fill up.



Assuming Tim gets paints done within the next few weeks, and sample arrives between beginning of mar to first week of march, we could get this going in March.



   
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Nice one, I hope for smooth sailings for you! Though you can expect a message pretty quickly asking what shipping charge I can expect!

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 ingtaer wrote:
Nice one, I hope for smooth sailings for you! Though you can expect a message pretty quickly asking what shipping charge I can expect!





Somewhere between $22-$51 1lb to 3 lbs, if I did this direct UPS/DHL to mail. I could possibly get that down if I can get some items shipped from the eastern side.
   
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Hey guys, last little bits of clean up. Plan A png was the last little pieces being squeezed on, but double checking to see if the MM difference will sync with the base mold. In the event that it does not, the plan B highlights will take out a torso combination and be as such. Given my blessing with both options so we can just get to mold processing.
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[Thumb - plan b.png]

   
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Surprisingly hard to get female details just right. Tim was playing with an idea regarding a faun head, and made a new head with some interesting refinement. Really liked the expression. Let me know what you think.
[Thumb - FaunFemalesHead7.jpg]

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Central Cimmeria

The hair needs much deeper grooves to show up at scale. The horns also look more like worms than horns, the texture is wrong.

I do like the faces though
   
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After spaces were taken into account, the first sprue is 3 models, and parts like below.
[Thumb - 52562656_2108594582555206_2398324551428603904_n.png]

   
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The 2nd face doesn't quite work for me. Too alien.

As for the horn texture, I can see what they are trying to do, but agree that it isn't right.

Page 2 of the pdf linked below has illustrations of bovid horn types. Perhaps the horn texture needs be finer? Although if it's too fine, it won't reproduce properly in casting.
http://assets.press.princeton.edu/chapters/i10713.pdf

 Gallahad wrote:
The hair needs much deeper grooves to show up at scale. The horns also look more like worms than horns, the texture is wrong.

I do like the faces though

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 Ancestral Hamster wrote:
The 2nd face doesn't quite work for me. Too alien.

As for the horn texture, I can see what they are trying to do, but agree that it isn't right.

Page 2 of the pdf linked below has illustrations of bovid horn types. Perhaps the horn texture needs be finer? Although if it's too fine, it won't reproduce properly in casting.
http://assets.press.princeton.edu/chapters/i10713.pdf

 Gallahad wrote:
The hair needs much deeper grooves to show up at scale. The horns also look more like worms than horns, the texture is wrong.

I do like the faces though


I agreed, Tim and I got to talking over skype, brought it down to earth. The textures should look closer to horns. Facial expressions were good. Females are a challenge in plastic, learning something new.
   
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3 bodies is a big change, are you still keeping to boxes of 20?

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 ingtaer wrote:
3 bodies is a big change, are you still keeping to boxes of 20?



My thinking was that females and males would have been 4 each, to form the core background of 8. In this case, they can form a core 6. In the ideal world, each new sprue we could add to the variety. With it being three, means each new sprue to add a new variety of torsos. In either case, 20 bodies are going to be there, if we only get the minimum, we can still have fun making a small set of new torsos to go along with the weapons.
   
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Some touch ups to the leader head!
[Thumb - FaunFemalesHead 8.jpg]

   
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That's better. Not worm-like.

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Central Cimmeria

The horns look much better, as does the hair! I would still prefer even deeper detail on the hair, but as is it will probably hold a wash.
Another nitpick:
The filigree detail on her crown will not show up at scale. It needs to be much chunkier.

I hope these comments are taken as I intend them: Honest feedback from somebody who wishes for your success.
   
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 Gallahad wrote:
The horns look much better, as does the hair! I would still prefer even deeper detail on the hair, but as is it will probably hold a wash.
Another nitpick:
The filigree detail on her crown will not show up at scale. It needs to be much chunkier.

I hope these comments are taken as I intend them: Honest feedback from somebody who wishes for your success.


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