PouchesI've added pouches and a drop leg satchel thing. The pouches, now, look too mushy. I originally intended, because it's difficult to make square shapes out of a blob, to do a base shape and dress the pouch on top of that. As I was working it seemed like a waste not to try and complete the pouch anyway and the result is not satisfactory. I think I'll shave back the pouches into a base shape and do the skin of it on top of that so it looks more crisp.
I'm going to start on the gun soon. I printed out a reference to scale. I was thinking about the backpack. What would fit? what would look good? Should he have a huge backpack with lots of gear and a lot of compartments or a smaller "operator" pack. How about a hard shell? How about some mechanical or some other machine strapped to his back? Maybe a mix of hard and soft?
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PostAp?By the way, someone dropped the idea of post apocalyptic figures might be cool. I'll be glad to hear of some interesting characters that might fit.
A note on scale.Today I thought a little bit about the scale. I've decided that I liked 1:52 so far. 28mm being a loose scale, it might still fall inside of it on the larger side. It said somewhere that it was considered "true 30mm", then again, the height of an average man is more like 34mm. I think all in all it's a larger scale than most. I don't really have an extensive miniatures collection. I've got some GW minis from 15 years ago and they seem dwarfed next to these guys but I understand that they grew a bit in the meantime. I wonder, is it a bad or a good thing? As a small business I can strive to fit in with the biggest, the most ubiquitous or strike out my own niche. The difference isn't very large though. I saw somewhere that GW minis were 1:54. Comment if you have a thought on this. I'd appreciate some pictures of different miniatures next to metric rulers if you can link or send ones.