Thursday, May 13, 2010

Some Rough Sketches

Good evening.  I wanted to post some rough sketches Faron Betchley did for me.  Please keep in mind these are simply to give a rough idea of what he is planning to get my thoughts and approval.

The first up is some necromancer and magic user types to go with the undead.  One of the things I love about Faron is that he comes up with lots of ideas that usually all look good to me.  Thus, what was going to be a couple of necromancers will now be two packs.  The plan is to have one pack with human necromancers and one pack with undead necromancers.

The next set of sketches are ideas for a basic look for some wood elves Faron will be starting.  These will be SLM's first foray into elves, so I am quite excited.  From what he has here, I am thinking of having several of these styles for the basic troops and then having one look be a king's guard, another look a heavy infantry type, and then having the rangers made up of the top row's ranger sketches.  I will also have a pack with basic female poses as well as a maiden guard pack.  There will, of course, be a variety of poses and other packs with heroes and command and cavalry, but this page of sketches is simply to establish some basic looks.

Feel free to fire away with any questions, and I will certainly be posting updates as I get them.



Eli Arndt said...

The main thing I can see is that the selection of necromancers is without a single female by the looks of it. It'd be nice, with that many, to have at least one mistress of the night and one crone.

The elves looks cool. I like the variety in their appearances. I'd love to see more of the leave inspired armor.


Splintered Light Minis said...

Great ideas on the adding of a couple of women poses to the necromancers. I will mention it to Faron. I like the leaf armor as well.

doc mcb said...

I'd like to see some of the spear elves also have a bowcase and quiver, as I think dual armament would be very typical of an individualistic woodland force.

Also, I'd like to see some figures -- could be human but could as easily be elves -- who look like the American frontier, the Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett types in buckskin, some coonskin caps, and wide-brimmed hats -- but spears and bows instead of flintlocks -- but keep the tomahawks.

ADB said...

I love the shamans and would want foot troops to go with these as well. The Elves are a great change from the GW / Mantic ones and remind me a little of the Tom Mier style (i.e. possible trrops not parade ground units) but fall down as they are rather static in pose.


Splintered Light Minis said...

The poses will be more varied than what is there. These are simply to get a look established. We will have 4 dollies Faron will work from so there will be lots of variety in posing.

Bob Barnetson said...

Love the figures. The undead necromancer in the cowl could be sculpted with an open hand and provided with a staff and a scyth (no really good 15mm representations of "death"). If you had a couple of more cowled poses with optional weapons, you could also have stand-in figures for the Nagzul or simply 15mm medieval cultists.

Atom Kid said...

I can't wait for these to come out!