Tuesday, April 17, 2018

My Work with Ironwind Metals, Pt 1

So, as I mentioned before, I am a regular sculptor at Ironwind Metals and I have over 15 miniatures under my belt with them.  I've had a lot of fun over the years making minis and I want to share some of them with you!

My first ever miniature I designed (that was accepted) was the Thor II.  I actually went above and beyond and provided two alternate configs as well, the A and the B, and some of the other alt configs should be really easy to mod with the other parts between those three configs.  Take a look:

Now you can actually buy these minis out on IWMs website (link, link, and link) or you can choose your favorite 3rd party seller.  I am particularly fond of Ares Miniatures and Games as a seller as they are good for shipping and communication, especially if you are on facebook.

Now, I've gone on to do many, many more minis, so I am just going to over a few more, and then I'll make a future post on some of the other official IWM minis I've done.

The next miniature I worked on was one that took almost the longest to release, and that was the Arion Quadvee.  For those of you unfamiliar, the Quadvee is a bit of a transformer that can switch from a Quad 'Mech to a vehicle and back.  They are heavy and relatively inefficient in terms of the actual game, but man do they have some cool aesthetics.  Take a look at this thing:

Now, despite it's looks, there were several visual paradoxes that I had to clear up when making the mini.  You will notice the longer leg limbs and a different way the feet are positioned in the tank mode.  But take a look!   
Unfortunately, the Ironwind Metals Store doesn't have a picture of it in the quadmech mode.  I'll try and upload something soon.  In the meantime, I do have some 3D renders from my software in their place :)

The last thing you'll notice about this mini is that you can make both configs from a single blister pack.  This necessitated a lot of pieces and if I had to do it again, it would be a much simpler miniature.  Live and learn I guess.  This was my second mini ever, and I've learned a lot in the intervening years.

Thanks for reading! In part two, we'll look at the Arctic Wolf II and the Chimera Resculpt!

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