Full speed ahead
We’ve been quite busy with the Nymphs for the past few weeks, tweaking some models and producing others, making small adjustments to the certificate and art card backs (yes, they’ll be double-sided), compiling the small lore snippets that will go on there as well, testing a few different ‘box schematics’ (I think you’ll love the one we chose), making test printings, so the color really pops on the art prints... below you’ll find a broad selection of the progress we’ve made:
Our last model, finally revealed. This one was tough, we had to create her from scratch, and it was a challenge to sculpt her body type, as it’s not at all common in the miniatures world. We think we did a great job, but you’ll be the judge of that.
Mask Nymph corrections
As you may recall, we once mentioned testing our molds. We do this, because things can sometimes not translate that well from 3D model to 3D master to resin sculpt. We also do this to find the optimal cutting lines, so the model is as easy to put together and as seamless as possible. If we find something lacking, or the engineering of cutting the model becomes too complex, we tweak things. We take this opportunity to enhance the models and add more details.
With that introduction out of the way, here’s an updated look at the Mask Nymph. We’re not quite finished with this one, but you can see where we’re going:
Curiosity Nymph corrections
Which brings us to the Curiosity Nymph. I don’t know about you, but we really disliked that fat cable. And it had to be fat, because things need to have a certain thickness, otherwise the resin may break. So, we made the call to move the cable, it now wraps around the Nymph’s hand like a snake. We also made several more small changes to the model to make it even better, can you find them all?
Machina, Solitude Nymphs close up and cut
Just a close up of the awesome Machina Nymph. She landed on the cutting table and is now in master production.
And speaking of production, I just got our latest samples. The Blade and Age Nymphs you already saw, but that lovely ‘Aeon Trespass’ bar is brand new! Also, the Labyrinth Nymph (partially on sprue) and Knowledge Nymph (still mostly on the sprue) - fan favorites - and a selection of scenic bases.
Finally, on the Nymphs production side of things, we’ve been making progress with the boxes. This is the first of 16 unique, hand-made on demand stamps that will make even your miniature boxes tiny pieces of art... sorry, got a bit carried away, but still - the stamp looks amazing.
The Odyssey has started
Well, it actually begun in Spring 2016, but all of it was rules, and lore, and stories, and sketches. And now we’re in production! We got the first few miniatures illustrated and 3d sculpted, ready for mastering (or HIPS molding...), with the Herodotus titan leading the way (he’s shaping up to be our mascot miniature).
We've got guys illustrating monsters, landscapes, architecture, the peoples and the technology of post-Eschaton Greece, we’re making maps and conceptualizing whole technology trees of alternate, yet believable inventions.
Our financial director is hard at work, crunching down the numbers of the economy engine, while the rest of us, with new beta testers, is trying to break the game during ongoing test sessions.
This is happening and you won’t believe it when you see it.