by Dream Pod 9
@ Joe. The Twin Panzerfaust part has been modeled, just not shown yet, we'll get it in on one of the future updates.
@ Matt. Each leg is going to be one part with a square peg at the top to fit into the holes in the underside of the hips. We want to make it as fast and easy as possible for players to assemble the plastic miniatures and start playing. As they will be in plastic it will be a lot easier to break them up at the knee than the metal parts and re-glue and putty them in your own custom leg pose.
@ Jake. Yes those are the final poses for the legs, we are limited by draft requirements. Unlike the rounded legs for the southern models, the northern ones are lots of square that need draft added to them to not get stuck in the plastic injection molds. We are trying to get the leg pose as wide as possible, while not chopping off details on the knee and square edges of the legs. The arms have ball joints so they can be posed, and the torso have a ball and peg to connect to the hips. If you cut the peg off the ball under the torso, you can pose the torso on the hips.
By the way, didn't see the Panzerfaust on it?
I hope the seam will be pushed to an edge, like a good model kit, etc. so the flashing/seam is someplace where it will be easy to clean up and less obvious.
If the seam is in the middle of a flat surface, then it is more obvious and harder to clean up without being seen.
The action poses are fine, but since you are getting ready to tool these for molding them in plastic, you should really consider doing multiple part legs with each leg being three parts - foot/ankle, shin/knee and upper leg/hip with tab-slot joints for the ankle and knee and a ball-socket for the hip joint. It may add some costs to the tooling of the models, but will make the model more easy to pose in dynamic positions by the modeling community. Just my suggestion for the project. Otherwise, the standing legs are a non-starter. I've got enough standing leg posed models already. I don't need a bunch more.
The action poses look good, but the standing-bolt-upright poses look pretty goofy compared to the metal minis' slightly squat standing pose. I'd noticed this before but assumed it was just unposed models, but the labels here seem to suggest otherwise. Are the standing poses final?
Love this! Can't wait to see what comes out with this.