The voyage from idea to concept to creation can feel a little stressful at times, but the pay-off is, ideally, a highly detailed figure that meets the expectations of collectors and fans of plastic toy soldiers. Our first figure set, the War at Troy, has been both a rewarding experience as well as a learning one for me. The sculptor, Susan Meyer, and I discussed and developed poses, armor, and weaponry for months and utilized 3D print/maker capabilities to create the models.
The image with the seven poses in various sizes show the first 3D print (red) to the multiple prints used to capture the appropriate size and detail (two clear, white, and small grey figure in the back) along with the the prototype (tan figure in foreground) and final edition (blue).
When looking from left to right, not too much changed other than the Trojan swordsman started as a right-hander then switched to a southpaw before settling on being right-handed for final production. Open lines of communication with the sculptor and factory allowed the LOD team to maintain the level of detail we desired for the final figures.
I hope you agree and welcome any comments or suggestions.
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