Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Wood Wars bear soldier update

Work on Wood Wars progresses with the first modular pawn. The bear/soldier combination took exactly as long as I feared it would to make, which is to say a lot longer than I hoped. The first iteration of the pose (above) pushed overhangs way too much, so I had to switch the staff to one hand and add a shield. But I am impressed how much detail made it to the final print.

The head looks fantastic. The layer lines that usually muck up a print like this are not noticeable. I'm crediting that to the fact that I tilted the head 30 degrees to the right (in addition to the 40 degree tilt on a different axis for the neck it's joining) so it doesn't print with perfect symmetry creating a sort of cross hatch effect.

The body suffered some printing problems that might be simply because I only printed one and didn't print a sacrificial tower with it. I hope that's all it is. Future iterations may yet be necessary.

There's still work to be done on this piece. The junction at the neck is too wide and the head just kinda swivels at it's odd angle. But I think I'm going to work on those problems as I develop the next modular pawn: the elk/archer.

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