Views on the project Leon Johnson
The project of Leon Johnson, including the phases of concept, design and modeling of the miniature were key to Txarli Factory because it is our first challenge outside of the Fantasy Football universe. We did not want to stay bound to Fantasy Football since the very conception of the company, but so far all our projects were related to Fantasy Football because is something we love, and that offers tons of possibilities. However, we wanted to step out of Fantasy Football, we wanted to experience new fields in modeling, atmosphere and gaming style, and we thought going for an iconic, big stand-alone miniature would be a great first step out of our comfort zone.
Once we had decided that our next projects will not be related to Fantasy Football we wanted to give ourselves the opportunity to create a feature miniature. Something that would help us showcase our “savoir faire” and will challenge us to push our skills in miniature concept and design. Accordingly, we decided to go for a very powerful, enigmatic and controvert character from one well known gaming universe and novels lore. Later on we will keep on designing board games and the design efforts will have to split between miniatures, rulebook and game components, but this time it is all about the miniature itself.
Once the project was underway we followed the steps of concept design, art, modeling and 3D design that we have always applied, but in this case we took somehow better care as it is only one miniature, not a whole team of Fantasy Football. You can see the evolution of the project across the different pictures and images in this post.
The Kickstarter Campaign will start on March 26th and will offer interesting advantages to the backers on top of the reduced price. Leon Johnson is a patriarch and a field commander that holds a sword on his left hand and a combat shield on his right. Additional options like a bolter and the winged helmet will be available for the backers of the campaign. So far we haven’t even decided how many units we will produce for retailing, but it can be that they won’t be a lot. Also, the extra components like helmet and bolter could maybe not reach retailing production and will only be sent to the campaign backers. The scale we chose is the 70 mm typical size for the rest of Patriarchs created to this day.
Prices will be around the 40€ and production and shipping are planned for July 2018.
We are very excited about this campaign and we hope you guys will love it as well. Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know what do you think about our Patiarch, how would you improve it and if you'd like to receive our newsletter with our latest news and blog posts. You will be the first ones to know about early birds, special offers, and all sorts of exciting news !
Hail the Leon !
In these images a broad part of the concept process is shown. During this phase, the aesthetics, pose and main artistic elements were defined. We decided to set the miniature in such a commanding pose due to the mastery of Leon in tactics and battle strategy. We wanted to represent his leading skills and assertive pressence in the battlefield.
The art process can be also tracked on its evolution through these images...
Final look of the Patriarch's miniature. He'll be casted in high-detail resin and will feature plenty of details, ornaments and will also include personalization elements for the campaign backers !
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