Adepticon certainly has plenty to look at. Here’s another batch from Day 2.
Of course, there will be more tomorrow.
Maybe it’s the paint style, but the minis seem less impressive to me than they originally did.
It has to be just me but the amount of work spent painting those miniatures..even as studio miniatures…makes me laugh.
Chibi GONE SERIOUS!
C’MoN Mr. Riever, you know chibi is serious business. Truthfully I really like the paintjobs though.
What really caught my eye was the “Twisted” previews. The upcoming game with sculpts by Seb Archer. Have been looking forward to this.
I think the problem is that they aren’t chibi. They are caricatures. Seeing them painted highlights that these are more like the “art” you’d pay twenty-bucks and a lifetime of regret for from some guy in the park. So, less cutesy and more uncanny valley. I get the impression that when asked for chibi, the sculptor said, “I get it! Like this zany picture on my wall of my family skiing that I got from the guy in the park for twenty-bucks.”
I should add that I understand chibi is a form of caricature, so what I mean is that this is more Western 1980s, pre-anime influx caricature drawn by some guy who looks like Magnum P.I. than anime chibi caricature drawn by some guy who dresses like Punky Brewster and wears a Totoro backpack.
Yeah this is pretty much how I feel about those minis. They got chibi wrong.
I’m glad someone else finally said this. I’ve been trying to explain to the gang at the FLGS why these things don’t look right. You nailed it perfectly.
Thanks. I only want a caricature if it is of me kicking the artist’s teeth in. The first thing I’m going to do when my parents die is find the caricature they had done of me as a child and burn it. It basically looks like this, except I am way more handsome. I don’t want miniatures that remind me of that. These figures parallel what WH40K would look like if an artist mistook Rococo for Gothic, except I hate Rococo even more than caricature art.
Haha.. yes. You nailed it. They are very “spitting image” like. I still like the paintjobs though.
100% agree with Soulfinger statement. They don’t look Chibi at all.
They look like bobbleheads….
… pissed off bobbleheads.
Are they meant to be chibi?