On the Lamb Games posted up a green WIP of a new Zabar miniature for Brushfire.
From the preview:
Zabar needed some more love.. big love.
Not sure what to make of this… There is too much realism in all the wrong places if this is serious… 🙂 He can’t even tie that leather cloth with his hands, less make anything with them. What size is it?
He is big, 120mm base.
There is too much realism in all the wrong places
At first I thought this was a very early WIP, with just some putty on a wire armature to start placing the volumes… Then I realized there are already textures on this thing?! Is this a late April’s fools joke?
I am assuming Zabar is a play on “Babar” the elephant and that being the case this is brilliant!! Just google Babar and you will get it if your not familiar with the character.
Its still a horrid model.
Not if your trying to capture the asthetic of Babar, if thats the case this was executed perfectly. Babar is not for everyone either, to each there own.
I actually wrote a reply and though fekk it… but now I have to write it. Basically what you are saying “I am assuming Zabar is a play on “Babar” the elephant and that being the case this is brilliant!!” is implying it’s crap on it’s own merit if Babar was not a thing. Obviously it’s Babar. Otherwise there would be no point in him looking like this. I would have appreciated this if it were a cool pvc toy with NO ADDED REALISM like skin texture and all that. The target audience doesn’t really watch Babar so I really don’t get this in this context. The way it’s made makes no sense as a war miniature and takes away all the charm from Babar if intended like a collectible. I understand that some people will appreciate this, but I am still not understanding who.
This made me look up Brushfire and it makes a bit more sense, with the characters all being animal humanoids… sometimes riding animals etc.
I am not picking on the work that went into this; don’t get me wrong – I just don’t understand or particularly enjoy the esthetic – despite liking Babar.