Today, one of the best 3d modelers of the wargaming scene at Spain will explain how he does model their miniatures in a worklog. Fanath Art is the company name that carries out Mr. Fanath’s work.
It’s incredible how things has changed since not so many years ago, when the miniatures were sculpted and casted from a piece of clay. Now we can say that was “Old fashioned style”.
1. Fanath begins by looking for the main anatomical volumes of the body, creating a basic model from which to begin to model. The basic volume still does not have any extremity. Those are put together close to the main in a symmetric way, to be able lately to use the symmetric tool that will join all the pieces.
2. Then the anatomy of the figure is sculpted, putting special attention to details that will not lately be covered by the clothes.
3. Next, the modeler creates the clothes, as well as the different elements that will go over the body. Each one is created as a unique piece so you can work with it individually.
4. The wrinkles of the fabrics are not made at this stage yet, since these depend on the final pose that will have the model.
5. The body is now merged together with the clothes to create the desired miniature pose. Clothe wrinkles are modelled in this step. Then an element is created to put the hair. The direction of it will go accordingly to the pose movement.
6. Further repositioning is done with special attention pit in touching certain parts of the musculature like the neck and the arms. Now the finishing of details such as the wrinkles of fabrics, adornments, and weapons.
7. If necessary some parts of the finished 3D model are digitally detached from the main body, because of casting complexity of the foundry (a typical example will be an arm with a weapon).
8. Each piece that will be physically printed separately are stored in single .STL files. In the case of the figure depicted on the pictures, no cutting was required so the whole figure was printed in one single piece. Prior to printing we will decide the size of the figure, since being digital is something that we can vary very easily: 32mm, 90mm…
9. Once we have the high quality 3D prints available, they will be the original. From this point onwards, every step is the same as the traditional casting of the figures. Copies are reproduced in the desired material such as resin, metal, or whatever.
Fanath Art is responsible for the design and manufacture of miniatures, controlling every phase until the delivering of the copies to their happy customers.
Nice job”Fanath”….See Ya!!!!