I've decided to follow the order of the instructions and start at the legs. I think they have you knock these out first because if you can get these done, you probably won't be scared of anything else that has to be done.
With that decided, I have to consider what I'm going to do with the legs. Should I go for a completely static pose, or try for something more dynamic? I am leaning towards at least having one foot in front of the other, but every once in a while I think one foot coming up off the ground might be nice. Not off the ground, mind you, but maybe up on some of its toes.
Another thing I need to think about; what kind of base should I make... or should I make one at all? I've thought about one big base, or one base for each foot. With one big base there could be problems with maneuvering and placement. Does something this size warrant a base for each foot leaving room between for troops or some such? With the feet close together (inside toe to inside toe) the outside toes are about 14" apart. So any posing whatsoever and this could increase to 16" or 18" or maybe more!?!
Here is a photo of the leg parts laid out and ready to begin trimming.
I'm hoping that while I'm trimming the leg bits this week I can get some feedback from you guys out in blogland about my above questions (dynamic or no and base or what). I may even post a poll, so keep an eye on the left column. I'm hoping to have the leg parts trimmed up by this weekend so that piecing them together can begin.
As always, if you have any questions or comments, drop me a line. I have had one question recently regarding scanning the instructions. I'll have to familiarize myself with the lingo in the GW IP. I may be possible that I could scan myself some soft copies and share a sample with individuals on request, but I don't know yet so I'm not making any promises.
Take caer and thanks for stopping by!
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