Insider 4-1-2011

Last week we pulled back the curtain on the Celestial Fulcrum, the first of the battle engines from the upcoming HORDES: Domination. I am excited to say that due to the overwhelming response I’ve managed to get the initial sculpt for everyone to see in today’s Insider. Behold the awesome might of the Celestial Fulcrum!

As I’m sure you have figured out by now the spirit of April Fools has clearly infiltrated this blog. What you may be surprised to learn is that the above “sculpt” was made well before we ever decided to use it as our bit of April Fools fun.

The process of taking a concept and turning it into a three-dimensional sculpt requires a lot of skilled hands. One of the biggest challenges of the journey to a miniature is determining the appropriate size and scale of what has been so beautifully rendered on the page. Mock ups, like the one above designed so stunningly by our project director Bryan Cutler, help give the sculptor a good scale to measure by.

So when we show off the real and complete Celestial Fulcrum in a future Insider, remember that if it weren’t for a paper towel, a piece of cardboard, and a bit of foam we’d never know what to expect!