Here are some snaps of the finished prototype test run painted and based. I was originally planning to base all 8 of them together but decided against that for a number of reasons other than just wanting to use them as a 2 base unit for games this weekend. The models are easier for me to appraise not bunched up on the base. The real Aztec eagle warriors fought in a fairly loose order as befits their individual fighting style and the nature of the jungle terrain they operated in. The macuahuitl swords need a bit of room to be swung. More than enough reason for me to put 4 to a base and add in some blue stones and fake bushes.
Not too shabby from such an error laden prototype!
Pictures of painted lead castings from the Eagle Warrior proto-sculpt. The idea here is to give me a better appreciation of the work done on sculpt. Mistakes are gonna be made and lessons learned. Best to get figures sculpted, cast and painted in quickish iterations. I can improve my skill and understanding that go’s into the whole process end to end this way.