Mantic’s sculptor – Bob Naismith – talks all things Undead

Right then – Undead!
When Ronnie and I sat down to figure out how the Mantic Undead would look we had several aims;

To make detailed and reasonably priced figures,
To try and restore the idea of ‘real’ fantasy (yes I know that doesn’t make sense!) – in other words to have men look like men, elves like elves etc,

And most importantly – to entertain you! To do this we wanted to make some of the figures easy and quick to assemble but also to give you some additional ‘hobby’ type elements – stuff like extra heads, weapons etc – plus some ‘fun’ – our skellydog for example.
For all those wargamers out there we also recognised the need for additional troops to make fielding a Mantic Undead army viable….. . . . .

So we worked on giving you the ‘heavy’ infantry in the form of the Revenants. These are uparmoured versions of the basic troops with plumed helmets etc etc plus lots of goodies…
Then there is the war machine. We had some fun with this too – mainly as we wanted it to have a simple construction and yet was a robust design. The crew were good fun too – I feel I should mention that I think I may have one of the top jobs in the world; making model figures!

Bob

(more in part 2, in a few days time…ED)

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