|The Master Sculpt and the Blue Test Casting|
I wanted to share with you all The Ion Age miniature / model of 2013 that most sticks in my mind. While there have been many releases (just check back through the blog to see the fifty plus new miniatures since late August) there is one that means more to me than any other. IAF015 Hab Dome.
The image above shows the original sculpt of the Hab Dome held in the hands of Sam Croes its designer along with a light blue test casting (which is now one of the painted ones in some of our pictures). This was our first resin release, our first resin building. A lot of firsts and that is why it stays with me. I am so proud of this building. Its unlike anything else out there on the market and its the core piece of an expanding line of parts such as the IAF015 Top Mounts. It was evident that many hundreds of wargamers agreed with me and we are now into the third generation of molds for it.
|Notice the new piece to be released in 2014?|
The Hab Dome is my model of the year as it illustrates just what can be done with some effort and a new brand of unique science fiction wargaming in a medium that Alternative Armies had not worked with before. Roll on 2014!