Presentation is something that first entered my head first I think from JRN, talking about placing a miniature in its environment through building a bit of terrain for photography. Migsula, and duo of the spiky rat pack similarly have used terrain pieces to "place" a figure in the world, and let you get a better sense and feel for the figure, rather than just using a blue backdrop.
So, with the above filling my head, I have been thinking about making a "stage" or "set" to act as a photography background for the figures as they are completed. I have been thinking about the specific elements for a few years, but have never gotten much beyond that. It is also the intent of the project to act as a testbed for various terrain techniques, both to see if I like the results, and as a way to practice what I have been reading about online for the last 18 years, but do not currently have the space to bring to full fruition.
Anyway, enough waffle, here is a picture of my initial sketch in cardboard:
|The builders of Fasho IX were somewhat limited in their materials...|
My wife had some excellent input about this setting and suggested that I make it taller, increase the width of the whole setup, add a wooden texture, and consider a backdrop between the two buildings. She also thought it would be interesting to make it more modular, but after playing around with some sketches, I discarded the idea as being too complicated for this purpose.
Anyway, there it stands. Might remain cardboard for a while, or I may have a flurry of productivity, and it will suddenly lurch into completion. Any thoughts?