Sunday, 30 December 2012

Down But Not Out...

I have had a lingering cold now for almost two weeks and I just can't seem to shake it. It is leaving me so exhausted that I am beginning to wonder if I have mono!

Otherwise, not much to report. Between the holidays and the weather and the cold I haven't been in work much for over a week, which is good in that I have been able to lie down in the afternoons. The side benefit has been that I have been able to link up with Terry at Old Glory and finalize our Qól order - 50 sets of everything. (Yes, that means 50 palanquins - so that stock should last us a while!) This was just before Christmas so presumably this underway though I haven't had an invoice yet.

Things have been otherwise quite. All our sculptors are no doubt enjoying the holidays with family and friends (as they well deserve) so I won't start pestering them again until sometime in January. I've been thinking about commissioning the N'lüss and Lorún in the New Year. According to the Professor the Lorún are related to the N'lüss though perhaps not with the height extremes. I've just been doing some calculations and the way I work it out (keeping in mind 18mm = 1 scale meter) the females should stand about 33mm to top of head (if 6 foot tall, as implied by the Lorún Princess in the Blue Solo book) and the males anywhere from that up to 42mm for the tallest N'lüss (7'6" as quoted in the Sourcebook.)

My thinking is that the Lorún are not quite as tall as the N'lüss - and anyway, the 7'6" height is not stated to be the average, but rather the upper limit. The intent is to get the females done to the 33mm measurement and the males 33-35mm. The N'lüss females would be 33mm as well but the males would be 35-42mm, with the lesser warriors being at the lower end of the scale.

The typical N'lüss is that warrior with the two-handed sword, but as we know from the sourcebook and the Seal of the Imperium magazine article, that image really encapsulates the cream of the N'lüss and not the whole warrior society.

Anyways, that is what I have been up to. Hope everybody has had a safe and happy holidays.

Best Regards,


1 comment:

  1. Howard, take care of yourself! I am looking forward to more wonderful figures for Tekumel this year. Keep up the fantastic work.