"Upon the tower stood an angel. The plate of his crimson armor catching the licking glare of the flames wreathing his feathered back. In one hand he held a standard which shone radiant, like a pillar set on fire. He had come to deliver a message, one which could not be missed - War."
Wow. Asked for feedback and I certainly got it. Really appreciate it, all of you.
@ Draakur: Nonsense, I'll take every opinion I can get, dude. I agree, there's definitely some clashing imagery that needs sorting.
@ Psycho: Good to see you, man. Totally agree. I'm going to try plain Mk. 2/3 pads next.
@ Sandlemad: I hadn't thought about that, but you're right. The spikes on the pads pull the focus from the spiked halo of his helm. Great feedback!
@ KBA: Always the case, huh? Something might look totally funky, but a good coat of paint can silence it all.
@ Angrypantz: Thanks, bro. I wasn't sold on the scaled up method at first either, but now it's the only way for me.
@ Candleshoes: That's the best way to put it. Something about it just feels off currently. I've got some ideas to go an entirely different direction with the helmet and pads, so we'll see what the next version looks like.
@ Idomeneus: Glad you're excited, dude!
I'm hoping to have another update in the next few days with the majority of the first veteran squad built. Keep your eyes peeled.