Probably could have had him done a day or two sooner, but I took the build pretty casually. The funny part is I ended up scrapping the work I'd done on him weeks ago, and edited the model from scratch to a nearly finished layout in about 3 hours.
It's like some kind of messed up Shinra board meeting...
Anyway, Harle's next on the list. I've been trying to get my hands on animation data to give her a proper pose, but the game just hasn't been broken down like others have. Not yet anyway. I'm going to have to pose her manually. Ideally I'd want her in the game's battle stance, but I'm beginning to learn you shouldn't aim too high when installing bones yourself.
With Balthier, I wanted to get him into the pose pictured on the right. The reality is, without animation data applied to the model, I'm going to have to settle for about what I've got (on the left). It'll match Steph's Fran a bit better this way, but I must say I won't be as happy with it as I would be a legitimate animation-based pose.
I'm planning to get some request delivery done soon. I still need to resize that Axe, and maybe throw together a layout for Reeve that someone requested in passing. To the person waiting on the axe, I'll upload it to the shared folder and put the link in the chat window, but I'm not going to post it in the main section, because the last time I posted and untested, experimental non-"official release," it ended up on Paperkraft.net and got about 300 downloads. (I wonder if that troll from the /po/ thread that started all this is reading...if so, I'd like to think I learned my lesson pretty quickly, and am still trying to adhere to it.)
Finally, speaking of requests, I've already got a Sephiroth on my shelf (Sane_Person's), so I'm not making the new model for myself. As such, I really want to make sure I build the one that'll satisfy the most people. Not that I can't just do others later, but yeah, I'd sooner get it as close to right the first time as I can.
So, I'll make this very simple. The following image has the three versions I'm considering (you've seen them before), with numbers marking each. I'll keep a simple tally.
Reply to this post with the number of the model you'd like to see.
I know the vast majority of you people are just lurking, but if you have any interest in building a new Sephiroth model, speak up.