My next set is going to be a bunch of Ogres. I have 4 of them. They are fairly simple and all in the same design. The first is just a standard Ogre. He is a bit larger than a regular figure but still fits on the same 25mm base.
I played around with mud. Not sure I got the look right. If anyone has some tips or pointers, let me know. I also played around with various other bits and textures. I tried not too make him too busy, but not simple at the same time.
Post by squirmydad on Jun 10, 2009 10:27:39 GMT -9
You got the coloring and textured down. I just use a large splatter brush and apply yellow, brown ,and red as necessary, then make it multiply or overlay transparency, whichever transparency effect look good. All that matter is the final look.
The only thing I don't like is the position of the weapon. All single handed weapons should be outside of the body, unless the figure is armed with two weapons, or two handed weapon. This makes them easy to mod, but also makes the figure easier to distinguish on the table. If all the equipment and weapons were inside the body silhouette it would just look like a roundish blob from a distance. Open up the poses and get those arms outside the silhouette of the body shape.
Cool design, reminds me of the plastic figures! JIM
Thanks, Jim. I'll keep this in mind when I do the designs on the new figs. This is one of the old inked characters, and I really did not think about modding. It took me a while to fix the feet as I figured it would. These lot were poorly designed altogether, but I thought they would still be useful.
Surprisingly, I think all those issues are fixed with this next Ogre and should be for the other two. Sorry it took me so long. Things have been picking up quite a bit at work and Guild Wars has stolen a lot of spare time. ;D
I played with the mud some more. I found a technique that renders wet mud quite well.
Post by squirmydad on Jun 15, 2009 15:32:26 GMT -9
The beveling and shading really give it some depth and will look great printed out. Still looking for your design of the Fimir. I know I have some sketches for "swamp dwellers" floating around too... JIM
Thanks, Beau. The ogres pretty much designed by GW that came with the Against the Ogre Hoard set for HeroQuest were definitely not the studs of fashion. More like their lazier, bigger, slovenly cousins.
oldschooldm: Yup. More power to anyone who tries it. It will only whet the appetite for people who want paper minis that were designed to be paper minis. :-) Fronts and Backs FOREVER! :-) [... it's bait, don't bite it! ... ]
Mar 25, 2019 8:13:22 GMT -9
cowboyleland: Now I have seen it. It doesn't advance our hobby, but anyone with half a brain who wanted 2nd rate figures could easily figure this out for themselves so I guess he isn't doing any harm.
Mar 19, 2019 17:53:59 GMT -9
berneart76: well, this is fun, (not) transferring all my papercrafting sets into the cloud. The stuff I got from DriveTrhruRPG was simple with their library desktop app,but my other stuff, sometimes with multiple duplicate copies is entertaining.
Mar 1, 2019 15:44:32 GMT -9
berneart76: Vermin King I usually use a mix of drybrush/watercolor/photocopy and occasionally posterizing at different levels of opacity.
Feb 26, 2019 20:46:54 GMT -9
berneart76: Vermin King, that's similar to the enhancing that I do on my texturing. I've found that sometimes I need to scale up or scale down the image (usually by 50 or 25 percent down or 200 or 300 percent up) to make get the enhancements to look "right"
Feb 26, 2019 20:44:53 GMT -9
Vermin King: On the zebras, I did multiple enhancements and cartoon filters and used them at 100%, and they still didn't look that different than the photos
Feb 26, 2019 12:27:26 GMT -9
Vermin King: When I make a figure or terrain piece based on a photo, I clean it up and align things to look 'right', then I create another layer and do enhancing and cartoonizing on it. I then adjust opacity over the photo image until it looks good. On the zebras,
Feb 26, 2019 12:26:35 GMT -9
Vermin King: berneart76, do you mean giving them green or purple manes and tails? and a few piercings? maybe a cig hanging out of their mouths?
Feb 26, 2019 12:24:18 GMT -9
Vermin King: cartoonizing a zebra doesn't do much
Feb 20, 2019 5:59:28 GMT -9
Vermin King: And due to the snow, I'm off tonight. I am going to miss the cash on the paycheck, but I'm glad they want their employees to be safe
Feb 15, 2019 10:52:24 GMT -9
ignatious: Actually I was referring to the two previous posts. I was trying to be subtle in order to sublimate the crassness. Read them again, but in Mel Brooks voice while he is winking, and nudging the person to his right.
Feb 9, 2019 13:38:11 GMT -9
Vermin King: Sure. Euphemize us
Feb 8, 2019 18:40:48 GMT -9
ignatious: would anyone care for a euphemism?
Feb 8, 2019 13:40:27 GMT -9
cowboyleland: We hadn't had snow for a few days. Last night the plow came down my street and did nothing but fill every ones driveways back in. Just for practice, I guess.
Feb 8, 2019 7:48:16 GMT -9
Vermin King: In KC we had an ice storm (with thunder sleet) the other night. Left things drivable, but last night the plow came down my street. They took all the rough edges off. Might as well have ran a Zamboni...
Feb 8, 2019 6:42:32 GMT -9
okumarts: Vermin King... Mind Blown!
Feb 5, 2019 19:32:30 GMT -9