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.
Vermin King: Not the style you are looking for, but try a search for 'paper theatre' or 'paper theater', and you will find a few pages of epinal figures. Not many, but I know there are a few
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shep: Does anyone know where to find decent individual minis of late Roman Republic era civilians? From senator to slave, every mini would be great, as long as they are not legionaires or generals or other military (Praetorian Guard and Roman Vigiles excluded)
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wyvern: Nah, just rewatched the 1931 Universal "Dracula" movies (the Lugosi one and the Spanish version)
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Vermin King: did you do your bonfire?
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woosh: also, where can i find cool ships and mechs? im looking particularly for any spider tanks or spider mechs. ive seen the site with all the mechwarrior papercrafts and ive made a couple of those but none of them are especially spider-like
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woosh: ebbles sent me here when i asked about his ud41 utility dropship, and that hed seen a mod that had 4 engines, which id like to try
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woosh: i was typing up a thread and it said it was too big. soooo whatever
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Vermin King: Sorry, long day yesterday ...
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woosh: is anyone currently online?
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okumarts: ANYONE can do it!
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chiefasaur: Sweet tutorial! Now I know how to make paper minis ;P
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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.
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