Whoa, nice pics and great demonstration of your point. Your units look great.
Would you mind posting an Army List that tells what minis you're using for your units? My sons and I are looking at starting some "PaperHammer" Kill Teams and Combat Patrol type games and when I showed them your pics from your Full Scale One Monk Sci-Fi armies pics they were very impressed. So much so that I went online last night and bought all of the Hybrid sets.
I'm not using 40k rules in these pics, but they can definitely be used to fill out a 40k list.
As for how the stuff you're seeing here is organized ...
The basic TF trooper units that I've posted in this thread and others are composed like this:
7 TF troopers + TF trooper leader (dude leading the way) + 2 TF special weapons
Sometimes, those units are supplemented by models from the free auxiliary set (CO, 2iC, medics, engineers/sappers, melee specialists/ninjas).
The big Hybrid swarms are composed of 4 Stalkers & 12-20 ~1/2 size 2d Stalker mods by Chris Smith from Forum Hoard 8. I also used his 2d mods for the Slitherers, using Jim's 2.5d version for that unit's leader.
btw: The terrain is from WWG's Exteriorworks: Hinterlands set.
I was about to chuck out an empty cardboard box earlier when I noticed it was one of those glueless jobbies that holds together only with locking tabs, and that got me back to thinking about the folding terrain malarkey. Taking a little cue from the box, I redesigned my original hill pieces, which didn't hold together very well. Now they do. I may extend some of the slot tabs along a bit to improve the strength around the slots, but I think I'm onto something.
Here's a shot of a pageful of components, including a 2x2" riser, two slopes and a corner piece.
And here are the corner and one of the slopes opened up, to show how they come in net form. They're hollow-bottomed, so they don't take up much space, and also means you can easily get at the tabs to disassemble them.
Dead easy to cut out and assemble, and so far they appear to be pretty sturdy. For larger pieces, you could always increase the load-bearing ability simply by adding a cross-brace (two strips of card slotted together in a X-shape) and placing that under the block.
I'm going to look at making a few other shapes and see about texturing them. The system should work just as well for buildings too.
Thanks. These slopes are 45 degrees, so figs won't easily stay on them. But I intend to knock out some 30-ish degree ones as well, so they should hold them just fine.
As for stacking, they sort of do, but not overly well, since the pieces are obviously about the same size, so they'd need a bit of stretching to fit over another piece. Plus the tabs being inside makes it a little harder, too. It works to some extent, though - the slope pieces certainly fit inside each other reasonably well.
To be fair, though, each component can be disassembled and reassembled in a matter of seconds.
Nice work, Aestelon. Have been thinking of how to go about doing this myself and I think you have hit on it perfectly. I've built some of WWGs hills and that bottom makes them a HUGE pain. I'm thinking just having the support beam will make the bottom unnecessary.
Thanks. Having a bottom also uses up more ink and card that you don't need to. Even the crossbraces seem to be unnecessary at this size, as they can quite comfortably accommodate even metal figs without. They 'd be useful for larger units and for successive layers, though.
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
Apr 7, 2019 12:38:49 GMT -9
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
Apr 7, 2019 12:37:22 GMT -9
woosh: i was typing up a thread and it said it was too big. soooo whatever
Apr 7, 2019 12:36:03 GMT -9
Vermin King: Sorry, long day yesterday ...
Apr 7, 2019 4:37:09 GMT -9
woosh: is anyone currently online?
Apr 6, 2019 19:10:30 GMT -9
woosh: hello! i am new. im currently typing up a thread in the 'say hi' forum
Apr 6, 2019 19:09:52 GMT -9
okumarts: ANYONE can do it!
Apr 2, 2019 9:46:48 GMT -9
chiefasaur: Sweet tutorial! Now I know how to make paper minis ;P
Apr 1, 2019 19:15:04 GMT -9
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