I have begun work on my next series of stuff after I get through with the NCC line. It is going to be a series of mechs and perhaps a simple set of rules. I am having a little bit of trouble with deciding on the scale though and would like some feedback. The mechs I am desiging are about 4x the height of a person so at 30mm they will be 12cm(120mm) tall. Perhaps a little too large for a 4x4 foot gaming table. Next I thought about doing then in 15mm but that would make the finished product at 60mm in height but a nasty pain to build. There would also be structural problems with these due to the small parts. I was thinking about going with a 20mm scale. This was for several reasons. First its the smallest buildable size that I feel comfortable producing. Second scaleing down (to 15mm) and up (to 30mm) Can be done rather easily. Anyone have any constructive critisium, ideas, rants, flames and so on?
Post by bobrunnicles on Sept 12, 2009 1:30:22 GMT -9
Well, personally I'd prefer to have something that fits in scalewise with everything else I have from OneMonk etc, but it's your call in the end. I'm not limited to a 4'x4' table though, so a mech 4"-5" high would simply look AWESOME. If you ask me, anyway
Post by squirmydad on Sept 12, 2009 7:14:39 GMT -9
I would say stick with 30mm for consistency across the range. Being paper models, the end user can always scale the designs as they want. And this makes it easier to keep the details similar to the figures. JIM
Post by old squirmydad on Sept 12, 2009 9:52:22 GMT -9
I've always found it easier to scale down instead of scaling up. Models in 30mm scale are easy to mod and the textures hold up better when scaling down, than when going the other way.
If oyu are concerned about excluding the 15mm crowd and making it too hard for them to build some parts that become too small after the reduction you could consider making duplicates of some pieces 3d pieces in 2d or 2.5d. Like a 3d fist that you can attach a 3d cannon to could become one 2d piece of the fist and cannon in profile. This make sense? I hope so, haven't had my coffee yet.
OK 30mm it is. I might just make the mechs 3x taller then a person to keep the scales down though.
Let me explain the two part idea that I have a little better.
1) The model side. I have come up with a very convincing 2.5d system for building complex mech parts like legs and arms and will be sticking with 3d bodies. This system is quite versatile and allows for a HUGE amount of posing. One thing that I love is customizability. So I have made a universal joint system for attaching the legs and arms to the mechs body. With this I can develop several very different looking parts that can be interchanged with one and other.
2) The game side. I have come up with a system where each part (Legs, Body, R/L Arms) each have individual stats and abilities. There is also about 25 different weapons with stats that I have designed some handheld others mounted in the shoulders. Since each part has its own stats they can be interchanged to create a variety of different mechs to suit your play style. All that is needed now is a simple easy to learn core set of rules to govern Tuns, movement, combat and what not.
Ultimately if it all comes together I want to get a set of the game rules and 3 mech designs together for release as a core game pack. Then if things work out I can release other mech designs so that the part list grows and so does the expanse of the game.
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!
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