This one will work for several different types of buildings, so I'm not sure what to call it just yet. Here's one of the wall sections with some of the layers hidden. I'm definitely going to add dormer windows to the roof, which will be a first for me. But since this one uses the same roof and footprint patterns as the Guild Hall, I should be able to finish it by tomorrow.
And I did finish it! Just about, anyway. Still need to print and build it and see if my dormer windows (shed dormers, to be exact) fit properly. I'm also using a new chimney pattern, and that needs testing, too.
Next I might work on a clock tower. I really like the wind gauge at Amsterdam Centraal, and might try to design something like that as an alternative to the clock face.
Okay, so it's an inn. Still need to come up with a name for it. Maybe just "The Old Inn." It's late and I'm out of good ideas. But here it is:
There are the usual layer options for base textures. You can go all-bricks, all-stone, all-plaster and beams, or use bricks or stone on the ground floor with plaster and beams for the upstairs... the same stuff you've seen with some of my other models like the Tall Hostel. There are fewer layers, but I think they're a bit easier to use. All of the upstairs windows are on one layer, all of the downstairs windows on another. Shutters optional. Other external features are optional, as usual. I've added quite a lot of weathering to base layers and there are additional heavy weathering layers if you want them. Dormers (two sizes) and chimneys (two sizes) are totally optional.
I'm really happy with these shed dormers. You'll see more of them on my new models where the roofs are large enough for them. They're easy to build and I think they add a lot to the overall look. They're a big deal for me, since I've been wanting to add dormers for over a year when I first started designing papercraft models.
As for a release date, I'm thinking about just putting these up on my site and selling direct. Just PayPal me and I'll email you files as soon as possible. I do have to sleep and leave the house sometimes, so I'll have a 'store is open/closed' sign on my site to let you know when I'm available to email files out, or if you should expect a delay. I need to make sure each page is under 10Mb so I can fit them all into the typical email inbox, so I'll have to check that out before I make them available.
I might get these online and available for sale through my site this weekend. I'll post something here if that happens, and send out an email to folks on my mailing list. If you want to get on my list, just send me an email at email@example.com and write "Papercraft mailing list" or something just as obvious in the subject line.
Hey Dave. You are right, the dormer really makes this inn more charming. It makes this so much nicer and it is only a little touch.
As far as inn names, most of them are fairly descriptive: Thief's Head Inn, Inn at the Bridge, Boar's Head Inn, The Dancing Pony, etc. Just about anything will work, though it would be nice to have a matching placard.
As far as the store goes, you may want to check out a tool like e-Commerce Shopping Carts. They may allow you to handle things with an instant and secure service. Snail mail works, but in today's society of instant gratification, it does not get precedence. I'd rather know my payment was instantly received and the files were in an in-box or download. The customers might get antsy and worried that something went wrong, otherwise.
Post by squirmydad on Oct 11, 2009 15:41:24 GMT -9
I recommend ejunkie as well, easy to use, the buy buttons can be setup just like links, set a price, add a file, and it will create a link image to add to a webpage that you can enter right on your current catalog page.
This is what I plan to do on my website, once I get rid of all you whipper snappers taking so much of my time! JIM
Pretty old thread.... i'm just building the pre-cut model, and i think that the dormer could benefit from an alternate design: Hope that it is clear enoug....
With this design the roof tabs have to be glued first, then you fold everything and glue the sides tabs OVER the white rectangle, and then the roof to the wall's tabs. This way the bottom rectangle, being "slid" under the side tabs, will help to keep the whole thing "squared", and the idiot builder (there's at least one of them) can't place the roof in the wrong direction
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