I've always loved your art David, from way back in the early GOO days. CHDH was brilliant.
Oh hey, I didn't see this comment until just now. Thanks so much. I was so lucky to get a crack at writing Cold Hands, Dark Hearts (CHDH) for Guardians of Order (GOO). It was my first book and I learned plenty from that experience. The pay was horrible, but it was good fun.
I'm finally starting to build these. Any posts of your builds of any of these sets would be great! It kind of keeps me interested in making these. I recently got ahold of a ton of very cheap (25 cents a piece cheap) Mageknight, horrorclix and heroclix that have been keeping me busy with re-basing and repainting so I haven't had as much time to work on the Trek stuff.
Thanks for these great paper minis! I recently ran a 4 way game using the Federation, Klingon, and Romulan minis, and some Steve Jackson Games Cardboard Heroes, all searching for a downed spaceship crew - which I used your Gilligan's Island minis for! Everyone had a great time and loved your minis. Sorry I didn't get a chance to take pics.
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Hey, thanks so much mightyeroc! I'm a bit backed up with some projects at the moment, but I have some more Trek goodness just waiting to fire out the door. I've been writing a skirmish ruleset to go with the cards and minis I'm developing for sale. It's been really fun developing the game, but really slow finalizing the rulebook. The rules will be free and I'll have to see about writing up the Trek characters. WNMHGB is an excellent rules set. I love that it emulates classic original series Trek as no other game I have played before can. It's quick to play and really fun!
So due to an illness and my brother is a Law Man and had to catch bad-guys we have yet to play. However we are looking forward to it.
Also, what is the secret to cutting out the figures so nicely!?!? I spent hours with my x-acto knife, and well I cut them out but the look awful. Ugh.... I did print them out on cardstock. I have hunted around here on the site but haven't really found a good explanation.
Mightyeroc, I find you have to use a really sharp xacto knife. Fresh blade, no fooling around. It also helps if the glue is totally dry. I've messed up more papercrafts cutting wet glue fergoshsakes. Fresh blade is key. Edging makes it look awesome too. You can even cover some uneven cutting if you like. I'm working on some commercial standees and a game for them, but I have a real soft spot for Trek Standees so I may just have to do more of them. Soon-like.
Also, somewhere there was a tutorial that suggested doing the smallest crannies in closest to the model first and working your way out. That little tip really helped me. Wish I could find the picture with the colour coded arrows for you, but I can't.
On the other hand, maybe it's the herd that is crazy.
Actually, a lot! I have all these rulebooks: which are (not so) loosely inspired to the Star Trek ships. I still need to find good ships (good meaning little enough+nice enough+sturdy enough) to use for it.
I'm still trying to find that game that is fun to play without requiring a huge investment of time to learn the rules, and lets you design interesting ships from the ground up.
Battlefleet Gothic was my game of choice for a bit, but it was never really intended for you to design your own ships. I picked up the PDFs for full thrust, but I could never just get into it. Someone a while back was working on a SOBH rules adaptation to Space Combat, but I don't think it ever got finished.
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.
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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