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.
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
May 14, 2019 5:08:58 GMT -9
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)
May 14, 2019 4:20:32 GMT -9
wyvern: Nah, just rewatched the 1931 Universal "Dracula" movies (the Lugosi one and the Spanish version)
May 1, 2019 12:20:34 GMT -9
Vermin King: did you do your bonfire?
Apr 30, 2019 10:08:38 GMT -9
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.
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