Jim has given me permission to list my releases in my boards here in his forums as well as on my site so here is my first set of modern troops with assault rifles. This is the first of 4 sets with assault rifles. you get 10 figure poses, 16 color options and 2 weapons. I have around 50 different guns that I have vectored up so look forward to some more modern figures with a nice assortment of weapons.
Slick, they are very beautiful. I have only a small critic, just to be nitpicking... and it is based just on the image, not by a real print...
... anyway, seems to me that the "crotch protection" (sorry, i don't have better words) stands up too much: it is "clear", shining (as it have some higlight on it) and surrounded by a darker area... it even seems to cast shadows to the thighs. Being in the center of the figure, it is the first thing that hits my eyes, taling out the "attention" from the weapon or the face. If you plan some new draw, i'd tone it down a bit, and instead making the weapon and right arm contour a bit more thick, maybe also casting shadow on the belly part: this should "raise" the arm and the rifle.
This all is just to be constructive.
--edit-- this is an ugly mod to the image, just to show what i mean: I have just added a black line around the weapons and right arm, on a 50% transparent layer, and a blob of camo green to make that thing less bright.
Awesome Job on the modifications. I think its the image and camo I chose that makes the groin armor stand out a little but with offering 16 colors there is always going to be one or two that look wonkie. The reason I picked that was for the pattern (its close to a Russian camo pattern) and it fit with the eastern weapons. As to a shadow under the weapon arm. I had one but several of my weapons are bullpup and when the mag hung into the shadow it just made the figures look weird.
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