We will be looking over the huge catalog of Jim's material and deciding which sets to offer for free and which sets should be paid. With such an expansive collection as Onemonk's, there will be undoubtedly a large number of sets still offered for free. Jim's work is good (hence the reason many of us are here) and we tend to value things by how much we have to pay for them. Money is also a helpful reminder to continue to create new and exciting sets. [That being said, anybody who has even partially been in the gaming industry will tell you money is not the reason to start. We are gamers just like yourselves who love the hobby.] Jim has expressed interest in selling us his future designs and we hope to be able to offer them. A market for paid product could be jeopardized by so many free sets. We will be sure to make large announcements about any big changes such as this so that nobody will be suprised. So for now, please enjoy the wonderful artwork and be sure to post some pics .
Nobody is better at beating around the bush than Nik.
You can probably count on a lot of the primary model sets going back to the way they were, but the good news is that it will still be a little while before that occurs and in the meantime there is still plenty of opportunity to get whatever you want for free. With all the forum hoards and free sampler model sets and so forth there will be no shortage of free models, and the ones that do cost won't be expensive.
Sanity Studios has never been about gouging people and we aren't about to start now. We always try to be as inexpensive as possible. Let the good times roll.
Jim had a good system with his creating and selling his miniatures, with some freebies thrown in and the hoards... and while itt was a nice gesture and all he really shouldn't have just given all the sets away like he did (imo anyway). I think it hurt their value/perceived or otherwise. The blister pack look was a great idea and I am really sorry he just decided to *give away the entire line of intellectual property like that. But kudos to you guys for swooping in before someone else could have.
I imagine a nice new repackaging, maybe a freshening of the older lines, a few recolors and alternate poses would be on the docket.
Good luck and I hope you guys keep Jims' work available and add to its value.
No probs, I tend to do mods when I'm feeling burnt out or need a rest from trying to draw/design my own stuff which happens a bit as I'm no artist and it can be very frustrating sometimes when I can't workout why something looks "off" .
"There is wisdom in turning as often as possible from the familiar to the unfamiliar: it keeps the mind nimble, it kills prejudice, and it fosters humour." George Santayana, philosopher (1863-1952)
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