Ok, so since I do the majority of artwork for Sanity Studios, I guess I had better let everyone know what we are working on.
We have some real exciting stuff on the way. First off we are going to be soon releasing the Monster Pack which will contain a few of the typical large monsters that one might expect to see in many war games. e.g. Griffin, dragon, wyvern, etc. It is made for Bellicose Fantasy Battles, but they can be used for whatever.
Also I am going to be working directly with Jim to work on the Fantasy armies, starting with Orcs. I am really excited about that one.
In addition you can expect to see additions to the races page at sanitystudios.com/bellicose. I have done some artwork for some of the races of Bellicose, but I still need to get more done for at least the races that are presented in the rule book.
No timeline yet for releases. We will get things done as quickly as we can. Just keep an eye out for these things and more down the pipeline in the future.
Who want's a preview? This is the body and left wing of the wyvern I just finished
Post by cowboyleland on Sept 17, 2010 18:41:49 GMT -9
I've started a kitbash of Jim's 2.5d dragon from the MMiP days with the head from the 2.5 dragon Jordan Peacock did for Triple Ace Games. I'm on a mission to get more people thinking 2.5d. Maybe the revolution can begin at Sanity Studios.
On the other hand, maybe it's the herd that is crazy.
Post by josedominguez on Sept 18, 2010 8:10:32 GMT -9
I've been trying to find out more info on Bellicose, but your forum is very quiet..... would bringing it over here work? This forum is really active and I think the whole idea of a game designed around paper armies would galvanise a lot of posters to create something.... maybe a future forum hoard could be all about a new army?
Post by josedominguez on Sept 18, 2010 8:18:30 GMT -9
I'm enjoying my WFB creations, but I'd prefer something fresher, none of the current massed battle games have the 'official' feel for competitive games, this could be the one.... and maybe I'd get something new done instead of re-hashin warhammer stuff
Post by nikloveland on Sept 18, 2010 8:54:15 GMT -9
Yeah, we were originally only doing top-down views of the models needed to play Bellicose but when we saw Onemonk's work we knew this is the way to go. Really he inspired us to be better. So now that is exactly what we are trying to do. This system is planned to have a complete line of paper miniatures to support it. That's why we did the Hoard and Faerie armies the way we did. We have at least one model for every type of creature in those armies.
Yes, our forums are... on life support. We will be moving our discussions over into this area (we actually already have since we are updating here instead of there). I want to tweak the combat a bit since I think it needs to be faster. It's a good system right now that plays the laws of averages, but the laws of averages can be a bit slow. I also want to playtest adding flank and rear-attack rules.
[Side note: If anyone is watching that has the book and wants to try it out: -1 Melee when being attacked from the side; -1 Parry and -1 Melee when being attacked from the rear. That shouldn't make things too much more complicated.]
We were going for an intro-style table-top war game so we made the rules as simple as we could while still maintaining the feel of a mass-combat game. So with an intro style game you make compromises. Don't get me wrong, the book includes campaign style play and we like to win, but we were focusing more on fun and the low learning curve (Beating-around the-bush-warning: Read that as follows- It may not hold up to heavy scrutiny by super competitive players. For the humor in that statement see here).
I'm most likely going to write up a sample game turn or even make a video. I've got so many things to do it's not even funny (but it is still fun). That's just one more to add to the list .
I am pleased to announce that all of the artwork is now finished for the Monster Pack. It took me a while, but it's finally done. It will still be a short time before release, but not too long. We just have to format, do cut files, and photograph the finished models prior to release, but the most difficult part is over (at least for me). Now I hand it over to my right hand man Nik to take care of the business end of things.
The monster pack has been a fun project. I started off strong and whipped out a bunch of drawings, but then as usual I dinked around for months and didn't get much done. Then when Jim sold One Monk to us it got me going and I finished it off. I don't think I have the option to be sluggish with this stuff anymore.
Speaking of slugs, has anyone ever seen a grizzly slug before? They run rampant on the world of Bellicose. Get your Grizzly Slugs Field Guide today, and learn the secrets of surviving a grizzly slug attack. Put this valuable book in your library right next to your favorite cookbook: 101 Ways to Cook a Snolligoster.
Ok, it's the middle of the night and I am freakin' tired. Time for a nap yo!
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