Hi, Dave. I'm looking forward to what you come up with.
Here's an image of a Faering, a medieval clinker built boat that was essentially a smaller version of the viking longship. This could be a good starting point to experiment with. If successful, it could be scaled up to produce a longship.
Afet bint Tuzaní
"As the good Archmage often admonishes me, I ought not to let my mind wander, as it's too small to go off by itself."
- Danilo Thann
Here's my paper test for a rowboat (and some crates).
I'm starting simple, and wargame-friendly, as you can see. There's room for two minis to stand in it, or one mini and some crates. They all fit on one page, which is nifty.
As usual I'm going to include lots of different skin layers. You'll get several different woods, maybe some decorative trim. I'll provide some boat names painted on the back, or on the bow. I might leave some coils of rope and oars lying around. And there will be barnacles.
I think I'll call it the Smuggler's Rowboat and sell it for a buck.
Looking ahead, I could make something like a faering by mirroring the front part of this rowboat.
I got boats in the works right now, but they are not as far advanced as your designs yes, and they'll hopefully suffice to cover different aspects of customer's needs . That being said, I like the texturing and the ornaments on your design.
Paper miniatures would have no trouble manning this boat with the sale fitted. Normal minis will have a tight squeeze. Akbar barely makes it, and he has to lean a little bit.
The sails are turning out pretty nice. You're not going to believe all the different textures variations you can put together. Could be one of my most detailed models evererer.
I just got in a fresh bottle of Aleene's Tacky Glue and I'm excited to try it out. I'm going to do one last paper test (a rowboat with a sail of course) and hopefully everything will look okay. Then I can start making the PDF or two.
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.
Mar 19, 2019 17:53:59 GMT -9