One of my projects is a collection of single-layer-only models refashioned from some of my earlier designs. These are going to be reskins, with all-new looks (even if the shapes are familiar to you).
I'm going to bundle a few of these models together, along with some ground tiles, fences and walls.
So far I've reskinned the Apothecary, and now I'm working on the Asylum. I'm making structural refinements where necessary, and changing things around, so these will be new-looking even if you have the original versions.
Odd as it seems, a lot of folks are buying my single-layered models over the multi-layered stuff. Even the models that include both single- and multi-layered PDFs don't sell as well as the purely single-layered stuff. That's kind of hard to ignore. Some folks want simple, easy, ready-to-print stuff, and they don't want to feel like they're paying for things they don't need. So this set really is for those folks. It'll be a reasonably-priced set for a lot of stuff you can print right away.
I actually haven't offered anything quite like this yet, so it'll be interesting to see what happens with it.
I think I'm going to call this the Rake's Corner Playset. It's a part of town that was taken over by savvy gangsters. Rather than wrecking the place, they've turned its once-reputable businesses into fronts for illegal operations.
So far, this set features new editions of the Apothecary, Asylum and Cottage.
The first two are finished (I can make the PDFs right now if I want to), but they need advert graphics. I'm going to wait until I have all the models completed before I start making any of those graphics, though.
Right now I'm putting some new windows on the Cottage after some color adjustments and an all-new roof texture. I used a mirror-imaged version, and kept it very simple with no dormers or balconies.
The Guild Hall and Grey Hare Inn will probably be in this set, too. One of those two will be next on my to-do.
Now I'm working on an "Alleys of Rake's Corner" set. The name is subject to change, but I think it sums up what's going into this.
This set will feature street tiles, garden lot tiles so you'll have a complete ground layout for model buildings. These tiles will have some features that are different from anything I've released before, but there won't be as many tile choices as you'll find in the Medieval Ground Tiles or Garden Ground Tiles sets. There'll be something here for everyone, even if you own some earlier sets.
It'll also include 2" high brick walls in a variety of lengths from 0.5" to 6", as well as joining columns, buttresses and gates.
I might include some extras, but we'll see what I have room for and what makes the most sense for the $3 price point I'm trying to hit.
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
Vermin King: cartoonizing a zebra doesn't do much
Feb 20, 2019 5:59:28 GMT -9
Vermin King: And due to the snow, I'm off tonight. I am going to miss the cash on the paycheck, but I'm glad they want their employees to be safe
Feb 15, 2019 10:52:24 GMT -9
ignatious: Actually I was referring to the two previous posts. I was trying to be subtle in order to sublimate the crassness. Read them again, but in Mel Brooks voice while he is winking, and nudging the person to his right.
Feb 9, 2019 13:38:11 GMT -9
Vermin King: Sure. Euphemize us
Feb 8, 2019 18:40:48 GMT -9
ignatious: would anyone care for a euphemism?
Feb 8, 2019 13:40:27 GMT -9
cowboyleland: We hadn't had snow for a few days. Last night the plow came down my street and did nothing but fill every ones driveways back in. Just for practice, I guess.
Feb 8, 2019 7:48:16 GMT -9
Vermin King: In KC we had an ice storm (with thunder sleet) the other night. Left things drivable, but last night the plow came down my street. They took all the rough edges off. Might as well have ran a Zamboni...
Feb 8, 2019 6:42:32 GMT -9
okumarts: Vermin King... Mind Blown!
Feb 5, 2019 19:32:30 GMT -9