I recently bought the Beholder Minis from Wizards out of a whim, so I might as well start collecting beholders - thanks! I made one a while back from wire and for lack of a better word a bit cotton ball, I need to see to a pic...
Post by stephengroy on Jan 13, 2011 17:06:20 GMT -9
I have always loved these monsters. From the Heritage lead one to the new WotC pack. Fat Dragon's paper one is nice , but this is awesome! I even have some styrofoam balls covered in clay slip and fake eyes around here somewhere.
Yes, I will try to make a tutorial on how to convert a 2d picture into a detailed 3d paper model. This may take some time, so the following is some outline of the process that I hope will help:
1. Find a suitable picture. One that can show the front side would be desirable. If it can alsos show the back, all the better. Resolution need to be good (e.g. the picture size should be at least as large as the final product). Don't be too dark or light.
2. Decide suitable geometric shapes to represent different body parts. Say, sphere for the eye body, cylinder for human head, cylinders for legs, feet, arms, hand, etc. fold-over for horns, wings, thin legs, tails, eye stalks, etc. Try to strike a balance between simplicity of built and accuracy in representing the various parts of the body.
3. Cut and paste suitable parts from the source picture and apply transformations (e.g skew, enlarge) to these cut out pieces and paste to the faces of the geometric shapes. For areas not provided in the source picture, we can use existing parts to similate them or find other sources on the web.
4. Test build. Print different sizes of the overall model (e.g. 80%, 90%, 100%, 110% and 120% of the original size). Try and test components with different sizes so that the proportion is correct.
Nope, there is no software for deciding the shapes to use. However, the source picture will give you some hints. Also, for more complex shapes I sometimes make a 3d model with a 3d software first and use pepakura to help make the paper model blueprint. But for most models, I make the shapes freehand.
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