The paper test worked great. The floor dimensions are 5" x 8" and the roof lifts off easily. It has a tall, broad look to it. I'm using not-quite-plumb angles again, just like the Widow's House. They look really good next to each other.
So now I'm just setting up the Photoshop files with my usual pre-texture matting and my secret blend of speckling, shading, mud splatters, rust streaks, moss and other weathering.
There are 5 PDFs in this set. 3 of these pages get printed twice, so you'll need 8 sheets of cardstock.
Texture-wise, I'm going to go with my usual stone, brick, wood, plaster, 2 or 3 beam options, doors and windows. It's just a warehouse (which would work fine as a simple house), so it's not going to require much detailing inside or out.
The stone walls are done, and I'm pretty happy with the way they turned out. It takes a lot of work (relatively) to patch together the stone pieces, so I'll be thinking about some time-saving techniques the next time I use this texture.
The roofs are done. I chose a golden thatch, a grayed-out aged thatch, and wooden shingles in two colors.
Post by Vermin King on May 11, 2011 16:55:23 GMT -9
Your boat cargo will come in handy for stocking the warehouse. The wagons out front or loading in the doorway are a natural fit. I can also see this building sitting on a wharf with boats loading and unloading. Should be very useful.
If not too much trouble, would you consider a slate roof? That new stonework seems like it would be an up-scale warehouse, and to me that would mean a slate roof.
Just a thought.
I think the new texture is going to open up a lot of opportunity for new buildings added to the line-up. Am I reading this right that it requires individual placement of the stones when you are putting together the textures? Yowsah
There are no strangers in this world,only people I haven't embarrassed ... yet!
Added slate tiles, plus an old rough red clay tile texture I had forgotten about.
I do have to place the stones individually, but I can prepare some large wall sections that I can piece together. I really only need to worry about filling gaps or around doors and windows, and I can standardize those to some extent. Believe me, if there's a way to make a laborious task easier, I'll look for it!
This is my latest paper model, the 28mm/30mm Warehouse. It has a fully-textured interior and a lift-off roof for easy access. Its multiple texture layers let you customize the look inside and out, so you can get a unique-looking building every time you print it. It's many models in one!
Ciabs, I've sent the Archer bomber for Solid State War out to playtesters and I'm waiting for their feedback. If you want to check out the playtest pack, send me a private message or email me at email@example.com.
Parduz, I can create some crosspiece hedges pretty easily. I'll send some them to you -- let me know what you think.
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