Post by cowboyleland on May 23, 2011 17:30:57 GMT -9
Whoo-hoo! ;D I had almost given up hope on someone with texturing talent having a go at "my" style of figs. They look truely awsome! I will have to print and build soon. (Work in the morning, you know.) Sadly, the wererat still isn't downloading
Post by cowboyleland on May 24, 2011 11:57:54 GMT -9
The ratman download worked for me now too. I might as well share where I've been going lately (or where I was going before I got too busy) I started converting some ratkin that were posted here (I can't find by who right now ) (Update: It was Gilius )into 2.5's and experimenting with a base that would let them "pop-up" like in kids' books. Still needs some work, but here is the wip: 2.5d ratkin spear by cowboyleland, on Flickr
I should remove the border from the bottom of the feet, among other things. You'll also notice that I am so cheap I leave the underside of the head white to save a few drops of ink!
Post by cowboyleland on May 24, 2011 18:58:35 GMT -9
Thanks Eddnic! Today I dragged my wife, kids and partner at work over to the computer to show off what you have done with my idea. I also bragged to my gaming group tonight. Besides work I am putting an addition on my house, but I have an idea for a turning of the tables. Maybe if the weather changes to prevent building it will happen soon.
Post by cowboyleland on May 25, 2011 8:22:01 GMT -9
That's right VK. I hope it is a good idea but I have only tested one white model so far. PArduz, it is a work in progress and part of what is missing are the lines that would hook the two parts of the base together into a 1" square. I will try to take a picture of my white model so you can see how it works. I also realise that I have textured the bottom of the base (oops ) basically you fold it on the middle vertical line (between the two central squares so there is a front and a back. Then you cut out the mini but not around the bottom of its feet then you slot the two halves of the base together and it gives it the rounded form it is supposed to have. in theory it should be less fiddly than putting sticky putty on the bottom of its feet, which is what I do with the PC figs I designed.
Ahh, got it. Nice idea..... but it is even more hard to cut it than a standard mini. With a cutting machine there's no problem, but cutting out a mini without ruining the "outside" means that you have to "draw" his contout with the blade, instead of doing outward cuts and removing triangles of papers.....
....but i see the value of a "foldable" miniature with BIG monsters. They take up much space when stands up, are easier to cut and so they could benefit a lot of your idea.
Post by Vermin King on May 25, 2011 11:13:27 GMT -9
I wasn't thinking so much of large monsters, but that makes me think even more of this concept. In cowboyleland's description of having a curved, not flat, body when the base comes together has me thinking of other things that can be done this way as well, like quadrupeds. I think we all would like a more 3d version of pack animals, woodland beasts, etc.
I'll have to give this some thought
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Post by Vermin King on May 25, 2011 13:05:18 GMT -9
Exactly. With a glued on head/neck and tail, which would then fold flat when the base is disconnected for storage. The space between the front and back legs on each side would become the base. I did a quick and dirty try at this concept after reading your post, and I think it will work. I actually ran the body portion over the edge of my desk a few times to make it rounder and narrower, leaving the legs to remain fairly flat. If only I were a better artist ...
Post by cowboyleland on May 25, 2011 14:04:08 GMT -9
Before I realised how hard it is to do good textures I was going to try to sell these 2.5d figs. The "buisness plan" focused on large creatures, because they present the greatest storage problems. I just keep getting distracted by "medium" size creatures. Maybe we should start a new thread to discuss the possibilities.
On the other hand, maybe it's the herd that is crazy.
Post by cowboyleland on Jun 2, 2011 4:19:16 GMT -9
Hey Guys, If you make the snake tail part of these a bit wider, you can score the middle from the bottom and get a rounder looking snake. You'll then need an "origami" fold to get the front of the model to rise up. Jose's version is perfect because the fold can be hidden under the last plate of armour.
On the other hand, maybe it's the herd that is crazy.
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
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