Some good suggestions there. I'm debating if I should just open things up a bit and have a more generic "plains natives" set... The battle of Little Bighorn was a joint effort between the Northern Cheyenne, Arapho and Lakota people. I'm aiming at the 1870s historically. I'm not sure I will have a village as part of the bonus material. It depends if the mounted figures are part of the main set or not. I am considering making it a double set with mounted and unmounted figures (2 pages of main figures) and in that case i would probably include a village for the bonus material. Any preferences or input?
I decided to go for a more generic Plains Nations approach instead of a different set for each nation. It kind of makes sense as in the battle of Little Bighorn the native forces were made up of a combined force of Lakota, Northern Cheyenne and Arapho.
Today was test build day and I caught a few major flubs that I missed early on so it was also a day of playing "catch up". Just set me back a day or two. Hopefully the bonus layers will come together quickly over the next couple of days.
Hi Dave! I'm resurrecting this old thread because.... well.... I know you all artists make a living on commissions.... anyway, if you think you need to do something different, or are looking for some new character.... whatever.... i want to humbly suggest to take a look at this characters.
This is Tex Willer and his gang (his son Kit Willer, the good ol' Kit Carson -not the "famous" one- and his Navajo pard Tiger Jack). It is one of the most famous comics here. It's more than 60 years old, and stills sells around 200K copies each month (this could seem a small number, but Italy is different from US and Canada).
Ah, very cool. I don't think I could do a Tex Willer set, per se, but it looks like the 50s cowboys I came across in my research for the old sets. I have a set of cowboys with rifles I want to put out soon. Could be fun to put some of this kind of thing in there with that set. Thanks for the heads up! 200k is a huge number. Most US comics don't sell that much a month (we're talking Marvel and DC here). Canada is also a small country (population wise). We only have 1/10 the population of the US.
Ah, very cool. I don't think I could do a Tex Willer set, per se, but it looks like the 50s cowboys I came across in my research for the old sets. I have a set of cowboys with rifles I want to put out soon. Could be fun to put some of this kind of thing in there with that set. Thanks for the heads up!
Yeah! I did'nt meant a specific set... i'll be really happy if you'll add 4 figures that looks alike on your next set So these are great news! -edit- being them all handling a rifle in the two pictures is just a chance. Usually the only one always having it is the Navajo. The others are famous for shooting with two colts -and ever hitting the target -.
200k is a huge number. Most US comics don't sell that much a month (we're talking Marvel and DC here). Canada is also a small country (population wise). We only have 1/10 the population of the US.
mmh.... It's a known fact that Tex alone allow the editor to produce other comics with other characters (which, with a couple of exceptions, had a much shorter lifespan). Also, there's no other editor able to produce a comic in the same format (# of pages and size) for the same price. So, here in Italy it always seems to me that we're still in the "a-comic-is-not-art-just-a-kid-toy" era, so i tought that in the US (wich i perceive like the "heaven" of comics as art -i mean, no less than a book-) and Canada there was a bigger market. Sorry for the OT
I ran some Whiplash Trigger Role Playing last night. It was really amazingly fun (as usual). You'll probably recognize lots of minis in this photoshoot. I will be making a game report for this soon, but I have posted some photos on my tumblr page.
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