I just released a Paper Modeling Guide written by Jerry Jensen. It's full of great tips to improve your paper modeling techniques, and it focuses on my models in particular so it'll help you get the best results when assembling my stuff.
Oh, this is really great! Thanks so much for picking this up. We should really do this for paper minis too to spread the good word of standees and show what the medium can accomplish! The pictures in your book are great and really showcase your awesome textures.
I knew Jerry had done a fantastic job writing this up and taking the photos, but I really didn't expect even half of the positive comments it's received so far. My models don't get this much praise!
Convincing large numbers of people that paper models are a legitimate alternative to plastic or metal isn't easy. I mean, that's a real hobby. It takes practice and effort, and to get good results you have to try some techniques that seem counter-intuitive. (Dry brushing, inks and washes?)
Maybe I'm lazier than most people, but I gravitate toward paper models because they're quick and easy. But they don't have to be, as proved by Jerry's modeling tricks. I find it very weird to consider that one way to draw in more paper modelers is to show just how much work you can put into them.
Last night I built the Observatory as a way to try how much I could improve with the tips from the guide. Building took around 2.5 hours but the result is simply gorgeous. I put a couple of pictures here:
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