Modular SciFi Building this Time. Last week someone posted a picture of theses buildings designed by an Italian designer by the name of Nume over at Ebbles web site. I liked the look, so I thought I would give them a try. They will be stack-able like plastic cups the way some of my other buildings do for better storage. Here is a test build. One side of the roof will be all solar panels and I like the little sky lights on the originals. It's about 6inches (15cm) wide which I think will work well when clustered together. So anyone interested in this guy?
Sometimes I use gimp to make textures, but I usually get them from cgtextures.com and just use gimp to change them. The large tan wall area started out as a very small white stucco wall section and the solar panel was only 1/8th the size it is now and lighter in color. Gimp is really made to modify pictures more than making something from scratch.
I'm not planning on any other versions. I'm hoping I can scale them to get about 8 slightly different sizes so they nest inside each other. Each one would be about 1.5 percent difference in size. I may do a greenhouse version as the 9th unit?
Well I have my ink cartridge back in and two test builds done. It all looks well. Next I need to figure out how much to reduce and enlarge the units to get them to stack inside each other. I want to do one or two with a really large door too.
I have a suggestion for the bottom flap, the "ground" tab-
I have seen here and there that for wide walls that may tend to bow or warp, if you have a tab like this you can make two horizontal score lines and fold it into a long triangular rail inside the model, then glue that itself to the wall. The Rio Draco buildings do this, to pretty good effect.
I don't know how much this might mess up your nesting idea, but it might add a bit more stability than just the flap resting on the ground.
Well I think I can have the first pdf ready by later tonight or tomorrow. I do have a few things to get done this weekend though. The triangle idea is a good simple way to solve that problem. I'll have to keep that in mind for future projects. I did do something a bit similar with my Moon Hopper's spine. A small triangle tube is surprisingly strong. On this type of building it wouldn't be practical, as I would have to make each unit about 10% smaller or more than the last to nest inside each other. Right now there is a 2% difference and they still look OK next to each other. The smallest is about 12% smaller than the largest.
You are a true master of what you do! Can I call you the Picaso of Papercraft? My favorite is still the hovertank pictures you did with TOPO'S YELLOWJACKET! Sheer magic!
Ok... the triangle tab, great idea! I will steal ... um, I mean "use" it in the future (just like I did SoloSpirit's combination of magnets and paperclips that allow moveable and interchangable turrets on models)!
Ok. I think I have addressed every item mentioned in this thread... bar one. Where can I get a copy of that hover car? That is freakin' awesome!
Game Designer, BETA Tester, Model Designer, Figure Designer... HEY! It's what I do...
Post by Vermin King on Jul 25, 2011 5:42:16 GMT -9
I just think these have to be the most useful structures I've seen in a long time. I think they fit extremely well in desert scenarios, but I put some trees and things around, and the color balances for forest also. I wish my computer would handle an additional program, but it can't, but sometime down the road, I plan on doing an Arctic White version to be used in Arctic and Lunar scenarios.
Talk about transportable scenery that looks phenomenal and sets a mood for gameplay ...
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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