Post by josedominguez on Jul 23, 2011 14:26:31 GMT -9
I'm working on a Wild Orc army for massed battle games. Looking to have most of the options required for a certain game within a couple of weeks. Aiming for models that are clean and crisp at 15mm, they'll scale up but be embarassed if put next to Jim or Labrat's minis at 30mm
Post by josedominguez on Jul 25, 2011 5:36:14 GMT -9
they'll scale up to 30mm fine as they are vector (just not sure how good they'll look as they are meant to stand out at a smaller scale). I'm aiming to get a lot of variants and options done in a short time, then maybe extend the technique to some of the other armies that don't have many models yet. Very much aiming at massed battles players.
Post by Vermin King on Jul 25, 2011 8:10:38 GMT -9
Since you are doing these with vectors, have you considered thickening them up a bit and giving them dimension like Oliver Bizer does his Junior General figures? He basically laminates the figures rather than trying for true 3d, but I think your wild orcs would be an excellent choice for an experiment with this.
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Post by josedominguez on Jul 27, 2011 1:59:00 GMT -9
They are vector, so I can make them any size, same for riderless boars as it's one click to tak the rider off I'll add a 'razorback' to finish him off. My main aim is to get all of the basic shapes sorted so I can make lots of variants quickly. I've started lots of projects and always found a better way to do it then moved on.... I've spent a while getting this one right before I started! I want to be able to replicate specific troop types for a range of wargames quickly. If someone needs a wild orc with a 2 handed weapon I can run them off in a couple of minutes, same for a wild orc weilding an M16, giant mushroom or bunch of flowers. If someone needs a wild orc riding a bear, wolf or crocodile, easily done as the riders are ready. Underworld goblins next They aren't nearly as attractive as Labrat, Okumarts, Darkmook or Jim's figures (They are pieces of artwork made into figures), but I'm aiming at the middle ground, players who need a lot of rank and file models quickly (they are quick to cut too). Think of these like an early GW box set, lots of weapon options, easy to assemble but not as pretty as the metal models
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