Great suggestions for signs, Afet. I was hoping somebody would post out a good list like that.
I'll probably have three sign options for the Sailors' Tavern: the fish (which is a fat Atlantic sea bass), a sailing ship, and either an anchor or a ship's wheel. Probably a ship's wheel, because I don't think an anchor is going to read at such a small size.
The little boxes are ordinary wooden storage trunks, but someone on my Facebook group also suggested lobster pots (or thought that's what the boxes were supposed to be). I'll see what I can do.
Okay, this model has been officially named -- The Mermaid Tavern!
I've designed a mermaid graphic to use on the hanging sign in three color schemes. The fish icon also comes in three color schemes.
I'll probably add a third sign -- a yacht, I'm thinking. Fish, mermaid and a boat. If you can't tell this is a bar for seafarers, you deserve what you get when you wander in and order a strawberry daiquiri.
Anyway, the wall textures are all in place, and (aside from the last sign) I just have to create the footprint and then do my final shading/highlighting pass (burning and dodging in Photoshop).
This has taken a few days longer than I expected, but there's a lot of extra love in this one.
Damn this is amazing! I wish your buildings had interiors. I can use them for fillers in town set-ups and that's it. But I know that doing interiors implies a giant leap in terms of design and, therefore, cost.
Could you at least provide a textured option for the interior on the base tile?
In the case of this building I might make a floor for the second level as well. The floor would be foam core with wood texture on it, and the second level would fit over it. I would glue stops at the corners on the inside of the second level so that foam core recesses correctly.
Sorry, but I'm done with this one. If I'd planned to include interior ground pieces, I would have budgeted some time to it, but I just didn't.
As it is, I've already spent a week longer than I intended and really need to get moving on another project while prepping this one for final launch.
A good project stretches my abilities in some way, and this one felt like running a marathon. So I'm moving on. But I'm always setting the goal line a little further, and some day, when I feel like I can create interiors at the same standards as my exteriors in a reasonable timeframe, it'll become a regular feature. I'm not there yet.
While your design is never complicated, i think that these instruction, other than teaching how to build your stuffs, give to your brand a very professional push. NOW you're a PRO (not that you were not before...oh well you got the point )
Wonderful instructions for a great fun model! However, I was mostly finished with my build prior to my reading these, so I did a few things different. YMMV (standard disclaimer)
For starters, since I had no instructions, I decided to try building it in order of the numbers on the pieces. Which means that the chimney was attached before the roof went on. This works better for me as it allowed me to check the fit on the notch cut-out in the roof where the chimney goes. And so that I could press against the inner side of the walls while the glue was setting;
I also find it easier to attach dormers (both types) before the roof goes on so that I could hold them from both side while glueing.
Then I attach the whole roof, half at a time instead of all at once;
Attaching it to the base is the last thing I did, I like to pick the model up and work on it from different angles and I thought the base would get in the way of that.
I really enjoyed all of the options in this model so thanks again for a great piece of work. ;D Eric
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