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
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