Just wanted to pop on quick to assure people I'm not dead.
Just dealing with some personal, and health, issues before they become life threatening.
For the next 18 weeks I'll be undergoing medically supervised cardio, weight training, lab testing, and meal replacement while still working full time and taking car of my kids.
While I'm quite optimistic about accomplishing my health goals in the next few months, I'm a bit saddened that things have gotten to the point where these steps I'm taking have become a necessity. It's really taken a tole on my motivation to make paper models. The hours it takes me, sitting basically motionless, to draw, scan, edit, and then spent online to distribute models, contributes to the problem, so I get saddened just thinking about it any time I attempt to do so. I have no attention to give it up in the long run, but in the short run, I need to find a way to balance my time spent active and sedimentary better or it's going to kill me.
TLDR Taking a break to improve my health, will be back in the second quarter of 2012.
Post by cowboyleland on Jan 7, 2012 12:54:17 GMT -9
Just saw a ted talk by the guy who wrote "A Year of Living Biblically" It was called "How Healthy living nearly Killed Me." He claims he wrote the book the talk promotes while actually walking on a treadmill. Could be an option if paper minis give you joy. Happiness is a great boon to good health. If they have turned into a hassel, best walk away for a while.
Oh ... . Jim Hartman first, now you, Adam. Take the time to regenerate. And if it's life-threatening: kids, social life and health first, not the paper toys. BUT ... as someone put it above ... do not underestimate the recreational power of an awesome hobby.
Post by Adam Souza on Feb 23, 2012 14:12:38 GMT -9
Update: Had freak reaction to diet and spent a week in terrible gastric distress. Going on a less intensive diet starting March 1st.
Bought a new scanner that will work with Windows 7. Just waiting for inspiration to strike me. The charecters in my D&D campaign changed to fast that I couldn't get a model finished before they changed their appearance or armament and prepare adventures at the same time.
Learned how to bind books, and I've been printing and binding books for my gaming use.
Bookbinding is great fun and the end results are something to be really proud of plus people are amazed
I do enjoy it. It's been really practical too. I have hundreds, if not thousands, of RPG PDFs I've purchased and collected over the years, but they were never really practical to use. I couldn't bring them to the gaming table, outside of a laptop or tablet, and now I print and bind them..
Most of my books are softcover. A transparency for a front cover, card stock for a rear cover, with a card stock spine proves to be surprisingly sturdy. I have made a single cloth bound hard cover book as well.
My favorite book I've bound so far is my Bloodgrave Tomb.
200 Pages of Spells, Magic Items, and Undead for my current D&D campaign character, Alexander Bloodgrave. It's bound in White Dragon hide (layered cardstock) with a Silver Skull Ornament (photo stock) on the cover. It's filled with literally cut and pasted articles and hand written notes
Post by abaddonwormwood on Feb 25, 2012 1:57:47 GMT -9
The hard cover was made with Matteboard and photoshopped with in game shot for the back cover. Miffed it slightly but solid and works nicely. Used this textbook: Hand Bookbinding: A Manual of Instruction
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
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