I'm at about the midpoint of designing this new set of slot-fit wall segments, similar to the Crosspiece Ruins and Archway Ruins sets. I took so much time out to learn SketchUp that I'm behind schedule and really need to get something into the store soon, and this is something I can finish relatively quickly. This should buy me the time I need to finish the Skimmer and Floating Kitchen, which are going to take at least a couple of weeks each.
Plus, I've wanted to design this set for a long time, so it's nice to cross one off my wish list.
Here's a peek at the work in progress, showing an all-new stone wall texture I built up from photos I took of a church in France.
Lots left to do, but the base textures are in place. I'm using Brick, a Stucco overlay, Stone and Concrete base textures.
For detail overlays, I'll have windows and doors, bullet damage, smoke damage, heavy weathering, graffiti (modern), and a couple other goodies.
The large wall sections all have an optional "artillery damage" layer that'll put a big hole at ground level so your minis can walk through.
In total, there are 4 large wall sections. These are about 8" long, and the slots are 6" apart.
There are 4 medium wall sections that are about 6" long and have slots 4" apart.
There are also 8 narrow walls about 2" across with one slot roughly in the middle.
Looks great! I'd have a couple of request / suggestions, but they are minor things so you may throw them in the waste without worries
1) Could you place the two sides of the walls a bit far from the folding line? I think that 5mm should be enough. I ask this for various reasons: a) they can be glued on foamcore without having to cut along the folding line and realign the two side by hands (the space between the two halves allow to glue on the foamcore without cutting them before) b) Using very fat paper (i use photoprinting services, and i have them of true, thick photo-paper) makes a 180°" fold hard.... there's always a sort of drop-shaped space on the fold. With the additional space i'll cut the folded part away: the cost is one single, straight cut added, the pro is a perfect piece
2) The only "problem" i have with your previous crosspiece ruins is that i always have the feel that the textures are "too big"... i mean: they seems a bit "out of scale"... a bit too big when a 28mm miniature (my trusty Heroquest Barbarian) is places aside the wall. I don't even know if it is real or just my eyes, but could you check if the size of your "bricks" (or the other textured "object") is right for the scale?
I don't even know if it is real or just my eyes, but could you check if the size of your "bricks" (or the other textured "object") is right for the scale?
I'm using a new brick texture for this set, and you may be happy with the scale.
In the past, I've certainly exaggerated the scales too much on some of my textures. I think I have a better sense of what works now.
But they are still exaggerated and larger-than-life. They must be, or you won't see any details. This is why miniatures have oversized hands and heads, and generally unrealistic body proportions. It's not about accuracy as much as it is about looking good from a meter away when you're playing with them on the tabletop.
At true scale, the mortar on a brick wall (the white lines between the bricks) would be barely visible, about 1 pixel thick. At 15mm, they nearly vanish. So you really have to exaggerate things to some extent.
Speaking of doors and scale. I wish your doors were large enough to accommodate those damn 28mm "Heroic" GW miniatures. Not even GW bothers making their doors big enough for that though .
That's an exercise in futility at any scale. Too many miniatures are carrying spears, or holding their swords at arm's length, or are wearing power armor that makes them as wide as they are tall -- things that would prevent them from walking through the most exaggeratedly oversized door I could possibly live with.
That may be why I and most other scale modelers stick with doors that are reasonably true to scale.
Hi. Got these from drivethrurpg and I must say I really like them. They are a very welcome addition to my ruined collection. I hope you continue to make these easy to build sets for us modelling challenged. How about some more simple corner ruins? Thanks again for another great product!
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
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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
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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
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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