Wow! That is looking very ambitious. Can't wait to see the finished model.
I'm going to be picking up the Baker's and Blacksmith's while the sale's on. These really are raising the bar, and yet still in keeping with my Dave Graffam town.
Sounds great Mike, thanks for the support! Feel free to leave feedback on either or both models. With the Magic Shop, this model will be the biggest one so far. The dimensions are 4 1/2" wide, 10" long and over 8 1/2" tall (chimney included). I'm making some slight adjustments to the test model as we speak before moving on to texturing. Who knows, it may become something other than a Magic Shop; right now it dwarfs the Trader's Emporium.
The test model is complete along with a few minor changes needed. I re-designed to the rounded roof for easier construction. There will also be additional "step" pieces to support miniature encounters on the stairs. I'm on to texturing which I'm planning on having some new options unique to this model.
Last but not least, the miniature was included to show you how big the model really is. The base alone is 9 x 12 inches.
Looking terrific - definitely something that will end up on my table at some point. I'm a little sorry to see the curved roof go away, but I'm not surprised after building paper buildings for a few years.
I was too. The building will be challenging enough to new modelers, which is something to take into consideration.
In addition, I took a couple weeks to finish up a side project making game aids for an RPG system. I'm now back to texturing. I have several ideas I want to do specifically for this model so we'll see how it impacts my time frame. Also, being that the model is so big there's a good chance there will be at least a couple of closely related businesses.
It's been a while since I've posted any updates, and here's why. The Magic Emporium (name change from Magic Shop) is having detail added like no other model I've done before. While there's much to do still, here's a preview of the entrance. Did you notice the little glowing rune mark above the door?
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