Post by bravesirkevin on Mar 15, 2013 18:42:47 GMT -9
This one's been a work in progress forever. I started it back in November 2011, and while I've been working on bits and pieces of it here and there, I've mostly neglected it as more pressing concerns interrupt the progress. Luckily, a couple of my very loyal friends and supporters have urged me to get this baby finished and out there as soon as possible, so I've sat down and finished components, and I'm almost ready to upload it and unleash it on the world!
Been putting together the models for the product shots, and I snapped a few pics while I was going with my cell phone. Getting some nice professional photography done early next week, but this gives you an idea of what's coming:
I NEED this in time to build it for my "High School Gamers Reunion" April 5. Is that a possibility?
More encouragement to hurry up! I love it... Yeah, I'm busy polishing things tonight, Instructions tomorrow, doing the photo shoot early in the week, likely on tuesday and then I can upload it... Will get some cutfiles sorted out soon after it's been uploaded, though OldSchoolDM's already helped out there by creating one for the tight radius spiral stair case.
Post by bravesirkevin on Mar 17, 2013 3:13:30 GMT -9
So, more pics as promised:
The furniture pack has an insane amount of layers. Not clearly demonstrated here, but there's a layer for every dungeon tile texture and 3 different colours of wood. The bookshelves have 6 spots with 4 different textures in each, allowing for thousands of unique combinations of contents, from neatly arranged books, dishevelled stacks, alchemy themed clutter and trophy/weapon display. The table also has a few overlay textures, including maps, books and weapons.
This pic's a failed attempt to try and show off the detail on the trestle table and chairs. Despite their complex looking appearance, they're actually incredibly easy to assemble!
Obligatory close-up on the weapons display shelf variant. Quite a few homages snuck into this one. One's even an homage to two very different things, both of which I love dearly Any guesses what they are?
The tiles are one of the nicest things in this set. There a a whole bunch of texturing options (something like 150 possible combinations per tile, not including the grid options.
Speaking layer options...
I landed up printing out a second set with one of the alternative wood colours and wooden floors instead of stone ones.. This shows off some of the possibilities offered by the layers. Lots of customisable detail on the shelves and table surface. Sorry, the barmaid paper mini is not part of the set.
Quick comparison between the tables so you can see how much difference the layers offer. There are exactly 67 possible combinations of clutter on the table top, combine that with the 3 possible wood textures, and 14 possible floor options and you get a huge number of possibilities.
One of the awesome 2d markers included in the set!
It's a great scene and the components are of a high quality. Those stairs most have been fiddly to build! But they look cool
Stairs do take a little patience to build nicely, but they're not overly complicated. I've built a little margin of error into it to make it a little more forgiving for those who aren't used to the more complex builds.
In the weapons shelf I recognize a warhammer image from Neverwinter Nights
Not from Neverwinter Nights... a few of the weapons, including the warhammer, are a shout-out to the art style of Dungeons and Dragons, and the artists behind it. The big homage is not a weapon though.
Post by bravesirkevin on Mar 23, 2013 11:24:56 GMT -9
So I got the pro photos done... Just going through and fixing bugs and generally cleaning things up as much as possible before unleashing this one on the world!
This set's got so much cool stuff in it, but right now the bit I'm most proud of are the spiral stair cases. My initial designs were hard to build and not really as great as I wanted them to be. Over the last couple days I've completely redesigned them and now they're a little more complicated, but they're a lot easier to build and they're a lot more awesome! They've got an innovative system that keeps them looking realistic, but allows figures to stand on them. When not being used in game, they'd be a really awesome display stand for your prize figures.
Post by bravesirkevin on Mar 25, 2013 9:22:43 GMT -9
Thanks for posting that OldSchoolDM ;D
To give a little more detail, this stairs have a simple build option and a challenging build option. OldSchoolDM's pics above show off the simple build. The challenging build takes a little more patience to put together, but has more detail and looks really cool!
Those pics also show off yet another of the possible floor textures in this set.
Post by bravesirkevin on Mar 31, 2013 16:20:51 GMT -9
This set's busy uploading to papercraftdungeon.com right now! It's taking a while because it's a nice big zip file, and the other day a ship went and demolished the SEACOM cable in the mediterranean and consequently the internet around here moves at the speed of jam flowing down a very slight incline.
These cutfiles were created with Silhouette Studio version 2.7.18 by Kevin Richard John Berry and OldSchoolDM @ the Cardboard Warriors forums: cardboard-warriors.proboards.com/ and uses the registration marks already on the PDFs - just print at 100% scale and cut! Artwork is sold separately.
A big thanks to OldSchoolDM for his help with these!
Post by spaceranger42 on May 7, 2013 9:04:42 GMT -9
Nice work! I have just been making brush sets to grid out some floor tiles in various ways myself. Trying to decide if I want to try to render orthographic walls or make 3D walls. Your photos are inspirational
Never smile too big, the gods may mistake it for hubris.
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