Not a short term project as it'll take a while to mod-up, but I will be making color variations on the Skelebot troops. Skelebots have analyzed the perception filters in the many organic races they've encountered (and eliminated) and have found that organic beings react to color in different ways. For instance, the now extinct Phalangian race perceived the red pattern Skelebot chassis as soothing and harmless.
The skelebot forces also need some kind of heavy hitter with lots of legs or big tread units...hmm...
Last Edit: Aug 10, 2013 10:06:08 GMT -9 by squirmydad
And even in this case I have a little story about these sets. ( I'm sorry, I'm on vacation today )
In 2006 Great Jim drew a skeleton soldiers set ( Omega Series brand, then not used when he sold his sets ), with a first skelebot soldier prototype. Then it was replaced by the current.
After a month or two, there was another free set. With ten mixed figures ( They will be then included in the four official commercial sets. Assault, Attack, Support and Tactical Skelebots ). But some of them will no longer appear in the new sets.
The second figure from the left.
The first from the right
The first and the third.
So another great series is going to be re-released. Another opportunity for all. Thanks.
PS: There are several excellent figures mods in the forum ( I remember skelebots priests, large skelebot ... )
Huh, I don't think I ever saw the Omega series, nt sure if I have them in the old files I acquired either, interesting look to them. The multi-colored layered pdf project for the Zeroids will get added to their files at OBS once they're done. I'll post previews here once the project is farther along.
One thing I've always felt the Zeroids were lacking was heavy-hitters; tanks and artillery but with a cybernetic spin. One of my favorite movie images is in the first Terminator with the giant treads of a cybernetic tank crushing the remains of humanity. Some big mechanical beastie like that is where I'm leaning.
I'm not a stalker but I like to think that I'm one of your first fans.
"Skelebots" are a great series. They are still excellent, after a few years, and they are still the best available sets ( as well as many other your sets, including Terraforce soldiers ).
You are a great artist, and this is certain. And you are the founder of the modern approach to the paper minis ( and even this is not a compliment but a fact ).
I like paper models but I'm not a ( paper ) models' builder. I am mainly a paper figures' collector ( which when he can, a few times, use them ). and I started to like paper figures with your first drawings on old forums. Today I love good paper minis more than any other minis' type ( and I have many boxes of metal, plastic and resin miniatures that gather dust for years ).
So I, like everyone else here, I was worried about your health and I was sorry for your separation fom your hobby. But first comes your health and immediately after your pleasure ( if you have the need to do something else then you have to do something else, because to do something that don't like more is always very stressful and it's not good ). So I'm happy for you.
But your absence, as artist and as leading expert, feels. And not just in this forum.
... Ah! Jim, do you know that there's the annual Papercuts showcase awards, and there is also the "single figure" category?
I'm working on more designs right now. I am still trying to organize myself, print out more eyeline sketch paper, doing thumbnails, making notes, setting up the software, finding the old files and templates, etc...
I'll be doing a page of stuff for the papercuts, right now it's looking like fan art, Torchlight 2 Netherim monsters. I'll start a topic in the papercuts when I have some nice drawings done.
In any case, I am gearing up to design paper figures again, for free and for sale to go along with all the re-releases. Hopefully it doesn't take too long to get back into the groove.
Post by squirmydad on Sept 22, 2017 9:35:51 GMT -9
Finally getting back to this project, the new colors expansion will start after I finish the last two Terra Force sets. Right now I have a red/black version, I need to come up with two more variants, any suggestions? Reference pics will help.
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