Post by cowboyleland on Aug 21, 2013 4:18:35 GMT -9
I hate being "the negative guy" but I will have a bad conscience if I don't mention my concerns about the lance. I'm afraid it is going to be flimsy. Have you thought about re-enforcement? Everything else looks great!
I also was of the opinion that the spear was too long, not only for the practical considerations of building the mini but also for the character, being a ranger that walks through forests, a shorter spear would be more practical.
Post by cowboyleland on Aug 21, 2013 8:29:14 GMT -9
Exactly what I was thinking, VK. In my experience, the best way to add a weapon is to draw an open hand, put glue on it and wrap it around the stick just like a real hand. So, if a stick is the plan, maybe an open hand is in order. On the other hand, Labrat had good luck with slender bows but a thick black outline, I wondered if Sammo had that in mind, if maybe there was supposed to be an extra layer of card in the shaft or what.
I'm not sure where the official papercut rules stand on non-paper bits.
As for the spear… Thanks for the feedback! I have been wondering about it a bit myself. I initially was going for more of a pole arm style weapon at first and then sort of switched gears to the spear without doing much in the way of re-scaling. I’ll have to look into sizing it down.
I usually shy away from adding a wooden part, even though I have done it in the past I think it generally looks pretty good. But it messes with my preferred storage option of a photo album, which requires flat minis with no bases. Usually I just cut flimsy parts a bit wide and put my black sharpie to work to make them sturdy enough to hold up to game-play.
Though in the case of the papercut awards, when I actually go to build this mini, I’ll likely go for a flimsier spear that looks good in a photo
It's to bad we can't get someone like Rhannon to comb through the forums (he is particularly skilled in this area) ,if you ask him to find a needle in a hay stack he would come back with 6 and say I wasn't sure which one you wanted? , and create a single thread with all the really cool stuff just lying around forgotten on this site. I bet that thread would be HUGE.
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