Post by madarchitect on Sept 20, 2013 5:00:36 GMT -9
Here is the first set of miniatures from the new Codex Manesse "line" I will develop in nearest future. Following the Jousting knights, the new line roughly titled "the Court" will include kings, lords, courtiers, servants and other bunch that populated the royal or other courts of XII-XIV century Europe. All presented in more civilian circumstances - or as joust onlookers.
For the first set the mightiest of the mighty including the Holy Roman Emperor himself.
I thought particularly of you when I read it, hoping you might find some more hi-res art inspiration
A thought, that it was a slight poke aimed at me, have crossed my mind .
I'm already browsing through what they have, but still I don't have much time to make a thorough review. I have sometimes an urge to pick what's the best from many different sources, but for now I will stick to Codex Manesse, to maintain consistency of these miniatures. (I just like that merry if sometimes naive style) When this source is depleted (and it's far from it) I will move forward.
Finished up the cutfiles for the pages in this thread, and sent them off to madarchitect. I've got a massive pile of minis to edge now! Here's the great thing about the robocutter - today, I cut out 40 really detailed minis (and a chess table ) and have had time to edge about half of them. I'll bring the other half to work and whittle away at the pile. With spray glue, I'll probably have them all assembled tomorrow night for photos.
I think the difference between machine cutting and hand cutting is this: When you hand cut, you're going to sandwich fold the standees first. Cutting them that way ensures that the edges are totally smooth and lined up together. Edging that kind of surface is really easy. When you machine cut, you're slicing out around the edges of the front and back separately. They line up pretty darn good, but rarely is it as perfectly smooth as when you have hand-cut the two layers together. So edging them after gluing isn't as, uh... what's a good word... pleasing? When you have two layers that are not quite lined up, dragging the pen across the edge might only color the edge, and not the little bit of back that is showing through. Also, I find I make fewer mistakes (slips while edging) if I come at the figure from the untextured side. Also, when you spray-glue these guys together, there'll be some glue on the edges making it hard to edge until it's totally dry, and I don't like waiting.
So, yeah - it's possible to do it after gluing. Not sure it'd be half as much work, the same work, more work...
Post by madarchitect on Feb 25, 2014 11:15:17 GMT -9
Continuing the Codex Manesse Court theme, behold the different faces of courtly love.
This set was obviously intended for 14th February and supposed to have its own thread. Unfortunately I failed to finish it for Valentines due to unexpected overtime so there was no point to post it separately, so I put it here instead as the next set of The Court. So with a bit late but still best wishes for all pursuers of the romance ( and/or popculture )... Hi res image Description of the set.
ALready picked these up from your blog and have to say they are fantastic. I have aboslutely no idea what I would ever use them for, but they are just so characterful and I love them!!! Thanks very much!!!!
Thank you very much madarchitect for sharing these awesome minis!!!
To be honest -- I'm in awe... Really beautiful and quality paper figurines; B-sides perfectly matches A-sides -- both lineart and colours/shadows/textures - sort of feast for my eyes!
BUT the most striking is that you've somehow managed to maintain specific/unique medieval style, some subtlety of contours and inner-lines are preserved, then colouring is disciplined yet absolutely astonishing! Then ultimately added 'old-print' layer effect - really KUDOS!
----- IMHO even single/ONE figurine of these madarchitect 'ladies and maidens' minis is worth (meaning time, effort, know-how and /which is perhaps most important/ art-sense) much more than even some full sets of most of other paper mini publishers (IMO including most of mines:)))!
Post by madarchitect on Aug 9, 2014 0:31:07 GMT -9
Reading such praise from a professional like you Mesper,really motivates me to make more.
As for steampunk minis. It is all in progress, although pretty slow because of my many other projects (both professional and personal). Aspasia already have 6 friends, 3 ladies and 3 gentlemen. Ladies are pretty much complete, gentlemen still lack back side. When guys are ready I will redraw the Fashionable Adventuress too, as the rest of minis is a bit improved comparing to her. I intend to publish it as a set of 8 miniatures with some colour and equipment options, but when it will be, I cannot be sure. Hopefully within a month or two, but no promises.
Post by cowboyleland on Oct 12, 2015 19:12:40 GMT -9
So, over a year later I am still working on my update of the old Knights of Camelot game. I needed a pilgrim so I gave it a go. I didn't do as nearly as good a job as madarchitect would have, but I guess it will do for my purposes.
Post by cowboyleland on Oct 13, 2015 17:22:09 GMT -9
And here is tonight's effort. I think he is a page or a squire or something but in the codex he was drawn smaller than the knights. In Knights of Camelot there are Dwarves who are basically useful for carrying spare equipment, so I am going to use these little squires as dwarves.
I LOVE these minis, though I am unlikely to ever use them thus...
I didn't realize that I never update this thread with a pointer to my entry in the 2015 Papercuts contest. Turns out that I DO REALLY love these minis, and ended up using them as the focal figure in my entry.
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