Post by Dryw the Harper on Nov 3, 2013 11:05:56 GMT -9
The sound of hammers ringing in anvils, chisels against stone, saws against wood... This thread will cover my current massive project... The Imperfect Amazing Fold-Flat Castle. It is a work in progress and I have no idea when it will be ready, but I thought I'd chronicle the project in this thread.
Prototype Pieces as a scene on a Dave Graffam map board:
A close up:
Fold Flat (Table and Benches from Inked Adventures, bed, trunk, and fireplace are Imperfect Props never released)
Fold Flat (the little Bag of Rice is put inside to give the wall weight and bulk on the board.
The Towers and Gatehouse also fold flat but have no interiors, my camera's batteries died before I could get pictures of them. Anyway, it's a start. More to come as time goes by.
Beautiful! I really can't put enough of your English language adjectives together to express it, but these model looks a work of art. Loved the clean lines, the punctuated texture of the stones, the wood patterning, everything about it. And fold flat too! You must sell this.
oh, so, beautiful. when I saw the interior shot in particular, I actually got tears in my eyes! of happiness! I want to play with them, by myself, with my boys, in a kid's game, in a grown-up game... I just want to play! do I dare hope these might be ready for Christmas?
what can I do to help support you in your worthy endeavour?
Post by Dryw the Harper on Nov 4, 2013 9:47:11 GMT -9
Okay, I don't know when it will get done since I keep finding new things to do with it and new props to make for it, and I still have to do 6" Building Walls and possibly 8" Building Walls, with floors and roofs and floor connectors to match. And I must constantly battle through one disaster after another in mundane life, but if there are good little girls and boys out there, maybe I'll send out the cottage for people to try in time for Christmas.
Second, my wife agrees that this massive a project is something I'll have to figure out how to actually sell instead of giving away. Oh, and I'm already busy seeing how to retexture parts so they can be used as a Desert set as well. But that may end up a separate project altogether. In the future.
Third, I scan in the hand-drawn parts and use Microsoft Publisher to lay things out before turning them into Adobe PDFs. If I knew how to layer the PDF files, I would make the window and door placements as layers instead of different pages with doors and windows in different places, but I'm an Old Dog trying to learn new tricks.
I hope that answers a few questions. I'll try to post pictures of the Wall Towers and Gate House (with gates that open and close) in collapsed form sometime this week or on the weekend.
Second, my wife agrees that this massive a project is something I'll have to figure out how to actually sell instead of giving away.
Dryw the Harper
I agree with her, as much as I love free stuff these are wonderful and you deserve it! You're the Reason I joined this forum and Got into Papercraft at all with your imperfect series so I wish you the best of luck on this.
Post by Dryw the Harper on Nov 10, 2013 20:10:14 GMT -9
No new pictures as yet, but the Imperfect Workmen continue with construction. The houses as shown are 4" by 4", but I've now made 6" building walls, a 6" by 6" floor, a 4" by 6" floor, and a 4" by 6" connector for multiple floors, along with a simple stairs/ladder to go between floors. Things are continuing. I still need a 6" by 6" connector for multi-story 6" by 6" buildings, and then on to 8" walls, a 6" by 8" floor and connector, and an 8" by 8" floor and connector, and so on.
This seems never ending, but I like what I've gotten done so far.
Post by Dryw the Harper on Nov 17, 2013 20:47:55 GMT -9
The hammering, sawing, and stonecutting continue...
Built a prototype of a larger two-story building to use as a mess hall on the ground floor and barracks on the upper floor. Also started on the prototype of the main keep. They both have playable interiors and still fold-flat. I have to adjust some window placements, but so far I'm pretty pleased.
Dryw the Harper
Oh, Pavaro, The layout is done in Microsoft Publisher. The textures were hand-drawn and then scanned in and adjusted in Windows Live Photogallery. Eventually when I think it is done a convert it into an Adobe Acrobat document and then optimize it so it can be opened in older versions of Acrobat Reader. I hope this is of some help.
Pavaro: While you might not think of MS Publisher as a graphics program (and appreciating Dryw uses is only for the layout), Publisher is actually quite an impressive graphics handling tool as well. I've used it to create many maps, diagrams and basic floorplans over the years (I created a set of very simple woodland paths with it almost a decade ago). Possibly its greatest asset is it allows you to create a polygon of any shape, size, colour and fill (there are options to import filling textures of various sorts too), and then adjust every single node and aspect exactly as you wish. It is time-consuming, and it doesn't have some of the fancy options true graphics programs like GIMP possess, but it's surprising what it can achieve.
I'm taking my boys to see the Santa Claus Parade in an hour, but my eyes and imagination have already been filled up with beautiful goodness...
Now if only I could dream of this for Christmas, then my inner monologue of Good King Wenceslas, visions of snow covered castle-tops and courtyards, and the bringing in of the greens wouldn't seem so crazy...
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