My cutter is still churning through the last page, but I've eyeballed them and they look good. Feel free to yell at me if you find I've botched something! Hopefully by the weekend I'll have some lousy camera phone picture of the tower built!
I just finished assembling pages 1 - 3, but page 4 cut terribly. It's the kind of bad cut like it was too dark in the room and the reg marks didn't get read properly, or the blade is getting dull and it slipped or something. I dunno. Everything else has cut fine. Assembly is a breeze - I might make a bunch of these along with some of the tall WWG trees to surround them...
I'll try to find time tonight to give it another go. Three cheers for the fact that the roof is removable! I was able to assemble the poorly cut one (thanks to liberal "edging" with my Tombow pen set) so I at least ended the night with a complete model.
I think I have an idea of what happened. The original file has a lot of text and stuff that is very close to the registration marks. I made a couple recolors of the roof this morning, and in the process, I removed the text (sorry - I had to remove Jim's head, too) and they cut a-ok. If you wanted to include these in the download, I'd probably offer to reformat the pages and rebuild a PDF with reg marks already on the pages. It also seems that the images I'm getting out of the PDF aren't 8.5x11", which threw me off. It looks more like 7.17x10.13" according to GIMP. :-P
For my own use, I'm going to redo the whole PDF so that the pages are 8.5x11" with reg marks built in, and I'll slide the stuff around on page 4 to fit safely within the reg mark area.
Tell me what you'd like, squirmydad, and I'll see what I can do.
What I really like is when other people do all the work and all I have to do is approve. That tower is one of his older pieces before robo-cutters made their big splash so there will need to be some reformatting of the base pdf to bring it in line with current standards. If you'd like to do this then I will happily approve of your efforts. But don't do it if you're not having any fun.
When I can share useful stuff with others, I'm having fun.
I'll PM you a dropbox link tonight! I'll have two PDFs for you - one with the original art, and another that features a handful of roof recolors. Ooh, I might take a stab at a multi-layer PDF to allow for a couple coloring options!
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