Pigmi Games presents a set of eight hand-drawn, double-sided, 30mm scale original paper miniatures suitable for any fantasy rpg or skirmish gaming table! Print them multiple times to create a stunning horde of troops.
A unique fraternity of Splinterwood Elves the Splinter Spears are highly trained to move as one and strike as one. They start their training when they are very young and once they are inducted into the Spears they are a member for life. By themselves a Splinter Spear would be a formidable opponent but as a group they possess the skill to turn the tide of any battle. It is not surprising that so many of the Splinter Knights are pulled from the dedicated ranks of the Splinter Spears.
I think i'm going to switch to photo-paper it make everything look Awesome!!! is it expensive?
From my recent experiences with photo paper for minis and download-and-print scenery, initially it may be somewhat expensive, because you may find you have to experiment with different types to see what works better with your printer (like printers, all photo papers are not created equal...). Once you've fixed on the right kind of paper - both for weight and surface - you should be able to take advantage of the bulk(ier) purchase options most online retailers have available, so the unit cost per sheet goes down.
If you're lucky, you may find an online retailer that does sampler packs - different weights and surfaces, but with only a few sheets per pack. That makes experimenting easier and cheaper than, say, buying a 50- or 100-sheet pack, only to find your printer chews it up instead of printing on it, or the finished quality isn't as good as a slightly different weight/surface paper.
Post by squirmydad on Jun 19, 2014 15:55:50 GMT -9
I use Canon matte photo paper for all of my miniature prints. Last year an online retailer was selling 50 packs for $5 each so I loaded up. It's rated at about 65lbs for strength and has an A side and a B side.
For models and terrain I use 80lb or 110lb bright cardstock from Hammermill or Georgia Pacific.
I use Staples double-sided matte photo paper for everything now. For a long time they were having them on sale free after rebate or $1 after rebate. I've got ~ 2000 sheets under my desk. I guess the key is to keep an eye out for sales!
Post by wildagreenbough on Jun 20, 2014 0:05:33 GMT -9
Yay! more Splinterwood Elves in the shops for sale
I like HP printers too, but I found that on some models refilling cartridges can lead to mysterious shorts and circuits going 'fut' when they sometimes develop leaks after being refilled once too often. Mostly I buy my printers second hand for cheap and when they finally stop working I don't shed any tears over it. When Windows 8 came out lots of inkjet printers flooded the second hand market due to driver issues (ie: none were available for those printer models). However I have a clever daughter who has studied computer science and does highly esoteric software development from home so a lack of a particular printer driver is never a problem for me
Just roll the darn dice. Pixel pusher and proud of it.
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