So it seems that working on the skiff model inspired me to spend more time with papercraft. There are lots of "box models" to be found on the internet -- not sure about the proper name but I am referring to the human figures built with boxes, usually with exagerated heads. Anyway, today I made a few figures for a village militia based on this technique, for 15mm scale. Here is a picture of the test build:
Following the build, I have already changed the "lid" of the head to close on the figure's back, so that if something goes wrong (i.e. the figure with the large black marker line to cover the mistake) it does not become so apparent.
I intend to add a few more options, for axes, maces and dual-wielding, and also make an invading force of orcs or something. The idea is to play Swordplay 3.1 with them. When everything is completed, I will post the files here.
VK these are excellent! I guess I missed that thread when you posted about those minis. It is interesting to see that I used a different solution for the format of the figures. Although in the end, his idea for the legs allows for more variety...
I'd be interested in hearing your opinion on his rule set, too
I have finished reading the rules, still need to try a playtest (maybe in RPTools) but they seem interesting. There are a few points that need clarification (is the potion limit 1 per hero per round or 1 per round in total? Does the "critical" rule apply to melee and ranged or only to ranged?) but none that prevents play. I like the provided "A. I. behavior" given to monsters so that solo play is possible. The different features of each weapon type are also nice. For a first solo playtest I would try to use an Orc Thief armed with a spear and a Human Ranger with a crossbow...
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