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...
Vermin King: Not the style you are looking for, but try a search for 'paper theatre' or 'paper theater', and you will find a few pages of epinal figures. Not many, but I know there are a few
May 14, 2019 5:08:58 GMT -9
shep: Does anyone know where to find decent individual minis of late Roman Republic era civilians? From senator to slave, every mini would be great, as long as they are not legionaires or generals or other military (Praetorian Guard and Roman Vigiles excluded)
May 14, 2019 4:20:32 GMT -9
wyvern: Nah, just rewatched the 1931 Universal "Dracula" movies (the Lugosi one and the Spanish version)
May 1, 2019 12:20:34 GMT -9
Vermin King: did you do your bonfire?
Apr 30, 2019 10:08:38 GMT -9
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