Now that a great number of things have moved along in my life, and there's a good staff to man the fort here, I can get back to work on old projects. I'm hoping to hammer out all of my "almost done" projects before the end of the year. Some time ago I was asked if I had any designs or plans for light vehicles in my Cog Cruiser landships line and the good news is that I have a small patrol tripod and crew almost finished. Just have to finish up the instructions.
The crew are the lightly armed versions of a small set of French Algerian forces that survived the great invasion. I've got a page of troops in two colors (blue and grey) with a gas mask layer option. I also have a page of light field artillery for them, but that will be a little later.
And, because it takes two to tango, a small set of late 19th century New Nile Empire troops.
I like his uniform colors, but I don't like the red on his fez, and I think his skin is a little dark. They're for later, later anyways.
Does the military conflict have a name? If not, let me know if I can help.
Bonus points if you know where this quote comes from, "At any rate, whether we expect another invasion or not, our views of the human future must be greatly modified by these events. We have learned now that we cannot regard this planet as being fenced in and a secure abiding place for Man; we can never anticipate the unseen good or evil that may come upon us suddenly out of space."
One of my favorite books of all time and the aftermath of that story is what I use as context for my VSF creations.
Post by josedominguez on Oct 11, 2014 16:52:50 GMT -9
Dunno, but across the gulf of space, minds that are to our minds as ours are to those of the beasts that perish, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic, regard this thread with envious eyes, and slowly and surely draw their plans against us
Post by squirmydad on Oct 11, 2014 17:33:31 GMT -9
Well said JD. Perhaps that quote I used was too obscure, to make up for it I've uploaded a Brassy textured version of the Landship Reinhold to the new Cog Cruisers section of onemonk.com. It's also been added to Forum Hoard #104, but only a 30mm version for now as I am still putting final touches on the Anancus sentry tripod in preparation for a monday release.
Post by squirmydad on Oct 13, 2014 19:33:34 GMT -9
I had this idea for the French Foreign Legion troops who were out in the field when the great invasion happened. It's inspired by the Twilight 2000 game, in that you have the group of soldiers trying to get home across the devastated landscape.
They survive the black deserts and the red wastes, fight their way through the Arisen hordes, only to find that the home they knew no longer exists and their journey has changed them into something not quite human.
Not sure what you are asking, but in French the adjective generally comes after the noun, so the Foreign Legion is known as La Légion Étrangère
I knew Foreign Legion, I was trying to say Strange Legion. French Foreign Legion but with more tentacles and claws.
They returned to France to find Paris in ruins and the "unclean", as they are now considered, are not welcome among true humans. The Legions choice then is to join the convicts who are sent to reclaim Paris from the red weed and its spawn, or to join Thomas Edison's American expedition to Mars and take the fight to the enemy.
Post by squirmydad on Oct 29, 2014 21:03:33 GMT -9
Years ago I made a gatling gun on a field carriage, but I didn't like my texturing abilities then so it went up on the shelf. Now I have a decently textured gatling gun, 2d and 3d versions, and it needs a crew. I still need to muddy up his boots and add some shading.
With all the War of the Worlds references, I just thought I would remind folks that this is the anniversary of Welles' Broadcast that drove a nation to hysteria
That broadcast has an interesting history. As a joke a radio station in Mexico played that same broadcast years later thinking everyone would laugh hearing this well known story played on the air again, instead the station was burned down by an angry mob.
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