Post by squirmydad on Dec 30, 2014 15:32:50 GMT -9
Other Litko bases, actually the first ones I started using, were the clear acrylic kind with flight poles for my 1/600 scale sky galleons and starships.
When I started making sky galleons I was making my own bases from foam-core and a toothpick that I would insert into the flyer with all of the game data for altitude and nationality on the base. When I switched to the clear acrylic bases it made for a much nicer, and sturdier, presentation of the playing pieces. Initially the bare poles didn't connect up well with the paper models but then they started selling these flight-peg-toppers (a little ring for the pole top) that created more surface area for adhesion.
Last Edit: Dec 30, 2014 15:53:07 GMT -9 by squirmydad
Post by flockofthese on Jan 25, 2015 15:34:43 GMT -9
I agree the bases are awesome. I got some a while back. I intend to get more, but I keep pushing that back in favor useless crap I don't need. HA! toilet paper. What a joke that stuff is. Those sky galleons though... I need to know what those are all about.
Those sky galleons though... I need to know what those are all about.
Those are 1/600 scale airships for GDW's Sky Galleons of Mars game. On my old download page here; link you'll find models made by myself, Sgt. Webb, Domenech1776, and JustBill. You will need good tweezers for these.
Ironclads and Etherflyers primarily adds 19th century naval nattles rules to the mix and is a stand alone game in it's own right. OBS also has a Bundle deal with Ironclads&Etherflyers, Soldiers Companion, Sky Galleons, and the old Space:1889 rpg rulebook for a $19.95 download. The SGOM rules are good, I always found the rules in Soldiers Companion and Space:1889 to be kind of clunky, but there's tons of great info and ideas in there.
Space:1889 has been redone by a German company and will be released to the US soon, they're also reworking the rules for Sky Galleons and that should be available this year. I supported their Kickstarter so I have a preview pdf of the new 1889 rules and I really like their updated version so I am hopeful that the new SGOM rules will be as good.
Post by emergencyoverride on Jan 26, 2015 11:26:11 GMT -9
Sky Galleons rocks! Your first battle reports and paper Galleons all those years ago had me hooked at first glance. I ran right out and ordered the rules online and bought Mars Station and started building ships and canyons. Good time and great memories! This thread has me wanting to dig that stuff out and rebuild Fort Courage and the Wotan. (My first one was crushed and partially eaten by Catzilla) This is the rulesset I found online back then, it came with both: If I can get going on it today I will post some pics soonish.
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