Post by madmanmike on Mar 22, 2015 19:25:29 GMT -9
So one of my regular commission customers is requesting a set of civilians and cops for his Heroes Unlimited game; some of you may recall my first foray into the paper mini field was linked here by Rhannon from my DA page, a set of Superheroes and civilians.
That original was lost with my hard drive crash and frankly wasn't too good anyway, so with this commission I'm going to re-render the people for a new set. In addition to the civilians I'll be doing a full SWAT team and a few regular cops, both uniformed and plain clothes.
Gotta finish this first set of Bizantium Heroes first, but in the next week or two I should be laying into these guys.
Thanks, but with the all of the excellent feedback you guys have given me in the past few years I've changed my rendering and post-work process enough that they won't be the same. Plus those originals were too small.
Thanks. I'm getting through. Since spending 45 minutes pinned under the engine of my FedEx van with my femur through my hip back in 2011 my pain threshold has been pretty high, and I got two fillings without anesthetic before they pulled the wisdom tooth without any problems, but it took 45 minutes to break up and twist out that tooth and since.. yeesh..
Here's a sample of one of the SWAT guys.. I'm thinking I'll break this into two smaller sets of 14, one with civilians and one with 5 uniformed, 5 SWAT and 4 plain-clothed/detectives.
Alright, I want some opinions here; Century Station is a superhero setting for the Heroes Unlimited RPG 2E; it's basically a Metropolis equivalent with advanced technology thanks to some alien interference. Because it's the city that attracts the most Super activity, their Police department has some high tech equipment; the SWAT guys I showed above are actually the patrol cops (all have SWAT level training), the uniformed cop in the pic before that is basically a meter maid, and the actual SWAT guys, known as C-SWAT, have high tech armor and lasers for combating Supers.
Should I do more uniformed cops for the set and put the C-SWAT in a separate set, or would you guys buy them as is?
Here's the full preview of both sets, Civilians and Cops:
Yeah, I figured that was the case. I'm trying to figure out the page layout now for the C-SWAT guys.. The Juggerman Robot vehicle they use is only slightly smaller than my Trolls from Palladium Fantasy, so I'm trying to fit two of them on the same page with 6 C-SWAT guys.. Not sure I can with the bases though...
Okay, C-SWAT will have two squads of five guys and 2 Juggerman robot vehicles for 10 total minis (two formats, with bases on the same page as the minis, so two pages) for $2.99. Civilians and cops will come 14 each for $2.99 a set.
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