The right leg is a manufacturing match to the right arm, it's just turned at an angle that I guess makes it look odd.
No real news right now; I'm working on the Robotech paper miniatures right now for the Robotech RPG Tactics game, but they aren't my art.. I'm using the art from the official paint guide for the plastic minis to put them together.
I've also been contacted by the independent author I do novel book covers for and have to do some more of those for him; So far sales of all of my paper minis combined haven't made me as much as I get for just one book cover, so I have to prioritize the covers first.
Post by madmanmike on Sept 12, 2015 4:28:29 GMT -9
The Robotech RPG Tactics paper minis I'm working on will be free with a copy of the rules for the game on DriveThruRPG when they're finished. They aren't my regular art style, instead I'm using the paint guides to put them together. They are to scale with the actual minis that come with the full version of the game.
Post by cowboyleland on Sept 12, 2015 5:25:41 GMT -9
I like how he is painted like a hot rod. Why be a super villain if you can't paint your robots like hot rods? The pose is crazy static though. Does he throw punches or do lasers shoot out somewhere? Can you show that? Bend the joints at least?
On the other hand, maybe it's the herd that is crazy.
Post by madmanmike on Sept 12, 2015 5:35:03 GMT -9
All of the art is from the cartoons, so there was indeed a Valkyrie with that flaming paint job in the show or movies.
As I said, this isn't my art, I'm just processing it for the minis. This art is from the paint guide for the regular minis that come with the game and it's expansions. The point of this project is to provide colorful paper minis so players can try out the game without assembling and painting the regular minis, a quick game so to speak. Also, there will be accompanying minis for the other two forms of this unit, the jet fighter and it's guardian mode, half fighter half robot.
Post by madmanmike on Sept 19, 2015 10:39:32 GMT -9
Sixteenth Wedding anniversary yesterday, had to take a commission to get the money for a couple of movie tickets for me and the wife. Here's the end result. The customer sent me a few pictures of himself and asked me to make him a CyberKnight (they create swords with their psychic energy).
Sorry for the long delay folks, I've been doing three full page images for the next Rifter from Palladium Books. I also finished another commission, but this one was for a video gamer, paid for by his girlfriend's mother, so there's not much call for a mini of a Mass Effect version of the dude.
That said, here's one of the characters from the 3 images I did for Palladium's next Rifter; Melissa is a Coalition Technical Officer (read = Mechanic) who has joined a deep cover unit for off-book missions. She's wearing Triax Explorer armor and carrying two Triax Pump-pistols.
Dude these are awesome, keep at it man. BTW remember that redshirts don't have to save for retirement, Something to ease their mindz . . .
Red shirts... I've got a set of 14 general sci-fi minis I knocked out in my free time this week... All human adventurer types.. Working on some Zombie Apocalypse ones now between finishing my commissions.
Post by madmanmike on Nov 10, 2015 21:16:18 GMT -9
Ugh, I've either got a cold or a bad sinus infection. Either way, I don't think I'm going to work tomorrow.
While I'm feeling like a zombie, I've knocked out some Zombie Apocolypse minis; Here's a preview of the Survivors:
I'm working on Zombies, which will be direct turns of the set of Civilians I did earlier this year for a Heroes Unlimited game; this will let me put out a set of people, then the same people as Zombies in a second set. Only four converted so far, may get through them tomorrow between going to the doctor and sleeping this crap off..
I can't use my sick leave without a doctor's note, but I don't get paid enough to have $20 lying around to pay the copay.. I hope the supervisor comes by to clock out, I'm going to cough all over her..
Yeah.. Unfortunately she didn't come by to clock out at our house so I didn't get to pay it forward..
In a sick haze, transforming my existing civilians into zombies is taking longer than I expected (and not the must fun process), so I took a break and put together this set of freebies.. Obviously can't copyright them, so I changed my copyright to a link to my DA page. I'll put these in my gallery this weekend with a full image of the group and a link to my minis at Palladium's page on DrivethruRPG.com, but I thought you guys should get first stab.
I showed off the civilians set earlier in the year, it will mostly look like this:
My publisher pointed at that there isn't enough diversity in this set so I'll be replacing a few with people from other races.. But I've got a few zombie versions now too.. They're much more time consuming because I'm actually doing three layers for each image before post-work; the outside with clothes, a layer without skin (all muscles), and then the skeleton with internal organs. Then in Photoshop I can cut away parts of each layer to reveal the layer beneath for deep wounds.
No, the one you downloaded is the print resolution one; I'm talking about when I put it in my open DeviantArt Gallery; people don't bother to read the description and use the download button, they just right-click the preview image like a thief and idiot and get a lower resolution image.
If they use the download button, it logs that they've downloaded the image, and they get the highest resolution version. I don't put very many files up on DeviantArt with the intention of allowing downloads, but when I do they all fail epically at acquiring the files..
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