Post by Vermin King on Jun 23, 2015 17:12:00 GMT -9
Okay, quick and dirty. Found an image of a saddled horse. Saved it and created a mirror image
Glued the two images to notepad backing cardboard.
Cut out the two images and glued them together and cut out the 'T' shape.
Underestimated the size needed for the base, so had to snip a bit off the rider. Also glued the heavy card supports to each side of the horse to support the figure.
And here's the guy on his horse. I did a lousy job of gluing and cutting and didn't edge at all. Just illustrating a concept.
If you were to design a horse mini with this goal in mind, I think it could work well. It isn't that much different than somewhere else in this forum where someone cut slits in the horses to allow a non-bases figure to be slid into place.
Post by cowboyleland on Jun 23, 2015 17:14:15 GMT -9
berneart76 I'd say it is a good start. Now, back to that instruction book!
Vermin King That is one solution, but I do not find it visually appealing. The litco markers have the same draw back, though yours looks better than theirs. Your design suggests that if you know the rider is going to be a paper fig, you can get away with a very small slot.
Post by berneart76 on Jun 23, 2015 17:26:56 GMT -9
cowboyleland.. text for the instruction book is pretty much nailed down, need to get home tomorrow to set up the photoshoot session for pictures...Been busy getting greasy and muddy helping my dad fix their 2 boats.. clearing a clog in the cooling intake on the pontoon boat and rebuilding a 1956 fuel pump for the wood ski boat... so far cowboycentaur and Vermin King are ahead of me on this one...
Post by Vermin King on Jun 23, 2015 18:50:27 GMT -9
I think that a paper figure version and a non-paper figure version should be considered. Horses, cycles, and whatever other types of mounts could look really good and be easy to use. If the gap to allow based figures is positioned below the belly of the horse or under the chassis of the cycle, I think they could be visually appealing. Designing towards this end rather than modifying an existing model would probably be the most successful. Cowboy is probably on the right track. Come up with a good design, then do the artwork.
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Post by cowboycentaur on Jun 23, 2015 19:13:05 GMT -9
Had to hurry to get what I had finished so I could print off a sheet to fool with while I'm at work tonight.
Vermin King I agree absolutely a 2d version needs to be out there. I personally prefer the more 3d models but I still have a whole binder of 2d ones for when I have to run a game away from home
For differentiating between a paper mini rider and a more standard style one the mount model could have an extra layer to adjust for this. Or, as I'm considering doing have a sort of "plug" to go in the back when the mount doesn't have a rider kind of like a Lego horse.
berneart76 can't wait to see what model you come up with! Variety is the spice of life!
Edit: after first test assembly I see I forgot to finish a few parts. Also, there's a real weak spot near the front where the toothpick is pointing. I think I can solve this by moving the position I had earlier envisioned for the front legs.
Post by cowboycentaur on Jul 9, 2015 19:17:10 GMT -9
I like that. I'm also thinking of maybe some slip on barding (horse armor) sure either art or maybe a layer would be nice, but I think it's possible it would appeal to someone who likes elaborately detailed stuff like me as an additional option.
Post by cowboycentaur on Jul 10, 2015 19:52:52 GMT -9
Well there's a few little bits that need adjustment, but I think I'm getting close to something I'm happy with. Thinking of optional saddlebag boxes for the sides, and a cylinder for a bedroll. Maybe one or two more test builds and I'm ready to start making some art
cowboycentaur, Great work, my approach has been very similar in concept, but haven't worked on it for a while. I might take this concept though and work on a rideable camel for the July Hoard submissions....
Post by cowboycentaur on Jul 13, 2015 0:13:18 GMT -9
Made a much larger version of horse 3.0 to make doing the initial artwork a bit easier. Front end needs a slight bit of tuning, and I'm not quite happy with the tails overall shape but I think for the most part it's ready to go.
Nah my lovely bride was already getting annoyed that I was staying up past midnight working on it and I'm going to be gone all day at work and meetings afterward, Lol. Real life's getting in the way of my papercrafting.
Post by cowboyleland on Jul 7, 2016 10:12:09 GMT -9
I think Vermin King was referring to your water coloured prototype. I find painting prototypes a good way to save on ink while doing the rough drafts. It also means you have several usable versions ready for play by the time you have it figured out.
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