Has anyone produced or found any paper minis or models from the 1956 movie "Forbidden Planet"?
I've been hunting around the Web the past few days, and even the cast resin, metal and plastic offerings seem few and difficult to source.
In the more typical gaming scales, the easiest to find are the three Polar Lights plastic kit models of the C-57D Space Cruiser. These include a (now rare) 1:72-scale model which comes with some crew figures, Altaira, Robby and the Id Monster, and a detailed interior of the craft's crewspace, but whose spacecraft has a diameter of about 28 inches/70 centimetres when complete! Imagine that in 28mm-scale!!!
I also found some resin accessories in 1:72 to go with the craft, including two main batteries, the tractor and Morbius' "car", but which cost about as much again as the ship model (and only seem to be available from two US suppliers, who don't give a manufacturer's name for the accessories kit).
Haven't come across any paper minis or models to match these so far, though. Any ideas?
Seems odd there's not more to me, given the film's intelligent, well known and has monster-battling combat in it. The saucer I can understand - its huge and domed - but less so the crew, equipment, Morbius' home (though that's domed too externally), or the Krell laboratory. The Monster from the Id's sufficiently "cartoony" (variant Tasmanian Devil?) to have caught the eye of some of our paper mini designers here, I'd have thought. And readily printable on transparent film, should anyone so choose...
Amongst my hunting, I did find a particularly interesting blog page with many photos and much discussion of the matte painting and other special effects from the movie, here:
which also includes the obligatory Leslie Nielsen "Shirley" joke, and what in retrospect seems the obvious "real" origins of the movie, Chuck Jones' Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century from 1953! Worth a look for the latter idea alone
It's funny you should mention this. I was thinking about having a go at some figures a year or so ago - after watching the move obviously. I thought about doing a a 'retro-sci-fi' range...
Please do! There's an odd gap in the paper minis here for stuff from those old '50s movies - even TV series into the '60s (Quatermass, Invaders, for instance). Forbidden Planet, as one of the key influences on the later Star Trek is perhaps the oddest omission though, particularly because of its weaponry. And the option for a transparent printable Monster from the Id, of course
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