Design criteria; I want a model that's going to look cool, be sturdy enough for tabletop play, and be relatively easy to build.
Maintaining momentum...page 1 done, page 2 close to done. Page 1 was one of the least complicated but I used it to create my basic texture styles that I'm now replicating across all the other pages. The new processor is working great, I was so used to dealing with lag that I'm still surprised at how quick my changes are rendered and it keeps me engaged in the project instead of mentally wandering off while waiting for the computer to do it's thing.
Back in High School I bought a Commodore Vic20 with a tape drive for storage. I would start loading a file from the drive and go eat dinner. Sometimes it would be finished by the time I returned.
Last Edit: Aug 13, 2015 10:29:07 GMT -9 by squirmydad
Post by squirmydad on Aug 14, 2015 13:10:01 GMT -9
Page #2 done, a bit crowded but it all fits. I've done the main deck as one big flattish piece with skirting, which will hopefully provide some stiffening and stability. The lower hull is in three bulkhead pieces and I'll start texturing those....now!
Post by squirmydad on Aug 16, 2015 16:36:00 GMT -9
Page 8 (hull center section) done, pages 9+10 almost done. Was ridiculously ill for several days and could only work on this with my dreaming mind. Still making progress though, hoping for a first test build of the hull and deck tomorrow night.
Post by squirmydad on Aug 17, 2015 14:25:22 GMT -9
My first impression is "skinny", glad I made the bulkheads. Mostly good so far, my deck texture doesn't line up between fore and amidships so needs a tiny nudge, and I'm missing a deckboard. Lower hull needs the rivets layer turned next tie I print, but so far so good.
Post by squirmydad on Aug 19, 2015 12:04:01 GMT -9
Page #4; main cabin and horizontal stabilizers to attach to the fins. All of those extra hatches and portholes that keep showing up will be for modellers (like Vermin King) who like to create heavier layered effects in their construction. Normally I'd hide these on another layer but for the sake of speed I'm not making this a layered pdf model with loads of color and detail options. Except for page #5 (the fins) which will have a variety of stripe colors and names to choose from.
Vermin King: Not the style you are looking for, but try a search for 'paper theatre' or 'paper theater', and you will find a few pages of epinal figures. Not many, but I know there are a few
May 14, 2019 5:08:58 GMT -9
shep: Does anyone know where to find decent individual minis of late Roman Republic era civilians? From senator to slave, every mini would be great, as long as they are not legionaires or generals or other military (Praetorian Guard and Roman Vigiles excluded)
May 14, 2019 4:20:32 GMT -9
wyvern: Nah, just rewatched the 1931 Universal "Dracula" movies (the Lugosi one and the Spanish version)
May 1, 2019 12:20:34 GMT -9
Vermin King: did you do your bonfire?
Apr 30, 2019 10:08:38 GMT -9
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