With the small carts finished I am working on big wagons now. After some prototypes I wanted to add steerable front wheels. I came up with this solution and understand now why the front wheels are often smaller for this type of wagon
I need to work on the details a little bit more and once it's finalized I will make the other wagon concepts.
Thanks for the link. That is a great idea for poseable stuff.
The reason for my design is that I thought it would be possible not only to use the carts and wagons "up", the way they are meant to be used, but also broken, turned over, on the side as barricades and you have the underside looking somewhat realistic. So for such a small axis it will not work.
If someone wants to have turning wheels, I can imagine to just stick a toothpick into the axis, cut the pointed ends and glue the wheels on and pray they hold :-)
These will be the 3 big carts or wagons. I whipped up different wheel textures to get some more variations.
One question: I think the "fortification" bars (the ones across the normal wall planks) would only be on one side but it might look better if they are on both. What do you say? Or a I completely lost in tunnel vision?
Any other feedback, critique or wishes before I start packaging in preparation for sale?
Last Edit: Dec 5, 2015 5:57:54 GMT -9 by lightning
I've always been one that looks at what first gets your attention.
The thing that jumps out at me are the wheels. Especially the ones on the Vardo. They look a bit too plain. I know that in real life many ox carts and wagons had very plain wheels, but if someone owned a beautiful caravan wagon like that, I think they would have upgraded wheels, too.
The slope side wagons wheels look appropriate. The box wagon wheels look appropriately reinforced, but the Gypsy wagon wheels look a little out of place. They need to be jazzed up a little IMO.
I think you would have more buyers if you had a spoked wheel option
There are no strangers in this world,only people I haven't embarrassed ... yet!
spoked wheels ... done! thanks for the tip. I also have made iron rim wheels. will show them next week.
Have to laugh at how many different names the one wagon gets. I called it the medieval travel wagon. My girl friend called it the circus wagon. The file name is house wagon. But vardo sounds nice and exotic.
I am about to prepare the final files and am wondering how to setup the size. A4 and Letter version each? Or one version covering minimal space for both? And if the one version should it be Letter (I guess more users in US) just so you don't have think to much when printing. And how does this work with the registration marks for Silhuette?
I have everything setup now for A4. Does the registration work if the marks are at uneven space from border?
I was able to create a template in Letter size with registration marks covering the safe area for both Letter and A4 that seems to work here using A4 paper for printing and then cutting with the portrait.
If any of you have the time and interest I here are the files in case you want to try it out (it's just a simple blue cube btw) and let me know. The PDF should support layers to be turned on or off. I have separate layers for cut, fold and texture.
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