Sigh. So, here's the third not-yet-finished project I'm crankin' on right now.
Going the customizable route, the set will have walls in 1" increments from 1" to 6", and they'll meet up at the corners at 1", 1.5" or 2" heights. The idea is you can assemble them in whatever patter, letting you have some variation in shape. With it, I'll have some rubble piles, and some floor tile that you'll be able to cut into shape. The building folds flat, assuming you don't make them too huge. Otherwise, I'm guessing they can easily assemble in a way that would let you slip pins on the corners to hold them in place, making them store very small.
First set of PDFs - 4" walls - are done! That gives me an idea of just how long it's gonna take me to do the other wall lengths... :-P I'm starting the 6" walls today - let's see if my workflow has improved any since I started this!
Nope! I'm still dreadfully slow. 6" walls should be the worst of em, since there's more room for layers. I'm limiting myself to 2 layers of 'stuff' (i.e. door/window) for a 4" wall, but 3 for a 6" wall.
Aaand another night has slipped away. I've only got maybe an hour or two in me each day to get stuff done, and that's assuming I don't have something else going on (which I typically do three or four nights a week)... Just not enough time in the day - I can't wait to retire! At least the 6" walls are almost done, which means I can get to assembling a bunch of other sample layouts. My motivation for making this set was to fill in the map of the Ruins of Thundertree, in case I'm ever able to get my kids to sit down and play some more with me. Clearly, from the picture, I'll be following the ruined buildings with some in-tact buildings to play in.
LOL. So, found an alignment error in my 6" walls. Bah. AND, found out that some of the 4" walls were made using the wrong guide, so some walls were 1/4" too short. Wow, I stink at this! Anyway, errors have been fixed, and I'm 1/2 done with the 6" walls... Optimism about progress abounds!
The 4" and 6" busted wall PDFs are done! Lots of little fixups that, as my younger son puts it, noone but me would ever notice. It's funny, he doesn't get why I fiddle with things at the pixel level, but he never can seem to complete a school assignment in a timely fashion because it's... not... perfect... yet...
I at least have learned when to move on.
Speaking of which, tomorrow begins the 2" walls, but before I do, I will quickly try to update my Ruins of Thundertree layout with the 4" and 6" walls that are available!
Well, clearly this isn't getting done by the New Year. But, now that I've shed that unrealistic expectation, I've got a WHOLE YEAR ahead of me to get stuff done. Optimism abounds! So, am I sitting around moping about how I didn't get my crummy busted wall set done? NOPE! What am I doing instead? Making some cutfiles for the latest Okumarts monster release! First page is already working its way through the cutter!
Well, that was a long break... I ditched the neighborhood kids, so it's me and my two boys running the Starter Box 5e adventure. I took over one of the neighborhood kids' PCs and we came up with a story for the other one that is now gone. I'm being a little friendlier with monster attacks until I feel like we know what we're doing - trying to balance things out for just the three of us. We're getting better! Since it's just us, we can play any and every night if we want. I skipped using terrain and did a huge whiteboard map for the Hideout part of the adventure. Thundertree is likely going to be next, so I better get these buildings finished!
2" wall segments are coming to a close, and so the last step I think after that is making the floors. I'm starting to trip over myself exporting all the bits and assembling the PDFs, so I better step away from the mouse and keyboard for the night!
I believe I've completed the 2" walls and have started building out Thundertree in earnest. My kids are getting excited now that terrain is being made... I've got some of the funkier-shaped buildings made in order to convince myself that they'll hold their shape. I'm kinda shocked at how well they do hold up. Making the floors 2x thick helps for the buildings with the wonky shapes. I'll try to snap some pictures soon. I'm afraid at the current rate of building, it'll take me another week or two to get the map done!
Things are starting to wind down with respect to what is now being called the "Medieval Village Set 3 - Destroyed Village". Promo pictures will be finished soon, and the basic instructions have been laid out and just need assembly as a PDF. Hopefully at least one more floor texture besides a dirt floor will make it into the release (I believe some sort of stone and a wood floor option would be good, plus some combination of those two with the current dirt floor).
I'm hoping to get some simple not-so-destroyed village pieces that compliment this texture put together before releasing it.
bravesirkevin: @vermin King, you should still be able to download the stuff you purchased from me again, if that helps. If you have any issues, just drop me a direct message and I'll send through whichever ones you can't download
Aug 21, 2019 18:28:51 GMT -9
Vermin King: And none of the Streetpaper Advent models were in there, and only seven of bravesirkevin's figures are in there, and none of my purchased ones... And the old Canon kid's models are still beyond reach
Aug 21, 2019 10:03:24 GMT -9
Vermin King: Oo, oo! I just saw the Olli Bizer models loading!
Aug 21, 2019 8:19:52 GMT -9
Vermin King: I feel less 'at a complete loss', now. I found a thumb drive of 'Papercraft'. Not sure how old it is, but it does have the Zio models, old Streetpaper, old Canon and HP models, etc. Now it is just an overwhelming loss
Aug 21, 2019 8:17:58 GMT -9
wyvern: VK: Now you also have the "joy" of the painfully slow shutdown and reboot every time (at least once a month) that Windows is made "better" by yet more unwanted clutter being downloaded to your system, plus a scatter of useless "desktop.ini" files.
Aug 20, 2019 6:08:48 GMT -9
Vermin King: After 3 1/2 hours of updating, I got this xxxxxxxx Win10 computer runnable. I'm really going to miss the ease of Win 7. Amazing all the stuff I did here that is just gone ... except for what I posted
Aug 19, 2019 18:38:15 GMT -9
squirmydad: I hope...lmk if you find something broken.
Aug 19, 2019 15:23:57 GMT -9
squirmydad: Onemonk.com fully functional once again!
Aug 19, 2019 15:23:39 GMT -9
cowboyleland: It looks like you guys are busy, but I would like to point out that the "Ghoul Design Tutorial." which would start to answer bobsomething 's question from Aug 10, is MIA (again)
Aug 13, 2019 6:13:32 GMT -9
squirmydad: I need to reset a primary domain or something.
Aug 12, 2019 12:05:38 GMT -9