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.
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