I've started a brand new set: Wild West RPG Heroes - with kinda obvious content like gunmen, sheriff, then various pistoleros, robbers, thugs et consortes and ended up with... semi-scifi, postapo characters like scavengers, marauders etc.
So most probably it will turn into 2 discrete sets: - Wild West - SciFi/Post Apo/Wastelanders(?)
Now, no idea how to title such sets, but the primal idea is as follows:
Main title: Gunmen
Sub-titles: - 1. Wild West - 2. Post Apo (or SciFi ?)
I'd highly appreciate your suggestions!
OK, just to give you some idea what it is all about: some Post Apo/SciFi/Wasteland Marauder Gunman draft:
Post by cowboyleland on Dec 30, 2015 9:52:47 GMT -9
Maybe instead of Gunmen you should use something like Gunslingers or Gunfighters so it is a little less awkward if you decide to include some female figures. Other options include Sharpshooters (though usually applied to rifles, I think) Shootists (from a title of a 1970´s movie.) Shooters might work.
On the other hand, maybe it's the herd that is crazy.
Couple more linearts. Some additional changes here and there could be possible (like Colt instead of Winchester or different hats -I think that for robber/outlaw something like black sombrero-like with gold-plated rings/chain would be more appropriate, then perhaps some sort of mail-bag with "$" sign and "Wells & Fargo" prints...? Oh and Sheriff's star/badge for the good guy...)
What about "Outlaw Frontier" as the series' title? It avoids the use of "gun", so Native Americans with bows, axes and spears could fit with the Wild West sub-set, plus it also encompasses sword-swinging, knife-throwing, whip-wielding, etc., Wild West and Post-Apocalypse types.
Well.. looks as some sort of internet provider issue - kinda strange as service time-frame is April 2016 but obviously something goes wrong (and as usual it strikes during the worst possible moment - winter holidays, LOL;) Anyway will try to solve it as soon as possible! =>>> SORRY for any inconvenieces
I don't wish to pre-empt mesper's reply, or to say more than I should, but as I've noticed a couple of other comments regarding broken site links here lately to other PERMES items, I can say I'm aware he's had a number of serious ongoing real-life issues over the last couple of years, which have rather come to a head in recent months. I know from past events on the CWF that we'd all wish him well for a positive and speedy resolution of these, and while it's frustrating not to have access to some of the things we might like just at present, I'd urge everyone to exercise a little extra patience, as I know he'll reply as soon as he's able.
Post by oldschooldm on Jan 20, 2016 7:55:55 GMT -9
We've banded together before to help one of ours in need. squirmydad needing a new computer, for example. Is there some way we can help? If he's having problems with server fees, I'm sure several of us would be happy to help...
oldschooldm: I suspect it's more a question of priorities and time right now, but hopefully mesper will see the various comments here when he's able to, and respond accordingly. So don't put the chequebooks away just yet
Oh... thanks for your concern and willing to help!
Shortly - I'm fine but as wyvern noticed I have some issues I need to focus and resolve. Unfortunately and apparently my webpage is not the most important among these (but then, just to explain - I did some sort of mistake trying not to put all the eggs into one basket, so my domain-names and server/hosting providers were different - but it kinda turned against me, as one of these finished to provide service circa 4 months before It was supposed (and payed!), so then their offer to prolong this shortened service was... ca 10 x more then just buying not only new one package but also upgraded/better one! There was some internet and hosting providers major players company mergers so most probably they lost some data/files. So some sort of mess started, which for me as an enduser is both annoying, silly and the worst perhaps quite time-consuming!
That's not the money issue (although asking to shell out more than 100$ for just mediocre service used merely as file-server for download and free stuff might be considered as kinda robbery, even if it's on a year basis) - it's just matter of some principles.
So I renewed all the domains and decided to transfer all the services to some other more trustworthy and solid hosting provider (well, funny thing is that the previous one was kinda OK during last few year, so how to choose?). But then setting-up from scratch out all these accounts, passwords, ftp, e-mails, then backup and copying all the files into proper folders... it just take a time, accuracy and patience... and I'm kinda short with those at the moment.
Now, I'd like to preserve all these free files and other graphics and made them public again - and luckily got most of these somewhere saved/backuped (still some could be lost I'm afraid), so restoring is rather matter of time and finding more convenient/reliable way how to do it.
Anyway, I do appreciate and thank you all for your concern!
Mesper PS I'll try to release, in my own pace, some new sets, although most probably without additional graphics and such extensive marketing/pr support as previously
mesper - glad to hear it is "administrative" problems rather than anything too serious. Hope your life outside of Permes is less stressful!!
As Vermin King says, take your time to get things sorted out properly and I look forward to seeing more from you in the future. I for one am very grateful for all the content - free and paid-for - that you make available to the community!!!!
PS - as far as the original purpose of this thread goes, I think "Wasteland Outlaws and Scavengers" is an ideal name for a post-apoc set. If you are doing a Wild West "re-skin" then you could always call it something like "Western Outlaws and Desperadoes".......
It started with a quite simple idea: Western Gunman (which after some forum members suggestions turned into "Gunslingers" as a mini-series title) And then it begins... couldn't resist and was adding more and more ideas and versions... So at the end there are not only Wild West gunslingers but also Post-apo, then Urban/Modern and even some futuristic (space, robots and even aliens!)
But the basic idea behind all these remains the same! More or less the same basic figurine pose but different clothes, accessories and of course weapons.
So now it's kinda rather "Gunslingers Across the Time" or something like this?... but then once again dozens of figurines done and still no set released...
Anyway, here's some small preview - work still in progress but you can feel the basic idea:
Oh well, and now I'm adding also "front-view" version to each "time-slot"
Gunslingers #2 incoming - this time Modern / Urban!
Standing, kneeling, one and two-wielded, with modern guns, side-arms, machine guns, wearing suits and ties, leather jackets, and long coats, baseball and ski caps, different trousers, then with and without glasses etc. In other words a lot of modern street-fighters. Right now I'm working on some guy dressed in suit and (obviously red one!) tie, then I'm planning to equip these guys with some more varied/additional weapons.
Of course various colour schemes provided. Dunno, IMHO this one should result in quite useful "handsome" set! Nevertheless, there will be no girls in this set (as the only one sketched I've started revamping into... Cyborg/robot, with current Hoard in mind;)
Anyway, stay tuned!
PS. I'm still not sure how/when postimg is functioning (somehow some pics are one day visible then disappears... then later everything is back to normal), so that's why preview is doubled.
I saw the preview image, then jumped to DrivethruRPG... then Wargamevault... finding nothing, came back here and only then I read "Gunslingers #2 incoming"
Still working on these... Now realised that some badass wearing training/sport suit with a hood and some trainer/sneaker shoes (kinda "gangsta-style") could be also useful. Nah, that's kinda never ending story - adding new elements, equipment, poses etc... So probably what I need is to "close" this set as it is before it gets too far and before deciding to postpone due to tiredness.
OK here's preview with two new figurines: the one wearing suit and "baseball player" with additional appropriate... equipment. I have all minis, so now scaling, assembling sheets, adding outlines and cover...
Not sure however regarding tittle (and content as well), so, so far it is Post-Apo & Sci-Fi, but I'm not sure if it's a good idea to put all the eggs into one basket, as these "themes" are different and might gain from spitting splitting into separate sets...
Here's some early preview with some characters. The central one belongs without any doubts into Post-Apo, as well as the right-side red-skin one (Hybrid or Mutant?). Then the left-side lineart (kinda Robocop-ish? could be both Sci-Fi and Post-Apo (sort of future police/law-enforce or spec-ops?), but then the small robot or battle-droid in the left corner is IMHO rather pure Sci-Fi. Got very mixed feelings about this set but at the same time I'm afraid that too much fiddling could lead to delay or even postpone (in fact some of these minis, like robot/droid and mutant are already somewhat old, not released 60mm minis from the past:)
Actually I can imagine a full-blown Sci-Fi set (so not within gunslingers mini-series!) based on this robot/droid, you know, kinda autonomous or remote controlled assault robo-squad or something like this. LOL just realised that the same might be done with hybrid/mutants... it's kinda "trap" actually!
Working on Gunslingers #3... ... Actually I can imagine a full-blown Sci-Fi set (so not within gunslingers mini-series!) based on this robot/droid, you know, kinda autonomous or remote controlled assault robo-squad or something like this. LOL just realised that the same might be done with hybrid/mutants... it's kinda "trap" actually! ...
Yes You should start a full sci-fi series with these cool mutants, robots etc. so they can use your shelters and portals scenery
Why not keep the title simpler, and go for something like Gunslingers #3: Futuristic? I suspect you'll never please everyone picking and choosing between the various more specific sub-genres.
Right, then the "Futuristic" title sounds fine for me - thanks!
So, here's a small preview of incoming (soon!) Futuristic Gunslingers:
BTW there will be several more versions (apart from simple colour and left-right and horizontal swap) of some minis, including soldiers in trenches (dunno who and why might need such figurines, nonetheless I have fun making these:))
Then as usual some small variations will be implemented, like different helmets, faces etc. and slight pose changes in some cases as well.
Not sure regarding 4th "Gunslingers" set (preliminary some mix of Age of Sails, Napoleonic Era, perhaps some Colonial and XIX C. duelists?), but IMHO even in case of discontinuation this futuristic set should make up a pretty decent closing
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