If... released this set wouldn't be cheap one I'm afraid... ca 3.99-4.50$ price tag
The basic idea is to include both republic and imperial period legion command including: legatus, tribune, centurion, signifer, trumpeter/bucinator, optio and tesserarius) and perhaps //not decided// some praetorian guard (Figs are mostly based on acknowledged historical references, like Trajan's Column/Colvmna Traiani - triumphal column in Rome, and more than one version for most of the each basic figurine is planned, so a lot of additional or even needless from cardboard figurines POV yet important details; Then regular legionaries could be issued as separate sets: republic / imperials
There are so many ideas/figurines/versions and accessories ... so at some point I've decided to split this theme-set into 2 or even 3 discrete sets: - Roman Command I - Republic - Roman Command II - Empire - Roman Command III - Mounted (not sure how to name this set though?)
Perhaps I'll add mounted figurines into both "basic" Republic and Empire sets, but this would result with significantly greater files or with some serious content cutting (so less figurines/versions or less accessories)
Kinda go too far with this one... I'm the worst!
(and pls even don't ask about REGULAR LEGIONNAIRES - I've so many versions and some really(?) cool ideas like changeable 2.5D versions of wall of shields, turtle and other battle formation etc. then some "ancient artillery" and a lot of accessories - just need to figure out how to put all these together into some reasonable sets - there is a threat that content would be "watering down" or opposite - too much content squeezed into one or two sets (so some figurines/versions would be abandoned, which is always sort of wastage)
Roman Republic Tribune - preview (incl. shield placeholder)
This preview pic/figurine is strongly scaled down (like 1/15 of original size and then 72DPI only, converted into RGB), so it's rather really poor quality (at least compared to original working version)
When printed (original 30mm scaled fig) on decent laser printer it looks really good! Thing is when printed (meaning original figurine, NOT the preview below) on low or even mid-range inkjet printers (various Canon and HP tested) it's much more blurred and not so crisp and bright as it supposed to be. Then (at least in my case) most of multi-purpose/office printers like Lexmark and Samsung printers just... disappoints.
Problem is that most of subtle details simply disappears at print - and then even worse - from 50-70cm (like hand-distance or gaming-table-distance) these details are, even when printed with good quality, almost not visible/negligible. And note that this one fig is rather moderate not the-most-detailed one!
So, so much work and love to details is just lost! Then wanna to stress that IMHO this "issue" is significant mostly regarding detailed (ie. with thin-lines detailed artwork) 30mm historical figurines and not so relevant or even negligible when it comes to some "fantasy" themes (like Fantasy/Sci-Fi/PostApo etc.)
Most probably level of details and perhaps too much shadows and gradients are not only guilty but just needless? Right now I'm trying to find out how to semi-automatically decrease these details so print-outs would be acceptable (for me:) even on typical low-level/bargain home printers
Perhaps I could submit some original figs with 100% quality (huge files) and then some "downgraded" / scaled versions so some of you could do print-test and give some feedback? Dunno, perhaps such test-run might be useful for some other users or even publishers?
Last Edit: Sept 13, 2016 10:59:20 GMT -9 by mesper
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