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optio and tesserarius) and perhaps //not decided// some praetorian guard (Figs are mostly based on acknowledged historical references, like Trajan's Column/Colvmna Traiani - triumphal column in Rome, and more than one version for most of the each basic figurine is planned, so a lot of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
Vermin King: Not the style you are looking for, but try a search for 'paper theatre' or 'paper theater', and you will find a few pages of epinal figures. Not many, but I know there are a few
May 14, 2019 5:08:58 GMT -9
shep: Does anyone know where to find decent individual minis of late Roman Republic era civilians? From senator to slave, every mini would be great, as long as they are not legionaires or generals or other military (Praetorian Guard and Roman Vigiles excluded)
May 14, 2019 4:20:32 GMT -9
wyvern: Nah, just rewatched the 1931 Universal "Dracula" movies (the Lugosi one and the Spanish version)
May 1, 2019 12:20:34 GMT -9
Vermin King: did you do your bonfire?
Apr 30, 2019 10:08:38 GMT -9
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