Post by soaringraven on Sept 18, 2016 1:51:36 GMT -9
'Fleischwagen' would be the literal translation - no one would ever use such a term in Germany. You'd say 'Krankenwagen' (common use) or 'Ambulanz' (a little more uncommon and more in use in the Southern part of Germany). The official term is 'Rettungswagen' ('rescue vehicle'). A slang term in Bavaria or Southern Germany would be 'Sanker' - short for 'Sanitäntskraftwagen' ('medical motorized vehicle').
As far as I know there is no true German equivalent to the rather derogatory 'meat wagon'. Hope that helps.
Oh, and a 'meat wagon' in the sense of a hearse or funeral car would be a 'Leichenwagen' in German.
Post by squirmydad on Sept 20, 2016 15:52:29 GMT -9
Long time back my older brother and I (@arcticdragongames) were talking about space goblin transports and what it would take to get them safely onto a battlefield. His idea was some kind of big boxy hauler like a landing craft so the troops on board can't see what's going on until the front ramp drops. I sketched up a model plan, did a bit of 3d work on it, and then it got lost in my brain jumble. I've been remembering a great deal of things this Fall, and I recently read "Leviathan Awakes". One of the security forces in it has a name that translates as "Meat for the Grinder", but they don't know that they are disposable pawns. Amyway, that helped me remember this project. I figure it's some kind of cargo/ore hauler that's been pressed into service and has had some shoddy up-armoring done to make it resistant to small arms fire.
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
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