Yeah. I forgot to blacken them and tried to do it after gluing it together. It didn't work out too well. That's why this was just the first draft. I'm still a novice when it comes to papercraft.
Don't worry, practice makes perfect. As long as the mini serves its role in your game and inspires the imagination of your players, everything's fine. In the end, you don't wanna win a beauty pagent with it, would you?
Post by shadowmane on Aug 26, 2017 16:10:09 GMT -9
By the way, that is the modified version that I scaled up. The other ones were so small I had to get my youngest son to cut them out and put them together... because he can actually see them where to me they are nothing but a blur.
How about getting yourself glasses... Truth be told, I had some troubles building the mini, myself – not due to eyesight, but because of my fingers not matching the scale…
As I said, start building your fleet by choosing a scale that you're comfortable with. I like my tiny 1/5000 ships, but there's nothing to say against a 1/2500 fleet.
Lately, I've seen some pic on the web where people use those very nice but quite expensive Eaglemoss models for their games. And there are more and more sellers on Shapeways offering 3D-prints of their takes on the various ship classes and types. However, as good as those are, around 10 $ per mini without flightstand and the need to be painted… As long as you did not want to buy them anyway, or are unable to bend paper, I would not really recommend such models (even though I myself own a fair share of them), since building a fleet upon those could get very expensive in a pretty short time.
I think the 1/2500 scale is probably the one I'm going with. It's not too big, but not too small. I worked on the Capella the other day on Pixlr, but wasn't impressed with what I did. I've figured out how to break the ship down into its components, and each component is a layer that will be glued onto the ship. I've also looked at a few other ships from the Starfleet Museum to see if my system will work on them, too.
I have to learn the software and get proficient in it before I dare put anything together. Of course, I could just go get some drafting/drawing tools and draw what I want, then scan it in. In fact, that might just be easier for what I'm wanting to do.
Here's some of my preliminary work. Just remember, this is rough draft material.
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