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.
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