Hmmm, the like button isn't working for me this AM. I totally agree. And there is detail work that is absolutely best handled in card. In 'Other Builds' at papermodelers.com, I've seen some plastic ships that have laser-cut detail pieces ... in card. Texture options are great, but I think you should take a page from Dave and not put everything into the one model. Break it up to allow for different versions, like in his recent Babylon sets. Construction Yellow, and Blue, and Tan and Red, etc. He also has Ready-to-Print versions. You don't want to give folks too many options in one model. Give them the option to make additional purchases from you
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Texture options are great, but I think you should take a page from Dave and not put everything into the one model. Break it up to allow for different versions, like in his recent Babylon sets. Construction Yellow, and Blue, and Tan and Red, etc. He also has Ready-to-Print versions. You don't want to give folks too many options in one model. Give them the option to make additional purchases from you
That's the option I'm taking starting with the Round House, which is why it is taking a little longer to get out, plus some of the coloring wasn't working well in the transfer to InDesign and then to the PDF's.
I'm following a bit of a different approach though in trying to have multiple versions ( Stone, wattle and daub, accessible interior and exterior only) ready failry close together.
That and working on fixing the wall in my house that suffered fire damage from an improperly installed wood stove....
Ouch. Luckily I know longer have to cut wood for relatives with wood stoves. Hopefully the damage isn't too bad
not too bad, just a 4 foot section of wall to repair on the garage side only ( hopefully). new studs, jackstuds, header, mineral wool insulation, drywall, take the opportunity to correctly route some electrical wiring.
Post by BlackCat13 on Dec 20, 2017 16:41:24 GMT -9
I liked dagobahdave's models better when changing layers made more of a difference in the walls of his buildings but I generally agree that he was right in moving to releasing the Babylon set in different color schemes as separate kits. I say that only because he put as much work into Babylon as he did into any two or three of his better pricey fantasy models with multiple skins and delivered a product with every bit of customization opportunities and more with each Babylon set. If you own more than one set, you can even mix and match parts to increase the diversity. Add some home-made signage and the furnishings from the Genet-Ebbles Derelict sets and you are off and running! Yeah, ink is expensive and putting some models together is a bit of a pain, but I definitely prefer paper to plastic. I'm no artist, but I have still managed to produce a decent figure or two, work with an artist to bring out the zing in a tank model, and produce some decent buildings. I've done dozens of repaints for my personal use, so I am confident that I can recolor a model or miniature to suit my needs, and that takes up less space than a set of paint and brushes. I used to do lead miniatures and plastic models back in the day and I once worked the cons selling hand-painted fantasy themed ceramics with my wife. I know how big a paint collection can get if you want good colors and the number of tiny detail brushes you need to do details. I think I'll stick to paper.
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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