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: For Papercuts this year, I am just going to use things created since last Papercuts. Bessie for the model and Onager Longhauler for the kitbash. I was going to build 10 Downing St for a Bessie backdrop, but that ain't happening
Aug 23, 2019 4:16:26 GMT -9
Vermin King: I've decided I need to stop trying to get stuff back that I lost and get back to working on new stuff. Until work stuff gets caught up, I need to fight the rebuilding aspect.
Aug 23, 2019 4:13:09 GMT -9
okumarts: Let me know if you need anything VK.
Aug 22, 2019 18:07:28 GMT -9
Vermin King: My Doctor Who stuff is all gone... and couldn't get onto the company database for 4 1/2 hours today. Life has got to get better
Aug 22, 2019 9:56:14 GMT -9
Vermin King: It's been such a nightmare, I haven't been to OBS or your site yet. I just know they are gone
Aug 22, 2019 7:39:17 GMT -9
bravesirkevin: @vermin King, you should still be able to download the stuff you purchased from me again, if that helps. If you have any issues, just drop me a direct message and I'll send through whichever ones you can't download
Aug 21, 2019 18:28:51 GMT -9
Vermin King: And none of the Streetpaper Advent models were in there, and only seven of bravesirkevin's figures are in there, and none of my purchased ones... And the old Canon kid's models are still beyond reach
Aug 21, 2019 10:03:24 GMT -9
Vermin King: Oo, oo! I just saw the Olli Bizer models loading!
Aug 21, 2019 8:19:52 GMT -9
Vermin King: I feel less 'at a complete loss', now. I found a thumb drive of 'Papercraft'. Not sure how old it is, but it does have the Zio models, old Streetpaper, old Canon and HP models, etc. Now it is just an overwhelming loss
Aug 21, 2019 8:17:58 GMT -9
wyvern: VK: Now you also have the "joy" of the painfully slow shutdown and reboot every time (at least once a month) that Windows is made "better" by yet more unwanted clutter being downloaded to your system, plus a scatter of useless "desktop.ini" files.
Aug 20, 2019 6:08:48 GMT -9
Vermin King: After 3 1/2 hours of updating, I got this xxxxxxxx Win10 computer runnable. I'm really going to miss the ease of Win 7. Amazing all the stuff I did here that is just gone ... except for what I posted
Aug 19, 2019 18:38:15 GMT -9
squirmydad: I hope...lmk if you find something broken.
Aug 19, 2019 15:23:57 GMT -9
squirmydad: Onemonk.com fully functional once again!
Aug 19, 2019 15:23:39 GMT -9
cowboyleland: It looks like you guys are busy, but I would like to point out that the "Ghoul Design Tutorial." which would start to answer bobsomething 's question from Aug 10, is MIA (again)
Aug 13, 2019 6:13:32 GMT -9