Post by cowboyleland on Feb 3, 2018 18:56:58 GMT -9
As I mentioned in the shoutbox a little while ago I decided to build a Jim Hartman Cthulhu model for a friend who is having a birthday and who introduced me to the Cthulhu stories many years ago. I also threw in an Elder Thing by (I think) scarecrow. I wonder now about the wisdom of giving someone a "Great Old One" and an "Elder Thing" when they are celebrating a mid-50's birthday, but I will write a friendly note.
Anyway, the Cthulhu model does have a pale grid on the first page as some of Jim's older models do. It seems to have something to do with how he converted them to pdf, so if you are wanting to do a very top quality model, allow yourself some graphics program time to straighten it out before you print. Also, despite my shoutbox "complaint" the system of just sticking a gluey tab into a slot works fine and I can even pick the model up by just the tentacle on his head, so there is no issue with strength. I even decided to apply that method the the Elder Thing rather than have external tabs. So here is the pic
Post by cowboyleland on Feb 3, 2018 19:07:29 GMT -9
The Elder Thing gave me an idea for my contribution to this month's Hoard. I will do the "backs" (they are actually profiles, but you know what I mean) for all the investigators that are included in the Elder Thing PDF. I will also bump them up to 300dpi, put them on standard CW bases and give them thicker outlines to aid trimming. All this assuming scarecrow does not object.
Also, along the way I re-organised the Elder Thing page to fit three creatures on it but without any bases. The creatures don't actually need a base to stand up. scarecrow had actually included more wings and tentacles than needed to build one creature so that spurred me to bump up the page to an even three creatures. I am not sure if that makes a good Hoard contribution or not.
On the other hand, maybe it's the herd that is crazy.
Sorry I'm late but I did find his original Cthulhu in Canvas and I've re-exported a pdf. Please tell me if you still see the lines issue. If it's clean I'll do a re-upload to the two places that it is stored online.
Actually, this is rather weird, as my original copy of this model's PDF looks fine - not seeing the "pale grid" issue at all even zoomed-in on-screen. The revised version is a little paler and fuzzier around the tabs is all I could spot on a page by page check, so to my eyes, the original looks "better". I do have a printout as well somewhere (which I now can't find, naturally...) but never made the model up, only the twin obelisks. I don't recall seeing a grid even on the printout, as I'd likely have flagged it had I seen it.
Post by Vermin King on Feb 27, 2018 6:26:35 GMT -9
cowboyleland, I decided to make one of these at 73%. (two pages per page printing) Should still be large enough.
Put my two favorite heads on the first page, turning this into a 3-page model.
I've scored it, but I was wondering, should I cut out the pieces and bend the folds before cutting out all the slits? I don't normally do things in that order, but so many of the slits are along the score lines...
There are no strangers in this world,only people I haven't embarrassed ... yet!
Anyway, the Cthulhu model does have a pale grid on the first page as some of Jim's older models do. It seems to have something to do with how he converted them to pdf, so if you are wanting to do a very top quality model, allow yourself some graphics program time to straighten it out before you print.
Post by cowboyleland on Mar 1, 2018 7:22:05 GMT -9
I was back to my friend's house last night and saw the model on his mantle. I had built it with the tail in the air but the tail is now on the ground. I think the legs may have deformed over the last few weeks. I can't tell from the pictures; did you build it with the end of the tail touching the ground?
On the other hand, maybe it's the herd that is crazy.
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