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.
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