Both the wayside shrine I made for the upcoming hoarde and a lot of requests of the Samurai village customers have me starting a full "Japanese" shrine set to add some spice to the village.
I have started with this concept: a 6x6" base, raised platform and then the shrine building on top. In the process of comparing it to research I have changed the roof type so I can have the option of optional extensions.
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Here is a little update. Have completed a test build (easy version with filler textures and flat stairs) of the base. I hope I will be able to make a "hero" build at the end where I cut out all the bars.
Vermin King on the Hoarde thread you were wondering about the stairs. I am also planning to do a "real" version of the stairs. Hopefully also fold-flat-able. Will these work for you?
On the tatebanko, the figures glue onto a ramp that looks like stairs. They should work for this set of steps. I think they would work on 'real' steps, too.
I had put those figures back into storage until I heard back from you. In the model, there are many more steps between the priest and the 'train holder', but I think that can be adjusted
It looks like you decided to go with a lower deck and shorter stairs than on the render. Is this later version the one you are going to be going with?
Yes, I was comparing the render to real pics and found that esp the upper railing was usually much lower than I thought. And also the raised platform as a whole is often lower than I first thought. So I planned on this height. On the render the stairs also look way to steep.
Post by Vermin King on Mar 12, 2018 8:29:59 GMT -9
I have a totally unproved theory on that. It seems like coastal and plains shrines had shorter steps and not so steep. In the mountains, long steps and more steep. But I am not an expert. The train on the lead priest will definitely need to be adjusted, but that's okay. Place the guy in the lead at the base, stepping off the last step, with the 'train holder' on the platform, and it won't take much adjustment. I was working on them at lunch
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I have settled on a fold-flat approach for the new roof. There some minor steps to add but in general it works fine now!
Compared to the roof design of the bell tower I just had to let go the outer thin border for the fold-flat conversion. There is just not enough "meat" to attach that reasonably. I will keep them in for the fixed/glued assembly though, if you don't mind the roof to be not fold-flat-able.
The roof is made out of two modules. The core is the extension of the walls and will hold the wider roof in place. The wider roof is the "actual" roof and is formed with the side clamps. I have decoupled the core part so that one can change and add any 4X4" base roof.
And here they are ... flat!
It took some switching around the way I organize the insertion of flaps but this way I think is the most efficient and stury. I have tried to let the weight of upper parts press down flexible parts. Gravity can do it's thing!
I have completed the first "beta" build. The roof is a non-fold-flat-fixed-glued version :-) with the outer rim parts added. The fold flat version will not have them but I think it will not look any less, as you have a better view of the the details under the roof.
While I made the extension parts I realized I could build even more layouts. I have a narrow (2") and wide (4") extension part and one could mod (esp the wide one) them also with stair. So basically on every side you have the possibility of on stairs, standards stairs and 2" and 4" stairs". Just the platform alone could be very interesting for all sorts of terrain ideas I think.
I was asked whether the platform would be able to carry metal minis. So I wanted to make a test with the new extended platform I built last night. I dug out all the metal minis of my old LotR-Collection and put as many as I could on the platform.
I can hereby report, that it holds 531grams of metal minis without problems!
This is what I put underneath. Nothing fancy. Paper is strong!
While making the new extension parts (2" and in the photo the 4" version) I realized that I would be able to also mod them with stairs giving me so much more options on how to layout the platform.
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
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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