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.
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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