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
There are no strangers in this world,only people I haven't embarrassed ... yet!
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.
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