Post by Vermin King on Sept 2, 2018 10:59:38 GMT -9
Well, as I was limping home yesterday with fuel-injection problems, I called my dear friend Mike that I don't get to see as often as I would like, and I should probably talk to more often than I do. While we were talking about my grandson's first birthday with a blue birthday cake, which evidently had indelible blue ink in the icing, he started talking about his love of the Smurfs as he was growing up.
I used to have a link to another magazine's Schtroumpf models, but with the recent changes at Wayback Machine, I can no longer get there, which is a real shame. They had a Smurf garage, Gargamel's house, the Moulin des Schtroumpfs (a pop up Smurf windmill), and a scene of smurf acrobats (all previously downloaded).
I've been working on getting it all into the same scale with the Smurfs at 1/2 an inch to the eyeball level and cleaning up the colors and generally having a good time working on it
I do have a couple regrets. I should have used join strips instead of tabs on the three main houses. Butt-joining the roof segments would have had a better appearance. The other regret is not taking all those figures and arranging as minis first. Cutting out fronts AND backs is a major pain
Post by Vermin King on Sept 3, 2018 11:56:13 GMT -9
Smurfs seem to go in waves. I had never heard of Fix & Foxi until I discovered papercraft.
These must have happened before Smurfette came on the scene, so when I was working on foliage, I threw a Smurfette on that page. Also needed more bases
Gonna need more foliage. Actually there is foliage with some of the other buildings, so I collected some of them on the page shown, so that they could be done up quickly and they are also enlarged. More of the characters are done than those shown
Post by Vermin King on Sept 4, 2018 15:51:54 GMT -9
When I was coming up with these, I kept the pages intact, and scaled the pages so that the average figure would be 15mm to eye level. That makes the houses too small. If anyone else decides to do something with these, scale the pages to the size you desire, but then scale the houses up by 10% or more. Just an FYI
There are no strangers in this world,only people I haven't embarrassed ... yet!
For years an annual Smurf Hunt was part of my AD&D group's venue. They would venture forth bravely into the enchanted woods to try to stamp out the wicked blue vermin, but a few always managed to get away. Individually the Smurfs were weak and easily dealt with. Sure, they had a wickedly low AC, but they had low hit points could be damaged by most weapons. They were resistant to a lot of spells and took only half damage from blunt weapons, but most everything else worked just fine on them. Yeah, they were sneaky, though. They had all of the same advantages that elves gain in the woods and most wore no armor. They wielded sprite-sized weapons and the majority were zero-level fighters. They had leader-types and specialists with thief, cleric, and other player-character class abilities. The nest was always led by a horrible individual with the spell casting abilities of at least a 12th-level magic-user and a 9th-level druid. These creatures were known locally as "the Blue Peril" and greatly feared by local peasantry. They were magically created and completely unnatural and destroyed any ecosystem they infested. Their devilish antics and foul singing is so repugnant it will drive off even kobolds,ogres, and goblins from their ancestral lands. Even mighty dragons would rather move on than to deal with a nest of Smurfs unless they are sure they can annihilate the entire nest in one fell swoop. Contrary to the writings of Gargamel the demented, Smurf is not very tasty. My adventurers did not find it palatable at all.
Face piles of trials with smiles, it riles them to believe that you perceive the webs they weave.
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