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.
Vermin King: Not the style you are looking for, but try a search for 'paper theatre' or 'paper theater', and you will find a few pages of epinal figures. Not many, but I know there are a few
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