I get this at Staples. Best thing I have found. Very tough, flexible, cuts and repositions easily, is very clear, and does not "yellow." I vouch only for the Staples brand, however. I have bought similar stuff from local grocery stores that seems nowhere near as good.
Last Edit: Nov 1, 2018 8:18:41 GMT -9 by gloriousbattle: That's how I roll.
I've tried that clear contact stuff, but found it made the figures hard to cut out neatly and some types made them too shiny as well. One good way: I found that polyurethane varnish used for boats was pretty good. It soaks in to the paper/card without making the ink run and when it dries, you can hardly tell it's there. But, you need to it outside or in well ventilated room.
I don't do anything to my minis, except store them in a photo album with "magnetic" sheets. I have some printed on inexpensive cardstock and a lot printed on various brands of matte photo paper, and have never felt a need for doing anything additional to protect them. Some are probably a decade old at this point.
Post by glennwilliams on Nov 2, 2018 9:12:53 GMT -9
I don't bother. It's so easy to produce and assemble another sheet of figures--but then I do skirmish not mass games. Had I battalions of Napoleonic line infantry, my answer would probably differ. When I do protect, I use wide packing tape. A quick twirl with the Xacto and they're trimmed.
I don't bother. Like mproteau, I've been at this for probably a decade now, and have only rarely had anything adverse happen to my minis (a dog stole a shrub off a table, etc) and then I just print another one.
Coffee spills are the most dangerous threat to my paper minis, whole armies of elves have been drowned when the occasional deluge of caffeine sweeps across my workspace. Then it's back to the printer to make more as I don't do anything to protect my hundreds of paper minis.
Paper models though do get a matte spray when complete, just a habit from making metal and plastic models.
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