I've been doing other things lately, as any of my past patrons may know, but I haven't been able to shake the paper minis completely. I just played some games of Kings of War with a friend and all the ideas came flooding back!
I would like to take another whack at producing some paper armies for miniature war games. I also just missed being on here and interacting with my paper mini peers!
I realized I didn't post all of my free files on here. So please find all of them below. I'm thinking of putting the paid versions up on drivethru rpg. The Games Crafter versions barely sold at all, but I think it may be a pricing issue. If anyone has any suggestions or advice, I would love to hear from you.
I was also hoping someone could fill me in on the details of getting my own board on here.
Great to be back! Let me know your thoughts
Last Edit: Nov 30, 2018 9:34:31 GMT -9 by creyates
I think they would do a lot better on drivethroughrpg then on gamecrafter, cheaper, can print as many as you want, etc. these are still some of my favorite miniatures out of all my paper, plastic and metal figures.
We've had some recent discussion about selling on DTRPG for Antohammer's range of paper minis, including pricing of downloadable sets, so those discussions might be worth checking, and then maybe ask anything that relates directly to what you had in mind which isn't covered there.
In terms of the Games Crafter versions, it may be there isn't as strong a market for pre-printed minis on cardboard, for which there's also postage - and possibly import duties - to pay, compared to downloadable minis that can be printed-off as and when required after a single payment.
pavaro honestly the best advice I could give is use reference, and try to think of the simple forms underneath. The way i chose to represent the chain mail was to first draw horizontal lines that followed the forms of the body, that is roughly cylindrical, keeping the perspective in mind. I then drew some small diagonal dashes in between these horizontal lines to represent the individual links, alternating the direction of the dashes for each row. I found this to be quite effective in representing the general feeling of the chain mail. Since we're always trying to represent forms in perspective, I made sure to gradually increase the spacing between these dashes as they got closer to the center, and then make them closer together as they reached each end of the cylinder. This gives the illusion of form. Here's an example: // / / / / / //
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
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