For starters, I found the templates from a guy out of the Ukraine who makes some of the best paper templates for the Warhammer 40K universe, many use his templates for proxies, however, he makes templates for vehicles the publisher has yet to make... He also has some incredible designs that are his own, in this case, he blends a BMP-2 with the GW Chimera and gothic weaponry for a truly awesome model that I intend to use for the SF games (Nordic Weasel Games "Renegade Scout" or GZG's Stargrunt II for example).
First off, here is the final result of my first BMP build with some David Graffam ruins in the background. The only non-paper items are the miniature Guardsmen! I had to scale the templates down to about 91% to fit on US Letter size paper from ISO A4 size. One hardly notices given the size of the figures next to the BMP!
A few notes on the rivets. On the first one I attempted to use styrene rod slices super glued to the hull. Mediocre at best, time consuming, and expensive. I found a few posts on another forum where a few builders used white glue, puffy paint, and toothpicks to apply it with. I figured why not use the wood glue I'm using to build it with? Worked out really well. So well in fact, that is way I will do rivets from now on!
Lamination was another big detail booster for this design, and something I intend to use a lot when I get around to designing models myself.
Was that one of Ukrainian designer Pataroch's (Vadim Davydkov) WH40K vehicles?
Yes, it is indeed a Pataroch design, though, I'd say 40K is only loosely part of the design, as primarily he created a 'gothic' BMP-2 MICV. Most the design follows the BMP-2, the treads, and octagonal turret are similar, but different, from the Chimera MICV in 40k. Some of the weapons options I didn't build include 40K favorites. I went with the more generic chain gun looking weapon that is closer to the BMP-2 (RFAC in GZG parlance for Dirtside or Stargrunt).
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