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).
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