I decided to go with 15mm scale. I'm hoping to be able to make a couple of decent armies quickly with this method.
I also decided to forgo the line drawing completely. I found the lines just got in the way at that small size. I'm planning on doing the backs, and then colorizing them in photoshop right on top of the values.
Happy with the look so far. Let me know what you think.
Vermin King thanks! Depends what game you're playing. I intend to use the Kings of War rules. In KoW, these 5 guys would represent 1 rank of troops. A unit can be made up of 2 - 8 or even 10 ranks of troops! A unit is treated as a single "game piece" and will fight and die as one.
Here's the first round of test prints! Just b/w for now.
I like the amount of detail/readability. I love the scale and physical feel of them (mounted on illustration board adds some weights compared to the foamcore I've been using). I'm not so sure about the black background/outline. I will do some tests with white, and maybe add some of the base color in "behind" them up to about knee height. I may also shift the perspective to be looking down at them more instead of head on.
I am toying with the idea of trying to do these in traditional media (gouache/watercolor paint). I'm not sure that it would add anything aesthetically, but it would be nice to get away from the computer screen... I feel like it would be much more challenging. I don't know if I have the patience; I just want to print them out and put them on a base already!
Last Edit: Feb 28, 2019 6:42:18 GMT -9 by creyates
When I was playing with "Chronicles of Blood", I made up the example armies given in the rules with figures mostly from the monthly hordes. Here's the armies:
Golden Alliance Army 3x Men-at-Arms regiments (15 points) -> 2010/51 Men at Arm 1x Knights of the Realm regiment (8 points) -> Miscellaneous fantasy (gatchaman,) 2x Elven Rangers regiments (12 points) -> Okum Arts' Elves 1x Dwarven Stoneguard regiment (8 points) -> 2010/88 1x Soldiers of the Sun regiment (7 points) -> 2009/18
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