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
cowboyleland: It looks like you guys are busy, but I would like to point out that the "Ghoul Design Tutorial." which would start to answer bobsomething 's question from Aug 10, is MIA (again)
Aug 13, 2019 6:13:32 GMT -9
squirmydad: I need to reset a primary domain or something.
Aug 12, 2019 12:05:38 GMT -9