I've always loved your art David, from way back in the early GOO days. CHDH was brilliant.
Oh hey, I didn't see this comment until just now. Thanks so much. I was so lucky to get a crack at writing Cold Hands, Dark Hearts (CHDH) for Guardians of Order (GOO). It was my first book and I learned plenty from that experience. The pay was horrible, but it was good fun.
I'm finally starting to build these. Any posts of your builds of any of these sets would be great! It kind of keeps me interested in making these. I recently got ahold of a ton of very cheap (25 cents a piece cheap) Mageknight, horrorclix and heroclix that have been keeping me busy with re-basing and repainting so I haven't had as much time to work on the Trek stuff.
Thanks for these great paper minis! I recently ran a 4 way game using the Federation, Klingon, and Romulan minis, and some Steve Jackson Games Cardboard Heroes, all searching for a downed spaceship crew - which I used your Gilligan's Island minis for! Everyone had a great time and loved your minis. Sorry I didn't get a chance to take pics.
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Hey, thanks so much mightyeroc! I'm a bit backed up with some projects at the moment, but I have some more Trek goodness just waiting to fire out the door. I've been writing a skirmish ruleset to go with the cards and minis I'm developing for sale. It's been really fun developing the game, but really slow finalizing the rulebook. The rules will be free and I'll have to see about writing up the Trek characters. WNMHGB is an excellent rules set. I love that it emulates classic original series Trek as no other game I have played before can. It's quick to play and really fun!
So due to an illness and my brother is a Law Man and had to catch bad-guys we have yet to play. However we are looking forward to it.
Also, what is the secret to cutting out the figures so nicely!?!? I spent hours with my x-acto knife, and well I cut them out but the look awful. Ugh.... I did print them out on cardstock. I have hunted around here on the site but haven't really found a good explanation.
Mightyeroc, I find you have to use a really sharp xacto knife. Fresh blade, no fooling around. It also helps if the glue is totally dry. I've messed up more papercrafts cutting wet glue fergoshsakes. Fresh blade is key. Edging makes it look awesome too. You can even cover some uneven cutting if you like. I'm working on some commercial standees and a game for them, but I have a real soft spot for Trek Standees so I may just have to do more of them. Soon-like.
Also, somewhere there was a tutorial that suggested doing the smallest crannies in closest to the model first and working your way out. That little tip really helped me. Wish I could find the picture with the colour coded arrows for you, but I can't.
On the other hand, maybe it's the herd that is crazy.
Actually, a lot! I have all these rulebooks: which are (not so) loosely inspired to the Star Trek ships. I still need to find good ships (good meaning little enough+nice enough+sturdy enough) to use for it.
I'm still trying to find that game that is fun to play without requiring a huge investment of time to learn the rules, and lets you design interesting ships from the ground up.
Battlefleet Gothic was my game of choice for a bit, but it was never really intended for you to design your own ships. I picked up the PDFs for full thrust, but I could never just get into it. Someone a while back was working on a SOBH rules adaptation to Space Combat, but I don't think it ever got finished.
wyvern: surfduke: You should be able to post links to any files or images already on a website somewhere by just adding the URL when you set-up a post using the full "Create Post" Forum post editor (i.e. NOT the "Quick Reply" version).
May 27, 2020 10:20:28 GMT -9
wyvern: I've found Photos loading the first image slowly every time I've switched on the computer in recent times. It's been OK after that, but seems like it can't quite remember how to do it just after it's been woken up...
May 27, 2020 10:17:36 GMT -9
surfduke: Do you want a preview pdf of the Jupiter 2 here? If so how do I post it.
May 27, 2020 0:39:56 GMT -9
Vermin King: That would explain why 'Photos' loaded slower this weekend. It was 'improved'
May 26, 2020 8:07:25 GMT -9
wyvern: It wasn't some fresh Windows "improvement" then... I noticed the icon for the MS image viewer, "Photos", changed a few days back as well. Doesn't seem to have changed the app, as far as I can tell. Yet.
May 26, 2020 4:26:25 GMT -9
lightning: Glad that only a restart was involved. I wouldn't have the energy to much more today :-)
May 26, 2020 3:01:39 GMT -9
Vermin King: I had a scare and a half. Went to open a pdf for the first time today and nothing happened. Checked All Programs and saw that Reader updated on 05/23. Restarting fixed it. Whew
May 25, 2020 10:56:44 GMT -9
Vermin King: His eyes must not be as old as mine
May 21, 2020 11:12:39 GMT -9
cowboyleland: I always thought Tirick was a little mad.
May 21, 2020 7:11:40 GMT -9
Vermin King: Really worn out tonight, so when I'm like that I just look for things I used to have, but don't any more. I got the Zippy models and am rebuilding my Tirick/TCF Gaming folder. How the heck would anyone build his 1/1000 Battletech mechs without enlarging
May 20, 2020 17:12:58 GMT -9
Toman: yea I have been. pretty cool project. I've done a few scratch builds like that but not as large. cutting individual stones or carving stones in foam sucks.
May 19, 2020 16:50:41 GMT -9
Vermin King: Anybody else following Mauther's home-made Playmobile castle build? Looks really good so far
May 18, 2020 18:13:38 GMT -9
cowboyleland: Good point. Maybe make the wing feathers seperately so that the wind could get through them?
May 14, 2020 6:10:23 GMT -9
squirmydad: We had two operators for the hawk though, one to carry the weight and the other to flap the wings.
May 13, 2020 11:02:25 GMT -9
squirmydad: Probably silk and dowels. I assisted in the construction of a giant hawk puppet for an indoor show, probably about the same size as that pegasus.
May 13, 2020 11:01:49 GMT -9
Vermin King: It's got to be really light. The article dealt with parade puppets. I don't think I'd want to be trying to control that in a stiff wind
May 13, 2020 4:21:20 GMT -9
lightning: that's a nice pegasus!
May 13, 2020 4:10:32 GMT -9
shep: Will it fly, if you move the wings fast enough?
May 13, 2020 1:10:51 GMT -9