Thanks for pointing that out. I've just tested it, and it stands up fine even with 6 metal miniatures on the top floor, right up against the back wall, and no miniatures on the lower floors. So no worries there.
To be certain that my models are sturdy enough for metal minis, I use lightweight cardstock for my test builds -- just 67# paper instead of the 110# that I recommend. I know that if the lightweight paper version doesn't topple over, the heavier paper version will be even more stable.
This ruin might need vertical support columns to keep the floors from sagging under a lot of weight, and I'll include those. I just left them out of my test graphic because they distract from the main sections that I need to design.
I was wondering, how do they get from floor to floor in this tower? Ladder? Stairs? It may be nice to have an exposed trap door on one of the floor plates just to represent that.
Another idea, is to have some partially destroyed_dilapidated wooden (or stone) stair models either internally or an external wood framework with broken down sections, partial steps, etc... . So that they could be placed (aesthetically) to taste. It would allow something I've never seen done in paper with the the additional tactical uses for them.
Anyway, this might be something for Modders to do. I know I am likely to try it.
Keep up the excellent additions.
Did I notice an improvement in texture quality/detail with the introduction of you Tudor series?
My two earlier ruin models have included ladders to get from level to level, and I'm also including ladders on this new model. One of the levels has a hole caused by damage, and some of the other levels will include optional overlay layers so you can add trapdoors.
I've been thinking about the best way to do partial stairs (or even full stairs), but I may not include them with this model. There's already a lot of work involved with this one, and I don't like to exceed a certain amount of complexity on any one model. I'm likely to come up with a stairs solution soon and include them on a future model, one that's not as complex overall, and you'll be able to apply those stairs to previous models easily enough. And once I have a good system for stairs, they'll start showing up on lots of models. You'll also start seeing some chimneys in these ruins, too.
As for the textures, I'm probably getting a little better at them. I think my new Tudor models have the benefit of more realistic geometry compared to most of my earlier models. I've also started wrecking the plaster sections a bit, with bricks showing through. I wasn't doing that before, and it makes a big difference.
Vermin King: Sounds like a lot of fun. Did you get any photos?
Feb 13, 2024 7:54:58 GMT -9
okumarts: Fewer casualties than expected. Mostly from just bad rolls by me. Like, really bad rolls.
Feb 13, 2024 6:40:22 GMT -9
okumarts: The Gauntlet was super fun. We played two consecutive nights (Sunday and Monday)
Feb 13, 2024 6:39:35 GMT -9
wyvern: okumarts - How did the SD Gauntlet go? And more importantly, how many characters did you lose playing it ?!
Feb 13, 2024 6:16:57 GMT -9
okumarts: I'm playing a game tonight. The Cursed Barrow of the Superb Owl: a ShadowDark Gauntlet.
Feb 11, 2024 10:32:22 GMT -9
Vermin King: Who all had game night last night?
Feb 10, 2024 5:49:22 GMT -9
Vermin King: A mixture of both is probably appropriate
Feb 9, 2024 13:43:42 GMT -9
gothique: In my Mother's case, I arranged the funeral and house clearance (a lot of which I did myself). The bank insisted that my brother dealt with finances and took over as executor. I am still not sure whether to feel relieved at that, or insulted.
Feb 9, 2024 8:53:29 GMT -9
Vermin King: He eventually showed up and I sat out on the porch for 20 minutes allowing him lap time. It was a relief to see him again
Feb 6, 2024 4:34:39 GMT -9
Vermin King: Well after spending my day dealing with more of Mom's estate, I got home to find Rat the Feral Tom not around. I didn't see him when I was home Friday night or before I left Saturday morning.
Feb 6, 2024 4:33:48 GMT -9
Vermin King: Thanks. It's kinda strange that there is so much work involved. A lot more than when I worked in estate planning and finance over 20 years ago
Feb 4, 2024 5:08:59 GMT -9
gothique: I have been in your situation and have only recently started my current build. One day you will feel motivated to work on something. Nobody here is forcing your hand, me included.
Feb 3, 2024 9:36:03 GMT -9
Vermin King: Now that Mom's death certificates are in, I am not sure when I will have time to build. I was working at TOD's and Survivor Claim forms until 20 minutes before bed last night. This is a lot of work
Feb 3, 2024 5:47:29 GMT -9
gothique: I am sure of it
Feb 2, 2024 5:31:10 GMT -9
Vermin King: And so many times, change has negativity associated with it. I keep plugging along hoping the Phoenix will rise again
Jan 30, 2024 8:35:42 GMT -9
okumarts: I've been missing posters like Wacky Anne, Dryw the Harper, and of course, Shep. Feeling out of sorts these days. Not all bad, just acutely aware of change.
Jan 29, 2024 14:25:53 GMT -9
Vermin King: Uneventful week!!!
Jan 26, 2024 14:56:17 GMT -9