Post by josedominguez on Aug 22, 2010 5:29:06 GMT -9
We have just started our new Mordheim Campaign, the aim being to play an entire campaign with custom paper minis that exactly represent the characters. I've used existing minis, artwork and even real people to help with the drawing, for the first run through, I'm only doing front views, I need loads of practice before doing the backs Anyway, here goes, I'll keep this updated as new characters arrive and bear in mind that a lot of these models are based very closely on existing miniatures.
Post by josedominguez on Aug 24, 2010 14:42:55 GMT -9
I do all of mine that way so far five warbands and a few monsters.
I printed the bases onto magnetic sheeting..... it's used to make fridge magnets etc.. then just cut the minis flat footed and glue them on with PVA. It's amazingly simple, wish I'd thought of it ages ago, so far it's supporting every mini, even the dragon. E.g.
Post by josedominguez on Aug 25, 2010 0:41:49 GMT -9
My drawings, but incredibly close to existing miniatures.. a Daemonette from you know who, a troll from Hordes and the dragon was a nice image that popped up when I typed in dragon. The miniature for that one is a red fire dragon, but I needed a green one. Not really art as I'm basing them on existing minis, I'm getting OK at the digital painting part I suppose though
Post by josedominguez on Aug 25, 2010 8:28:31 GMT -9
Better photos now
Brian Fett the bounty hunter and Bloat the Nurgle tainted one. Brian is obviously a reimagining of Bobba with dark age equipment. Bloat is based on a forge world Great unclean one, altered to look like a hugely overweight human.
Post by squirmydad on Aug 25, 2010 14:26:53 GMT -9
This is show I got started, I just started tracing figures I likes, and colored them however I wanted. It's also how I developed my ability to design with the same proportions as real figures.
I have said multiple times before, just trace figures you like, and just tweak them to fit your needs. As long as your not selling them, then there is no problem with all the copyright crap.
I plan to do this for the retro old school figure designs. I find it too hard to do them from scratch, so I'm taking old catalogs with the hand drawn representations of the classic figures, and tracing them. I'm only changing them to have flat feet, and maybe try to make them look not so cheesy, although that's part of the charm.
Anyway, the point is COPY, COPY and COPY, TRACE and TRACE more to develop your skills and style, then start drawing your own figures just the way you want, or if you trace in vector format, then swap out heads and body parts for any number of variations. JIM
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