Post by onemonkeybeau on Feb 15, 2011 14:09:48 GMT -9
Great work... as always!
One thing I'm missing from your figs though is the thicker border on the back image. The thicker border helps people like me who <sometimes> have misalignment issues
Other than that, I love your style and will be playing a game of ITF this weekend! Really looking forward to seeing how it plays out with another person... (I've been pitting the factions against myself... and I'm pretty predictable to myself...)
@ onemonkeybeau: I guess I never really fully realized that the larger outline was helpful (I had to go look around and re-read some of the tutorials to see that this is common). It must be the way I do my edging that makes it not that big of a deal (even when I do have alignment issues).
For now I suppose using a sharpie before folding/gluing would be a short term fix. I'll change future minis and the new layout of my old minis (when it comes time to do that) to have the thicker back boarder. Thanks for the heads up ;D
Yes. You are both right. I used a sharpie on my ITF figures, and even did that on the thinner items (like spears) on the front as well as the back. I don't think it took away from the figures that much, and I would rather have a more "durable" figure than a "pretty" one.
I explained that before, and the only other critique I can offer is to simply bring in your details a little more. What I mean by this is to be careful with arms and spears that make a figure hard to cut out, or leave portions of it vulnerable to ripping, or even being cut of during assembly.
A good example (and I am not saying he is the only one that does this, it is simply where I learned it from) is Darkmook. He has his figures' arms close to the body so you can easily cut out the figure without leaving it with precarious extremeties!
The first time I built one of my Skeletrons, I thought to myself, "what idiot came up with all these hard to cut angles?" Then realized it was me!
Seriously, your figures are great! I just know that if a figure is hard to cut out, and I dread doing it, it just takes a little bit away from it. The flip-side to that is if you can do a figure well, the results can be pheonominal.
(Please forgive any spelling errors... I took cold medicine, and I am not all here).
Game Designer, BETA Tester, Model Designer, Figure Designer... HEY! It's what I do...
I am editing the boarders on all of my minis for the final release of ITF (and any minis that I release here). Now I will beef up the front boarder a bit and the back boarder will be double thick.
I never noticed (I think it is the way I edge my miniatures that it doesn't matter whether I have white around them or not).
I have struggled between having the minis be however I draw them and altering my style to make a mini that is easier to cut or sturdier. I think I only have one more coming out that has extra thin areas, but I added extra boarders to the thin staff areas ao they can remain thicker.
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