Some good suggestions there. I'm debating if I should just open things up a bit and have a more generic "plains natives" set... The battle of Little Bighorn was a joint effort between the Northern Cheyenne, Arapho and Lakota people. I'm aiming at the 1870s historically. I'm not sure I will have a village as part of the bonus material. It depends if the mounted figures are part of the main set or not. I am considering making it a double set with mounted and unmounted figures (2 pages of main figures) and in that case i would probably include a village for the bonus material. Any preferences or input?
I decided to go for a more generic Plains Nations approach instead of a different set for each nation. It kind of makes sense as in the battle of Little Bighorn the native forces were made up of a combined force of Lakota, Northern Cheyenne and Arapho.
Today was test build day and I caught a few major flubs that I missed early on so it was also a day of playing "catch up". Just set me back a day or two. Hopefully the bonus layers will come together quickly over the next couple of days.
Hi Dave! I'm resurrecting this old thread because.... well.... I know you all artists make a living on commissions.... anyway, if you think you need to do something different, or are looking for some new character.... whatever.... i want to humbly suggest to take a look at this characters.
This is Tex Willer and his gang (his son Kit Willer, the good ol' Kit Carson -not the "famous" one- and his Navajo pard Tiger Jack). It is one of the most famous comics here. It's more than 60 years old, and stills sells around 200K copies each month (this could seem a small number, but Italy is different from US and Canada).
Ah, very cool. I don't think I could do a Tex Willer set, per se, but it looks like the 50s cowboys I came across in my research for the old sets. I have a set of cowboys with rifles I want to put out soon. Could be fun to put some of this kind of thing in there with that set. Thanks for the heads up! 200k is a huge number. Most US comics don't sell that much a month (we're talking Marvel and DC here). Canada is also a small country (population wise). We only have 1/10 the population of the US.
Ah, very cool. I don't think I could do a Tex Willer set, per se, but it looks like the 50s cowboys I came across in my research for the old sets. I have a set of cowboys with rifles I want to put out soon. Could be fun to put some of this kind of thing in there with that set. Thanks for the heads up!
Yeah! I did'nt meant a specific set... i'll be really happy if you'll add 4 figures that looks alike on your next set So these are great news! -edit- being them all handling a rifle in the two pictures is just a chance. Usually the only one always having it is the Navajo. The others are famous for shooting with two colts -and ever hitting the target -.
200k is a huge number. Most US comics don't sell that much a month (we're talking Marvel and DC here). Canada is also a small country (population wise). We only have 1/10 the population of the US.
mmh.... It's a known fact that Tex alone allow the editor to produce other comics with other characters (which, with a couple of exceptions, had a much shorter lifespan). Also, there's no other editor able to produce a comic in the same format (# of pages and size) for the same price. So, here in Italy it always seems to me that we're still in the "a-comic-is-not-art-just-a-kid-toy" era, so i tought that in the US (wich i perceive like the "heaven" of comics as art -i mean, no less than a book-) and Canada there was a bigger market. Sorry for the OT
I ran some Whiplash Trigger Role Playing last night. It was really amazingly fun (as usual). You'll probably recognize lots of minis in this photoshoot. I will be making a game report for this soon, but I have posted some photos on my tumblr page.
Toman: the bikes now go in the fenced back yard now. after nine years never had an issue with bikes, we did end up with an extra scooter last summer that no one could identify. I think because it was kind of a piece of junk
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Vermin King: The family down the street from me has lost four bikes this year.
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cowboyleland: Apparently bike theft is rife. Covid makes people want to bike instead of bus so it is a sellers market in the bike world. :/
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Toman: bummer. my sons bike is missing, my twin girls bikes are still in the yard but his isn't. guess I need to go bike shopping today.
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cowboyleland: Well, I snoozed and I loozed. Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to everyone who participated. Maybe next year I'll . . .
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squirmydad: They were open from the 1st to the 3rd, the Best of Show poll is open for another hour.
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cowboyleland: Were the polls for Papercuts really open for just part of one day? They all seem closed now.
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RHWorldbuilding: Beautiful work from all the participants, by the way!
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squirmydad: Sorry about the delay, dealing with a massive failure at work of a contractor trying to integrate technology from 2020 with technology from 1953.
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squirmydad: Papercuts is officially closed to new entries. I'm working on setting up the voting polls right now.
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senkosmos: This is the first time I log in in a long while (been very busy with the workshop). I hope all of you are doing ok, I'll pray for a speedy recovery of all of you who's been having health issues and I'm very, very sorry to hear about Shep
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