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.
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