While I'm waiting for my printer to arrive, all I can do is Photoshop all day. So I've finished most of the cut-and-fold lines for a new Hunter's Lodge, a simple cabin with accessible interiors. I'll post updates here once I get a chance to print a paper test.
I'm putting textures on this model now and should be done with it in a couple of days. The texture options on this one are truly insane: 3 colors of bricks, stone, wood, stone foundation, plaster, rough plaster, 3 styles of wall beams, stone corners, 3 roof textures (so far)... and I haven't even started on the windows, doors and floors yet.
Just with the different wall combinations, you could very easily get 20 different-looking models from this one. Or 60 models, if you factor in the roofs. I love this stuff.
There are so many textures on this model that it's really not accurate to call it a hunter's lodge. It's a general-purpose cabin, small house or shop, guest house, etc., so I'm just going to call it The Cabin.
This model is very nearly ready for release. All I need are some photos of the test build to create the advert graphics. If Ric is feeling better, he might send over the photos he took of the test build he did for me. If I can't get the photos from him, I should have my new printer here tomorrow and be able to create my own paper test and photos, and get the job done that way.
(Normally I post something like this at the end of my design threads, so here it is...)
This may look like a simple little model, but it's packed with texture options and you should get a lot of use out of it. The Cabin has a fully-textured interior and a lift-off roof for easy access. Scores of distinct looks are possible by mixing and matching the textures in the multi-layered PDFs. And if you don't want to mess about with the PDF layers, this kit comes with two prepared looks that are easy to print out right away.
Post by BlackCat13 on Sept 28, 2017 10:52:54 GMT -9
Awesome kit! I love it. I can only recommend one improvement; a base plate with multiple textures as versatile as the model itself. I will probably be building several of these in the next few months. The available textures make it usable in multiple eras. Nice job, Dave! Check out my "Imperial Liquor Store." I'm a long, long ways behind you, but for an old guy working with paint an no training, I think I'm not doing too bad. I just like your models a whole lot better. I own over fifty and don't have room to display all my builds. A lot of them got wrecked in a move a couple of years ago and I am slowly rebuilding the collection. It is hard to pick a favorite, but this little gem is certainly in the running due to its simple design, economic build, and utility. If I had a camera, I would add pictures to this post showing how well the Cabin blends in with fantasy, Victorian/Steampunk, and frontier buildings. It is a definite hit.
Face piles of trials with smiles, it riles them to believe that you perceive the webs they weave.
Parduz: cowboyleland: your "filter" excludes OkumArts minis, so if my memory is'nt wrong i'll go digging in the Imperfect collection: if you don't find an archer the stile is so "hand drawn" that i guess you can mod one of the existing female miniature.
Oct 17, 2021 22:43:35 GMT -9
cowboyleland: Can anyone point me at a female archer? Preferably more early medieval historical than fantasy.
Oct 16, 2021 20:09:23 GMT -9
creyates: Oh I agree! virtual gaming is definitely nice to have as an option, but its not the same as crushing your enemies, seeing them driven before you, and hearing their lamentation in person!
Oct 7, 2021 5:25:43 GMT -9
Parduz: Obviously this could sometimes bring some...not-well-received person, but that's normal. All i wanted to say was that virtual-gaming is the least favorite, and playing with strangers makes me retain from taunt and cry and do my stuffs as i do with friends.
Oct 6, 2021 10:26:19 GMT -9
Parduz: Oh, i think i've not explained myself: i've no problem in playing with strangers: our gaming group was made by more than 30 ppl, wiht 5 to 8 tables per night, and someone always brings a new friend or someone curious about us or the games.
Oct 6, 2021 10:20:33 GMT -9
squirmydad: I've found it much easier to step into a game of 40k Kill Team at the game store than to step into a game of D+D.
Oct 6, 2021 9:08:28 GMT -9
squirmydad: True, rpg groups are often about personality mixes, some personalities don't play well with strangers.
Oct 6, 2021 9:07:37 GMT -9
creyates: I think wargaming may be a little narrower in its scope than rpgs, especially when you're all playing the same game. I feel like we all had a mutual understanding at least at that level from the get go. Man, I miss playing in tournaments! haha
Oct 6, 2021 5:09:46 GMT -9
creyates: We had all sorts of people playing. I remember there was a father son duo (60 and 18 or so) playing at the same tournament.
Oct 6, 2021 5:08:25 GMT -9
creyates: It is interesting to hear your guys' opinions. My experience playing Warhammer back in the day (6th ed) and Kings of War more recently, has been quite the opposite. I've found those communities to be very welcoming to new players and quite diverse!
Oct 6, 2021 5:06:23 GMT -9
Parduz: Could someone point me to a downloadable vector file for the Silhouette Cameo centering markers? I can't find mine, and googling fails to give me a download....
Oct 5, 2021 11:09:45 GMT -9
Parduz: I feel lucky to have that friends, yes. I know most of them from my teen age, some of them from primary school, a couple from before i can recall
Oct 5, 2021 11:08:21 GMT -9
ewing9593: I respect all of your points, I guess I've just never had the pleasure or privilege! Very envious of your gaming groups folks!
Oct 5, 2021 10:01:38 GMT -9
ForestB: Plus it loses something with strangers...decades of inside jokes, gone...especially if there is an age difference. I play with MOST the same folks as High School, and the new guys are friends of those players, so we mesh well.
Oct 1, 2021 21:30:07 GMT -9
ForestB: Same for me, I do not like playing games with strangers. I don't like editing what I say or do (and god help you today if you don't)...convention gaming, non-starter for me.
Oct 1, 2021 21:28:22 GMT -9
Parduz: Also i'm very not competitive, so i almost never play just to win but to enjoy the time with the friends (and taunt them ).
Oct 1, 2021 3:11:35 GMT -9
Parduz: Well, for me the whole gaming experience (boardgames, RGPs, videogames) has always been tied with WHO i was playing with. The same boardgame can be wonderful or boring depending on who are the other players. So it's very rare for me to play with strangers.
Oct 1, 2021 3:09:32 GMT -9
ewing9593: I'm not an overly confident RP'er, even when it's audio only. So the idea of having that extra barrier to hide your awkwardness is actually a big help.
Sept 30, 2021 7:32:19 GMT -9
ewing9593: Or facebook etc
Sept 30, 2021 7:31:40 GMT -9
ewing9593: I even played in a couple of one shot games with complete strangers. My one critique of the whole system would be that it's very easy to become distracted (myself included) You can actually quite clearly and quickly identify those who are scrolling Amazon
Sept 30, 2021 7:31:38 GMT -9