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.
mproteau (Paper Realms): rag - the best thing to do is to pull the art out of the PDF and print straight from Silhouette Studio. That way you can ensure you have the registration marks you want, and the cutlines all line up. I have a video showing how to do this easily if needed.
Apr 30, 2021 5:14:39 GMT -9
cowboyleland: I thought they got rid of all their free accounts, but it looks like they re-thought that policy.
Apr 30, 2021 5:06:00 GMT -9
rag: mproteau - The plan is Worldworks' Titan Control. They have the cutfiles but the marks are in the old format - we'll see how it goes.
Apr 30, 2021 3:57:16 GMT -9
mproteau (Paper Realms): Oooh... I'm at 256 out of 1000 photos... so, I suppose at some point I'll fall over and look elsewhere... and have to fix up all my product listings! I'll use my space frugally.
Apr 30, 2021 3:46:35 GMT -9
mproteau (Paper Realms): I have all my photos on flickr, and have never paid anything...
Apr 30, 2021 3:45:37 GMT -9
Vermin King: I didn't realize Flickr accounts cost that much. Maybe I need to raid the Agence Eureka site and Esben Rasmussen photostream, too
Apr 29, 2021 12:52:47 GMT -9
cowboyleland: I think all the paper model stuff there can be found on this board anyway.
Apr 29, 2021 8:03:50 GMT -9
cowboyleland: In the old days the way to post pics here was through a service like Flickr. These days I have better uses for $8.99 and I am going to close my account www.flickr.com/photos/cowboyleland/ if you want to have a look B4 it is gone.
Apr 29, 2021 7:56:00 GMT -9
mproteau (Paper Realms): Also, a fine time to plug my Patreon :-P patreon.com/paperrealms ; I have a LOOOOT of cutfiles available for paper minis. It's all Silhouette compatible, and everything I make has a readme to cover any special considerations.
Apr 28, 2021 9:06:39 GMT -9
mproteau (Paper Realms): I currently use a v1 Cameo machine (they're on v4 now) and love it.
Apr 28, 2021 9:05:41 GMT -9
mproteau (Paper Realms): The Curio is interesting - it has a different carrier mechanism that enables embossing. Some folks like how it handles scoring more than the other machines (that perforate to make a 'score' line). I recommend the Portrait.
Apr 28, 2021 9:05:27 GMT -9
mproteau (Paper Realms): The CAMEO models are a bit pricier, and get you a wider feed, and multiple tool holders. Not essential features, but could be great depending on what else you want to do with your machine.
Apr 28, 2021 9:04:28 GMT -9
mproteau (Paper Realms): rag - I actually still have my Silhouette SD and it's still working great. The Silhouette Portrait is very much like the old SD machine. A workhorse without a ton of extras, it can handle Letter/A4 papercrafting just fine.
Apr 28, 2021 9:03:59 GMT -9