I just released a Paper Modeling Guide written by Jerry Jensen. It's full of great tips to improve your paper modeling techniques, and it focuses on my models in particular so it'll help you get the best results when assembling my stuff.
Oh, this is really great! Thanks so much for picking this up. We should really do this for paper minis too to spread the good word of standees and show what the medium can accomplish! The pictures in your book are great and really showcase your awesome textures.
I knew Jerry had done a fantastic job writing this up and taking the photos, but I really didn't expect even half of the positive comments it's received so far. My models don't get this much praise!
Convincing large numbers of people that paper models are a legitimate alternative to plastic or metal isn't easy. I mean, that's a real hobby. It takes practice and effort, and to get good results you have to try some techniques that seem counter-intuitive. (Dry brushing, inks and washes?)
Maybe I'm lazier than most people, but I gravitate toward paper models because they're quick and easy. But they don't have to be, as proved by Jerry's modeling tricks. I find it very weird to consider that one way to draw in more paper modelers is to show just how much work you can put into them.
Last night I built the Observatory as a way to try how much I could improve with the tips from the guide. Building took around 2.5 hours but the result is simply gorgeous. I put a couple of pictures here:
Vermin King: I appreciate the effort to do comics. Story line, setting up the scenes/frames, setting the dialog to be concise, and bringing it all together. All the best, sir
Sept 27, 2023 6:43:27 GMT -9
tomoko: Big hug to you, David. I'm alive and well, now I'm trying to draw comics :-D
Sept 27, 2023 1:52:15 GMT -9
okumarts: Good to "see" you tomoko. I hope you are doing well. We miss you.
Sept 25, 2023 7:25:45 GMT -9
Vermin King: That's the way this year seems to be going for a lot of us. Time just flies past
Sept 19, 2023 16:22:39 GMT -9
nullpointer: Aw crap, did I miss the cut on Papercuts?
Sept 19, 2023 6:23:54 GMT -9
Vermin King: Still here. The last year has been tough, but we are muddling through as best we can
Sept 11, 2023 5:56:08 GMT -9
tomoko: I am doing well! How are you doing, Friends? I miss you too! :-)
Sept 11, 2023 5:46:29 GMT -9
Vermin King: Time to vote is running out!
Sept 7, 2023 14:34:23 GMT -9
Vermin King: Best of Show voting is up!
Sept 5, 2023 16:28:25 GMT -9
Vermin King: I had gotten down to less than 1/16 of a mile and not being able to stand for more than 4 minutes without crumbling to the ground, so getting better. Now, I just need to get my folks improving
Sept 5, 2023 9:52:25 GMT -9
Vermin King: My stressful 2023 started in March, 2020, and fortunately, progress is keeping up with the set-backs ... for the most part. I'm still upright and last Monday, I was able to stretch my after-breakfast walk to 3/4 of a mile.
Sept 5, 2023 9:50:41 GMT -9
okumarts: Hey VK, I just got to look at the Shoutbox. I hope things are going ok. Everyone seems to be having a stressful 2023.
Sept 5, 2023 5:47:25 GMT -9
aleks: Cannot imagine what na hurricane will be in first person...finger crossed that Idalia will pass without arm you and your beloved
Aug 31, 2023 5:28:08 GMT -9
Vermin King: ignatious was in the path of Idalia and hasn't been on since before landfall. I know things have got to be chaotic down there, but keep him in your thoughts and prayers
Aug 31, 2023 3:34:24 GMT -9
Vermin King: Well, I am back for now. I will be sitting in tomorrow while Dad has other things he has to do. I will remember to take something to work on
Aug 29, 2023 12:46:03 GMT -9