Not a short term project as it'll take a while to mod-up, but I will be making color variations on the Skelebot troops. Skelebots have analyzed the perception filters in the many organic races they've encountered (and eliminated) and have found that organic beings react to color in different ways. For instance, the now extinct Phalangian race perceived the red pattern Skelebot chassis as soothing and harmless.
The skelebot forces also need some kind of heavy hitter with lots of legs or big tread units...hmm...
Last Edit: Aug 10, 2013 10:06:08 GMT -9 by squirmydad
And even in this case I have a little story about these sets. ( I'm sorry, I'm on vacation today )
In 2006 Great Jim drew a skeleton soldiers set ( Omega Series brand, then not used when he sold his sets ), with a first skelebot soldier prototype. Then it was replaced by the current.
After a month or two, there was another free set. With ten mixed figures ( They will be then included in the four official commercial sets. Assault, Attack, Support and Tactical Skelebots ). But some of them will no longer appear in the new sets.
The second figure from the left.
The first from the right
The first and the third.
So another great series is going to be re-released. Another opportunity for all. Thanks.
PS: There are several excellent figures mods in the forum ( I remember skelebots priests, large skelebot ... )
Huh, I don't think I ever saw the Omega series, nt sure if I have them in the old files I acquired either, interesting look to them. The multi-colored layered pdf project for the Zeroids will get added to their files at OBS once they're done. I'll post previews here once the project is farther along.
One thing I've always felt the Zeroids were lacking was heavy-hitters; tanks and artillery but with a cybernetic spin. One of my favorite movie images is in the first Terminator with the giant treads of a cybernetic tank crushing the remains of humanity. Some big mechanical beastie like that is where I'm leaning.
I'm not a stalker but I like to think that I'm one of your first fans.
"Skelebots" are a great series. They are still excellent, after a few years, and they are still the best available sets ( as well as many other your sets, including Terraforce soldiers ).
You are a great artist, and this is certain. And you are the founder of the modern approach to the paper minis ( and even this is not a compliment but a fact ).
I like paper models but I'm not a ( paper ) models' builder. I am mainly a paper figures' collector ( which when he can, a few times, use them ). and I started to like paper figures with your first drawings on old forums. Today I love good paper minis more than any other minis' type ( and I have many boxes of metal, plastic and resin miniatures that gather dust for years ).
So I, like everyone else here, I was worried about your health and I was sorry for your separation fom your hobby. But first comes your health and immediately after your pleasure ( if you have the need to do something else then you have to do something else, because to do something that don't like more is always very stressful and it's not good ). So I'm happy for you.
But your absence, as artist and as leading expert, feels. And not just in this forum.
... Ah! Jim, do you know that there's the annual Papercuts showcase awards, and there is also the "single figure" category?
I'm working on more designs right now. I am still trying to organize myself, print out more eyeline sketch paper, doing thumbnails, making notes, setting up the software, finding the old files and templates, etc...
I'll be doing a page of stuff for the papercuts, right now it's looking like fan art, Torchlight 2 Netherim monsters. I'll start a topic in the papercuts when I have some nice drawings done.
In any case, I am gearing up to design paper figures again, for free and for sale to go along with all the re-releases. Hopefully it doesn't take too long to get back into the groove.
Post by squirmydad on Sept 22, 2017 9:35:51 GMT -9
Finally getting back to this project, the new colors expansion will start after I finish the last two Terra Force sets. Right now I have a red/black version, I need to come up with two more variants, any suggestions? Reference pics will help.
Vermin King: Sounds like a lot of fun. Did you get any photos?
Feb 13, 2024 7:54:58 GMT -9
okumarts: Fewer casualties than expected. Mostly from just bad rolls by me. Like, really bad rolls.
Feb 13, 2024 6:40:22 GMT -9
okumarts: The Gauntlet was super fun. We played two consecutive nights (Sunday and Monday)
Feb 13, 2024 6:39:35 GMT -9
wyvern: okumarts - How did the SD Gauntlet go? And more importantly, how many characters did you lose playing it ?!
Feb 13, 2024 6:16:57 GMT -9
okumarts: I'm playing a game tonight. The Cursed Barrow of the Superb Owl: a ShadowDark Gauntlet.
Feb 11, 2024 10:32:22 GMT -9
Vermin King: Who all had game night last night?
Feb 10, 2024 5:49:22 GMT -9
Vermin King: A mixture of both is probably appropriate
Feb 9, 2024 13:43:42 GMT -9
gothique: In my Mother's case, I arranged the funeral and house clearance (a lot of which I did myself). The bank insisted that my brother dealt with finances and took over as executor. I am still not sure whether to feel relieved at that, or insulted.
Feb 9, 2024 8:53:29 GMT -9
Vermin King: He eventually showed up and I sat out on the porch for 20 minutes allowing him lap time. It was a relief to see him again
Feb 6, 2024 4:34:39 GMT -9
Vermin King: Well after spending my day dealing with more of Mom's estate, I got home to find Rat the Feral Tom not around. I didn't see him when I was home Friday night or before I left Saturday morning.
Feb 6, 2024 4:33:48 GMT -9
Vermin King: Thanks. It's kinda strange that there is so much work involved. A lot more than when I worked in estate planning and finance over 20 years ago
Feb 4, 2024 5:08:59 GMT -9
gothique: I have been in your situation and have only recently started my current build. One day you will feel motivated to work on something. Nobody here is forcing your hand, me included.
Feb 3, 2024 9:36:03 GMT -9
Vermin King: Now that Mom's death certificates are in, I am not sure when I will have time to build. I was working at TOD's and Survivor Claim forms until 20 minutes before bed last night. This is a lot of work
Feb 3, 2024 5:47:29 GMT -9
gothique: I am sure of it
Feb 2, 2024 5:31:10 GMT -9
Vermin King: And so many times, change has negativity associated with it. I keep plugging along hoping the Phoenix will rise again
Jan 30, 2024 8:35:42 GMT -9
okumarts: I've been missing posters like Wacky Anne, Dryw the Harper, and of course, Shep. Feeling out of sorts these days. Not all bad, just acutely aware of change.
Jan 29, 2024 14:25:53 GMT -9
Vermin King: Uneventful week!!!
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