Post by madarchitect on Sept 20, 2013 5:00:36 GMT -9
Here is the first set of miniatures from the new Codex Manesse "line" I will develop in nearest future. Following the Jousting knights, the new line roughly titled "the Court" will include kings, lords, courtiers, servants and other bunch that populated the royal or other courts of XII-XIV century Europe. All presented in more civilian circumstances - or as joust onlookers.
For the first set the mightiest of the mighty including the Holy Roman Emperor himself.
I thought particularly of you when I read it, hoping you might find some more hi-res art inspiration
A thought, that it was a slight poke aimed at me, have crossed my mind .
I'm already browsing through what they have, but still I don't have much time to make a thorough review. I have sometimes an urge to pick what's the best from many different sources, but for now I will stick to Codex Manesse, to maintain consistency of these miniatures. (I just like that merry if sometimes naive style) When this source is depleted (and it's far from it) I will move forward.
Post by mproteau (Paper Realms) on Oct 27, 2013 17:48:51 GMT -9
Finished up the cutfiles for the pages in this thread, and sent them off to madarchitect. I've got a massive pile of minis to edge now! Here's the great thing about the robocutter - today, I cut out 40 really detailed minis (and a chess table ) and have had time to edge about half of them. I'll bring the other half to work and whittle away at the pile. With spray glue, I'll probably have them all assembled tomorrow night for photos.
I think the difference between machine cutting and hand cutting is this: When you hand cut, you're going to sandwich fold the standees first. Cutting them that way ensures that the edges are totally smooth and lined up together. Edging that kind of surface is really easy. When you machine cut, you're slicing out around the edges of the front and back separately. They line up pretty darn good, but rarely is it as perfectly smooth as when you have hand-cut the two layers together. So edging them after gluing isn't as, uh... what's a good word... pleasing? When you have two layers that are not quite lined up, dragging the pen across the edge might only color the edge, and not the little bit of back that is showing through. Also, I find I make fewer mistakes (slips while edging) if I come at the figure from the untextured side. Also, when you spray-glue these guys together, there'll be some glue on the edges making it hard to edge until it's totally dry, and I don't like waiting.
So, yeah - it's possible to do it after gluing. Not sure it'd be half as much work, the same work, more work...
Post by madarchitect on Feb 25, 2014 11:15:17 GMT -9
Continuing the Codex Manesse Court theme, behold the different faces of courtly love.
This set was obviously intended for 14th February and supposed to have its own thread. Unfortunately I failed to finish it for Valentines due to unexpected overtime so there was no point to post it separately, so I put it here instead as the next set of The Court. So with a bit late but still best wishes for all pursuers of the romance ( and/or popculture )... Hi res image Description of the set.
ALready picked these up from your blog and have to say they are fantastic. I have aboslutely no idea what I would ever use them for, but they are just so characterful and I love them!!! Thanks very much!!!!
Thank you very much madarchitect for sharing these awesome minis!!!
To be honest -- I'm in awe... Really beautiful and quality paper figurines; B-sides perfectly matches A-sides -- both lineart and colours/shadows/textures - sort of feast for my eyes!
BUT the most striking is that you've somehow managed to maintain specific/unique medieval style, some subtlety of contours and inner-lines are preserved, then colouring is disciplined yet absolutely astonishing! Then ultimately added 'old-print' layer effect - really KUDOS!
----- IMHO even single/ONE figurine of these madarchitect 'ladies and maidens' minis is worth (meaning time, effort, know-how and /which is perhaps most important/ art-sense) much more than even some full sets of most of other paper mini publishers (IMO including most of mines:)))!
Post by madarchitect on Aug 9, 2014 0:31:07 GMT -9
Reading such praise from a professional like you Mesper,really motivates me to make more.
As for steampunk minis. It is all in progress, although pretty slow because of my many other projects (both professional and personal). Aspasia already have 6 friends, 3 ladies and 3 gentlemen. Ladies are pretty much complete, gentlemen still lack back side. When guys are ready I will redraw the Fashionable Adventuress too, as the rest of minis is a bit improved comparing to her. I intend to publish it as a set of 8 miniatures with some colour and equipment options, but when it will be, I cannot be sure. Hopefully within a month or two, but no promises.
Post by cowboyleland on Oct 12, 2015 19:12:40 GMT -9
So, over a year later I am still working on my update of the old Knights of Camelot game. I needed a pilgrim so I gave it a go. I didn't do as nearly as good a job as madarchitect would have, but I guess it will do for my purposes.
Post by cowboyleland on Oct 13, 2015 17:22:09 GMT -9
And here is tonight's effort. I think he is a page or a squire or something but in the codex he was drawn smaller than the knights. In Knights of Camelot there are Dwarves who are basically useful for carrying spare equipment, so I am going to use these little squires as dwarves.
I LOVE these minis, though I am unlikely to ever use them thus...
I didn't realize that I never update this thread with a pointer to my entry in the 2015 Papercuts contest. Turns out that I DO REALLY love these minis, and ended up using them as the focal figure in my entry.
senkosmos: I'm a fan of every artist you mentioned, particularly Jeff Beck (Beck, Boggart & Appice being among my top 3 heavy blues albums, I'ts certainly a pity that Pandora is given you such a hard time to listen to Belew
Jun 12, 2021 8:02:20 GMT -9
Vermin King: I then did another search and started a new Adrian Belew station. It did have 'Artist Only', but the Thumbs Playlist would only go to eight songs. If I added a song, it deleted another. I think I now have it fixed. Didn't have that problem with others
Jun 11, 2021 14:41:41 GMT -9
Vermin King: Back to Pandora. I doubt that there are many Adrian Belew fans here, but on Pandora he is jinxed. I deleted the radio station since it did not offer 'Artist Only' mode, and the Adrian Belew Radio Thumbs Playlist never existed.
Jun 11, 2021 14:38:57 GMT -9
Vermin King: Rant over ... almost. I'm sure I will be back on this later
Jun 7, 2021 16:40:49 GMT -9
Vermin King: And Tom Petty is on every station, including Willie Nelson. I like Tom Petty's songs, but not to where I have collected his station, and he certainly doesn't fit on the Jeff Beck station.
Jun 7, 2021 16:39:44 GMT -9
Vermin King: And why does the David Bowie station play America and John Denver? Aargh
Jun 7, 2021 16:36:49 GMT -9
Vermin King: I totally do not understand Pandora any more. I changed phones and when I logged into Pandora, my stations were basically wiped clean. Adrian Belew used to have Adrian Belew, King Crimson, Zappa, etc. Now it has only played one true Adrian Belew song
Jun 7, 2021 16:35:46 GMT -9
squirmydad: Last year the schools did drive-thru graduations. No overtime, not authorized this year.
May 17, 2021 7:25:26 GMT -9
cowboyleland: Canada is up to 50% (eligible) vaccinated but we are still not reopening schools. My kid probably won't get a grad at all.
May 17, 2021 6:38:27 GMT -9
Vermin King: Oo, doggies! I hope you get overtime
May 17, 2021 4:22:28 GMT -9
squirmydad: I'm setting up staging and sound systems, running the grad, then striking and rolling to the next one. I'm pretty tired and still have one more week of these. An end of year concerts.
May 15, 2021 21:07:38 GMT -9
squirmydad: Returning to normal means that for me I'm working every graduation (x27) that the schools and programs are doing this spring, each graduation being on the schools site, sometimes 2 or 3 in the same day.
May 15, 2021 21:06:05 GMT -9
Vermin King: I guess returning to normal is causing things to be very quiet here lately
May 14, 2021 11:32:22 GMT -9
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