Post by niksantsurvivedendor on Apr 27, 2014 23:50:19 GMT -9
I am relatively new to the Hobbie, I once ambiciously bought some WWG stuff and never did anything with it(titan). Now I came back and found my way here over D. Okums Awsome paper minis. I am preparing for some new sci-fi Rpg sessions.
After getting reinterested by the Ebbleawesomeness, I built the Landing platform, the Utility shuttle and now...the prowler.
BOY THOSE WHEELS! I have some problems with aligning them and getting them look good. (By the way I have to approve my skills anyway).
Any tips on those? For generell tips in clean glueing and such I will search my way through the forum before asking.
Post by Vermin King on Apr 28, 2014 3:51:27 GMT -9
On aligning wheels, I play around with putting a support under the model, first, then shim it to the appropriate height. Then when I glue the wheels on, they are all level. I always put my glue on a piece of scrap and apply with a toothpick. I hit my models lightly with Krylon Clear before I score or cut. This helps protect the textures, but when I get glue in the wrong place, it is easier to clean up without damaging the model.
There are no strangers in this world,only people I haven't embarrassed ... yet!
Post by mproteau (Paper Realms) on Apr 28, 2014 10:07:21 GMT -9
And edge before assembly. For things like wheels, barrel tops etc, I like to color in the inside face (at least around the edges) some reasonable color to make it a *little* less obvious when it doesn't come out like a perfect circle...
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