they turned out fantastic! I love me some goblins!! now people can buy them and if they print of a few pages of them they will have an army of Goblin spearmen!! oh ya that will be the first thing I print off when I get my new printer ....*sigh* new printer....
Post by emergencyoverride on Jul 24, 2014 19:03:14 GMT -9
Well, I almost had all of your stuff finished and ready for the blog! I'll just split them up. No self respecting elf wants to be in the same post as a weedy goblin anyway! They look great!
Hang in there on the printer, it'll happen. I just bought a new epson and figured I'd go all out and get a CISS as well. It came in the mail and was truly plug and play. I had the system up and running in less than 10 minutes. Way different than in the old days when they first started. But I am getting ahead of myself! After I do the post about the Splinterwood Elves, I'll be doing a review of the printer and CISS.
I cant recommend it enough though. My printer's cartridges hold about 10ml of ink each, whereas each color tank for my CISS is 120ml. A 4 cart refill set for the printer is $40. A 4 bottle (tank) refill set for the CISS is less than $40. So, I'm getting enough ink for roughly 12 cartridge refills of each color,(Around 480.00) for less than 40.00. Huge savings.
The ink is archive quality German ink guaranteed to meet or beat the oem ink on colorfastness, fading over time and brightness, and it definitely does look better, but more on that when I do the review!!. All I can say is that the elves and especially the dragon turned out great!
What's that you say?...Pics? well since you asked so nicely, I'll post a couple but you have to wait for the rest!! Please excuse the cruddy pics. They were taken at night with my secondary camera)
that does look really awesome!! I especially love the coffee mug base feature that you added ! I actually deploy the same technique myself thus the bamboo mug in the background of some of my shots LOL .....wait splinterwood coffee mugs!! who want's one!! it will match the T-shirts!! LOL
here's my army ... there would be more but me new printer isn't here yet.... I have to wait till August to get one.
why yes that is a Netel bat in the background... it's an Alpha build and it needs a little tweaking that's why no body has them yet. "What's that you say?...Pics? well since you asked so nicely, I'll post a couple"
Now I know what your thinking.... well actually no I really don't I'm not a mind reader and I have to stop saying that LOL it's creepy so you may be thinking what's wrong with it the bat and rider look perfect well let me tell you ! the base is to small. you can get away with having a smaller base on the dragon because the legs act as a tripod so the base doesn't have to be super big ... though I ended up making my base a lot bigger because I have a fan that blows on me pretty much all year round here in Texas ... even in the winter it's hot. I digress. the Netel bat doesn't have that leg support and since it's almost the same wing span as the dragon it needs a bigger base. also the base stem that holds it up it just to flimsy with regular card stock and needs and insert to make it stiff enough to keep it up... *insert perverted joke here* and some how the rider got really big? not sure how that happened ? the last thing is that the process to building the bat isn't strait forward unlike most of my models this one requires you to put it together in a very specific way and therefor needs some good instructions. it's not hard just specific. see now aren't you glad you asked ... you didn't ask? well if you would have asked that's what I would have said. LOL for those of you who are dying to get your hands on the Netel bats don't worry they will be in squirmydad 's hands very soon!
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oh ya in case anyones intrested in what the Utharian Goblins look like ... here's a w.i.p. of ye old rank and file ! see they use rusty cast off swords and boken shild bits and womens breast plats for hats LOL so that way if your looking to run a gobo army you can combine the two Amastal and Utarian gobos and have a gobo army ! oh ya the utharian gobos actually build stuff... in the loosest sence of the word. it's stuff and it works... some times ...though if you come across a goblin war engin it's best to get away from it as it will most likly explode in some violent and nasty fashion.
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squirmydad: Fast? Today is only the 98th of March...
Mar 30, 2020 17:18:33 GMT -9
Parduz: how are you going, guys? things are running so fast!
Mar 30, 2020 15:11:23 GMT -9
marcpasquin: After Goscinny died, people thought it would be the end of Asterix as he was the writing part of the team but Uderzo managed to keep it going and eventually pass on the torch to new teams that still produce albums to this day.
Mar 26, 2020 7:08:19 GMT -9
marcpasquin: Asterix was such a big part of my childhood. Not only did I read all the albums but every years the cartoon movies were part of "Ciné-Cadeau", a holiday time programming block on Télé-Québec that showed animated movies for kids.
Mar 26, 2020 7:06:53 GMT -9
lightning: I cannot count how often I read Asterix and Obelix as a kid. Loved how it always ended at a big town dinner around a huge bonfire and the troubadour was gagged somewhere so he couldn't sing. Good times!
Mar 25, 2020 0:03:40 GMT -9
Parduz: I still love that comics. Some of them (around the middle age of Asterix production) have some of the best story/dialogues/jokes ever.
Mar 24, 2020 11:31:07 GMT -9
squirmydad: God I LOVED those books as a child. Sorry to see him pass.
Mar 24, 2020 8:50:27 GMT -9
wyvern: RIP Albert Uderzo, co-creator with René Goscinny of the Asterix comic books. [And no, he died from a heart attack.]
Mar 24, 2020 6:27:38 GMT -9
Vermin King: Trump is an S-hole, but Clinton should be in prison. I don't like Biden, but at least it's a step up from 2016
Mar 22, 2020 18:40:25 GMT -9
Vermin King: Well, my efforts to reboot 2020 haven't worked, so I probably won't try the others. BTW, I have always said I am an equal opportunity politician basher. Trump is undoubtedly an ass, but I still have to look at him being the lesser of two evils.
Mar 22, 2020 18:39:00 GMT -9
Parduz: well, then may i ask if we go pre 1994 so we could get rid of Bungasconi...
Mar 22, 2020 17:06:54 GMT -9
ignatious: perhaps a system restore on 2020 might work, and if we go pre 2016 maybe we could get rid of the trumpvirus.
Mar 22, 2020 8:19:43 GMT -9
Vermin King: I tried, but it hasn't worked so far. Maybe I will try again
Mar 22, 2020 4:46:23 GMT -9
Parduz: pls reboot the 2020, then.
Mar 22, 2020 1:07:14 GMT -9
Vermin King: Rebooting the whole system fixed it
Mar 21, 2020 5:47:43 GMT -9
lightning: and yet you are able to post here @vermin king?
Mar 21, 2020 5:34:43 GMT -9
Vermin King: Panic -- when you've been sick during a pandemic and have to self quarantine, and then wake up to no cable or internet
Mar 21, 2020 3:48:57 GMT -9
Parduz: ... and some upper lip mods? Perhaps?
Mar 20, 2020 14:44:52 GMT -9
marcpasquin: @vermin King to be fair, different hairstyle, costume type and about 15 years in between the 2 roles.
Mar 20, 2020 6:31:47 GMT -9
Vermin King: I feel like an idiot. Didn't realize that Vanessa (Deadpool) was Inara Serra until last night. Duh
Mar 20, 2020 4:10:55 GMT -9