The right leg is a manufacturing match to the right arm, it's just turned at an angle that I guess makes it look odd.
No real news right now; I'm working on the Robotech paper miniatures right now for the Robotech RPG Tactics game, but they aren't my art.. I'm using the art from the official paint guide for the plastic minis to put them together.
I've also been contacted by the independent author I do novel book covers for and have to do some more of those for him; So far sales of all of my paper minis combined haven't made me as much as I get for just one book cover, so I have to prioritize the covers first.
Post by madmanmike on Sept 12, 2015 4:28:29 GMT -9
The Robotech RPG Tactics paper minis I'm working on will be free with a copy of the rules for the game on DriveThruRPG when they're finished. They aren't my regular art style, instead I'm using the paint guides to put them together. They are to scale with the actual minis that come with the full version of the game.
Post by cowboyleland on Sept 12, 2015 5:25:41 GMT -9
I like how he is painted like a hot rod. Why be a super villain if you can't paint your robots like hot rods? The pose is crazy static though. Does he throw punches or do lasers shoot out somewhere? Can you show that? Bend the joints at least?
On the other hand, maybe it's the herd that is crazy.
Post by madmanmike on Sept 12, 2015 5:35:03 GMT -9
All of the art is from the cartoons, so there was indeed a Valkyrie with that flaming paint job in the show or movies.
As I said, this isn't my art, I'm just processing it for the minis. This art is from the paint guide for the regular minis that come with the game and it's expansions. The point of this project is to provide colorful paper minis so players can try out the game without assembling and painting the regular minis, a quick game so to speak. Also, there will be accompanying minis for the other two forms of this unit, the jet fighter and it's guardian mode, half fighter half robot.
Post by madmanmike on Sept 19, 2015 10:39:32 GMT -9
Sixteenth Wedding anniversary yesterday, had to take a commission to get the money for a couple of movie tickets for me and the wife. Here's the end result. The customer sent me a few pictures of himself and asked me to make him a CyberKnight (they create swords with their psychic energy).
Sorry for the long delay folks, I've been doing three full page images for the next Rifter from Palladium Books. I also finished another commission, but this one was for a video gamer, paid for by his girlfriend's mother, so there's not much call for a mini of a Mass Effect version of the dude.
That said, here's one of the characters from the 3 images I did for Palladium's next Rifter; Melissa is a Coalition Technical Officer (read = Mechanic) who has joined a deep cover unit for off-book missions. She's wearing Triax Explorer armor and carrying two Triax Pump-pistols.
Dude these are awesome, keep at it man. BTW remember that redshirts don't have to save for retirement, Something to ease their mindz . . .
Red shirts... I've got a set of 14 general sci-fi minis I knocked out in my free time this week... All human adventurer types.. Working on some Zombie Apocalypse ones now between finishing my commissions.
Post by madmanmike on Nov 10, 2015 21:16:18 GMT -9
Ugh, I've either got a cold or a bad sinus infection. Either way, I don't think I'm going to work tomorrow.
While I'm feeling like a zombie, I've knocked out some Zombie Apocolypse minis; Here's a preview of the Survivors:
I'm working on Zombies, which will be direct turns of the set of Civilians I did earlier this year for a Heroes Unlimited game; this will let me put out a set of people, then the same people as Zombies in a second set. Only four converted so far, may get through them tomorrow between going to the doctor and sleeping this crap off..
I can't use my sick leave without a doctor's note, but I don't get paid enough to have $20 lying around to pay the copay.. I hope the supervisor comes by to clock out, I'm going to cough all over her..
Yeah.. Unfortunately she didn't come by to clock out at our house so I didn't get to pay it forward..
In a sick haze, transforming my existing civilians into zombies is taking longer than I expected (and not the must fun process), so I took a break and put together this set of freebies.. Obviously can't copyright them, so I changed my copyright to a link to my DA page. I'll put these in my gallery this weekend with a full image of the group and a link to my minis at Palladium's page on DrivethruRPG.com, but I thought you guys should get first stab.
I showed off the civilians set earlier in the year, it will mostly look like this:
My publisher pointed at that there isn't enough diversity in this set so I'll be replacing a few with people from other races.. But I've got a few zombie versions now too.. They're much more time consuming because I'm actually doing three layers for each image before post-work; the outside with clothes, a layer without skin (all muscles), and then the skeleton with internal organs. Then in Photoshop I can cut away parts of each layer to reveal the layer beneath for deep wounds.
No, the one you downloaded is the print resolution one; I'm talking about when I put it in my open DeviantArt Gallery; people don't bother to read the description and use the download button, they just right-click the preview image like a thief and idiot and get a lower resolution image.
If they use the download button, it logs that they've downloaded the image, and they get the highest resolution version. I don't put very many files up on DeviantArt with the intention of allowing downloads, but when I do they all fail epically at acquiring the files..
Vermin King: My friend Mike brought a sword to his church last night, but since he was there recording his sermon for today, he thought it would be okay
Apr 5, 2020 18:27:03 GMT -9
marcpasquin: Every time I go out, my wife tells me to be safe and reminds that as this is not a zombie apocalypse, I am not allowed to bring a chainsword with me to the grocery store.
Apr 5, 2020 17:44:30 GMT -9
Vermin King: No, this is the first time I have heard of it
Apr 5, 2020 14:05:13 GMT -9
squirmydad: Have you tried fennel tea to ease some of your bronchial issues? I like it and it seems to help me.
Apr 5, 2020 12:14:56 GMT -9
Vermin King: But I should be good for at least another week before I will need to head out for restocking anything
Apr 5, 2020 10:42:35 GMT -9
Vermin King: I think the biggest problem is that I've been dealing with it since the 17th. I know that my immunity level is down from being sick this long, and now one of my medications also lowers immunity. And we've got this blasted other thing floating around
Apr 5, 2020 10:41:52 GMT -9
okumarts: Wow, I somehow missed the whole illness thing Vermin King. Bronchitis can really knock you for a loop. Rest and get better!!
Apr 5, 2020 9:29:21 GMT -9
Vermin King: Timing -- got my Missouri Conservationist magazine which features an article on Missouri Orchids, so I think my easy pretty project will be revisiting Orchidgami
Apr 5, 2020 4:21:11 GMT -9
Parduz: good news! ... i mean, bad news but ... they're good 'cause not so bad ... hard time. STAY SAFE
Apr 4, 2020 14:37:00 GMT -9
squirmydad: Never thought I'd be happy to hear about a case of bronchitis. Get better.
Apr 3, 2020 14:52:11 GMT -9
Vermin King: Not Covid-19, but sinusitis and bronchitis. prescriptions and instructions to stay away from everyone for a week. let them know if I get worse
Apr 3, 2020 10:21:47 GMT -9
Vermin King: I still don't think I have it, but been doing run around trying to get in to see someone, somewhere about getting tested. If not The Virus, I still need to figure out what this is and get it knocked out
Apr 1, 2020 9:46:27 GMT -9
squirmydad: A friend of mine just came though it, it was awful. Hang in there pal.
Apr 1, 2020 8:25:12 GMT -9
Vermin King: Well, fever is back down, but zero energy
Apr 1, 2020 4:18:51 GMT -9
Vermin King: I wish I hadn't been curious. Hadn't taken my temperature for a few days, and I'm running a slight fever again. I'm so ticked off. I guess tomorrow I will have to do the nurse hotline. Sun on the Beach...
Mar 31, 2020 18:52:32 GMT -9
Vermin King: But I had to drop off my electric bill before Monday (an excuse to get out), and saw I still had a full tank of gas. Filled up on 3/11 and after tonight have gone 54.7 miles ...
Mar 31, 2020 16:10:45 GMT -9
Vermin King: Since my Location is either Randolph, Sugar Creek, Four miles SW of Sugar Creek, or Raytown, I wonder if I'm being shown as ignoring the order. As with all stats, you have to take them with a grain of salt
Mar 31, 2020 4:55:05 GMT -9
Vermin King: I see that Stay-at-Home is only about 45% effective in the US. That is 45% of folks with cell phones are staying put. Big Brother is tracking cell phone GPS. And why not?
Mar 31, 2020 4:52:33 GMT -9
Vermin King: I keep getting a server error when I try to get the rules. I'll have to try some other time
Mar 31, 2020 4:50:10 GMT -9