Post by Vermin King on Jun 23, 2015 17:12:00 GMT -9
Okay, quick and dirty. Found an image of a saddled horse. Saved it and created a mirror image
Glued the two images to notepad backing cardboard.
Cut out the two images and glued them together and cut out the 'T' shape.
Underestimated the size needed for the base, so had to snip a bit off the rider. Also glued the heavy card supports to each side of the horse to support the figure.
And here's the guy on his horse. I did a lousy job of gluing and cutting and didn't edge at all. Just illustrating a concept.
If you were to design a horse mini with this goal in mind, I think it could work well. It isn't that much different than somewhere else in this forum where someone cut slits in the horses to allow a non-bases figure to be slid into place.
Post by cowboyleland on Jun 23, 2015 17:14:15 GMT -9
berneart76 I'd say it is a good start. Now, back to that instruction book!
Vermin King That is one solution, but I do not find it visually appealing. The litco markers have the same draw back, though yours looks better than theirs. Your design suggests that if you know the rider is going to be a paper fig, you can get away with a very small slot.
Post by berneart76 on Jun 23, 2015 17:26:56 GMT -9
cowboyleland.. text for the instruction book is pretty much nailed down, need to get home tomorrow to set up the photoshoot session for pictures...Been busy getting greasy and muddy helping my dad fix their 2 boats.. clearing a clog in the cooling intake on the pontoon boat and rebuilding a 1956 fuel pump for the wood ski boat... so far cowboycentaur and Vermin King are ahead of me on this one...
Post by Vermin King on Jun 23, 2015 18:50:27 GMT -9
I think that a paper figure version and a non-paper figure version should be considered. Horses, cycles, and whatever other types of mounts could look really good and be easy to use. If the gap to allow based figures is positioned below the belly of the horse or under the chassis of the cycle, I think they could be visually appealing. Designing towards this end rather than modifying an existing model would probably be the most successful. Cowboy is probably on the right track. Come up with a good design, then do the artwork.
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Post by cowboycentaur on Jun 23, 2015 19:13:05 GMT -9
Had to hurry to get what I had finished so I could print off a sheet to fool with while I'm at work tonight.
Vermin King I agree absolutely a 2d version needs to be out there. I personally prefer the more 3d models but I still have a whole binder of 2d ones for when I have to run a game away from home
For differentiating between a paper mini rider and a more standard style one the mount model could have an extra layer to adjust for this. Or, as I'm considering doing have a sort of "plug" to go in the back when the mount doesn't have a rider kind of like a Lego horse.
berneart76 can't wait to see what model you come up with! Variety is the spice of life!
Edit: after first test assembly I see I forgot to finish a few parts. Also, there's a real weak spot near the front where the toothpick is pointing. I think I can solve this by moving the position I had earlier envisioned for the front legs.
Post by cowboycentaur on Jul 9, 2015 19:17:10 GMT -9
I like that. I'm also thinking of maybe some slip on barding (horse armor) sure either art or maybe a layer would be nice, but I think it's possible it would appeal to someone who likes elaborately detailed stuff like me as an additional option.
Post by cowboycentaur on Jul 10, 2015 19:52:52 GMT -9
Well there's a few little bits that need adjustment, but I think I'm getting close to something I'm happy with. Thinking of optional saddlebag boxes for the sides, and a cylinder for a bedroll. Maybe one or two more test builds and I'm ready to start making some art
cowboycentaur, Great work, my approach has been very similar in concept, but haven't worked on it for a while. I might take this concept though and work on a rideable camel for the July Hoard submissions....
Post by cowboycentaur on Jul 13, 2015 0:13:18 GMT -9
Made a much larger version of horse 3.0 to make doing the initial artwork a bit easier. Front end needs a slight bit of tuning, and I'm not quite happy with the tails overall shape but I think for the most part it's ready to go.
Nah my lovely bride was already getting annoyed that I was staying up past midnight working on it and I'm going to be gone all day at work and meetings afterward, Lol. Real life's getting in the way of my papercrafting.
Post by cowboyleland on Jul 7, 2016 10:12:09 GMT -9
I think Vermin King was referring to your water coloured prototype. I find painting prototypes a good way to save on ink while doing the rough drafts. It also means you have several usable versions ready for play by the time you have it figured out.
wyvern: surfduke: You should be able to post links to any files or images already on a website somewhere by just adding the URL when you set-up a post using the full "Create Post" Forum post editor (i.e. NOT the "Quick Reply" version).
May 27, 2020 10:20:28 GMT -9
wyvern: I've found Photos loading the first image slowly every time I've switched on the computer in recent times. It's been OK after that, but seems like it can't quite remember how to do it just after it's been woken up...
May 27, 2020 10:17:36 GMT -9
surfduke: Do you want a preview pdf of the Jupiter 2 here? If so how do I post it.
May 27, 2020 0:39:56 GMT -9
Vermin King: That would explain why 'Photos' loaded slower this weekend. It was 'improved'
May 26, 2020 8:07:25 GMT -9
wyvern: It wasn't some fresh Windows "improvement" then... I noticed the icon for the MS image viewer, "Photos", changed a few days back as well. Doesn't seem to have changed the app, as far as I can tell. Yet.
May 26, 2020 4:26:25 GMT -9
lightning: Glad that only a restart was involved. I wouldn't have the energy to much more today :-)
May 26, 2020 3:01:39 GMT -9
Vermin King: I had a scare and a half. Went to open a pdf for the first time today and nothing happened. Checked All Programs and saw that Reader updated on 05/23. Restarting fixed it. Whew
May 25, 2020 10:56:44 GMT -9
Vermin King: His eyes must not be as old as mine
May 21, 2020 11:12:39 GMT -9
cowboyleland: I always thought Tirick was a little mad.
May 21, 2020 7:11:40 GMT -9
Vermin King: Really worn out tonight, so when I'm like that I just look for things I used to have, but don't any more. I got the Zippy models and am rebuilding my Tirick/TCF Gaming folder. How the heck would anyone build his 1/1000 Battletech mechs without enlarging
May 20, 2020 17:12:58 GMT -9
Toman: yea I have been. pretty cool project. I've done a few scratch builds like that but not as large. cutting individual stones or carving stones in foam sucks.
May 19, 2020 16:50:41 GMT -9
Vermin King: Anybody else following Mauther's home-made Playmobile castle build? Looks really good so far
May 18, 2020 18:13:38 GMT -9
cowboyleland: Good point. Maybe make the wing feathers seperately so that the wind could get through them?
May 14, 2020 6:10:23 GMT -9
squirmydad: We had two operators for the hawk though, one to carry the weight and the other to flap the wings.
May 13, 2020 11:02:25 GMT -9
squirmydad: Probably silk and dowels. I assisted in the construction of a giant hawk puppet for an indoor show, probably about the same size as that pegasus.
May 13, 2020 11:01:49 GMT -9
Vermin King: It's got to be really light. The article dealt with parade puppets. I don't think I'd want to be trying to control that in a stiff wind
May 13, 2020 4:21:20 GMT -9
lightning: that's a nice pegasus!
May 13, 2020 4:10:32 GMT -9
shep: Will it fly, if you move the wings fast enough?
May 13, 2020 1:10:51 GMT -9