Design criteria; I want a model that's going to look cool, be sturdy enough for tabletop play, and be relatively easy to build.
Maintaining momentum...page 1 done, page 2 close to done. Page 1 was one of the least complicated but I used it to create my basic texture styles that I'm now replicating across all the other pages. The new processor is working great, I was so used to dealing with lag that I'm still surprised at how quick my changes are rendered and it keeps me engaged in the project instead of mentally wandering off while waiting for the computer to do it's thing.
Back in High School I bought a Commodore Vic20 with a tape drive for storage. I would start loading a file from the drive and go eat dinner. Sometimes it would be finished by the time I returned.
Last Edit: Aug 13, 2015 10:29:07 GMT -9 by squirmydad
Post by squirmydad on Aug 14, 2015 13:10:01 GMT -9
Page #2 done, a bit crowded but it all fits. I've done the main deck as one big flattish piece with skirting, which will hopefully provide some stiffening and stability. The lower hull is in three bulkhead pieces and I'll start texturing those....now!
Post by squirmydad on Aug 16, 2015 16:36:00 GMT -9
Page 8 (hull center section) done, pages 9+10 almost done. Was ridiculously ill for several days and could only work on this with my dreaming mind. Still making progress though, hoping for a first test build of the hull and deck tomorrow night.
Post by squirmydad on Aug 17, 2015 14:25:22 GMT -9
My first impression is "skinny", glad I made the bulkheads. Mostly good so far, my deck texture doesn't line up between fore and amidships so needs a tiny nudge, and I'm missing a deckboard. Lower hull needs the rivets layer turned next tie I print, but so far so good.
Post by squirmydad on Aug 19, 2015 12:04:01 GMT -9
Page #4; main cabin and horizontal stabilizers to attach to the fins. All of those extra hatches and portholes that keep showing up will be for modellers (like Vermin King) who like to create heavier layered effects in their construction. Normally I'd hide these on another layer but for the sake of speed I'm not making this a layered pdf model with loads of color and detail options. Except for page #5 (the fins) which will have a variety of stripe colors and names to choose from.
squirmydad: True, I put in "dropbox" as a search term and I've been able to fix some of the dead image links associated with dropbox.
Feb 25, 2020 10:57:49 GMT -9
Vermin King: But this really is one of the best search engines out there for a forum
Feb 25, 2020 10:28:06 GMT -9
squirmydad: I'm continually working to fix that and make all of the goodies accessible.
Feb 24, 2020 20:07:26 GMT -9
squirmydad: You always tell new members how much stuff there is here, but you really have to dive to find it, and some of it is hidden or broken.
Feb 24, 2020 20:06:54 GMT -9
Vermin King: squirmydad has been very busy adding to the Downloads. Thank you, sir
Feb 24, 2020 13:49:26 GMT -9
cowboyleland: Things muggles don't say: I stayed in tonight and built one and a half dragons.
Feb 14, 2020 19:12:42 GMT -9
squirmydad: People don't eat as much lamb since polyester was invented?
Feb 14, 2020 14:05:20 GMT -9
Cardstock Dane: Why is beef kebab more common han lamb ditto? It's a disgrace!
Feb 14, 2020 13:28:52 GMT -9
cowboyleland: I thought I started a new thread late last night but apparently it glitched. I was asking if anyone had any leads on some female barbarians I could mod onto lion bodies to make D&D style lamia. DOH! I see the thread now.
Feb 12, 2020 14:00:12 GMT -9
Vermin King: Aargh! Computer issues this AM. After fighting with things for 35 minutes, just rebooted and it works fine. Whew!
Feb 10, 2020 6:17:56 GMT -9
gav: seen them was thinking a bit dodgy, that's cleared up. I take it the plastic ones I am seeing are the same.
Feb 9, 2020 8:02:33 GMT -9
squirmydad: Cool, thanks!
Jan 25, 2020 8:47:01 GMT -9
shep: I think, I'll point him towards the Kickstarter with bravesirkevin's designs, once it goes live...
Jan 25, 2020 6:24:04 GMT -9
shep: He basically says that he loves the flat design for being a flat, easy to store design. However, he does not like building cardboard minis, so he's very glad that he can buy these MDF versions.
Jan 25, 2020 6:22:42 GMT -9
squirmydad: Found the video, uhm, I don't speak German but I think he likes them.
Jan 23, 2020 15:03:45 GMT -9
shep: Ah, I see. Good to know.
Jan 23, 2020 0:38:27 GMT -9
squirmydad: They are the official licensee for One Monk minis, they also sell designs from Antohammer and Brave Adventures.
Jan 22, 2020 13:52:08 GMT -9
shep: I found this website (https://flatpackforces.com/collections/fantasy) via a youtube video. They are offering 2D flat MDF-minis, and they have loads of One Monk designs up for sale. I was wondering, if they licensed the minis, or if this is art theft...
Jan 22, 2020 13:23:52 GMT -9
shep: old squirmydad: Editing the first post did the trick. Many thanks...
Jan 18, 2020 14:18:39 GMT -9