UPDATE: The test model has been successfully completed. Now on to texturing. For the theme of this model I decided to go with building out all new textures I think you will enjoy. Here's a test sample of a wall with 2 different types of plaster. The optional Tudor wood is also new.
I love how you don't just rest on your laurels and you spend this time on new geometry and new textures. It helps make each building a statement in its own right.
Our game fizzled out due to players' other commitments, and we are unlikely to play as a group before the spring, but I am still planning and this will go on a street corner within the town square. Very impressed. As ever.
Building a New Elysium. 29 buildings and counting...
The support and comments are most appreciated. While it's a bummer your gaming group is taking a break, the positive is using the down time to build out new scenery. With that I'll make an update: The textures are done and I'm on to building the final version as well as writing up the Detailed Instructions Guide. With the US Thanksgiving holiday next week this model is scheduled to be released on 12/3/15!
Post by Vermin King on Nov 24, 2015 15:08:56 GMT -9
Outstanding! As I look at this, I see this as a quarter of a Coaching Inn and Courtyard. The overhang on the small end building would have to be kitbashed to create one side and top of a gateway, the other side being an abutting building. Oh, this really has possibilities.
There are no strangers in this world,only people I haven't embarrassed ... yet!
OldschoolDM or someone of similar skills may build out cut files for the kit, but I don't have a way to offer them before the model's release.
Just to be an annoying 'that guy'... Anyone can create cutfiles - Silhouette Studio is free to download and requires no actual use of the machines to create the cutfiles. If you make the cutfiles up front (or work with someone in the community to get it done before shipping) then you have the benefit of advertising that the cutfiles exist, with a link to get them.
That said, I totally get the desire to leave cutfile creation to the community - it's more work, and it's work that the community is often happy to do in lieu of not having them at all. A related question is "does it come with layers for registration marks, making use of cutfiles that much easier?" A model that fits within a reasonable safe cutting area is WAY easier to make and share cutfiles for than one that does not.
Sorry, I hate being 'that guy' - but I want to let producers know that there's no real barrier to entry to making cutfiles, if they are so inclined. Relative to making the product itself, it's a small development effort.
Post by oldschooldm on Nov 30, 2015 13:44:28 GMT -9
I'll make the cutfiles ASAP (and I'd be happy to start early, if the designer wishes it...) - but want to echo the request for:
1) Regmark layers (which jjensen has done for at least a few models now...) 2) The ability to turn off the cut and score lines (most importantly the score lines) when printing. This means lovely edges for those who hand-score and better lines for machine cutters.
Hoping that "fold flat" is part of this new model from the get-go.
I'm sure I'll be pimping this model out with interior as I go, so perhaps a few extra kitbash cutfiles will come along after the official release.
Project for making the cut files for this kit is underway and should be included for the model's release. On a side note, I've been offering both registration mark types (Studio and Cameo) in the model kits for a couple years now as it seems to be the standard in paper modeling. With regards to the score lines being optional, unfortunately they are part of the default layer that cannot be turned off. I will, however, consider making score lines an optional layer moving forward. Last but not least, the model is a fold-flat design that will come with an extra bonus feature!
I greatly appreciate the interest and support for these model kits. If there are any other questions, please let me know. In the meantime, The Casalan Tavern is set to release in 2 days!
Just in time for the Holidays the Casalan Tavern is NOW open! An email was sent out to all previous customers with some product details and a discount link. The model can also be found here - www.rpgnow.com/product/167820/Casalan-Tavern
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