Post by Vermin King on Jan 2, 2016 13:45:18 GMT -9
The theme for this months HOARD is
Monster Manual Monsters
This can be any sort of miniature figure or model on the above theme or feel free to submit miniatures off theme.
If you submit a figure, they must include both front and rear art, have a proper trimming outline, and include instructions for multi-part models. Recolors and figure mods are encouraged, and even uncolored designs are welcome.
No nudity or sexuality, but bloody gory and horrifying is encouraged.
If you have questions about how to design your entries, like formats, resolution, and stuff like that, see the HOARD GUIDELINES in this forum category.
Entries for the Hoard will be accepted until the last day of January, 2016.
As the hoards enter a new era, going back to the classics sounds like a great idea.
Try to be a little patient as we try to sort things out. Thanks
Hate to be pedantic, but the Flumph wasn't in the first edition Monster Manual. It didn't appear until the Fiend Folio came out in 1981..... Although you could give one an eyepatch and a pirate voice and say he is a cleric of the Flying Spaghetti Monster for any Pantheon of the Gods hoard.....
Post by mproteau (Paper Realms) on Jan 3, 2016 16:21:27 GMT -9
Here are some monsters that I might take a swing at, just 'cause they seem fun. I have no real talent for making minis tho, so who know if any will see the light of day (so don't be afraid to do any of these yourselves!)
Axe Beak Giant Beetles (lots of kinds) Brain Mole Giant Frogs (lots of kinds)
Those seem to be good intro subjects for drawing...
And, my first thoughts went to the flumph. My kids cheered its existence in the 5th edition monster manual.
Post by mproteau (Paper Realms) on Jan 13, 2016 12:18:36 GMT -9
Vermin King - you just let me know what monster you'd like to do, and I'll get you some material to work from.
So, I've been pulling some goofy graphics in to texture my Axe Beak.
I feel like I'm going to cheat a bit on the reverse side since it's mostly a profile shot, but I'm really shooting for completion more than perfection. I will lighten up the feathers on the neck a bit and work on shading and highlights. But, I need some LEGS first. The legs are going to be made a bit thicker. I fear that when cut out, they'll be disastrously thin... I also suspect that when I scale this down to whatever scale he needs to be at, all the detail will disappear, so I may end up redoing the textures at that point.
Post by mproteau (Paper Realms) on Jan 13, 2016 12:20:45 GMT -9
Oh, and through some sleazy colorization, I may do a variant with really bright plumage - red and blue... Right now, I'm going for a giant chicken sort of look. I don't see why EVERY beast in a fantasy world has to look like something out of the Feywild.
Post by Vermin King on Jan 13, 2016 13:50:22 GMT -9
Many decades ago, I used to have a little talent in drawing and watercolor, but having not exercised those talents in years, I'm finding it a little difficult to get back into it. My first attempt at a Hippogriff was disappointing. I think I'm going to have to keep practicing for a bit before I make another attempt.
I suppose it could be the start of a deformed zombie hippogriff, but it would be disappointing even for that
There are no strangers in this world,only people I haven't embarrassed ... yet!
Post by mproteau (Paper Realms) on Jan 20, 2016 9:25:39 GMT -9
Here's where I'm at... An Axe Beak is supposed to be "large" - between 7' and 9' tall. I think I went with the smaller of that range. Gonna print him out tonight, probably only to find he's too dark. Everything I draw is too darn dark! There's a week left in the month, so I might even go and make a couple extras for this guy... Nest? Eggs? Hatchling?
Post by mproteau (Paper Realms) on Jan 20, 2016 16:13:22 GMT -9
So, an axe beak reminds me of an ostrich, and an ostrich doesn't have a nest. They have a mound they'd lay the eggs in. So, I may just make a couple simple egg standees - one unhatched, one cracked, one busted open with a head poking out (if I can) and one hatched with the broken shell around the base.
Post by mproteau (Paper Realms) on Jan 21, 2016 11:22:42 GMT -9
Yes - thank you for submitting the beholder! Two things to consider (well, I could try them myself): 1) Fill the small areas between the eye stalks with black, so folks don't HAVE to cut them out or manually color them in. 2) Rotate the head a bit, which may give it the illusion of motion. I'm thinking of rotating the front maybe a couple degrees clockwise (matching the main eye's direction) and then cut the black base that supports it using a curve that would also imply some motion.
Just two thoughts I had when I saw it.
Vermin King - I'm gonna try something *right now* regarding a hippogriff. I think it will be a total failure, but maybe it'll motivate a certain someone to pull off some magic for us.
Post by Vermin King on Jan 21, 2016 11:40:05 GMT -9
Your hippogriff could not come out worse than mine. When I used to do more drawing, I would keep a failure close by so that I wouldn't repeat a mistake and to help me understand what needs to be changed. This failed attempt went out on trash day. Which I regret. The horse portion wasn't that bad. I shouldn't have pitched it
There are no strangers in this world,only people I haven't embarrassed ... yet!
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Parduz: how are you going, guys? things are running so fast!
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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.
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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.
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squirmydad: God I LOVED those books as a child. Sorry to see him pass.
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wyvern: RIP Albert Uderzo, co-creator with René Goscinny of the Asterix comic books. [And no, he died from a heart attack.]
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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
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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...
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ignatious: perhaps a system restore on 2020 might work, and if we go pre 2016 maybe we could get rid of the trumpvirus.
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Vermin King: I tried, but it hasn't worked so far. Maybe I will try again
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Parduz: pls reboot the 2020, then.
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Vermin King: Rebooting the whole system fixed it
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lightning: and yet you are able to post here @vermin king?
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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
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Parduz: ... and some upper lip mods? Perhaps?
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Vermin King: I feel like an idiot. Didn't realize that Vanessa (Deadpool) was Inara Serra until last night. Duh
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