The basic idea is to glue a small tab to the bottom of a standard mini so that it can be threaded all the way though a basic box and glued to the bottom. Since the sides of the box are not permanently glued the box can fold flat and the minis will follow the same direction. It does take a bit of patience to thread the minis through but it's easy to burnish since the whole thing folds flat. I also add a piece of magnetic strip to cover the entire bottom for weight and to add rigidness.
Multiple stands can be put together to make the larger units. If you have suggestions, I'd like to hear about it.
Post by nikloveland on Feb 15, 2017 13:56:45 GMT -9
Thank you. I’ve made a couple of units with this flat folding basing style and I have learned a few things. First, when gluing the hing tab to the figure, make sure it’s below the figure’s elements that are cut wider than the tab (such as feet or capes). Some figure’s black tabs go above the feet and if the hing tab is glued to the top edge of the figure’s tab it’s harder to open the box. Also, edge the hing tabs before cutting them apart. I was able to thread and glue a row of five figures at a time. It took some time to get the paper minis to wiggle though the box but the outline on the bottom of the box made it easy to place them all at the right depth.
Now I do lose the ability to have individual figures but I gain other benefits: The figure art is flat to the base, the figures alternate within the rows for depth, the stands are easy to place out, but most of all I’m amazed at how well it conserves space. The last photo shows the same number of models folded flat vs traditionally based models on movement trays. I could probably fit x4 the number that are in that container (25-30 stands of minis). I think it will become my standard for basing in all my Kings of War units. I may even go back and convert a few from the old basing.
I built mine out of poster board. Laser cut and engraved the poster and wood. The wooden frame holds the paper and helps to force the folding action. The mountain folds on the parts that squeeze the mini are taped with packing tape to make the surface smooth so the figures slide easier. Used creative commons photos from Pexels for the floor texture. Laminated those pages so they can be drawn on with dry or wet erase markers.
Next goal is to build some slide in 3d pop up terrain. My end game is a pop-up encounter that has multiple levels.
mproteau (Paper Realms): rag - the best thing to do is to pull the art out of the PDF and print straight from Silhouette Studio. That way you can ensure you have the registration marks you want, and the cutlines all line up. I have a video showing how to do this easily if needed.
Apr 30, 2021 5:14:39 GMT -9
cowboyleland: I thought they got rid of all their free accounts, but it looks like they re-thought that policy.
Apr 30, 2021 5:06:00 GMT -9
rag: mproteau - The plan is Worldworks' Titan Control. They have the cutfiles but the marks are in the old format - we'll see how it goes.
Apr 30, 2021 3:57:16 GMT -9
mproteau (Paper Realms): Oooh... I'm at 256 out of 1000 photos... so, I suppose at some point I'll fall over and look elsewhere... and have to fix up all my product listings! I'll use my space frugally.
Apr 30, 2021 3:46:35 GMT -9
mproteau (Paper Realms): I have all my photos on flickr, and have never paid anything...
Apr 30, 2021 3:45:37 GMT -9
Vermin King: I didn't realize Flickr accounts cost that much. Maybe I need to raid the Agence Eureka site and Esben Rasmussen photostream, too
Apr 29, 2021 12:52:47 GMT -9
cowboyleland: I think all the paper model stuff there can be found on this board anyway.
Apr 29, 2021 8:03:50 GMT -9
cowboyleland: In the old days the way to post pics here was through a service like Flickr. These days I have better uses for $8.99 and I am going to close my account www.flickr.com/photos/cowboyleland/ if you want to have a look B4 it is gone.
Apr 29, 2021 7:56:00 GMT -9
mproteau (Paper Realms): Also, a fine time to plug my Patreon :-P patreon.com/paperrealms ; I have a LOOOOT of cutfiles available for paper minis. It's all Silhouette compatible, and everything I make has a readme to cover any special considerations.
Apr 28, 2021 9:06:39 GMT -9
mproteau (Paper Realms): I currently use a v1 Cameo machine (they're on v4 now) and love it.
Apr 28, 2021 9:05:41 GMT -9
mproteau (Paper Realms): The Curio is interesting - it has a different carrier mechanism that enables embossing. Some folks like how it handles scoring more than the other machines (that perforate to make a 'score' line). I recommend the Portrait.
Apr 28, 2021 9:05:27 GMT -9
mproteau (Paper Realms): The CAMEO models are a bit pricier, and get you a wider feed, and multiple tool holders. Not essential features, but could be great depending on what else you want to do with your machine.
Apr 28, 2021 9:04:28 GMT -9
mproteau (Paper Realms): rag - I actually still have my Silhouette SD and it's still working great. The Silhouette Portrait is very much like the old SD machine. A workhorse without a ton of extras, it can handle Letter/A4 papercrafting just fine.
Apr 28, 2021 9:03:59 GMT -9