Yeah. I forgot to blacken them and tried to do it after gluing it together. It didn't work out too well. That's why this was just the first draft. I'm still a novice when it comes to papercraft.
Don't worry, practice makes perfect. As long as the mini serves its role in your game and inspires the imagination of your players, everything's fine. In the end, you don't wanna win a beauty pagent with it, would you?
Post by shadowmane on Aug 26, 2017 16:10:09 GMT -9
By the way, that is the modified version that I scaled up. The other ones were so small I had to get my youngest son to cut them out and put them together... because he can actually see them where to me they are nothing but a blur.
How about getting yourself glasses... Truth be told, I had some troubles building the mini, myself – not due to eyesight, but because of my fingers not matching the scale…
As I said, start building your fleet by choosing a scale that you're comfortable with. I like my tiny 1/5000 ships, but there's nothing to say against a 1/2500 fleet.
Lately, I've seen some pic on the web where people use those very nice but quite expensive Eaglemoss models for their games. And there are more and more sellers on Shapeways offering 3D-prints of their takes on the various ship classes and types. However, as good as those are, around 10 $ per mini without flightstand and the need to be painted… As long as you did not want to buy them anyway, or are unable to bend paper, I would not really recommend such models (even though I myself own a fair share of them), since building a fleet upon those could get very expensive in a pretty short time.
I think the 1/2500 scale is probably the one I'm going with. It's not too big, but not too small. I worked on the Capella the other day on Pixlr, but wasn't impressed with what I did. I've figured out how to break the ship down into its components, and each component is a layer that will be glued onto the ship. I've also looked at a few other ships from the Starfleet Museum to see if my system will work on them, too.
I have to learn the software and get proficient in it before I dare put anything together. Of course, I could just go get some drafting/drawing tools and draw what I want, then scan it in. In fact, that might just be easier for what I'm wanting to do.
Here's some of my preliminary work. Just remember, this is rough draft material.
This TOS era Romulan Runabout was done for the Star Trek Adventures Starter that includes the mission "Signals". Originally, the mission is written for TNG era, but a few people asked me, if I could do a TOS version of a Romulan scout/long-range-shuttle... I don't think I ever uploaded it to our nice little community here.
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