Hmmm, the like button isn't working for me this AM. I totally agree. And there is detail work that is absolutely best handled in card. In 'Other Builds' at papermodelers.com, I've seen some plastic ships that have laser-cut detail pieces ... in card. Texture options are great, but I think you should take a page from Dave and not put everything into the one model. Break it up to allow for different versions, like in his recent Babylon sets. Construction Yellow, and Blue, and Tan and Red, etc. He also has Ready-to-Print versions. You don't want to give folks too many options in one model. Give them the option to make additional purchases from you
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Texture options are great, but I think you should take a page from Dave and not put everything into the one model. Break it up to allow for different versions, like in his recent Babylon sets. Construction Yellow, and Blue, and Tan and Red, etc. He also has Ready-to-Print versions. You don't want to give folks too many options in one model. Give them the option to make additional purchases from you
That's the option I'm taking starting with the Round House, which is why it is taking a little longer to get out, plus some of the coloring wasn't working well in the transfer to InDesign and then to the PDF's.
I'm following a bit of a different approach though in trying to have multiple versions ( Stone, wattle and daub, accessible interior and exterior only) ready failry close together.
That and working on fixing the wall in my house that suffered fire damage from an improperly installed wood stove....
Ouch. Luckily I know longer have to cut wood for relatives with wood stoves. Hopefully the damage isn't too bad
not too bad, just a 4 foot section of wall to repair on the garage side only ( hopefully). new studs, jackstuds, header, mineral wool insulation, drywall, take the opportunity to correctly route some electrical wiring.
Post by BlackCat13 on Dec 20, 2017 16:41:24 GMT -9
I liked dagobahdave's models better when changing layers made more of a difference in the walls of his buildings but I generally agree that he was right in moving to releasing the Babylon set in different color schemes as separate kits. I say that only because he put as much work into Babylon as he did into any two or three of his better pricey fantasy models with multiple skins and delivered a product with every bit of customization opportunities and more with each Babylon set. If you own more than one set, you can even mix and match parts to increase the diversity. Add some home-made signage and the furnishings from the Genet-Ebbles Derelict sets and you are off and running! Yeah, ink is expensive and putting some models together is a bit of a pain, but I definitely prefer paper to plastic. I'm no artist, but I have still managed to produce a decent figure or two, work with an artist to bring out the zing in a tank model, and produce some decent buildings. I've done dozens of repaints for my personal use, so I am confident that I can recolor a model or miniature to suit my needs, and that takes up less space than a set of paint and brushes. I used to do lead miniatures and plastic models back in the day and I once worked the cons selling hand-painted fantasy themed ceramics with my wife. I know how big a paint collection can get if you want good colors and the number of tiny detail brushes you need to do details. I think I'll stick to paper.
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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