Looks good, Ashton. I am glad you picked these up again. They are looking nice. I usually avoid things like historical accuracy, but I like the looks. If you have to do one or the other, maybe you can mix them. Yoke with shoulder patches?
And apologies for no update yesterday - Saturday was busy, busy, busy.
I will probably do a page with the yokes and a page with the shoulder pads. So whoever buys this set will be getting a good deal.
I've managed to do a print test using the Cream uniform, and it looks OK colour wise. But the figures themselves look a bit wimpy when compared to Jim's elf & skeleton figures. They are exactly 30mm from base of foot to eyeline, but they look really thin. I may take them up to 31 or 32 mm and see what they look like then. I'm hoping that will fix it. I don't want to have to go through everything and scale things width wise - that would basically mean starting from scratch again. I'm already going to have to do it with the spears - they are just too thin.
At the current size I could probably fit 10 or 12 figures on a sheet. If I do one page of 'yokes' and one page of 'pads' that will be 20+ figures!!
I also want to provide a standard bearer and unit leader (both with swords). One set of shields (one colour) and a selection of banners (same colour to keep the theme). So I'm looking at 4 sheets in the set.
The only thing I'm thinking about is the colour combinations. Here's my current thoughts:
Set #1: Cream Uniform - with blue yokes/pads, shields and banners Set #2: Green Uniform - with red yokes/pads, shields and banners Set #3: Brown Uniform - with green yokes/pads, shields and banners
Yeah, Jabbro doesn't think that recolors are much good. No matter what I tell him, he thinks it is waste of space in a pdf. I don't agree, I think it is time saver for your customers to provide different color schemes. I don't think it would raise the price of the product though, it wouldn't be fair. So in that point of view the artist could turn the recoloring time into his/her new project.
squirmydad: Fast? Today is only the 98th of March...
Mar 30, 2020 17:18:33 GMT -9
Parduz: how are you going, guys? things are running so fast!
Mar 30, 2020 15:11:23 GMT -9
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.
Mar 26, 2020 7:08:19 GMT -9
marcpasquin: Asterix was such a big part of my childhood. Not only did I read all the albums but every years the cartoon movies were part of "Ciné-Cadeau", a holiday time programming block on Télé-Québec that showed animated movies for kids.
Mar 26, 2020 7:06:53 GMT -9
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.
Mar 24, 2020 11:31:07 GMT -9
squirmydad: God I LOVED those books as a child. Sorry to see him pass.
Mar 24, 2020 8:50:27 GMT -9
wyvern: RIP Albert Uderzo, co-creator with René Goscinny of the Asterix comic books. [And no, he died from a heart attack.]
Mar 24, 2020 6:27:38 GMT -9
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
Mar 22, 2020 18:40:25 GMT -9
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...
Mar 22, 2020 17:06:54 GMT -9
ignatious: perhaps a system restore on 2020 might work, and if we go pre 2016 maybe we could get rid of the trumpvirus.
Mar 22, 2020 8:19:43 GMT -9
Vermin King: I tried, but it hasn't worked so far. Maybe I will try again
Mar 22, 2020 4:46:23 GMT -9
Parduz: pls reboot the 2020, then.
Mar 22, 2020 1:07:14 GMT -9
Vermin King: Rebooting the whole system fixed it
Mar 21, 2020 5:47:43 GMT -9
lightning: and yet you are able to post here @vermin king?
Mar 21, 2020 5:34:43 GMT -9
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
Mar 21, 2020 3:48:57 GMT -9
Parduz: ... and some upper lip mods? Perhaps?
Mar 20, 2020 14:44:52 GMT -9
marcpasquin: @vermin King to be fair, different hairstyle, costume type and about 15 years in between the 2 roles.
Mar 20, 2020 6:31:47 GMT -9