I get this at Staples. Best thing I have found. Very tough, flexible, cuts and repositions easily, is very clear, and does not "yellow." I vouch only for the Staples brand, however. I have bought similar stuff from local grocery stores that seems nowhere near as good.
Last Edit: Nov 1, 2018 8:18:41 GMT -9 by gloriousbattle: That's how I roll.
I've tried that clear contact stuff, but found it made the figures hard to cut out neatly and some types made them too shiny as well. One good way: I found that polyurethane varnish used for boats was pretty good. It soaks in to the paper/card without making the ink run and when it dries, you can hardly tell it's there. But, you need to it outside or in well ventilated room.
Post by mproteau (Paper Realms) on Nov 1, 2018 11:18:30 GMT -9
I don't do anything to my minis, except store them in a photo album with "magnetic" sheets. I have some printed on inexpensive cardstock and a lot printed on various brands of matte photo paper, and have never felt a need for doing anything additional to protect them. Some are probably a decade old at this point.
Post by glennwilliams on Nov 2, 2018 9:12:53 GMT -9
I don't bother. It's so easy to produce and assemble another sheet of figures--but then I do skirmish not mass games. Had I battalions of Napoleonic line infantry, my answer would probably differ. When I do protect, I use wide packing tape. A quick twirl with the Xacto and they're trimmed.
I don't bother. Like mproteau, I've been at this for probably a decade now, and have only rarely had anything adverse happen to my minis (a dog stole a shrub off a table, etc) and then I just print another one.
Coffee spills are the most dangerous threat to my paper minis, whole armies of elves have been drowned when the occasional deluge of caffeine sweeps across my workspace. Then it's back to the printer to make more as I don't do anything to protect my hundreds of paper minis.
Paper models though do get a matte spray when complete, just a habit from making metal and plastic models.
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