i recently got into papercraft buildings. ive built a ravensblight haunted lighthouse, which was great. i also built the bleak estate but it turned out pretty doodyty mostly because i did not use cardstock like i shouldve, and i howdyed up one of the main sections.
ive built a dave graffam hovel and coach house, both of which were great. i am planning on buying a few of his bigger models once ive depleted the free stuff to get a feel.
i have a few of the free papercraft buildings from the following authors in pdf form waiting to be printed; fantasy cutouts, fat dragon games, lord zsezse works, microtactix, minilab, paper realms dave graffam ebbles are there any things i should know about these authors? are there any other authors i should look into for similar stuff? i am also looking for 1/35 and 1/72 scale highly detailed papercraft buildings to use with my model kits, preferably nothing medieval because the authors ive listed have plenty of amazing buildings from that genre, so i need something modern, cyberpunk, dieslepunk, post-apoc, and stuff like that. i looked at finger and toe models and they are too low in detail to fit with my highly-detailed armored core, gundam and ww2 model kits. his genre is however the basic of what im looking for, but far too little detail. id love to have some places to look!
ebbles and dave graffam have some decent kits, but there isnt a whole lot from DG, and ebbles' stuff is slightly too low in detail in terms of exterior, but i do still plan on using some of their stuff.
Rescaling down in size is straightforward from any PDF file. The Dave Graffam kits come with a handy chart that shows you what percentage to reduce the PDF page size by to achieve this, for instance, so any circa 28mm kit can be rescaled to 1:72 scale with little loss of detail. Scaling up is more problematic, because the original electronic files usually won't have enough data in them to enlarge much without loss of detail, and scaling as far up as 1/35 will be difficult.
You may want to check out some of the downloadable railway modelling card kits for more modern structures. Most of these tend to be for OO scale (= 1:87) if British, HO scale if continental European or American (= 1:87), but should scale up to 1:72 without too many problems.
Kingsway Models do a selection of British buildings, including some free downloads here. Unfortunately, most of their other models come as pre-printed kits, and aren't available as downloads, so there'll be shipping to pay on top of the cost of the model. I have to say from the limited selection of kits of theirs I've bought in recent times, the print quality is fairly poor; OK for a background object on a model railway layout where the trains are of greater importance, but less pleasant where the architecture is centre-stage, as clarity and sharpness is commonly lacking.
Scalescenes have a more limited, but growing, choice of British downloadable kits, including three free samples which you can find towards the end of this page. The quality of these is much better in my experience, plus if necessary, you can tweak it further before printing. Scalescenes also has a good support and help structure, including a very active Facebook modellers group.
There's also Wordsworth Model Railway, again British kits, but this time ALL free! Quality is OK, though the surface textures can look a bit repetitive and/or simplified, but you can't argue with the price! Plus there's a good support structure in-place here as well.
As all three are UK-based companies, their primary scale is of course OO.
For free downloadable models in all scales (and you can search by scale there as well - scroll down the page and watch the right-hand column till you get to the list of scale links about three-quarters of the way down), keep an eye always on the Papermau blog site, which is usually updated at least once a day, and sometimes more frequently than that.
ive also made a few things like this in garrysmod;
the first of what was supposed to be a picture tour of one of my greatest garrysmod projects; a magical rail riding treehouse!
one of the many designs created with my modular war machine system based on the game chromehounds and mav. ive posted most of the stuff ive made with this system in another forum here on the site.
this is a VERY old project in garrysmod which i used the player model customizer to make. it uses the chassis from the famous t-95 superheavy tank destroyer, the front end of a big russian tractor truck, the bed of a big russian troop transport, with a lively interior filled with homely stuff, along with a pair of vital suits from lost planet!
Post by greypilgrim on Jul 14, 2019 18:04:47 GMT -9
You might also want to check out Fiddlersgreen.net - another British site. The buildings are Brit and American (some Old Wes)t - although I find them somewhat tongue-in-cheek - but they do have decent historical buildings, like Twain's writing shed, Henry Ford's birthplace, etc. Massive amounts of historical planes and aircraft as well. You would likely need to do some resizing for most of them.
Vermin King: Every so often a Thank You goes a long way. Ray over at Ravensblight is going through a dark time ( I know. Dark is kinda his theme ), but if you appreciate his work, you might go to the site and grab his email and send him a Thank You
Jun 18, 2020 12:22:38 GMT -9
Vermin King: That was a whole lot easier than expected. One click
Jun 18, 2020 5:10:41 GMT -9