I print my stuff on full-sheet label paper, in my color laser printer. I cut it, and apply it to 2-3mm thick cardboard, from the local frame shop. I had to build my pieces on my own, of course, as the tabs are useless. I also use square balsa 'dowels', glued inside, along the large flat sections, to prevent warping. I gotta say, my terrain pieces are really strong, and they have enough heft that I don't have to worry about them being knocked over by drafts or fans.
Curious whether other folks are using similar methods? I used 110# card stock, initially, but my stuff was easily damaged. Inkjet costs made the card stock a pointless waste.
I use label paper, either A4 or 2x A5. But I then stick them to card, such as cereal box packaging. I then score the fold line with a knife, then fold and glue. The figures come out about 1 to 1,5 mm thick. I have tried thicker card, even the real thick stuff you get at the back off notepad, which is about 2 to 3 mm thick, but I fond it too thick to cut around the figures neatly.
I've got some pieces which are 3+ years old, since I made them with the full sheet label paper. No adhesion issues, unless I rub the edges. If that does happen, a thin layer of white PVA Glue puts things right, very quickly.
I bought a copy of the original CastleWorks set (no longer available -- one of the very first cardstock castles available), from Denny Unger, shortly after he started up his company, WorldWorks Games, years ago. I plan to apply my cardboard technique to that classic design, hopefully this Winter season. I know there are better models out there [I have plenty of Fat Dragon Games sets, including a proper cardstock castle (Borderland Keep Basic)], but I really love Denny's first castle set. I also own a copy of his CastleWorks Ultimate set, but that is just too much -- never actually built anything from that set, yet. Cheers!
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