I've not actively been into wargaming for donkey's years, but I've been wanting to get back in for a while. Thanks to Wyloch, I've just discovered the OnePageRules site, and I'm toying with putting together a couple of cardstock 40K armies to try them out.
The first one I'm having a crack at is Tyranids, and for these guys I want to do 2.5D. As a proof of concept (I've never designed a 2.5D fig from scratch before), I drafted a Termagant up in Inkscape and printed it out onto thin card...
The Termagant's in the middle, flanked by a modified OneMonk Stalker (which served as some inspiration) and a GW Catachan fig.
Thanks! I have considered washers, but honestly, the weight doesn't concern me (heck, lighter figures mean even easier to carry! ), and for some reason I've developed a thing for octagonal bases (a nice compromise between square ones for ranking and circular ones for skirmishing, I guess).
And since the ones I'm using are basically just double-thickness cardstock (like the figures themselves), I can print 27 on a sheet of A4 card, so they barely cost anything, either.
I'm working my way up to Mawlocs and the like. For now I'm dealing with the scuttlers (just compiled a page each of Termagants, Spinegaunts and Hormagaunts - five figs per page), and I think the Warriors and their offshoots are next.
The model looks good, but to be honest, for the large amounts of models required for a Tyranid force you are probably better off using simple 2D models for troops, like the termagant, and save the 2.5D models for the larger models.
It's typical to field 100+ guants in a force that uses them.
Wait, just reread your post, I've never played with the one page rules, so I don't know what the army composition is like, with those rules.
I considered 2D, but things like fleshborers would be hard to draw and recognise from side on, and that's one of the main reasons I decided to go the extra half dimension. As a base game, OPR recommends a 750 point force, so the starter hive I'm building contains a Tyrant, a Lictor, 3 Warriors, 10 Termagants, 10 Spinegaunts and 10 Hormagaunts. Thanks for link, too, I'll check them out.
By the by, just finished test-building my first Hormagaunt, too, and it seems to work pretty well.
Quick update, with my first half-brood of five Termagants (I decided to chuck some tea leaves on the bases for some extra texture), and my first Hormagaunt (second from the left, in case you're not sure)...
Thanks! I do intend to do shaded/highlighted versions, kind of inspired by the OneMonk/MiP stuff, but getting the models right first is the priority. I'll hopefully have some Warriors ready for test-printing tomorrow...
Wyloch, your bugs look pretty fantastic - I'm actually really impressed and surprised that you managed to get good enough web-rips to make 2.5D figs out of them!
erho: I will once again rise above Lurker status if I ever get back to painting, Real life work transitions... Adulting
Jan 31, 2020 16:23:29 GMT
factoriatabletop: sgtslag...oh man! you are right about it...
Mar 3, 2020 10:13:15 GMT
Draklith: Hey everyone just a quick stop by to see if anyone is still here, hope everyone is doing ok
May 26, 2020 18:27:20 GMT
sgtslag: This forum seems to be slowing down. I hope everyone is still crafting, safely! I will be here until they turn off the power... Cheers!
May 27, 2020 13:46:43 GMT
factoriatabletop: maybe we should try to make a contest here, between us
Jun 2, 2020 8:40:08 GMT
factoriatabletop: no prizes, just proud....dont know, anyone else?
Jun 2, 2020 8:40:40 GMT
sgtslag: Still unpacking after moving in October... Too much stuff, crafting materials are mostly still in boxes. Weekends are busy with life, so little progress made. Getting the urge to push through, though, soon. I have several projects waiting...
Jun 2, 2020 20:14:39 GMT
erho: Yeah I'm down for a painting contect
Jun 8, 2020 14:28:59 GMT
sgtslag: Started working on making hills, which match my Tee-Time carpet I use for my "grass mat," on my gaming table, for big battles. Got two long chunks of open-cell foam, from a friend. Used my Proxxon Hot Wire Cutter to make terrain hills out of them.
Jul 26, 2020 20:12:40 GMT
sgtslag: Came up with around 80 hills. Covering them with the same carpet, from scraps. They will match the tabletop, perfectly. Contact Cement, is my friend. Will post on it, when I get the pictures uploaded. Some prototypes done, as proof-of-concept...
Jul 26, 2020 20:14:06 GMT
randywest: does anyone know more manufacturers for 1/72 fantasy minis besides Dark Alliance, Caesar and Elhiem?
Sept 14, 2020 14:16:19 GMT
sgtslag: 50 Hills completed, 24 left to cover the sides on. Hoping to finish this project within the week. Then I'll post a build description. For war gaming, but it can cross over to RPG sessions... They match the ground 'cloth', perfectly.
Sept 19, 2020 19:03:09 GMT
sgtslag: Sorry, randywest, the listed makers are the only ones I know.
Sept 19, 2020 19:03:34 GMT
sgtslag: Ran out of Hot Glue, with only five hills left to add a skirt to the sides of. Wal-Mart closes at 8:00 PM, thanks to COVID. GRRRrrr! Another 30 minutes of work, and I would have been done: ~77 hills, modular, perfectly matching my table's ground cloth!
Sept 23, 2020 2:50:39 GMT
sgtslag: Will post a write-up soon, or after next week's vacation. Cheers!
Sept 23, 2020 2:51:57 GMT
sgtslag: Hoping to acquire a Chop Saw within the next two weeks. Then I will cut up MDF into triangles, to form the skeleton of my d20 fantasy world globe... Posting will follow, with how-to guide. Cheers!
May 11, 2021 22:57:40 GMT
erho: I have a confession: I havnt painted a thing in months because I got a new guitar(#8!) but now that May "Megadeth month" is over I have a repaired airbrush and a early 90's Ral Partha Amethyst dragon on the table... pics to come soon!
Jun 11, 2021 17:49:58 GMT
margaret: too bad you can't post your music here =). Hadn't seen that dragon - looks like it came out when all my cash was going to raising kids. Looking forward to seeing your paint choices!
Jun 12, 2021 2:41:42 GMT