Hello all ...it's been a while since I posted here - so how's everyone doing?
Anyway, here's my latest offering over on YouTube...
...and the idea behind these is that they don't replace the 2.5D walls ...they're just used to accentuate a few areas (to give the impression of this being a building - but without making it difficult to play on).
Anyway, hope you like it ...and I hope you've all been keeping well!
I'd be interested in seeing some photos with a few minis inside to get a better sense of scale. I've just bought & started building a couple of commercial printable papercraft products and am in the process of trying to build them around foamcore shells for better durability, but even though they're supposed to be sized for typical 1 inch = 5 feet scales, everything looks just a little small. Kind of wondering if this is normal due to the wildly varying sizes even of minis at allegedly the same scale, or if I just picked a papercraft set that happens to make it look like anything human-sized or taller would bang its head on every door frame
I love the grass roof texture. I also love what you have produced, thus far. Your open-ended design approach, is unique. While it is more complex than a static design, it is also so much more open-ended! Your approach invites the customer to design their own pieces, and that sets you apart from all of the rest. I love it. Cheers!
Thanks ...and yeah, whenever possible I always try to provide 'textures' rather than specific models - because, like you say, folks can then use them to make the terrain they need - rather than the exact same thing that I have made.
Plus, it feels more like 'crafting' this way ...if that makes sense
kris, have you tried overlapping the ends of the roof, like above the doors, in the photo? I suspect you could overlap the thatching, and just drape it over those edges. It would cover up the corrugated cardboard.
While I love the peak techniques, I am curious why you employ segments, rather than one continuous piece of paper roll tubing? I suspect if you employed a paper towel tube, rather than a toilet paper tube, you would have enough length to employ a single piece, for the entire run. Just a curiosity of mine. Cheers!
I've used both types of tubes, attaching crenulation printouts to them, then applying them to round, tube castle towers. The tubes give the curve, and thickness, and strength, to the modeled crenulations. It really works well. Initially, I just used 110# card stock, which I curled, similar to what you demonstrate. The card stock was woefully weak and flimsy, it damages too easily, too quickly. The cardboard tubing is much stronger, much more rigid, and much more durable. I may experiment with using a Glue Stick to double them up, to make them even stronger. Hmmm... Funny that never occurred to me before. Cheers!
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