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  • #93951
    Thomaston
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    I’m gathering up motivation to do 5-7 buildings, taking inspiration from 10mm fantasy buildings, but I keep getting sidetracked to other projects.

    Also haven’t made my mind up on what kind of aesthetic to go for yet. Cartoony like 3mm would be fun and easier but I keep getting drawn to more realistic terrain. If I go the realistic route then it’ll be a pain coming up with trees again.

    #98909
    Thomaston
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    Photo test to see if I can skip on 6mm buildings. I think I”ll make better buildings, along the same line as the ones done by the guy at WETA. Still half minded as to which scale I will go with I like the sense of scale of 3mm but also like the details 6mm gives me.

    Village of Small Peak 10 years later.

    Tired is enough.

    #98910
    MikeMike
    Keymaster

    I am confused. Are these 3mm buildings?

    #98913
    Thomaston
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    Yup, they’re buildings for 3mm and I’m too lazy to build 6mm ones.

    I might go with 3D printing the walls and adding other details by hand. It’ll let me do either 3mm or 6mm which ever I decide to go with but hopefully I could do something like 4.5mm that fit with both scales..

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    #98933
    MikeMike
    Keymaster

    Is that designed by you?

    #98940
    OldBen1OldBen1
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    Those look great!  This is one of my favourite threads.  I have been experimenting with 10mm buildings with 15mm miniatures.  I think they are perfect.

    #98952
    Thomaston
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    I did the 3D model myself, should get the print in a week or two. It’s all experimental, to see what works best.

    I like impressive terrain/scenes but the larger the scale the more difficult it is, having slightly smaller buildings works quite well.

    Tired is enough.

    #99956
    Thomaston
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    Got the 3d printed wall and made 3 copies to test.

    In hind sight I should have made the brick pattern on a flat slab or cylinder so I can roll it over surfaces.

    Tired is enough.

    #99961
    MikeMike
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    They look pretty nifty.
    Did you get my e-mail a while back?

    #99967
    Thomaston
    Participant

    Didn’t get any email, unless you titled them ‘Adult Dating’.

    Try sending to M G X 593 at hot male

    Tired is enough.

    #99968
    MikeMike
    Keymaster

    ha ha, actually that was the e-mail I used.
    I will try again.

    #100449
    Thomaston
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    Completed house, still waiting for the putty to cure before painting. Don’t really like the roof, looks too broad and they look kind of big for 3mm.

    I think adding some thickness to the bottom of the roof might make them look better.

     

    Tired is enough.

    #100453
    MikeMike
    Keymaster

    and they look kind of big for 3mm.

    At the risk of upsetting you, given the eaves and the brick size and what not, I think they work better as 6mm cottages/hovels.

    #100457
    Thomaston
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    Yeah, it does look more 6mm. I was hoping it’ll work for both.

    Tired is enough.

    #100461
    RhodericRhoderic
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    Yeah, it does look more 6mm. I was hoping it’ll work for both.

    I’m getting kind of an old-school JRPG vibe from the combination of those houses and the larger figures. Normally I hate the resulting look when terrain/scenery and figures are different scales, but within a “JRPG homage” framework, I actually find it charming. Stick with it, I say!

    #100476
    OldBen1OldBen1
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    They look great to me.

    #101043
    Thomaston
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    Done and painted. Originally the stone walls were going to be grey and the roof was going to be the color of the current walls. I’ve come to like the lighter wall and darker roof.

    Tired is enough.

    #101095
    Alexander Wasberg
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    Looking great, the forge and blacksmith are particularly eye-catching!

    #101122
    OldBen1OldBen1
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    Cool stuff, they look very Eastern European.  The blacksmith hut is really imaginative and effective.

    #101132
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
    Participant

    Looks really good!

    You really should think about setting up a shop and selling your creations!

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #101137
    Thomaston
    Participant

    Thanks all, for the compliments.
    I’m looking to add 2-3 more buildings slightly larger than these houses/huts, any ideas?

    Funny thing, I’m almost out of greenstuff, this stuff used to last years but I barely had this strip for a year.

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    #101162
    Thomaston
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    @DSG I’m a little reluctant to pursue another career path at this time.

    Tired is enough.

    #104745
    Thomaston
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    Going back to 3mm because I fully embrace the “miniature” in miniature gaming.

    Had always been intimidated by sculpting animals but being 3mm helped.
    Left to right first to latest attempt.
    Bear was too small at first even though realistically that was probably the average size, fantasy games ruined my perspective. Second attempt is much better in size but the proportion wasn’t as nice as the first.
    Need more horses, better wagon and missing a pack of wolves, the most intimidating of all to sculpt.

    Tired is enough.

    #104757
    OldBen1OldBen1
    Participant

    They look great to me!

    #111447
    Thomaston
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    Update:
    Should be everything I need for 3mm. I’m having second thoughts about 6mm again. Will probably do more 6mm next, see if I can build up a similar set, although I could probably buy most animals somewhere.

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    #111456
    MikeMike
    Keymaster

    Nice sculpts. Even better names.

    #111457
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
    Participant

    Great sculpting, especially for such a small scale!   The boats’ name makes me wonder if we should be on the watch for a certain sea sponge…

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #111828
    Thomaston
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    I’m especially proud of the wolves and deers.

    Unfortunately my palette was dusty and only spotted the dust in these photos, it’s all sealed in with varnish now.

    Tired is enough.

    #111832
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
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    Indeed sir, those wolves are great! The running one is my fav. I’m sure they’ll be putting the PCs into dire circumstances (heh) soon.

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #111991
    OldBen1OldBen1
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    That’s pretty good.  You probably need an electron microscope to paint them!

    #112141
    Thomaston
    Participant

    Funny you should say that. While I was cropping the photos, I was a little sad, realizing for the first time I needed a magnifying glass to appreciate the minis.

    Tired is enough.

    #112147
    OldBen1OldBen1
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    10mm is as small as I’ll go, anything smaller and it’s all blobby.

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    #113620
    Thomaston
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    Got a heavy dose of inspiration recently from “Conan by Sea” and Strozie’s Conan ships.
    I went a different route, looked up the papercraft method and used very thin plastic cards.

    left to right in order of construction. By the time I got to the third ship I was making very few mistakes and almost everything fit together without a gap, but I still screwed up forgetting to put a magnet in it.

    Tired is enough.

    #113622
    MikeMike
    Keymaster

    Dude, those are EPICly good.

    #113627
    telzy ambertelzy amber
    Participant

    Got a heavy dose of inspiration recently from “Conan by Sea” and Strozie’s Conan ships.

    Conan by Sea? What?

    Strozie has cool paper ships? Your plastic versions look fantastic!

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    #113629
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
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    That is REALLY impressive work with the curving of the hull.  I am amazed that the pro stays together.  Did you heat it up a little to keep shape?

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #113637
    Thomaston
    Participant

    Conan by the Sea? What? Strozie has cool paper ships? Your plastic versions look fantastic!

    “Conan by Sea” is a thread in teh naval section, that I hijacked, it was about playing Conan as a pirate. Strozie’s Conan thread has foam ships I went with papercraft instead method.

    @DSG
    There’s a lot of stress on the hull, none of the ships lie flat. There’s a slight bend midship I couldn’t get rid of even with a big chunk of sprue glued to it as a keel. I bend the plastic a little for the third ship (the one with the least sheer) but the other two didn’t have any kind of prep. Might be the plastic I used was very thin, less than 0.5mm.

    Tired is enough.

    #113642
    BeardgoblinBeardgoblin
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    Those boats are super impressive!

     

    I was just thinking my 15mm merchants need some boats and small ships to park up at the docks in Burning Sands – do you have links to tutorials/templates/how-to’s, or could you be persuded to fo a quick write up of the builds?

    #113650
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
    Participant

    There’s a lot of stress on the hull, none of the ships lie flat.

      I bet.  I college we built a TON of models out of plastic sheet (saved having to gesso everything white!) and let me tell you: anything curved in more than 1 dimension needs to be softened first.  We used either a heat gun/hair dryer (just don’t fry your fingers!) or boiling water (one dude had a Ramen cooker that was never used for it’s intended purpose!).  Really helps to get good and malleable, especially if you have a jig of some kind to hold it while it cools into the new shape.

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #113661
    OldBen1OldBen1
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    Those ships are unbelievable.   What can’t you sculpt?  You could always sculpt a slight base underneath with waves to balance the ship and allow it to lie flat.

    this is still my favourite thread!

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