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35 mm Flat Pirates

Postby mozi470 » Sun Dec 20, 2009 10:49 pm

My kids and I have been enjoying Sid Meier's Pirates this week. I thought I'd try my hand at resizing and cutting out some flats from Pirate sets 1, 2, and 3--plus a duelist from one of the fantasy packs. It's a bit of work, but by combining them with some free paper hex bases I found online, I like how they turned out, and they look especially nice in the paper village I've been creating. I love the triagonals, but the flats are a bit more portable. I may have to try this with some of the fantasy sets.

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Postby RabidFox » Mon Dec 21, 2009 1:37 am

Pic looks great Mozi.
You did a great job on the figures.

You also did a great job on the terrain from the looks of it.
The buildings and road Mozi, are they:
1) Tom Tullis of FDG's Dragonshire;
2) Denny Unger of WWG's Himmelveil;
3) Dave Graffam of DGM's Medieval Buildings
terrain?
Just curious.
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Postby mozi470 » Mon Dec 21, 2009 3:23 am

The buildings and roads are all from FDG's Dragonshire Deluxe set. I'm still growing my paper modeling skills, but they are nice to work with. Supportive community, too.
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Postby bottg » Wed Dec 23, 2009 6:01 pm

Very very nice indeed!

I have a Desert Fortress from papermodels.at that i made up some time ago (http://www.rpgnow.com/product_info.php?products_id=20640&it=1) that i should dig out and photograph with some of the Desert Warriors set.
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Re: 35 mm Flat Pirates

Postby FASAfan » Thu Sep 09, 2010 3:51 am

mozi470 wrote:My kids and I have been enjoying Sid Meier's Pirates this week. I thought I'd try my hand at resizing and cutting out some flats from Pirate sets 1, 2, and 3--plus a duelist from one of the fantasy packs. It's a bit of work, but by combining them with some free paper hex bases I found online, I like how they turned out, and they look especially nice in the paper village I've been creating. I love the triagonals, but the flats are a bit more portable. I may have to try this with some of the fantasy sets.

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Postby FASAfan » Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:30 am

Agathos wrote:Here are a few pictures from a game I did today with my wife. We were testing out some rules for a new miniature game I am designing.

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Great pictures! I have to admit I've got the urge to do a little wargaming now after seeing those!!
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Postby FASAfan » Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:37 am

I mount cropped Arion Games images onto 1" diameter wooden discs/counters available at hobby stores (for instance, in bags of 7 or 8 ).

I use a label making program (available from WorldLabel.com) that allows me to print up to 63 one-inch diameter images. The software also allows me to print anywhere on the page, so I could theoretically have 63 different images, all of which would fit on a 1 inch disc. I can also place text and a numerical counter. You'll see that on the images.

After the image is printed, I use a 1" diameter hole punch (also available at hobby/craft stores) and punch the images out. I used to use 1" circular label paper with adhesive backing to print on. That saved a couple of steps (punching and mounting with either glue or double-sided tape), but my printer is contrary and often doesn't print "between the lines" as it were...

This scale works well with 1 inch = 5 feet (or 1.5 meters) scale common in roleplaying games. The 5 feet represents the area a person would occupy - his/her "personal space" as it were.

Want to use a larger figure, such as the Jotnar from the Vikings set? No problem! Scale it up and put it on a 2" diameter disc to represent 10 feet! Works great for horses, too: mount a horse image on a 2" counter and you can place any other counter right on top to denote that it is riding the hose.

I could go on and on about this process; it has revolutionized how I game. If you want to know more, just e-mail me at FASAfan (@) hotmail.com.

Here are some I've done: Saxons (ARG017) versus Celts (ARG028)!!

CTW = Celtic Warrior
SXT = Saxon Thegn
SXF = Saxon Fyrdsman

You may notice that I modified one of the Celtic Warrior images to make a Pict out of him (blue paint on his face). I've done some others, but they aren't mounted yet.

If it weren't for the .ppt files, I couldn't get a good enough resolution to do this. So, thanks Graham!!

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Postby mozi470 » Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:54 pm

These are really nicely done! Very cool.
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Postby FASAfan » Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:14 am

mozi470 wrote:These are really nicely done! Very cool.


Thanks! I enjoy making them - very relaxing.

Hope you don't mind, but I saved the images of your halfling and rogue modifications. They will be nice additions to my collected artwork =) I really like the halfling.

Do you have any more modifications?

Lee
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Re: Pictures of Minis

Postby JohnK » Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:06 pm

Two elves and a beorning for my Middle Earth game, printed on cardboard and with paper binderclips as bases 19mm.
The battle mat used is a milliemeter page on which I drew a few trees and some rocks (top view).
Maybe you might recognise the beorning which is included in one of the Arion Games sets!!!
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