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35 mm Flat Pirates

Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 10:49 pm
by mozi470
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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Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 1:37 am
by RabidFox
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.

Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 3:23 am
by mozi470
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.

Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 6:01 pm
by bottg
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? ... 20640&it=1) that i should dig out and photograph with some of the Desert Warriors set.

Re: 35 mm Flat Pirates

Posted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 3:51 am
by FASAfan
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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A-W-E-S-O-M-E!!

Posted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:30 am
by FASAfan
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!!

Posted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:37 am
by FASAfan
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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Posted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:54 pm
by mozi470
These are really nicely done! Very cool.

Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:14 am
by FASAfan
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

Re: Pictures of Minis

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:06 pm
by JohnK
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!!!

Re: Pictures of Minis

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:00 pm
by anngriffin
Hello! I am really sorry but all pictures are not available for the preview! Where can I see them? Any ideas?

Re: Pictures of Minis

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:32 pm
by bottg
anngriffin wrote:Hello! I am really sorry but all pictures are not available for the preview! Where can I see them? Any ideas?
When i moved webhosts, all of the preview figures i used to post ended up being lost. However, now that the sets have both flash and pdf previews on the RPGNow/DTRPG site, these are not really necessary any more as you can preview the whole set. At some point i should really go back through and update descriptions, but there never seems to quite be enough time for everything...

Re: Pictures of Minis

Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:42 am
by JohnK
Yesterday's session's pics somewhere in Mirkwood...

Re: Pictures of Minis

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:41 am
by JohnK
Just experimenting with the images of the paper minis and thought of sharing it here (maybe someone thinks of using it in a way). I will post it on my instagram and facebook page (john kapsalis art) also, as a way of promoting my work. Isn't it nice??

Re: Pictures of Minis

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:33 am
by Shilden_72
It's always cool to see that kind of contaptions to play RPGs anywhere at any moment! My friends and I played chess like that in school :mrgreen: and I'll see if I can find it, but I do remember seeing a picture of US soldiers/Marines (hell if I know) playing D&D with scrap items as figs and a sharpie-scribbled metal panel as a mat in 1991, waiting for Operation Desert Storm to start....