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Author Topic: Medieval/Fantasy Village  (Read 7980 times)

Offline dlmos

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Medieval/Fantasy Village
« on: December 01, 2008, 04:25:08 PM »
After finding some of the best cardstock terrain I've ever seen at http://www.davesgames.net/wfrp2/ I downloaded the whole set (about 35 buildings and have been working through them. I'm currently up to 28 buildings with a few more little ones and two large gatehouses to go. The gatehouses we be the two largest buildings once completed. All the buildings are printed cardstock and mounted to foamcore for walls and matboard for the roofs and bases. I still haven't added the chimneys cause I'm going to do them in one big run at the end.  Warmachine figs for scale, the setup as shown spans 3 1/2 feet square.







Thanks,
David

Offline Ray Rivers

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Re: Medieval/Fantasy Village
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2008, 06:24:12 PM »
 :-*

That look smashing!

Bet you went through a lot of material putting the whole village to together!

Well done, looks super... and thanks for the link.

Offline Captain Blood

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Re: Medieval/Fantasy Village
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2008, 07:34:40 PM »
That is a seriously great looking town.  :o

I just can't reconcile myself to the textureless nature of card models  :(

The next step would be to play on a beautifully printed playing surface, possibly with beautifully printed 2D figures. It would have an aesthetic all of its own, and may indeed be very beautiful. But to my eye, models and terrain with detail in raised relief, really require buildings with detail in raised relief too. But that's just me.  ::)

You've done a lovely job with these very fine printed buildings.


Offline dlmos

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Re: Medieval/Fantasy Village
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2008, 09:15:18 PM »
Ray Rivers - Thanks!  Yeah I went through quite a bit of material but luckily I already had it all stockpiled except the ink. 

Captain Blood - Thanks as well, and I completely understand about the textureless models.  I used to scratchbuild, mold and cast everything but now with 2 toddlers I just don't have the time.  Hopefully one day when the kiddo's head off to school I'll be able delve back into the scratchbuilt arena, but until then the cardstock is a lifesaver  :)

Thanks again,
David

Offline Schogun

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Re: Medieval/Fantasy Village
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2008, 09:30:53 PM »
I agree all around. I really want to use paper models, but their lack of texture makes everything too flat. But I must say, these models are some of the best I've seen. Nice rich colors and shading!

Offline Gallowglass

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Re: Medieval/Fantasy Village
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2008, 10:11:02 PM »
Lovely  :-*
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Offline wolfgangbrooks

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Re: Medieval/Fantasy Village
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2008, 01:51:22 AM »
Wow, swanky. I would've expected the setup to be 15mm from the first pics. Might have to look into using them for that.
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Offline Ironworker

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Re: Medieval/Fantasy Village
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2008, 06:20:28 AM »
Nicely done!  Normally I like fully 3D buildings but these are great and you did a great job on them.  Makes me want to try it out.  Those look strong enough for day to day games and I think they would make great background buildings for a big city type battle/adventure. 

Offline 6mmfan

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Re: Medieval/Fantasy Village
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2008, 08:52:43 PM »
They are fantastic card buildings ;D

There's no reason why you cant slowly add some 3d detail. Eg add some window and door ledgers or shutters and replace the printed bushes with model ones.

Cheers
Kieran

Offline Saya

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Re: Medieval/Fantasy Village
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2008, 10:34:02 PM »
!!!Oooohhhhh!! nice, big, beautiful!!! :o :-* o_o

Offline dlmos

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Re: Medieval/Fantasy Village
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2008, 03:16:27 AM »
Thanks for the comments everyone!  After using the matboard for the roofs/bases I think it would be a great way to make details like the shutters and planking more 3d.  I could mount the bits I wanted to pop out to matboard then just attach them to the outside of the wall, might take a little reworking of the files but could really make the details stand out more.

Thanks,
David

Offline Wirelizard

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Re: Medieval/Fantasy Village
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2008, 04:44:29 AM »
One suggestion: print the building(s) a second time, cut out all the timber framing bits (the half-timbering) and glue it over the walls. You might have to fiddle the corners a bit, but I did that on a card building a few years ago (it got crushed in a move late...) and it looked much, much better with just that little bit of 3d texture on.

Offline Glitzer

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Re: Medieval/Fantasy Village
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2008, 10:50:48 AM »
Whow, these look great; I'll add them to my Pappstadt project (So far only WotC D&D Buildings) as soon as possible
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Offline MuleSkinner

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Re: Medieval/Fantasy Village
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2008, 07:23:15 PM »
yeah like wirelizard said, i did the same thing with my twilight street buildings and they looked much better.
thanx for the link also, i hadn't seen those before but i'll be d/l them for sure  :)
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Offline Cheeky Monkey

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Re: Medieval/Fantasy Village
« Reply #14 on: December 20, 2008, 09:53:54 PM »
Just found this site and the pics of your city. Looks cool. I did the same as some of the others with an Inn I built a while ago (printed a second set and used it to create a 3D structure. The print out will come in handy for the project I'm getting ready to start, but it won't be cardstock stuff exclusively.
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