Dark Angels Nephilim FIghter. Now in papercraft.
Well, it took a combined total of twelve hours in design and test building after a friend let me borrow the plastic kit to measure, but I can now make Nephilim fighters out of four sheets of letter sized printed cardstock instead of a ridiculously overpriced kit from GW ($75 for two sprues of plastic). Send me an email if you want the PDF. I also have cut files for the Silhouette desktop...
More minis from the Emperor's Knuckles
Jarl Kurk Thunderfoot in artificer armor. Since I use pistol weaponry as the rifle versions, I had to hunt down an old style plasma pistol to differentiate between which was which. Barney here is a Rogue Trader era (1987) Dreadnought with twin linked autocannon arms made from imperial guard heavy weapons team autocannons, greenstuff and some extra eldar weapons shields. I think I went a bit...
Emperor's Knuckles get a Librarian
So I decided my Emperor’s Knuckles Space Marine army (Squats, AKA spess dorfs) needed another HQ choice to go with the terminators I made. My original plan was to get another 2nd edition plastic terminator sergeant and bling it out to make a captain, but then I came across this fellow: This is a 1st edition Space Hulk Terminator Librarian from the Genestealer expansion. Being plastic...
Serenity (ship from Firefly) in papercraft
Here is my build of the Firefly class transport ship Serenity from the sci-fi TV show Firefly. The template was created by Jorge A. Garcia from Mexico. You can find the template and instructions I used to build it at: http://papercraft.firefly-serenity.de/ The model is made using twelve pages of card stock paper. Unfortunately, it’s a nightmare to build, even for a master...
Beastmaster expansion for Mini Dungeon Adventures
You can now play MDA with a fifth hero class, the Beastmaster. Beastmasters are aided by their animal companions, the swift falcon, the nimble ferrets, the deadly wolf and the mighty bear. Oh, and that’s a werewolf behind everyone. Werewolves are one of the larger enemies in the Castle of Count Vludd quest, which should be ready shortly. You can download the expansion pdf with all the...
Smash! Monster Rampage
Are you into giant monster movies? Are you into Board Games? Are you into papercraft projects? If you answered yes to at least two of these things then Smash Monster Rampage! might be worth your while to take a look at. This is a print & play boardgame developed by Mike Swindall that brings the colossal monsters of classic films to the tabletop via the printer sitting on your very...
Papercraft Eldar Wave Serpent update
I thought I would be done with this template by now, but parts are getting very difficult. The vanes on the front fins went through several revisions (mainly the little humps they connect to) before I found one that had a good balance between simplicity and looking the part. Now the weapons for the upper turret, the underside weapons and antennae and the undercarriage detail are giving me...
Slowly working my way through painting 23 ork grots/gretchin/snotlings/runtz/whydotheyhavesomanydifferentnames. I don’t even play orks or plan on using them as allies ever, so I’ll probably sell them once I’m done. Thinking about auctioning them off for charity. I usually do something for Toys for Tots every year, so I’ll probably donate the proceeds to that. Heh,...
Papercraft Wave Serpent WIP
So here’s the work I’ve got done on making a paper Eldar Wave Serpent today. There is still a lot of work left, but the basic shape is done. The engine intakes need to be adjusted to look properly round from all angles, then the paneling detail around the edges and the vents behind will be worked into the engines. The troop compartment is done, as is about half of the underside....
Tyrannosaurus Rex Cake Mk.2
Here is the cake I made for the North Carolina State Fair. This is the second time I’ve used this template (the first time the cake was a zombie dinosaur) although it has been scaled up from the first rendition. The underside of the body is a bent metal aluminum sheet going from it’s head to it’s tail with a shelf pop-riveted in for the lower jaw. The legs are cake molded to...
Projects for the weekend
Just finished the armature for a larger version of the T-rex cake I’m doing as an entry to the NC State fair cake competition. Going to deliver a flapping butterfly pop-up card a friend commissioned for his wife for their anniversary in the morning. Oh, and I have an Eldar Wave serpent and some calipers out on my desk with corel pulled up. Guess what’s going to be in paper soon?
Grot with looted Blood Angel armor
I took some leftover space marine bits and a plastic ork gretchin miniature and kitbashed them together to make this guy. The head had the rounded part of the neck filed flat and the back section drilled out to fit the grethin’s neck. Two holes were drilled in the sides and I carved the ears off of one of the plastic gretchin heads and glued them in. The chainsword had the middle...
Da Red Gobbo
Here’s my paint job for The Red Gobbo. A friend over at the local game shop gave me this figure a few weeks ago. I discovered that Gobbo here goes for $40 to $60 online, and the mini I was given was in perfect condition in the box. I told the guy who gave it to me and he lets me keep it anyway provided I don’t plan on selling it.
Phantom Capsule is a papercraft minis game developed by Little Roller Papercraft. The players take control of a CRADLE, which is a type of mecha used to defend cities from horrible creatures spawned from other dimensions intent on devouring the city’s perpetual reactor. I’ve been building a copy of the game to test out and review for a homebrew games article I’m writing for...
The Purplecrons now have a MONOLITH. Well, sort of. It’s paper. Twelve sheets, to be exact. Three more and I could have built a ‘friggin Thunderhawk. So many sub-assemblies and layers. Took quite a bit of ink to print out the swatches to match the paint colors too. Closeup of all dem deathmarks. I first tried out the color scheme for the army on one of them, and it sold me...
Larry The Haemonculus, some Wracks and T-Pain
I’ve had these finished for a while now, but broke them out last night for some photos. T-Pain (Short for Talos Pain Engine) works amazingly well with my allied Wraithlord. Larry here usually bites the dust after he and his wracks burninate a squad, but Anthanaz and T-Pain are amazing in 6th ed. Need a bastion smashed? Warlord wrecked? Dominate a daemon prince? They’re up for...
Selling the Purple Necrons
To help cover the cost of rebuilding and replacing things from the fire, I’m selling my Necron army I’ve been painting for the past few months. It’s up on ebay now at the following link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pro-painted-Necron-army-Warhammer-40k-/320981244734?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4abbf91b3e#ht_500wt_1414 There’s more pictures on the ebay page....
Metal Slug model kit review.
So I discovered this model kit while browsing Ebay a few months ago and decided to pick one up on a whim. It was about $30 after shipping. The box art may say “Metal Bug”, but this is without a doubt the tank from the Metal Slug series of games. I used to love playing Metal Slug back in the day, and thought it would be a great addition to the Emperor’s Knuckles army as a...
Yo ho ho and a bottle of ink.
http://www.flipitpapercombat.com/downloads/models/piratetemplate.pdf http://www.flipitpapercombat.com/downloads/models/redspaceknightsheet.pdf Here’s two models I made using the Flipit figurine template. The pirate was supposed to be for a fantasy version of Flipit that eventually turned into Mini Dungeon Adventures. The space knight Started as one of the Boxxorz figures I made: ...
Just posting some old skateboard designs
These were made back when I was making skateboard decks to sell to local skaters. Problem was, skaters are often broke so despite the fact that customers were easy to find, PAYING customers were scarce. I probably should have done a better job on the anchor and chains on the left board. It looks very half-assed. I really liked how simple #26 was. I still have the three little birds board on...
Preview of a new model I'm working on.
This is the Raptor MWP (Mechanized Weapon Platform). I sketched it up over a lunch break. Spent the next day’s lunch break converting my drawings to vector and by the end of the week I had a model on my desk. The torso rotates left/right and the guns move up/down on cylinder pivots. The model stands about four inches tall. I plan on releasing this with detailed instructions for an...
Blood Ravens Stormtalon paper model
Here’s the Blood Ravens recolor of my papercraft Stormtalon template. I built this in about three hours. Owning a Silhouette SD cutting machine really helps cut back on the time it takes to make papercraft models once you know how to program the cut lines. I’ll do a tutorial on it later.
Papercraft Contemptor Dreadnought
I built the Contemptor Dreadnought from plans made by Eli patoroch. I had to modify the arms a bit since it seems the weapon arms did not include a part for the joint between the guns and the shoulder. The foot part was also colored incorrectly on his template. Some of the parts were inverted, which I corrected in the recolor I did. A few of the parts required tabs which were not present....
I just finished my test build for a papercraft template to make Stormtalons. The engines and assault cannon turret rotate on the model. I’ll go back later and add in the other weaons options once I get a few built. As it stands, its actually a pretty simple model to build at only 3 pages of parts. Once I get the Silhouette programmed to cut out the parts in the template I’ll have...
It might be a while before I get any more projects...
This is what’s left of our garage/workshop. Some time around 5am it caught fire. An electrical problem it seems. The lady that lives across the street was awake and called 911 to get the fire trucks en route before banging on the door and waking me up. The fire started to spread to the main house just as the fire trucks arrived and got the hoses connected. If she hadn’t been up...
I decided to add some craftworld allies to my Dark Eldar army. Went for a white and red color scheme. The little dragon skull is a pain to paint on everything. I still need to do a bit of work on the wave serpent. I plan on using it to shield my wraithlord and talos while they trudge across the board since it’s AV12 and hard to score a penetrating hit against. Here’s my...
Mini Dungeon Adventures new test rules revision
http://flipitpapercombat.com/downloads/minidungeonrulesfourthrevision.pdf Here’s a list of what’s been done since the last revision: Stats for the four different hero races have been re-balanced. Humes gained a speed. Elves gained a health. Orcs gained a speed. Dorfs lost a toughness but gained a speed. Fighters are now able to wield 2 handed weapons with 1 hand. Extra items...
Who wants to play some MDA?
Here’s a mostly finished copy of the Mini Dungeon Adventures rules and model pages. I just have to add some illustrations, photos and a little bit of back story before I can make the final rule book. http://flipitpapercombat.com/downloads/minidungeonthirdrevision.pdf In the meantime, the game is completely playable. I’ve had it thoroughly tested over the past two weeks and...
Mini Dungeon Adventures
For the past week, I’ve been working on this idea I’ve had to make a miniature dungeon crawler type board game using paper models and a modular dungeon system. I have a playable rules set that works with 1 - 5 players. The 1 player game has the player using two hero characters and the dungeon has pre-determined behavioral patterns for the enemies. 2-5 players have one player...
I still have to do the highlighting, but this will be the color scheme for the necron army I’m building. The purple is actually a ceramic stain that is VERY bright. The color scheme works great for the overlord and deathmark, but the necron warriors look like they’re wearing football shorts and shouldrpads. Oh, and the Command Barge is going to be hell to paint.
More painted miniatures
Here’s two figures I painted up for a friend at the local gaming shop. Dude painted his Black Reach dread up so bad I told him I’d re-paint it free of charge just to help him out. My thought was that if he had a nicely painted centerpiece to the army, he might try and take a bit more time painting the rest of it to match instead of just splotching white and red paint on his figures...
Here’s my take on Duke Sliscus. The main portion of the figure is Yriel with one hand spliced to hold a venom blade and the other arm replaced with a DE kabalite arm holding a blast pistol. The second venom blade is hung from a sheath on his belt. I painted GW’s finecast version of Lilith Hesperax in my army’s primary colors. I hate how the resin impaler spear and flag...
Here’s another cake I made for my nephew’s birthday last weekend. Unfortunately, I had maybe four hours to make the cake, so I didn’t have time to make the fondant figurines for Hawkeye and Black Widow. Plus the Avengers I was able to make came out looking slightly retarded. I mean, just look at Thor’s expression. It’s like he’s looking at me saying...
More Cake Sculptures
Here’s some cakes I made this past Saturday. I was in the kitchen for almost seven hours baking, carving, frosting and covering the cakes with fondant. The forward lean of the zombie T-rex looked a little bit awkward until I placed a Lego cavewoman in front of it. The Iroc-Z Camaro is a replica of my roommate’s car he’s been restoring. I made a yellow cake recipe with a bit...
Blatant promotion of crap I'm selling.
These are photos of the stuff I’m currently selling on Ebay. There’s an eldar Dark Reaper Exarch, a Games Day limited edition Wolf Priest, a 1999 3rd edition release Black Templar Captain/Marshal and two (or three depending on the sell price) Night Lords chaos Hell Blades. Note that I’m willing to just give whoever asks me for any of my paper templates to build...
Emperor's Knuckles update
I plan on using this as a Vindicator. The body is a standard Rhino. The turret is from a cheap $10 Sherman tank kit (I plan on using the lower section in another kitbash later) with the metal Demolisher Cannon from the first Leman Russ tank kit. Then there’s the spotlight, storm bolter, smoke launchers and aerial antenna from the first edition Rhino kit. This is my first attempt at...
Modular textured movement trays for miniature...
While addressing some of the issues related to last week’s Warhammer 40,000 Apocalypse game, I suggested using modular movement trays to make the turn phases go faster for large groups of infantry figures. The group had already been using flat trays, but my problem with this is twofold; 1. A plain black, white or grey plastic base does not blend in with the scenery. 2. Moving around a...
Paper and Foamboard Ork Blasta Bommer
While this is not exactly a new paper model from me (Its just the Blue Falcon Aigle II Bomber from Flipit: Paper Combat), it has been modified to be orky and be built with the printouts mounted to foam board in addition to being scaled up to a 16” wingspan. The Flipit model was based on a WWII Era B-17 bomber, though with superdeformed proportions. The normal gun posts on the bomber were...
Here’s a new Cardcaddy I designed for a customer. I’ve started reinforcing the sides and wheel areas with contour cut black foam board to make them sturdy. I still need a better way to market these things. People seem to like them, but so far it’s just been people who have seen some of the cardholder models I’ve made in the past inquiring about getting some of their...
I’m still working on getting my Emperor’s Knuckles space marine army together. I’ve got the rubber mold made to cast the legs and torsos together, but I still need more pistols, chainswordds, back packs and normal pauldrons for the shoulders. I have most of this stuff on order, but in the meantime, I wanted to take a stab at the bikes. Normal marine bikes would be far too...
The Emperor's Knuckles
So I decided on a paint scheme for the Emporor’s Knuckles. I didn’t bother much with highlights due to this just being a color test. There’s still a chapter icon for the right shoulder pad to design as well, but I likes the slightly celtic look about them. Inspiration for the colors came from this: I also plan on getting one of these to kitbash a predator tank: ...
Tourney legal chibi marines
The Challenge: to create extra marines from the hoards of bits left over after putting together a few squads. They have to use all GW bits and LOOK enough like a marine to not cause nerd rage at the local gaming store (spruecrons work for ‘crons, but sprue-marines would not). The solution…. Ingredients: 10x blank space marine pauldrons 1x bolt pistol arm (inner shoulder is chopped...
Another addition to the Cardcaddy line
Here’s another Cardcaddy I made based on a propane grill. There is no Mocksville Propane, but I figured if a company bought one, it’d be nice to have something there to show where a logo would go (though in hindsight, a label on the propane tank will also work depending on the customer’s business). It’s also amusing when someone notices it on my desk and picks it up and...
Redesigning the Dark Eldar Raven
This is the Dark Eldar Raven. It was kind of a bone thrown by Forgeworld to the Dark Eldar players of Warhammer 40k for not having anything new sent their way ever since the release of 3rd edition up until last year. Even with the newly revamped range of miniatures, this thing is still the Dark Eldar’s only flyer (as the Razorwing and Void Raven Bomber are classified as fast skimmers)....
Last Thunderhawk of the year.
I just finished up with the last of my commissioned work building some Thunderhawks. Like the Space Wolf version, its built around a foamcore frame and is collapsible. The front wings and the top of the tail section are pegged into place, the wings are magnetized and the lascannons fold flush with the fuselage. This marks the fifth Thunderhawk I’ve built this month so I think I’ll...
Super Dungeon Explore
So I got my copy of the board game Super Dungeon Explore in yesterday, and set about assembling the multitude of heroes and monsters in the game. It seems to be a pretty basic dungeon crawler game, so my gaming group opted to sell Descent: Journeys in the Dark and replace it with this. The game includes 1 dragon boss, 2 ogre mini bosses, 6 dragonlings, 20 kobolds and five spawn points in...