Sunday, August 17, 2014

My new batch of 15mm post-apocalyptic minis

I have finished my "new generation" of 15mm paper minis (actually, some of them are a bit taller than that...) They took a while to make but I find the results really good:


They were printed at a photo print shop, thus the very bright colors and great details. To paint over white bits on the photo paper, I used a Sakura Identi-Pen. I have tried other similar pens but this is the one I have found to stick really well to that paper.


The bases were cut with a craft paper punch, 11/16" or roughly 17mm. I cut one circle of a texture sheet -- printed at home, as the glue I use does not take well on photo paper -- and one circle of a thin EVA sheet (also known as "foamies") then glued them together.


Also thanks to Sean for making some interesting posts about miniature photography. There is not so much I can do with a point and shoot camera and improvised lighting, but I think these pictures are already better than previous ones taken with the camera flash (or without flash and some fudging in Gimp.)

5 comments:

Fitz-Badger said...

I generally prefer metal miniatures myself (I enjoy painting them), but your paper miniatures look very good!

Ricardo said...

Thanks! I plan to put them into use soon...

Ivan Worthington said...

Looking for games I could play solo I found Total AR:SE then found your survivors and zombies on cardboard warriors. Just like to say they are great looking minis in person. Just to be cheeky have you ever made similiat styled police figures? Now all I need to do is scale down some vehicles

Ricardo said...

Hey Ivan, thanks! I haven't done other minis but since they were done in Inkscape with vector shapes, I'll try and see if I can adapt them to make some cops.

Ivan Worthington said...

i was playing around in gimp with your zombies last night, to create an a4 sheet of just zombies, no problems, then i had a brainwave and decided to make a horde strip by cutting and pasting into another layer but offset...its very frustrating when you know what you want to do and have a basic grasp of the steps needed but no matter what you try it fails...damn you "pasted layer" and you to "transparency"