Saturday, October 24, 2015

Laser (printed) Mechs

After a while, I came back to building 6mm Armor Grid miniatures. Following the suggestion from Wouter on the comments of my previous post on this subject, this time I colored them using color pencils. These are also scaled to 40% of the original size, but I printed both the uncolored and gray versions -- the gray ones give a nice, not too dark shading on a laser printer.
Left: uncolored (line art) painted green, right: gray (shaded) painted blue
The process of cutting, painting the edges black and building them was not hard, and the new models from the Mech Factory set are even easier to cut as the legs and torso come in separate parts.
Another view. These models stand about 3/4" tall
Up close, the shaded version looks better. From a distance, the line art-only version is brighter and thus, more readable. Even then, though, I would probably use the shaded version to build an army.

Hand-coloring paper miniatures takes away (at least part of) one of their advantages, but I was curious about how good or bad they would look. I am satisfied with these results, so I will probably keep trying this with other models and miniatures -- especially in 2mm, 6mm and 15mm scales.


Sean said...

Hey Ricardo, just saw your post come across my blog roll. Sorry I haven't checked in for awhile. I enjoyed your Post Apocalypse write up and Machinas race report. I have a bunch of Armor Grid stuff I need to print and build. Thanks for the reminder. Happy gaming, and I'll try to check in more frequently.

Fitz-Badger said...

Your paper miniatures always look great. These included.

Ricardo Nakamura said...

@Sean: thanks for the comments! The Armor Grid models are great and in my opinion, the newer sets (mech factory, motor pool...) are easier to build!

@Fitz-Badger: thank you!