Posted 30 August 2005 - 09:47 PM
Now You've ensured that I've become addicted 110% to the Pirates theme :oD
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Posted 31 August 2005 - 05:08 AM
But what do you mean by "back by popular demand"?
Who has been demanding these? Usually when "back by popular demand" is used in conjunction with the pirate theme its usually me continually moaning for more pirate related LEGO :D
Posted 31 August 2005 - 06:18 AM
*shrug* ok so its not POPULAR demand.. more like .. a few people asking ;)
Posted 31 August 2005 - 05:46 PM
mister_phes, on Aug 31 2005, 06:24 AM, said:
Did you make these yourself or procure them from elsewhere at an earlier date?
of course I have been into castles and not into pirates, so I have never made an army of them, but if I ever decide to do a Waterloo scene, or even any Revolution scene (from any country that had revolution :-D) then I will be set!
Posted 31 August 2005 - 08:47 PM
mister_phes, on Aug 31 2005, 06:00 PM, said:
anyway.. feel free to print as many as you like
Posted 01 September 2005 - 06:40 PM
If Brickshelf is ever moderated again then you can see My brickshelf torsos. right now there are vikings, orient expedition, star wars, and some custom ones there...
if you have any requests gimme a holler and I'll see what I can do. :)
Posted 02 September 2005 - 08:32 AM
Then what I do is blow up the torso til its the size that matches my template, and in photoshop create a new layer, and then pixel by pixel I start coloring it in. :D each item gets its own layer, so later i can make custom toros by just switching a belt here or some armor there or a jacket .. etc.
depending on the complexity of the design it can take anywhere from an hour to four to get each one.
oh, and of course for these changing the jacket color is a fairly simple matter... just change it with a click or two..
Posted 02 September 2005 - 04:21 PM
what you need to do is open up a word processing document (I use MS Word) and insert a picture.
Then browse and use the torso you want.
then you go into format picture and change several things. First is the size: you want it 1.5 cm or .57 inch (depending on your unit of measurments)
then you want to change the layout (here is a sample of what it should look like) to be in front of text - this allows you to make multiple copies of the torso and fill up your sheet before printing
I usually make a hundred at a time. (ten rows of ten)
when I print I usually go down to the office supply store and have them print with their color laser printer on near photo quality paper.
good luck and let me know how it turns out for ya!
Posted 02 September 2005 - 04:29 PM
However, it can't hurt to know these things in advance, and if anyone else is reading it would be helpful if they know these things too. Afterall, I don't think many people are going to assume to change the size to 1.5 cm or .57 inch on their own accord. So this could save them much frustration. Also you didn't mention whether that size is width or height or both...
Posted 02 September 2005 - 09:30 PM
good point. the 1.5 cm is the width. I have mine set to auto adjust the height to keep it relative, so if yours is set that way then you should be good. (its the default in most word programs)
The thing is, if you get a disc and save the document to it you can take it down to office depot and have them print out one sheet. It costs 99 cents.
thats less than a penny a minifig, so I guess if thats too expensive for ya... then you shouldnt be buying lego anyway |-D
Posted 02 September 2005 - 09:53 PM
Out of curiosity, what kind of printer do you have? Unfortunately not all printers and printing mediums are equal so the results will slightly vary. And how faithly does this printer relay these images to paper?
Posted 03 September 2005 - 07:29 AM
before at my moms office she had an HP inkjet 900something (I think - been awhile) and I used special inkjet absorbent shiny paper - it was ok, but you really cant beat the laser color for detail and shininess.
as far as color transfer.. it depends on the printer like you said. the blue I used is lighter than supposed to be because most prints are blue heavy. meaning if i left it with the color value from lego it would have come out REALLY dark.
Posted 03 September 2005 - 08:24 AM
Anyway, could tell any noticable difference between the original mini-figure and the mini-figure designs printed by your mother's work HP Desket 900 (whatever)?
Posted 03 September 2005 - 05:31 PM
mister_phes, on Sep 3 2005, 08:24 AM, said:
|-D |-D :P
ok I stand corrected. I thought we were talking cheap and easy....
If you wanted to have them done as decals though, and have Kamino print them out for you - well then you would have a very very difficult time indeed seeing that they were not official.
Here is a sticker - note the raised edges - (printed at office depot)
Here is a decal - note how you cannot see the edges.
PLUS with a decal you can have metallic
so decals beat any printer ever ;)
EVER I tell you!
Posted 03 September 2005 - 05:43 PM
Kaminoans seems pretty good! But unless there are Kaminoans all over the world, utilising their service could get expensive on the postage and time consuming on waiting for them to send the prints. If they do that kind of thing in the first place.
Posted 04 September 2005 - 01:43 AM
mister_phes, on Sep 3 2005, 05:43 PM, said:
usually stuff ships inside a week, so thats not too bad at all.
for more info on the whole decal/sticker thing go here!!
Posted 04 September 2005 - 05:20 PM
Isaac has cast his own stuff in ABS plastic (once I get some vikings I will order some beards from him), and Jared has been doing the decals for a very long time :D
in fact I should put them both on the straight shooters list as I have had trades with them both. - as a matter of fact I am going to be getting some new decals soon Jared.
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