I’m Pat and I’ve been collected and painting figurines since 1987. I’ve started with GW stuff (first with their plastic Rogue Trader Space Marines ) and to basically a lot of their models.
I’ve collected miniatures from other companies, even the marines from Defiance Games a while back. I fell in love with the Eisenkern troopers and was sorry to see the run come to an end (after buying a lot from their range). I’m not a player, IO just like to collect and paint.
For many years I’ve designed my own paper models on stuff I wanted to see made and in my own way, with a bit more realistic proportions, stepping away from Grim Dark and more into future realistic. Designing and then printing was fun, but was a chore, was the cutting…. So a couple of years ago, my wife offered me a CAMEO 4 (a paper cutting machine)!!!! Now that was fun (ok very steep learning curve) but it’s a lot easier now to cut what I design J
With the kick-starter that did not get funding of Mark Eisenkenr Stug (dam shame, I pledged for 3 of them) I decided to ‘’build’’ a ride for a squad of 6. I always work from many prototypes as you never know how it will really look once cut and assembled.
So here is the first version of my APC:
This is the second version (bigger and wider):
Now, since the proportions seem ok, I’ve decided to try and do the insides…. (3 versions later and the troop space was too small) it ended up like this:
Now, for the seats….. 5 versions later, I’m happy with how it ended up:
So that’s it for now, I’ll try a complete build from A to Z
NOTE: I’m using cardboards that you can buy at a dollar store, the poster that are like 22in by 36 in. I cut them up into Letter format and Bobs your uncle.